Alex Coonin’s pony wasn’t too happy to get his hooves wet at first but eventually gave in and went through the water portion of the cross-country perfectly.
Alex Coonin’s pony wasn’t too happy to get his hooves wet at first but eventually gave in and went through the water portion of the cross-country perfectly.

Hunter Trials Club hosts event

MOLLY Konnig was dripping wet as she crossed the finish line of Sunday’s Fraser Coast Unofficial Hunter Trials

But it wasn’t just because of the rain.

Hervey Bay Pony Club president Lyndal Roos said the day's events of cross country and show jumping started out well until Ms Konnig, who was the last rider of the day on the cross country course, took a tumble into the renowned water jump at Maryborough Park.

“But neither horse or rider were seriously hurt,” she said.

The Fraser Coast Hunter Trials Club played host to about 50 riders who braved wet conditions and some tough riding but Ms Roos says it was well worth the effort.

“Everyone had a great day and went home wet, muddy but happy,” she said.

“The horses were very happy just to be out on course again for the year, even if it was a bit wet.”

Results:

Pre-Novice

1. Matilda Mills on Rinso

2. Abby Cooper on Edenhope Archangel

Preliminary

1. Tammy Walton on Mystical Beaujangles

2. Christine Gripske on Jacobin

3. Rochelle Aikenhead on Golden Aussie

4. Christine Gripske on Why Not George

5. Patricia Rothsey on Merkin Park Lethal Weapon

6. Jaclyn Hilly on Inca Gold

Introductory

1. Gabriel Crane on Commando

2. Gillian Kirchner on Inspiration Annie

3. Justine Streater on Warrego Jazz

4. Mikhaela-rose Roos on Binnowie Benedict

5. Jenna Smedes on Chevralea Lil Diva

6. Tegan Dennien on Classic Hero

Beginners

1. Brent Hanslo on Big Roy

2. Marianne Bonnett on Willie

3. Harvey Besley on Serengetti

4. Thea Griffin on JA Grinch

5. Rebekka Craig on Killara Diamonds

6. Brittney Clark on LN White Knight



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