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To order your copy contact: Penny Capp, Ph: 02 4998 3327 email: Page 12 International Mounted Games Reports My trip to Canada International Mounted Games 2009 – Gareth Farmer: Our team first met at Mr and Mrs Harris‘s house in Gunning.

We did some team bonding and a bit of training together.

We all got on well and had a great time.

My Dad drove us all to the airport, the plane trip was long, I found out I didn‘t really like plane food.

We got off the plane at the other end and changed flights from Vancouver to Edmonton.

Del from Canada picked us up and took us to a fancy motel.

It had a spa and gym, which we all made the most of.

We left the motel and met up with the other International teams at Camp Nakamun.

It was fun; we went canoeing, rock climbing, played volleyball and basketball against England, Canada and USA.

We showed them how to play AFL with Jacobs AFL football.

We left the camp and went to our first Billet family.

They made us feel welcome, and let me ride their motorbike, Wake Board and Knee Board.

I got up on my first go, it was heaps of fun.

Mr Harris and I taught the kids in the family the Aussie way of doing games.

Everyone met up together and went to West Edmonton Mall, Man you should have seen how big it was! The teams had a great time at the water park.

We had a friendly competition, where all of us were split up.

I was the only Aussie in my team, a Canadian, USA and two English riders.

The horses weren‘t that great at Games, we handled them well.

We left for Calgary on a bus and got initiated at Calgary they gave us Cowboy hats.

Next was our second Billet family.

I was with a boy from the English team.

The family took us to Banff, it was a nice city, and we had a ball of fun! We were all in the Calgary Stampede parade; it went for 4 miles (lots of walking for some).

I was proud to be an Aussie; we got lots of cheers from the side (more than any of the other countries).

Everyone else in my team had to walk and I got to lead them on horseback, carrying the Australian flag, (That was after a draw out of a hat as to who got to ride the horse, I won).

We then spent the day at the stampede watching the rodeo and chuck wagon races.competition day came up quick; it was the only day that it rained.

We won the first 8 out of 8 games, 11 games out of the 16.

Our team really rode well together, we had so much fun.

We were all sad to leave.

Thank you for giving me this opportunity; it was a great life experience.

I appreciate the support NSW Pony Club gave me.

Thank you to Canadian Pony Club for hosting the Games, Thank you to Pony Club Australia for the organising of the Mounted Games International Exchange and thank you to Mr and Mrs Harris for taking us and looking after us, they did a great job. Page 13 International Mounted Games Reports International Mounted Games Exchange 2009, Canada – Rhys Farmer: We arrived at Edmonton; 23/6/09, we were driven from the airport to a very nice hotel which the Pony Club provided for us.

We arrived a day earlier than all of the other teams.

The hotel was great; it had a spa and a gym.

It was situated in a mall.

The next day we got dressed up in our Australian uniform to meet the other teams at Camp Nakamun.

There were a lot of nice looking girls.

There was lots of fun things there to do; a massive climbing wall, flying fox, kayaks, ping pong and other games.

I jumped in the freezing cold water.

We met our Billet families, they were great.

We got to ride Motorbikes.

At the billet families we were put with team members from other countries so everyone would bond together.

West Edmonton Mall was next; it‘s the biggest Mall in the World.

We took our swimmers and all headed for the water park which was in the mall.

It had water slides and a giant wave pool.

We had a friendly Mounted Games competition, all the members of the teams got mixed up, my team was called Moose and we won.

We then headed off to Calgary and went to Spruce Meadows; we were initiated as Calgarians with a white cowboy hat.

We then met our second Billet Family.

They took us out on their boat, rode their quad and took us to play Golf.

The course was really nice; I‘d like to play there again.

I gave them some Tim Tams, they loved them.

We left our Billet Families to go to Mount Royal College were we stayed for the rest of our trip.

Then we had a BBQ at Calgary Stampede.

All of the teams got ready to march the Parade.

