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Fallbrook Pony Club teams finish first and third in rally

 

Last updated 11/6/2014 at Noon

Shelby Murray performs her dressage test riding Ginger Sparkles during the Eventing Rally at Riders Field.

FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Pony Club hosted an overnight Eventing Rally October 10 through 12 at the Fallbrook Riders Field featuring nine teams from various Southern California Pony Clubs, some coming from as far as Orange County and Riverside County. Teams consisting of five competitors each came to compete with their horses in different riding genres.

Each team has one stable manager who doesn’t ride yet has a huge responsibility of organizing the schedule and equipment, and the four members who do ride. This rally was an exciting one which featured cross country, dressage and stadium jumping over two days.

Teams were judged not only on their riding scores in each phase of the rally but also on their horse and stable management, equipment and teamwork. It can be quite challenging as the competitors must support each other and may not receive parental or other ‘outside’ help once the rally begins. Each child must pull the line and be responsible for him or herself and their horse.

Cindy Buenrostro and her horse Tibby clear a hurdle in the cross country course at Riders Field.

In this rally Fallbrook should be so proud. Fallbrook Pony Club sent two teams to compete in the rally. One team came in first place while the other came in third. Both teams showed great knowledge, skill, and perseverance in the arena as well as in the horse management phase of the rally.

Their next event is their annual Fall Combined Training fundraiser show on Nov. 30. It will feature dressage and cross country jumping and is open to everyone. More information about the fundraiser show is available at http://www.fallbrookponyclub.com. To learn more about the Pony Club program, go to http://www.ponyclub.org or call Scott Dewald at (760) 473-6181.

To learn more about membership to Fallbrook Riders Field, go to http://www.fallbrookriders.com or contact Marie Harris at (760) 745-9760.

 

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