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W.A. Gearing up for the Pony Club Australia National Championships

The 2013 Pony Club Australia National Championships will be held in Western Australia at the State Equestrian Centre in Brigadoon from the 25th of September through to
the 30th of September. The competition will see some of Australia’s best young riders converge to represent their states in Prince Philip Mounted Games, Dressage, Show Jumping and Eventing.

This year sees a new format for the PPMG (Prince Philip Mounted Games) section of the Championships. It will see competitors ride their own horses for the very first time, instead of riding pooled horses supplied by the host state.

At team selections earlier this year, Chittering resident Rhys Browne (pictured above) and his horse Kenny were selected in the senior PPMG team. The selection comes on the back of a stellar twelve months for the pair and it will be Rhys’ fourth time representing WA at nationals for PPMG. He admits that he has had his sights set on the national Championships all year and that his selection on the team is a reward for all of the countless hours of hard work that he has put in.