Members of the Grenfell Pony Club celebrated the end of year festivities with a Fancy Dress Christmas Party and award presentations.
The occasion was celebrated on Sunday November 19 at the Grenfell Showground.
The day begun with some fun games for the children which included musical flags, bending flags, decorating the Christmas tree, jelly baby gobble and the crowd favourite ‘Walk trot run bob the Apple’. There was plenty of laughs and cheering and even the horses joined in.
Following the games the children dismounted their horses and proceeded to dress themselves and their ponies in some fancy dress costumes, which they had thought long and hard about putting on a fabulous display for all to enjoy.
All the kids looked spectacular from Little Red Riding Hood and Grandma (aka the wolf) to The Mad Hatter and The Cheshire Cat. Congratulations to Blair Randall and ‘Summer’ who took out first prize as two very colourful circus clowns.
The club then had held their 2017 season presentation of awards followed by a scrumptious Christmas lunch.
All the children put in a fantastic effort in 2017 and showed great improvement.
Club officials look forward to further successes and fun in 2018. Awards were presented as follows:
Attendance Award- Lily Vardy
Club Ambassador - Lily Vardy
Best & Fairest - Kelsey Muller
Greville Griffith Cup - Frank McMahon
Quiet Achiever - Trent Beath- Pearce
Most Persisant - Daisy McMahon and Emily Beath - Pearce
Most Improved - Lily Vardy and Frank McMahon
Rider of the Year - Lily Vardy
Huon Hore Jumping - Lily Vardy and Frank McMahon
Doug Lander Memorial Trophy - Champion Rider - Lily Vardy
The Grenfell Pony Club would also like to thank Chris Pearce (Chris's Bakery) for keeping us in bread rolls for our lunches, also to Ngaire Soley from The Grenfell Record for all your support and encouragement. Tania Heathcote, Ashleigh Leibick and Dianne Leibick, we thank you for your expertise and patients with teaching and instructing the kids throughout the season.
The Club would like to make a special acknowledgement to President Tracey Mackay who goes above and beyond on a weekly basis to ensure the club runs efficiently and successfully. Her efforts have not gone unnoticed throughout the season and club members thank her for her ongoing dedication and leadership to towards this progressive club.
Grenfell Pony Club would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.