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Kids on horses and ponies are getting back into the arena at Mullumbimby Showgrounds. Pictured are Misha and Michelle Quaine with Ember and Aroha.
Photo Jeff ‘All Hoarse Since 1986’ Dawson.

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The Mullumbimby Pony Club is keen to get new members engaged in loving horses and ponies and is also keen to remind other people using the Mullumbimby Showgrounds that they need to take care around the horses to ensure everyone’s safety. In particular they are reminding people who are walking their dogs that they are going to be a regular presence on the Showgrounds and that dog owners and walkers need to keep their animals under control.

‘Since dogs’ have been granted access on an off-leash basis, its become a big problem for us,’ secretary of the Mullumbimby Pony Club Michelle Quaine said.

‘Safety is a real concern. Dog owners are often taken by surprise and their dog’s just run off. We just want awareness so we can avoid any consequences down the track,’ she said. ‘A lot of dog owners don’t realise we are here’.

Horses a regular presence at the showground

The Mullumbimby Pony Club meets at the Showgrounds one Sunday a month, as well as having occasional two-day events, such as last weekend’s school-holiday workshop and mid-year sign on.

Because of COVID-19 a lot of the regular showground activities haven’t been running but now the Club is resuming activities.

‘We are trying to make up for lost time,’ Michelle said.

The Club has started putting signs on the showground entrance and on local social media sites to let people know when they will be at the Showgrounds.

‘Hopefully dog owners will choose to come on different days,’ she said.

The club had 20 horses at their first meeting back together post Covid 19, which represented about half its members ‘We are trying to encourage new life into our friendly club,’ she said.

The Club is open to adults and children. Check out their website or call (02) 6684 5312 for more information.

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