Club’s brush with Olympian

November was kick started with the Encourage Championships being held at the Aunger Road Pony Club grounds.

There was a good turnout from the clubs within the Lower Northern zones and the weather was great.

Several of Two Wells Equestrian Pony Club (TWEPC) members were among a very large crowd accompanying a charismatic Andrew Hoy (seven time Olympian, three time Gold medallist, and one time silver medallist event rider) on a very informative and humorous course walk prior to the cross country phase of the International Horse Trials held in the east Adelaide parklands (the only Olympic level event held in the Southern hemisphere).

Gillian Rolton (another Olympian) even popped out to take some photos of the sea of pony clubbers eagerly listening to Andrew Hoy.

Sunday  November 16 was a patch day, where riders were assessed on their practical and theoretical knowledge within their training levels; and the hard work paid off.

Everybody who participated in a mounted assessment attained new badges to be sewn onto their jumpers.

These badges will be given out at the Christmas break-up.

November 30 is the Heather Lundquist Flatwork Clinic for the Lower North Zone members, held at the Two Wells grounds again, and the last event for the Two Wells PC in 2014 is a Hack show on December 7.

Then it is full steam ahead for the 2015 State Champs One Day Event in April, so if anyone would like any more information about upcoming events, or to offer assistance in anyway please see www.twepc.com.au.

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