SMZ Tooradin Horse Trials February 28th 2016
This year we had two Doongala riders competing at Tooradin HT, both in grade 3. Both girls went double clear with good dressage scores and were very pleased with their ponies! Maddy and Rubi came away with 6th place and Sophie and Satin finished up in 9th place. Thanks also to the Doongala families who came down to do a zone duty, we couldn't have done it without you.
Doongala PC Open Horse Show February 21st 2016
Our annual show was once again a success with our own members and families, plus our friends from other clubs! Thanks to the General Commitee and Event Commitee for all your hard work to make our club the best it can be. There were many first time winners, new PB's set in the freshmans rounds and lots of happy faces present at the club, we're already looking forward to next year!
Doongala PC Camp January 2016
On the 4-6th of January, a group of keen Doongala members and 7 members from other clubs in Victoria joined together to form four groups to rotate between lessons from Amber Cargill (XC), Chris Height (SJ), Sam Cesnik (Flat). We had great weather and all campers and most ponies were on their best behaviour. There were a lot of new friendships formed and strengthened, and new milestones reached by riders. Thank-you very much to the camp committee, parents, instructors and riders for their hard work and dedication to make these amazing few days happen so successfully!
Emma and Jack on XC
Hastings SJ 2015
Gemma & "There's Something About Marey" competed at Hastings SJ day Sunday 25th Oct.
The pair came 9th in the "Two Rounds" after a single refusal in the jump off, and came 1st in the "Two Phase" setting a blistering pace.
They had a wonderful day out representing Doongala in a highly competitive field 21 very talented young riders.
Werribee Pony Club HT 2015
On the 25th-27th of September, we had 10 Doongala members trek down to Werribee for their annual HT. It was a milestone for a few riders, with placings, a first time horse trials competitor, a rider with her first grade 2 start and two riders with their first grade 3 starts. It was a fun weekend for all involved, including the parents!
Sarah had a very successful run at Werribee; "I had such an amazing weekend at Werribee and was lucky to share it with great people! Poppy and I had a great weekend placing 5th after a good dressage test, then coming back with a clear showjumping round and a clear cross country round finishing 3rd overall! I couldn't be happier with our result and hope to be back again next year!"
Bella finished her dressage on 85% (15 penalties) sitting at =4th and had 3 XC time faults. Unfortunately the class SJ results were muddled up, and she should have finished on 22 in =5th! But despite this, she knows she did well and she had fun so all good. It was a great weekend!
Sophie and Satin over the 'B' component of the water jump Sarah and Poppy tearing it up in the showjumping ring Maddy and Rubi just before their spill into the water jump
Bella and Rusty strutting their stuff in their first HT
Bacchus Marsh PC HT June 18 - 19 2015
On the 18-19th of June 2015, Bacchus Marsh PC held their annual 2DE. We had a decent turnout of Doongala members, all safely getting around the courses and extremely pleased with their results! Well done to all the girls and their marvellous mounts who braved the sub-zero temperatures, and a massive thanks to the parents who lugged them up to "The Marsh"!
Rachel and Pheonix, Rachel and Liza, Emma and Cruiser, Sophie and Satin, Emma and Cruiser, Sophie and Satin
Keely and Betty Georgia and Doug
Doongala Combined Training May 30 - 31 2015
On the 30-31st of May 2015, Doongala PC held their Combined Training day, catering for levels 5A - 1. It was a huge success, the event ran smoothly thanks to the amazing members, parents and judges. Well done to all the competitors (and horses) who gave it their best shot, and huge congratulations to all the members who placed!
Rubi looking snazzy before her dressage Georgia and Doug showing up the competition Betty showing off her bounty;
test in Open Grade 3 in Open Grade 2, coming in 2nd place 5th overall in 2D and 5th on countback in CT open 2