On Sunday October 22 the Kangaroo Island Pony Club held its 2017 Gymkhana at Birchmore.

Winners: Dakota Berden on Phantom and Tilly Bald on Blaze.
Winners: Dakota Berden on Phantom and Tilly Bald on Blaze.

On Sunday October 22 the Kangaroo Island Pony Club held its 2017 Gymkhana at Birchmore.

Concentration: Taj Rongo on O'Dea.

Concentration: Taj Rongo on O'Dea.

The day was almost perfect, except for some small passing showers.

A team of volunteers held a working bee the day before and the grounds were looking great. 

Setting a pace: Monique and Maddie Govan on Kitty Katt.

Setting a pace: Monique and Maddie Govan on Kitty Katt.

We had 21 riders competing and 24 classes for the day.

It was lovely to see so many riders having fun together.

Cherikee Berden on Morphy.

Cherikee Berden on Morphy.

It was exciting to see that two thirds of the riders are still in primary school, so we have many more fun years ahead of us. 

All the wonderful gymkhana photos here and on the back page were taken by either Louise Wadsworth or Sarah Were.

Lucy Were on Pepper, with mum, Sarah, being awarded a First.

Lucy Were on Pepper, with mum, Sarah, being awarded a First.

Many thanks to all who helped out on the day.

- Monique Govan