What an exciting week it was for all those involved with lots happening behind the scenes. Ponies were being washed and manes and tails plaited. Boots were polished and saddlecloths washed. Tack was oiled and cleaned. Everyone was busy, busy, busy with lots of preparation for the big day. The riders were all excited now and had been practicing hard for their big day out. Sydney Royal had finally come and off to the show we go to showcase our talents on Tuesday 22nd March.
Holly, Siena and Sophia shined like stars and their smiles said it all. The day started off very early for everyone and there was lots of excitement all round. Our ponies Kitty and Malvern looked spectacular in their matching saddlecloths and fancy hair do’s. Everyone was so proud to be part of the Richmond Team.
There are many thanks owed to a lot of people who made this day so special for our riders and I would like to thank each and every one of you who contributed, as this day could not have been achieved without you all.
Special thanks to:
Margaret and Alison for grooming Kitty and to the Lady at Richmond Horseland who did her fancy tail. Teagan Harris who groomed Malvern and plaited his mane and tail to perfection. Max Shadlow and Peter Ackling for floating our ponies safely. My Saturday Team Georgia, Mitch and Helenia for being such great leaders.
Our Riders rode with perfection and made us all proud with Siena placing 4th place and Sophia and Holly achieving highly commended. Great work riders and congratulations to all of you.
A big thank you also to RDA (NSW) and the RAS for inviting us all to be part of the “State Mounted Games” at the Sydney Royal Easter Show 2016. What a great start for our riders placing the Richmond RDA Centre on the map with a great future for all.