King River Pony Club wins healthy living competition

Daniel RooneyAlbany Advertiser
King River Pony Club members give the thumbs to healthy living.
Camera IconKing River Pony Club members give the thumbs to healthy living. Credit: Supplied: Healthway

King River Pony Club has been recognised for its work engaging club members in living healthy lifestyles, winning this year’s Go For 2&5 Race Around the State competition.

The race, a result of the partnership between Pony Club WA and the Healthway organisation, sees participating groups receive “kilometres” each time a healthy change is made by group members.

The healthy changes made by the King River club members involved interacting with online quizzes and submitting recipes to competitions designed to promote healthy eating.

The club also undertook training on how to run a profitable and healthy canteen and participated in healthy lifestyle workshops.

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“We are pleased to see so many clubs and members get involved in our annual Go for 2&5 Race Around the State competition,” Pony Club WA chief executive Rick Gill said.

“We have seen a great increase in regional club engagement.”

Five pony clubs in the Great Southern region are affiliated with Pony Club WA, an association of more than 55 clubs across the State.

“Through our valued partnership we have reduced unhealthy food and drinks offered at clubs and events,” Healthway Lotterywest Acting chief executive Julia Knapton said.

As a result of winning the competition, the King River Pony Club was presented with a Healthway branded show jump.

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