Riders impressive at pony club event

Eliza DowlingNarrogin Observer
Ribbon winners.
Camera IconRibbon winners. Credit: Dryandra Pony Club

The LiveLighter Dryandra Pony Club tetrathlon drew more than 150 people from across the State to Cuballing on March 16 and 17.

Sixty riders with friends and families enjoyed an active weekend, many of them competing in a tetrathlon for the first time.

The four phases of tetrathlon involve running, shooting laser pistols, swimming and cross-country riding. All but the swimming phase were held at the Dryandra Regional Equestrian Park with the swimming being held for the first time at the Pingelly swimming pool.

The Dryandra Pony Club members competed strongly. In the 95cm, Dan Wiese came second to Georgia Goss and was quickly followed by brother, Bill, in third and sister, Emma, in fourth. Josie Skerritt took out fifth place in her first competition at 95cm.

In the 80cm, Holly Dowling came second in the individual event as well as second in the pairs with Marley Atwell. Danee Bairstow came in third. In the 65cm, Lottie Dowling came first in the individual event and in the pairs, with partner, Max Skerritt, and Christina Smith took out second. For these two riders, along with new member, Kate Spencer, it was the first time they had competed at that height.

Ben Fell-Smith completed the 1km run in 3min. 28sec. Dan Wiese completed the 2km run in 7 min. 20sec. Fell-Smith also won the 100m swim in 1min. 28sec.

Georgia Goss won the 200m swim in 2min. 59sec. Lauren Bassola won the 12-and-under shooting. Sister, Hannah, won the 13-and-over-shoot.

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