Riders come together

Interschool gymkhana

FIFTY-ONE riders from Grades 5 to 12 from across the Eyre Peninsula competed in the annual Interschool Gymkhana on May 6.

This was the seventh year this successful event has been run.

Schools involved in the gymkhana included Whyalla High, Tumby Bay Area School, Cummins Area School, Ceduna Area School, Port Lincoln Primary School, St Joseph's School, Port Lincoln High School, Poonindie Community Learning Centre, Navigator College, Crossways Lutheran School, Kimba Area School and Wudinna Area School.

Riders competed across three different disciplines including hacking, show jumping and games.

The weather was perfect and all horses and riders enjoyed a day out.

Congratulations to the overall winners Cummins Area School and Port Lincoln High School.

For some it was their first time trying some of these disciplines.

The day aims for participation across all disciplines in a fun and safe environment while earning points towards the perpetual trophy for the student's school as well as earning individual points and ribbons.

Congratulations to the overall winners, who were Cummins Area School in the primary division and Port Lincoln High School in the secondary division.

In the handicap division the primary school winners were Wudinna Area School and in the secondary handicap division, Ceduna Area School.

Champion primary and secondary riders were also acknowledged for the day.

These awards are awarded to students with the most points who have participated across all three of the disciplines.

This year's primary champion rider was Shadya Kerley from Port Lincoln Primary School and the secondary winner was Daisy Lewis from Navigator College.

Organisers thanked sponsors Bendigo Bank, Port Lincoln Thoroughbred Racing Club, Dempsey's Saddlery and Feed, Rural Supplies and Sign FX, hack judge Sally Lawrie, show jumping judge Sue Heath, course builder Bill Parker and the committee who put in many hours of work to get the day up and running.