“Arcadia Pony Club – Mother’s Day at Zone Show Riding was not for the faint hearted!”

Whilst some mothers woke late on Sunday 14 th May to be spoilt by breakfast in bed and a day of relaxation and pampering, not so for the mothers of members of Arcadia Pony Club that participated in the Zone 23 Show Riding hosted by Forest Hills Pony Club.

An early start with preparing ponies and riders and to make the hour long drive to Terry Hills meant a sleep in wasn’t an option.

And whilst it is expected to be a busy day helping one or two of your children ride, what was not expected were the ominous black clouds that moved closer and closer until the heavens opened to allow for nearly 35ml of rain, with some hail, to fall in the space of just over an hour!

Parents kept children and ponies alike sheltered with rugs, on horse floats and under canopies. And a testament to the dedication of the competitors (and their mums!) only a small number of competitors departed with the skies finally clearing and the sun making a much welcomed comeback.

The members from Arcadia Pony Club performed very strongly with the following results:

Reserve Champion – Alyssa Cepak

Champion – Laura Parker
Reserve Champion – Jessica Cepak

Aged 9 and under 11
Champion – Rosie Kenny
Reserve Champion – Madeleine Breatnach

Aged 11 and under 13
Reserve Champion – Brooke Parker

Reserve Champion – Tiarna Davies

Congratulations to all of our riders who participated on the day and represented our club.

Arcadia Pony Club would like to thank Forest Hills Pony Club and everyone associated with the event for a wonderful day. And of course – we hope all of our ”mums” enjoyed Mother’s Day as well.

Do you love horses, enjoy teaching children and think you may have an interest in becoming a pony club instructor? We would love to hear from you. We provide a safe and structured learning program in line with Pony Club NSW guidelines.


Arcadia Pony meets the first, third and fifth Sunday every month at the Rural Sports Facility in Galston. We’d love to see you there!

To find out more about Arcadia Pony Club please check out our new website at www.arcadiaponyclub.org.


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