HORSING AROUND - Members of the Blindman Valley Pony Club (BVPC) and Haunted Lakes Pony Club (HLPC) won big at the Canadian Pony Club’s national quiz competition in October. From left

Pony club members win big at national competition

While most people enjoyed turkey this past Thanksgiving, four local young ladies were thinking of horses.

  • Thu Nov 5th, 2015 7:00am
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While most people enjoyed turkey this past Thanksgiving, four local young ladies were thinking of horses.

The Canadian Pony Club held their annual National Quiz Competition in Calgary on Oct. 9th to 11th. Teams from 13 regions across Canada and one American team convened in Calgary to test their knowledge of everything horsey from horse riding equipment to skeletal and muscular make-up of the animal and games all related to horses of course.

The Alberta Central Region sent two qualified teams in two divisions. The C-level consisted of three Blindman Valley Pony Club members from Rimbey and area and one from the Haunted Lakes Pony Club in the Alix area.

Mackenzie Stratton, Katrina Schmale, Alida Granson and Meghan Penner studied hard over the past few months with their coaches Amanda Penner and Isabelle Forsstrom. Their efforts paid off with the team bringing home third place in their level in the national competition. Individually, Meghan placed fourth and Katrina placed ninth. This certainly helped their team effort.

The Canadian Pony Club is open to persons ages six to 25, who are interested in learning more about horses, their care and also different riding disciplines such as, but not limited to, dressage and jumping. Information can be found at www.canadianponyclub.org to find a branch near you.

-Submitted by the Blindman Valley Pony Club.