Boolarra Pony Club – March. 2011

The 2011 season has started with the unfortunate cancellation of our Gymkhana, on Sunday the 6th February. Heavy rain throughout Friday and Saturday ensured that the main oval at Boolarra was far too wet for the event to proceed, causing disappointment to keen horse riders within the district.  Even though the event was cancelled, a huge thank you goes out to members of the public, who each year volunteer their services to enable this event to be staged here in Boolarra.

The club recently completed the installation of 25 equestrian holding yards. This was only made possible with a generous Community Grant provided by Latrobe City Council. The yards will provide a safer environment when the horses are being rested at Pony Club Rallies and other events.

During December 2010, the club took possession of much needed Equestrian Game equipment, (Polocrosse & large balls), this will allow riding members to develop skills whilst competing in team events. This equipment was only made possible with the wonderful support and generosity from Salvation Army, Eastern Victorian Division.

Construction of our Cross Country course is progressing at a steady pace. Approximately one third of the jumps have been constructed and installed.

With the cancellation of the Gymkhana, the Boolarra Folk Festival became our major fundraiser for the financial year and we look forward to everyone’s ongoing support.

Gary Mills
President – Boolarra Pony Club