I was head caller for our chant; Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi! Oi! Oi! More people called out to the Aussies than the Canadians.

From there we spent the day and night at Calgary Stampede.

We then left to do a Wilderness hike, it was very pretty.

Then we tried out all of the horses, some were more challenging than others, but that was good because it involved more skill.

I felt sorry for one of the Canadian girls because at the horse try outs she broke her collar bone and wasn‘t able to ride in the main competition.

The big day was finally here, we were ready for the competition.

The competitors put up a good fight.

It was a great competition.

That afternoon we went to the formal dinner dressed in our Moleskins, white shirt and Australian Pony Club ties.

It was nice to see all the girls getting dressed up for me! We were presented with the winning ribbons.

I then spoke on behalf of Australian Pony Club and thanked everyone.

We got back to the College and said our final Goodbyes and spent the next day winding down riding go-carts.

We left for the airport as our Canadian trip ended, One day I would like to go back to Canada.

We were met at Sydney airport by my Dad who was so excited and proud of our team.

Since coming home I have been keeping in touch with the friends I made in Canada through the internet, they must be all missing me.

Thank you to NSW Pony Club for sponsoring me, Thank you to our coach Mr Harris and our Chaperone Mrs Harris, Thank you to Canadian Pony club and the organizing committee.

Thank you Australian Pony Club, I had the best time! Have you checked out the Classifieds on our website? You can now advertise your horses/gear/floats/real estate/etc for sale on our classifieds.

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See the Pony Club NSW Homepage for more information! Page 14 STATE SHOW JUMPING- ZONE 10 Technical Delegate‘s report: Tim Dansey Zone 10 hosted the showjumping championships at Bicentennial Park, Camden.

Entries were slightly down on previous years probably due to this year‘s championships being held out of most school holidays.

However we had competitors from Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia as well as NSW.

Friday proved to be a trying day for course builders and fitness checkers not to mention competitors, with gale force winds and cold.

All horses passed the fitness check.

Saturday dawned a much better day with no wind.

The late arrivals were fitness checked, courses finished and the competitions started on time.

Bicentennial Park, Camden has only room for three courses in their arena.

With the lighter competitor numbers just three course were used.

This worked well with no holdups.

Sunday was another fine, warm day and all showjumping was finished reasonably early.

Jenny Frankum and Zone 10 were well prepared with all officials capable, organised and friendly.

Thank you to Therese Schipp for the wonderful hospitality.

The gear checkers led by Marie Smith has no major problems (other than diamantes‘ on gaiters).

The scoring was ably handled by Juho Looveer.

Age Champions were: Under 13 years: Billy Healy- QLD Under 15 years: Alicia Seary, (Gravesend) Zone 8 – NSW Under 17 years: Drew Towns, (Gravesend) Zone 8 – NSW Under 25 years: Samara Johnson, (Coolamon) Zone 12 – NSW Champion Zone: Winning Zone = 23 Maverick Miles, Ryde Cassandra Looveer, Ryde Charlotte Bell, Forest Hills Stephanie Mackillop, Forest Hills Winner of the Fitness Presentation Award: Zone 5 STATE DRESSAGE —ZONE 27 Congratulations to all riders who braved the wind to compete at this years State Dressage Championships at the Goulburn Showground.

Thank you to Zone 27 for hosting the Event, and to all the volunteers, judges, officials and sponsors who helped make the event possible.

Age Champions: Under 25: Megan Bryant (Cowra) – Zone 2 15 & under 17: April Docherty (Paterson River) – Zone 25 13 & under 15: Chelsea Rose (Hall) – Zone 16 Under 13: Sarah Lavelle (Temora) – Zone 2 Champion Zone: Zone 16 Molly Hammond (Murrumbatemen) Chelsea Rose (Hall) Jane Doak (Hall) Nicolette Archer (Murrumbatemen) Winner of the Fitness Presentation Award: Zone 22 Please visit the results section of the website, which can be accessed by the link under “Quick Links” or under “Events”

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