Riders in the pink for charity

THE Southern Tasmanian Quarter Horse Association held their Pink “B” Show in Pontville over the weekend, with proceeds going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

The feature event saw competitors and their steeds kitted out in pink before competing in specialised courses.

Horses and riders took to the arena in their pink attire in the afternoon for their main event, their costumes ranging from fairy wings to frilly dresses.

Awards were given to riders for best dressed, as well as best performance.

President Robyn White said breast cancer awareness was a cause close to the hearts of almost everyone at the show, herself included, and the help for the event came from well beyond the club members.

“Breast cancer has affected a lot of us personally, whether it’s a family member or a close friend, it’s something everyone here is passionate about,” Ms White said.
“We’ve had an arena rake donated to us which half of the proceeds for that will got to the breast cancer association, plus all the money from the classes entered.”

The fundraiser raised a total of $2010.