Monday, May 23, 2022

Three generations ride in prestigious Ned Twohill event

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The Ned Twohill Teams Eventing saw three generations of riders compete at the Southport Pony & Hack Club last weekend in Queensland. Iris Jenkins, 9 years of age, Tarryn Jenkins, Iris’s mother and Sharyn White, Iris’s grandmother all represented the Yandina Pony Club at this annual event.

Three generations
Three generations: Sharyn White, Iris Jenkins, Tarryn Jenkins. Photo: Pony Club Australia

“We are grateful for the opportunity Pony Club provides us to be able to ride, learn, compete, stay active and socialise as a family in a fun and supportive environment”. Tarryn Jenkins told Sally Wiseman, Pony Club Australia’s Participation and Development Manager.

The Ned Twohill Teams Eventing is designed to bring riders of all ages together, from all three disciplines; dressage, showjumping and cross country, and is now celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Ned Twohill
Ned Twohill.

It was an idea inspired by the late Ned Twohill who was an instrumental to Pony Club’s development in Queensland. Ned Twohill was Queensland State Chief Instructor for many years. He competed in 3 Day Events (3DE) for over 15 years, winning the prestigious Prince Phillip Trophy at the Sydney 3DE.

Ned helped develop several eventing courses in Queensland and managed interstate, national and international Pony Club teams.

Three generations in the Twohill Team

Ned’s passion for Eventing saw many a young Pony Club rider move from the ranks of Pony Club right through to international level.

This wonderful event invokes the true mission of Pony Club: good horsemanship and sportsmanship and we celebrate this in the tradition that any anniversary deserves, with families and friends spanning many generations.

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