New Award for Horse Trials

New Award for Horse Trials

This weekend at Horseland Horse Trials Festival, being held at Mansfield Pony Club, a new club teams shield will be awarded. The shield is for club teams that consist of 3 or 4 combinations (comprised of one grade PCV110 or 1, 2 and 3 plus one other from these grades) with the best three placing point scores to count for the team.

The new award is in honour of John Barlee, who sadly passed away earlier this year. He was an outstanding volunteer and supporter of pony club.  The John Barlee Perpetual Shield celebrates his long commitment to helping clubs and riders for more than 60 years.

John had a vast input into the lives of so many young riders by ensuring they were well instructed, operating within well-defined rules and riding on safely designed courses. His dedication encouraged all levels of ability to compete with confidence and enthusiasm, and to seek to improve.

Throughout his years of services, he became a life member of Berwick Pony Club, Mornington Peninsula Pony Club, Southern Metropolitan Zone, and Pony Club Victoria. More recently John achieved Pony Club Australia Living Legends status for his contributions to Pony Club.

We are pleased to acknowledge John’s work and passion for horse trials with this perpetual award.

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