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Wanaaring Gymkhana a great success

Spectators taking in the action at the Wanaaring Sports Ground. Photo contributed

Nicole Jackson

After a long, eight-year break, the annual Wanaaring Horse & Motorbike Gymkhana and Goat Trial was held on September 24 at the Wanaaring Sports Ground.

The day included gymkhana events for motorbikes and horses and dogs and people competing in the goat trial as well as other novelty games and events for all ages.

A mechanical bull provided many hours of entertainment for all ages all day and night, and the Dubbo band ‘Macquarie Mud Flappers’ provided live music.

A highly successful auction raised funds for the club to put towards next year’s gymkhana. A big thank you to Greg Seiler for volunteering his skills and to all those who donated goods and to those who dug deep by purchasing at the auction.

We are really pleased with the outcome, with a good crowd in attendance and competitors had a great day with plenty of prizemoney on offer.

Some of our major winners on the day were Murray Hatch winning the $300 1st prize in the Open Clover Barrels with a time of 18.35 seconds, and in the horses the $300 1st prize for the Ladies Open Barrels was won by Vanessa Barry riding “Playtime” with a time of 18.38 seconds. The Goat Dog Trial 1st prize of $300 was won by Chris Ferguson and her dog “Bender” with a time of 4 minutes 51seconds and the $200 1st prize in the Goat 2 Person Trial was won by Ameliah Scott and Brendan Leighdon with a time of 2 minutes 59seconds. The $100 Open whip cracking 1st prize was close but won by Vanessa Barry, down to a crowd vote and our junior winner, who also took home a brand-new whip was, Lachlan Brown. Congratulations to all competitors who all showed great sportsmanship!

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