Equine extravaganza embraced

Kerry and Paul Duncstan with Jack Rae and horse Malibu Park-White Lies from Tynong North. Picture: DONNA OATES 111233_06

By BRIDGET SCOTT

A CHANGE of date and change in scenery made little difference to riders competing in the horse section of the Pakenham Show last Saturday.
The horse section of the Pakenham and District Agricultural and Horticultural Show was held at Akoonah Park in Berwick last Saturday, several months before the official Pakenham Show.
The show will be held early next year at the P.B. Ronald Reserve in Pakenham, but due to the new location it would be unfit to host the horse section of the show.
Horse show coordinator Jane Comben said the event went extremely well, and was overwhelmed by the amount of participants and supporters.
“It went better than any of us expected,” she said.
“Being the first show held at Akoonah Park, it was fantastic.”
Ms Comben said that the event saw record numbers in terms of participants.
“It is the biggest horse show, or had the largest amount of competitors that we have had in the horse side of things for many years,” the organiser said.
“The change in venue has really worked well.”
Ms Comben said she has already managed to recruit a few more committee members to assist with the show next year and is confident it will be bigger and better in 2014.

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