Coleambally Equestrian Centre is looking good!
The grounds and equipment at Coleambally Equestrian Centre have received a welcome revamp following a grant from Murrumbidgee Council through the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Program.
Murrumbidgee Council Mayor Ruth McRae congratulated the Coleambally Pony Club on the work done on the ground.
Cr McRae said the grounds are looking fantastic and it’s a credit to the club for their commitment and hard work.
“The collaboration with the Community Services workers is a great initiative. It’s been a win-win situation for everyone”, she said.
Coleambally Pony Club President and Chief Instructor Gail Habermann said we are very proud of the grounds and the work that’s been done.
Mrs Habermann said it’s also really pleasing that we’ve had the assistance of the community service workers to get the work done.
“I sincerely thank the workers for their commitment and high standard of work.
“While there is still work to be done, we have achieved so much in upgrading the ground and equipment and making sure it complies with WHS regulations,” said Mrs Habermann.
Work undertaken includes the construction of new white front fence, painting the existing fence, new wings for the jumps and a much-needed water tank.
“It is now a very attractive ground for riders and spectators alike,” she said.
“The Club is very successful at the moment, both in the activities it offers, and the accomplishments of its riders.
“Our riding clinics run by Olympic coaches have attracted riders throughout NSW and Victoria.
“We are very proud that over the years that a lot of our riders have been selected to ride at state level.
“Last year rider Lucy Bramley was selected to ride at the State One Day Event. We also had Riley Wyman compete at State Show Jumping. He topped off a great year by winning Champion Boy Rider at Sydney Royal Easter Show.
“The upgrade will also benefit adult riders as the Riverina Equestrian Association Coleambally Club uses the centre as well”, Mrs Habermann said.
The history of the pony club has been traced back to 1974 when it was reactivated after a recess. Rallies were held at Yamma, Darlington Point and Coleambally.
The club has been based at the current ground since March 1975.
In that time the Fire Brigade and Lions Club have been very supportive of the club.
Mrs Habermann said we are very grateful to the Fire Brigade and the Lions Club for their ongoing support.
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