[Jess and I ]

Jess and I

[photograph] [photograph] [Kim McGregor ]

Kim McGregor

[Carol Blakely ]

Carol Blakely

November 29, 2011

The weekend after Equitana I was back in Sydney for the Australian Show Driving Championships. This involved leaving home at 3:30 am to to Bundanoon, get ponies, drive back to Sydney, have them groomed and ready for a 9am start.

The Championships were held at Clarendon Show ground (between Richmond and Windsor) and it's a lovely venue. Once again Belinda and Jessica were there to help me. Jessica got dressed beautifully in a grey pony club outfit to be my groom for the day.

Wow - it was hot. It got up to 37 degrees. Which is not fun if you are wearing a tweed suit, hat and lap rug. Nor if you are a black pony pulling a carriage.

My boys did very well. Much to my surprise we won the under 10.2hh turnout, as well as second in the driver class. It was a long, hot day, but I was very proud of my boys.

Thanks to Belinda and Jessica for helping me in the heat, and thanks to the Hills Club for putting on such a great event.

Posted by Amanda on November 29, 2011 05:43 PM