Final competition of the year hosted by King River Pony Club attracts nearly 70 riders

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Julie Kershaw on Marglyn Con Brio.
Camera IconJulie Kershaw on Marglyn Con Brio. Credit: SWB Photography

The King River Pony Club hosted nearly 70 riders from Perth and the South West at their final competition of the year under beautiful blue skies at the weekend.

Riders competed in the three phases of a one-day event, dressage, cross country and show jumping on the well-presented grounds at Willyung.

Competitors were entered in classes, from 45cm to 1m.

Dylan Fisher on Harley Quinn.
Camera IconDylan Fisher on Harley Quinn. Credit: SWB Photography

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The dressage phase was completed on Saturday and each class was hotly contested with only a small margin separating the top-three placings in most classes.

Sunday hosted the jumping phases, with the highly regarded Martin Hellier rebuilding and designing the cross country course along with the assistance of Barbara Cook that produced some lovely flowing double clear rounds.

Isabel Giblett on Burrowa Geraldine.
Camera IconIsabel Giblett on Burrowa Geraldine. Credit: SWB Photography

The final placings were decided in the show-jumping phase, with riders having to negotiate the Stephen Squires-built course.

The King River Pony Club riders featured strongly in the final placings, with Kayla Wright on Kenwyn A Trick taking out the PC 95cm class.

Kayley Brahim on Master Delight.
Camera IconKayley Brahim on Master Delight. Credit: SWB Photography

Fellow local DVZ Flemming, ridden by Ester Harris, took out the overall 95cm class.

Esperance rider Jacqui Lloyd won the open 80cm while King River rider Julia Kershaw was the overall winner for the 65cm classes on her new ride, Rogue Park Ruby Tuesday.

Skye Nathan on Traplander Downs Laud Nelson.
Camera IconSkye Nathan on Traplander Downs Laud Nelson. Credit: SWB Photography

Ellysha Hale, from the West Plantagenet Pony Club, was the overall winner of the 45cm and Albany Pony Club rider Isabella Day took out the 80cm.

Felicity Ericsson riding All Black Style.
Camera IconFelicity Ericsson riding All Black Style. Credit: Rustic Pics

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