The Southern Eyre Hunt Club has finished their hunt season with a big win at this year’s Royal Adelaide Show.
The four riders were the only club to have a team completely in their pinks – red coats – and went on to win the section 4s as part of the horses in action.
The team included club president Tarnya Branson on Shan, club secretary Sheree Mills on Appy, former master Karen Milnes on Bronze Aussie and 2017 junior master Rochelle Milnes on Connie.
After plaiting up horses the day before, the team was up at 4.30am to prepare and compete at 9am on Sunday, September 10 with the aim to “keep a leg on both sides”.
Mrs Mills said the team was still on “such a high” from the win.
“It was a huge buzz riding in true Southern Eyre hunting style with such amazing horse women,” she said.
The club has had a team compete at the show nearly every year since 2010 and Mrs Mills said every team had made the club proud.
“This is Southern Eyre’s second win so we are ecstatic,” she said.
“Words cannot express our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to our incredible support crew both in Adelaide and back home here on EP, we could feel you all sailing over those jumps with us.”
Rochelle at 15 years old is the only junior in the club's history to be invited by the master to wear the club livery and pinks.
The club competed against nine other teams and beat the Fleurieu Hunt Club team 1 by just one point.