EQUESTRIAN: Hawthorne Park experienced a thundering of hooves recently with about 140 individual riders taking to the venue for the Clarence Valley Equestrian Challenge.
The challenge is quickly becoming one of the Clarence's major equestrian events and it is not hard to see why with people of all ages becoming involved in the competition.
The two-day challenge was packed with events in flat riding, team penning, sporting, show jumping and dressage.
The best presented team was awarded to riders who all attend Clarence Valley Anglican School. The Supreme Hack was won by Dicavalli Royal Gustav ridden by Lindsay Blanch, the Supreme Rider was awarded to Lilly Powell from Bellingen and the overall point-score winners was a group of infants and primary school-aged children who called themselves All Saints.
There were countless prizes handed out through the competition, not only to winners, but also to riders as encouragement awards and sportsmanship awards. The club thanked all sponsors for their support of the major event.