Riders of all ages set to compete at Yarra Valley Horse Show

The Yarra Valley Horse Show is on this Sunday 10 December. Picture: ON FILE

By Callum Ludwig

The Yarra Valley Horse Show is coming up on Sunday 10 December and is bringing together riders of all ages.

Members of the Upper Yarra Pony Club, Upper Yarra Adult Riding Club and members from clubs across the state will be competing at Wesburn Park from 8.30am.

District commissioner Anita Prowse said this year they’re running a far bigger program than they have for some time.

“Obviously with Covid, everything was smaller and harder to run, but we have five rings this year,” she said.

“We have an APSB (Australian Pony Stud Book) section, a Welsh section and a Pinto section as well as open breeds classes, a Pony Club ring, a HRCAB ring, two open rings and a topsy ring for the little kids that are just starting out.”

The rings all start at 9am with some tickets still available on the day for $10.

Ms Prwose said holding shared events is very important, especially for the younger kids.

“We do have more in the Pony Club ring this year than what we have had previous years, which I’m stoked about because we need to be getting the kids coming up,”

“It’s a bit of fun for them to go in and get wins and prizes and stuff and have a good day and it encourages them to to see where they want to aim for and what they want to do, they must get to witness all kinds of levels and see the type of competitors that they’re aspiring to compete in.”

Winners of the Supreme Rider, Supreme Lead and Supreme Ridden, as well as for the Junior High Point and Senior High Point will all receive rugs from event sponsors for their efforts.

The facility fee is $5 per horse and riders without adequate insurance must pay a $25 cover fee.

Camping is available on site for those travelling from a distance, a full canteen will be running and instant raffle with prizes is held on entry.