After 20 months without an event, the Sunshine Coast Equestrian Club welcomed riders and spectators back to the club arena last week for three events in five days.
Wednesday evening was the first of three planned games nights and riders entertained the many fans in the stands with barrel racing, pole bending, egg and spoon race and a contest to see whose horse could trot the slowest. It was a fun event for all ages and a great way to bring the horse community back together again.
Saturday and Sunday were show days which included jumping, working equitation, halter and other flat classes as well as a trail course and more western games.
High point awards for the weekend shows were presented.
• Senior jumping – Shawn Boyd on Nathan, reserve Holly Davies on Avah.
• Novice jumping – Lily Mackay on Black Jack, reserve Ellen Tomkies-Wright on Wraine.
• Senior flat – Jade Craig riding Morocco, reserve Holly Davies riding Avah.
• Intermediate flat – Arianna Chaisson riding Sonny’s Renegade, reserve Katya Service on Ziggy.
Western performance events
• Senior – Jade Craig riding Wild Rose Polka, reserve Shawn Boyd on Nathan.
• Junior – Lilianna Shahkar riding Mystic Moon, reserve Camilla Jenkins on Dreamer.
• Walk/trot youth – Cherish Durant riding Max, reserve Lola Facchin on Streakin in the Moonlight.
• Senior – Shawn Boyd riding Nathan.
• Junior – Camilla Jenkins riding Dreamer, reserve Lilianna Shahkar on Mystic Moon.
• Walk/trot youth – Cherish Durant riding Max, reserve Addie Schmid.
Best turned out
• Saturday – Holly Davies (jumping), Katya Service (flat).
• Sunday – Lilianna Shahkar.
• Halter Grand Champion – Streakin’ in the Moonlight and Lola Facchin.
• Reserve – Mystic Moon and Lilianna Shahkar.
Thanks to judge Barb Hopkins for putting the courses together and being so positive and encouraging to all the riders. Next up on the event calendar is dressage percent day on Aug. 8 and another games night at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 18. Participants can register online by visiting the website bcscec.com. The concession will be open and spectator admission is free.