2016 TULIP TIME GYMKHANA
Berrima District Pony Club – Zone 10
The last event for 2016 on the Zone 10 calendar was the Berrima District PC Tulip Time Gymkhana on Sunday 27 November. With just under 100 riders it was a huge day. Riders from all over the Zone came in droves with the first horse floats arriving at 6.30am.
The classes were big especially in the 11 and under 13 yrs (25 riders) and the 13 and under 15 yrs (20 riders). Ribbons were hard to get but that didn’t disappoint anyone – smiles were beaming all day long.
Champion Pony Club Mounts in the 3 rings went to Bamborough Sabrina ridden by Alexandra Berle (Berrima), Stormy ridden by Luci McManus (Berrima) and Runaroo Abracadabra ridden by Tarnee Scriven (Loopline). Champion / Reserve Champion riders went to Olivia Carter (Cobbitty) / Jack Rae (Cobbitty) – under 11 years, Brielle Powell (Loopline) / Amirah Harvey (Berrima) – 11 and under 15 years and Alana Richards (Loopline) / Amelia O’Sullivan (Berrima) – 15 and under 25 years.
The show jumping and sporting arenas were very competitive with very little separating the places. The Conan Memorial Trophy is given each year to the fastest barrel race time and this year it went to Sam Thompson (Berrima) with a time of 18.6 seconds.
This year we had six very generous sponsors who donated beautiful woollen rugs for the Age Champions. The results were:
- Under 9 years – Henrietta Hayman (Berrima) – Tudor House
- 9 and under 11 years – Abbey Holcombe (Berrima) – Widden Stud
- 11 and under 13 years – Sam Thompson (Berrima) – Matthew Smith Racing
- 13 and under 15 years – Brielle Powell (Loopline) – Baskerville & Brown
- 15 and under 17 years – Tarnee Scriven (Loopline) – Nature’s Botantical
- Associates – Alana Richards (Loopline) – Ms Fix
To top it all off was Lavender Equestrian’s “Pavlova Memorial Trophy” for the Champion of Champions – awarded to the combination with the highest overall points of the day. This was won by Runaroo Tomcat, ridden by Brielle Powell (Loopline).