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17 October, 2022

Riders jump high

THE Mareeba Pony Club had two of their best riders fly down to Kilcoy in south-east Queensland to compete in the Pony Club State Championships.


Mareeba Pony Club member Sophie Hughes at the Pony Club State Championships
Mareeba Pony Club member Sophie Hughes at the Pony Club State Championships

After nine years of dedication to the sport, Alex Skinner reached his final year of competition. The 26-year-old is no longer eligible to compete at a state level due to his age however he still can compete in other club events.

Mareeba Pony Club president Mark Bowe said Alex plays a huge role in the team in terms of leadership and being a role model for the newest and younger team members of the club.

“Alex’s service to the representative scene has been outstanding, he is one of those people who displays great leadership and is a perfect role model,” he said.

Sophie Hughes attended the championship alongside Alex and improved drastically on last year’s performance, rising six places to achieve fourth place in the formal gymkarna.

Mr Bowe was pleased to see the young riders perform well at the championships.

“We are proud of our members who competed at the highest level with distinction,” he said.

Due to her performance Sophie was selected to compete in the Queensland Mounted Games in Canberra at the end of October.

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