Being the addictive and super fun sport that it is, Working Equitation is growing rapidly in Australia and there is no greater growth than right here in our very own Upper Hunter Working Equitation Club, which harbors over thirty members to date – and growing!
This weekend saw another successful Competition held at the Gulgong Showground, hosted by the very tight and ‘über organised’ club that is the Mudgee based ‘MUDWEQ‘ clan; who always hold a fun-filled, smoothly run and high-spirited competition!
Not as cold as expected, but certainly cold enough as our six excited UHWEC members came together with all good intentions to ‘kick butt!’ at the Mudweq Three Phase Competition this weekend. And kick butt they did!
Journeying from as far and wide as Broke, Muswellbrook, Denman, and Aberdeen, the girls set up camp ready to brave the elements and battle the other forty plus competitors representing five fellow Working Equitation Clubs.
Congratulations to all our girls, who kept their spirits high, focus forward and attitudes tight, as they ventured through the weekend with several hiccups, a few frustrations, lots of laughter, and even some tears!
Four of the five members who competed took home home first, second and third place ribbons with at least one win in every phase!!! Our very own Kerry Balmer-Smith lapped up two first and one second place, winning overall Introductory Champion!
We cannot wait for our next competition and indeed are looking keenly ahead as we strategically set the wheels in motion to host our very own Three Phase Working Equitation Competition! Watch this space!
We’re passionate about the development of our club, we love what we do and we’re here to enjoy ourselves and support each other in doing what we love. If you’ve any queries at all & want to chat with any of us – please don’t be shy!
Happy Riding until our next meet!