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TAS Country : January 26th 2012
24 Tasmanian Country Friday, January 27, 2012 News SHOWING THE SPOILS: Jordan Stirling, of Brighton, with Chester at their first show, a champion occasion.. Club takes ride into history NEVER TOO YOUNG: Clockwise, from above, Ella Batchelor at her first show, with Ponds (Novitiates Fortune), a former racehorse; owner/rider Neil Elkin with Snowdon Vale Shiraz from Sheffield; Athol Leary from Campbell Town with trick horses Red Cloud and Frank C Natra; Champion and Reserve Junior Riders, Champion Sophie McDermott, of Acton, and Hiedi Quilliam, of Dodges Ferry; Anne-Marie Smith with Haymeron Park Brock. EMMA HOPE DODGES Ferry Horse Riding Club recently celebrated its 25th birthday with the largest horse show held in Sorell. It was a huge event, with 200 entrants over the weekend. Winner of Grand Supreme Led, Ridden and Hunter travelled from Sheffield to compete. More than $3000 in cash and prizes from the sponsors attracted the show's best entries. The support from local business, sponsors and attendees shows the need for improved equine and rural facilities in the Sorell district and southern Tasmania as a whole. DFHRC holds a one-day, all-breeds show annually in January. However, this year's was a special event held over two full days to celebrate its 25th anniversary as a club. The club's history will soon see a new page being written as it moves to new grounds at Penna later this year. The club will have better facilities with power and toilets, an established large sand arena on a tree-lined 3.25ha with a 20-year lease option. Negotiations have begun for a licence with Southern Water. This would allow long-term use of about 12ha adjacent on which to develop a trail and cross-country course. The club will also see a name change to reflect its new location and service area. To be voted on at the annual meeting, the most popular are: Southern Tasmanian Riding Club and Sorell & Districts Riding Club.
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