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    Central Zone/Mounted Games 'Come and Try'


    CZ Mounted Games senior group
    Leonie Lang, Tuesday, 30 May 2017

    The mounted games ‘Come & Try’ weekend at Riddells creek on 13/14 May was organised for Central Zone by Warwick Slade on behalf of the Mounted Games Association (MGA). On Saturday, pony club members were offered instruction and competition experience. Riders attended from five other zones (EGZ, WGZ, NMZ, NEZ, MZ) as well as central, so it was a truly inter-zone activity. On Sunday, the MGA held a competition to which pony clubbers were also invited.

    On Saturday, Warwick sorted the riders into 6 pairs of senior riders and 12 pairs of Junior riders.

    CZ Mounted Games senior group CZ Mounted Games junior group

    Helped by a team of MGA members, the riders were instructed in the rules of a range of games. Some of them were familiar, like the mug shuffle, ball and cone, and flag fliers.

    Mug shuffle CZ Mounted Games mug shuffle CZ Mounted Games ball and cone CZ Mounted Games flag flier

    Some games were new, like the pony pair, sword lancers and jousting.

    CZ Mounted Games pony pair CZ Mounted Games pony pair CZ Mounted Games sword lancers CZ Mounted Games sword lancers

    CZ Mounted Games sword lancers CZ Mounted Games jousting CZ Mounted Games jousting CZ Mounted Games jousting

    Jousting was apparently the best fun.

    CZ Mounted Games coach helping CZ Mounted Games coach helping CZ Mounted Games Warwick as starter

    Many thanks to the young MGA coaches, who were there to assist or lead when needed, to Warwick Slade, who organised the entries, the heats and stood out in the cold all day as starter, and to the MGA people who scored and organised equipment.

    At the end of the day, the riders in the junior heats were awarded sashes and the senior riders were presented with bags of feed.

    CZ Mounted GamesJunior placegetters heat 1 CZ Mounted Games Junior placegetters heat 2

    Not many of the riders who attended on the weekend made it to the PCV Mounted Games champs the following week, but we hope all had fun and took something away from the experience. To do more, you could:

    • join the Mounted Games Association and go to their training days
    • ask your DC to schedule a games session at your rally, if you don’t already have one. If your club needs a games coach, ask our Zone Chief Instructor, Niree Weybury (0408 559 915/ bernwey1@bigpond.com) or Warwick Slade (0407 433 955/ wslade@eventsecretary.com.au )
    • get together a club team for the CZ games champs in October.

     


    CZ Mounted Games senior group

    CZ Mounted Games senior group

    CZ Mounted Games junior group

    CZ Mounted Games mug shuffle

    CZ Mounted Games mug shuffle

    CZ Mounted Games mug shuffle

    CZ Mounted Games ball and cone

    CZ Mounted Games flag flier

    CZ Mounted Games pony pair

    CZ Mounted Games pony pair

    CZ Mounted Games pony pair

    CZ Mounted Games sword lancers

    CZ Mounted Games sword lancers

    CZ Mounted Games sword lancers

    CZ Mounted Games jousting

    CZ Mounted Games jousting

    CZ Mounted Games jousting

    CZ Mounted Games coach helping

    CZ Mounted Games coach helping

    CZ Mounted Games Warwick as starter

    CZ Mounted GamesJunior placegetters heat 1

    CZ Mounted Games Junior placegetters heat 2

    CZ Mounted Games pony pair

     

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