Preparation underway for games

Preparation underway for games

The Circular Head Pony Club has assembled its team for the Prince Phillip Mounted Games north west zone competition set to be held in Inglis in mid May.

The games consists of a number of different games and disciplines completed by the team in competition with other clubs, and is hotly contested each year.

This season the club heads into the contest with one of its stronger teams to date, with State riders David and Jemima Gardiner bolstering the team’s stock.

David is an extremely experienced rider who showcases his confidence with every movement, moving with speed and precision during each exercise. He has a lot of tips and tricks to share with the team’s younger riders.

Rounding out the team is Elyse Poke, Britney Arnold and Alice Abblitt, who each bring their own set of unique skills to the table.

A total of 15 different games make up the event, with teams of four riders competing in each game, each sitting out of three for the day.

This years games are bending, sword race, pony express, daily mail, sack race, hurdle race, two flag, pyramid race, ball and bucket, hi-lo race, stick pegging, housewives scurry, tyre race, five flag race and stepping stone race, with the latter posing the biggest challenge for the teams younger competitors.

If the club is successful and takes out the Games in Inglis, they will qualify for the state games in Hobart later this year.

Elyse Poke mounts her horse at speed during practice for the stepping stone race.