Inverell Pony Club was well represented as the hosts of the 60th Championships Jamboree for 2020 from January 10 to 12.
The Zone 13 competition brought riders from 11 different clubs stretching from Tenterfield to Walcha. Inverell had a strong presence with 19 riders and six associate riders.
Mackenzie Lyons, Oliver Sinclair, Sophia Clarke and Wesley Buxton were Inverell's sub juniors. While Makaidi Mair, Matilda Strahley, Darcy Oaks, Mackenzie Stewart, Jack Sinclair, Thomas Sinclair, William Sinclair and Layla Cruickshank represented locally as juniors.
Inverell's seniors were Tyla Mair, Dannieka Lyons, Sarah Townsend, Ellie Ward, Toby Adams, Damon Murphy and Micheala McLay. The associate riders were Raylee Adams, Nickayla Lyons, Emily Adams, Ruby Ticehurst, Claudia Neate and Kaitlyn Townsend.
Zone 13's highest honour, the JM Sinclair Memorial Cup was awarded to the highest scoring club at the annual Jamboree. It was taken out by Glen Innes Pony Club for the fourth year running.
Inverell placed a close second, and although they missed out on the top trophy, there were fantastic results across the three-day event.
"Our riders preformed incredible on the day showing horsemanship, sportsmanship's with some riders never competing at jamboree level before or riding in team of fours before, so a huge effort from chief instructor, club organisers and most of all our riders," president Dave Adams said.
Wesley Buxton received Under 7 boy runner up while Ollie Sinclair was 7-9 Champion boy. Mackenzie Lyons was 7-9 girl runner up and Darcy Oaks was 9-11 boy winner.
Mackenzie Stewart was 11-13 winner boy and Toby Adams was boy winner for 13-15. Ellie Ward was the 15-17 girl winner.
"The Inverell Pony club would like to thank our life members, past and present members, non members, Mums, dads, Grandparents, other clubs and anyone else that helped run the Jamboree for assisting us in the preparation and running of the 60th Inverell Jamboree 2020," Adams said.
He also thanked local businesses houses who showed support through donating goods for the raffle and auction during these trying conditions.