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42 Wednesday December 17, 2018
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 10th
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SADDLE BRONC - BULLRIDE- STEER WRESTLING - BARREL RACES
ROPE N TIE - TEAM ROPING - POLeY BUCK JUMP - LADIES STEER RIDE
RODEO FROM 2PM - SLACKs FROM 12 noon if required
‘Monaro blondes’ to compete at national dressage competition
Chloe and Blondie competing at advanced level dressage.
Photo KK Equine Photography.
Helping with cattle work on the farm.
At the age of 12, Chloe Campbell first
set eyes on a scrawny blonde foal
at a drought sale. She used her own
‘pocket money’ to bring the pony home
to the family farm at Mila, where their
friendship started to blossom.
The pony was named Mila’s Little
Mayhem, after the farm she grew up on
and her reputation for being a pony with
a big personality, but Chloe nicknamed
After a lot of TLC and many months
of being turned out on the lush horse
pastures at Mila, Chloe was in the
saddle (under the guidance of her
parents, Keith and Sophie).
Chloe and Blondie went on to travel
and compete at a range of local pony
club and agricultural shows, achieving
great success in the hack ring and
ultimately winning the coveted Dalgety
Show ‘Champion of Champions’ trophy
in 2015 and achieving a Top 10 placing
at the NSW Horse of the Year that same
After spending some time developing
their dressage skills, both horse and
rider soon discovered a passion for the
sport of dressage; successfully moving
through the grades in a relatively short
time and being supported along the way
by many wonderful mentors, sponsors
Chloe is now 19 and she and Blondie
are having more success than ever.
They have recently qualified to represent
NSW in the Fédération Equestre
Internationale (FEI) young rider and
advanced classes at the Australian
Youth Dressage Championships at
Boneo Park this week.
“This is such an amazing opportunity
to compete alongside some of the
country’s most talented young riders
and their horses,” said Chloe.
“I’m really looking forward to the
whole experience and to representing
NSW and this region at a national level.
“As anyone who is into horses knows,
the time we spend with our horses is all
about the journey - not the destination.
“It has certainly been a wonderful ride
It is believed this is the first time a
local rider of Chloe’s age has competed
at this elite FEI level of national
dressage. Certainly, Blondie would have
to be one of the first rescue ponies
to reach this level with a young rider
The pair have spent
the summer holidays
back at home on the
Monaro training hard for
the upcoming national
their Canberra based
dressage coach, Susan
Elekessy. They have
also had to adjust their
training and location
around Chloe’s current
university studies at CSU
Wagga. As a result, the
pair have clocked up a lot
of miles over the last 12
months and are regularly
roped into cattle work
when they’re home.
In fact, these two
‘Monaro blondes’ are
fast gaining a reputation
for their hard work and dedication to
the sport. Both Chloe and Blondie have
also been enjoying helping other up and
coming young local riders to hone their
skills and follow their dreams.
“For everyone who has supported
us on this epic journey in recent years,
we’d like to thank you for ‘living the
dream’ with us!
“And for all those young girls and
boys out there who are training their
own horses and dreaming big, don’t
let anyone say you ‘can’t do it’ or ‘you
shouldn’t do it’.
“Just do it and enjoy the journey!”
Chloe is sponsored by Champion
Tails, GiddyupGirl Australia and Kieffer
Australia. You can follow their journey
via ‘Blondie’s Blog’ on Facebook.
Chloe and Blondie winning Champion of Champions
at Dalgety Show 2015.
More major pairs decided at
Warm and calm weather last Wednesday made for
enjoyable conditions for bowlers and none more
so than Ron Wainwright and Mick Mayhew in their
Major Pairs match with Max Butler and Mike Mannile.
Max and Mike won eight of the first 12 ends but
only held a 15/11 advantage with Ron and Mick
having two four shot ends in that period.
Over the next four ends Ron and Mick scored 10
shots to their opponents’ one and went on to win
On Saturday 13th Ross Russell and Mark Buckley
played Steve Lapham and Richard Nichols in the
Major Pairs with Steve and Richard winning the first
two ends to lead 3/0.
Eight ends later they were still on three whilst Ross
and Mark advanced to 19 and only allowed Steve
and Richard two more scoring ends to move into the
Gayle Schouten and Renate Winckel had the best
of the running against Dot Jackson and Ken Rees
to lead 13/5 on 14. Dot and Ken scored six shots
over ends 14 and 15 but promptly dropped the
same number over the next two ends with Gayle and
Renate going on to win 21/18.
Steve Seears and Geoff Venables made a good
start against Peter Marsicano and Jack Sajina to
lead 16/10 on 13. Good play by Peter and Jack
brought them just two shots behind on 20 but
unable to counter their fast finishing opposition who,
helped by four shots on the last end, went on to win
At 5/10 down Ron Gammon, Mary Obermaier and
Kevin Jackson were in trouble from the start against
Darren Collins, Bob Douglass and Leonie Snell. Four
shots on 15 to Darren, Bob and Leonie put them
further in front and went on to win 21/12.
Mary Hilton, Alby Marshall and Denis Steinfort
spent six ends on two shots against Ines Rees,
Peter Harris and Paul Cannel but kept in touch to be
15/15 on 16. Twelve shots over the remaining four
ends gave Mary, Alby and Denis a convincing 27/15
As only 14 social bowlers turned up on Saturday
13th the Jackpot was not run and remains at $167.
Jack Sajina and Geoff Venables had an 8/1 lead
over Mick Mayhew and Garry Taylor (welcome back
Garry) after six ends.
Mick and Garry then put on 11 shots to lead 12/8
on 11 but did not score again with Jack and Geoff
Peter Marsicano and Paul Cannell scored seven
shots on end seven against Max Butler and Terry
Croker , who never recovered whilst Peter and Paul
completely dominated in winning 28/8.
Scott Douglas (a visitor from Young), Ian
Leadbetter (a new member) and Giulio D’Amico
had an early lead against Mario Frezza, Maureen
D’Amico and Mike Mannile but were unable to hold
off the fast finishing opposition with Mario, Maureen
and Mike winning 19/14.
Sunday must have been too cold for most bowlers
as there were only six players and four onlookers.
Ken Rees, Geoff Venables and Paul Cannell were
too consistent for Bob Douglass, Mike Mannile and
Mark Buckley in winning eight of the first 11 ends for
a 14/5 lead. Bob, Mike and Mark won seven of the
next nine ends to lead 17/16 with one end to play on
which Bob, Mike and Mark scored five shots to win
The draw for the Major Singles is now completed
and the following matches set down for play
commencing at 9.30 am Saturday January 27, with
Markers names in ( ).
M Reeve v M Frezza (P Harris) M Butler v M
Mayhew (B Douglass) I Mondello v J Sajina (M
Buckley) R Wainwright v M Mannile (P Cannell) R
Venables v P Marsicano (G Venables ) M Storta v K
Rees (to be advised).
Markers for afternoon matches will be morning
losers and the matches set down are. S Lapham v
C Roberson, C Mills v Jake Barnes, P Cannell v J
Schoon, S Seears v M Buckley, D Clough v B Searl,
G Venables v D Collins.
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