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Big name for pony club

Tuesday, 30th July, 2013

The Broken Hill Pony Club is going from strength to strength. The Broken Hill Pony Club is going from strength to strength.

By Emily Roberts

The Broken Hill Pony Club is hosting a clinic by an internationally known teacher and trainer.

Mal Maytom will be in the city this Friday, Saturday and Sunday to hold clinics for local riders.

BH Pony Club publicity officer, Cecilia Norley, said all types of riders can benefit from the lessons.

“Mal teaches riders from a beginner’s level to our advanced highly competitive riders,” she said.

“He specialises in dressage and cross country but teaches any horse and rider that just enjoys the pleasure of riding.

“Even those having problems that may need help overcoming them can have a lesson.”

Mrs Norley said the clinics were held four times a year.

“This means riders have the opportunity to form an ongoing relationship,” she said.

“He gives them homework and then, in the next clinic, they continue what they learnt.

“Spots always fill up quickly but there are a few left.”

The clinic is being held at the Broken Hill Pony Club grounds on the corner of Wentworth and Kanandah roads.

It costs $80 for a 50-minute lesson or $50 for a shared lesson.

For more information or to book, contact Britt Anderson on 0409 749 889 or 8091 8437.

Meanwhile, Mrs Norley said the club was coming along in leaps and bounds.

“We had six instructors travel to Burra last weekend to complete their preliminary coaching certificates,” she said.

“Another three are expected to complete their final assessments within the coming months.”

Mrs Norley said such a large number of coaches in one club was a first.

“We had very encouraging feedback from the State’s assessors. They said the coaches come with years of experience in a range of disciplines,” she said.

The coaches were Colby Boneham, Kerry Brown, Andrew Rodaughan, Cecilia Norley, Kim Norley and Rosie Siemer.

The other three to complete their final assessments were Kat Wymond, Belinda Day and Tracey Green.

“Now our coaches are qualified, they are qualified to teach. They can teach any skill level from beginners to advanced,” Mrs Norley said.

The club also has a busy couple of months ahead.

“We are having our next rally on August 18 and then our next fun day will be on September 22.

“We are having a skills training clinic on September 7 and 18.

“Also, after our recent annual general meeting, we have filled all our committee and subcommittee positions.

“There is a lot of enthusiasm in the club. We are constantly getting bigger.”

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