Riding night a great joy for kids, parents

Students from Myrtleford’s Riding Develops Ability were thrilled to receive their end-of-year certificates at their final performance last week. Celebrating their achievements were (back, from left) Kaiden Parr-Liddell, Jessica Cooper, Natasha Crowe, Tenice Rouse, Jordan Furlong, Kalen Sella, Shelby Murrell, Tyler Sacco, Jalen Thompson (front, from left) Amos Tull, Lachlan Perryman, Bayley Power, Cooper Lovell, James Canata, Konrad Birti and Lachlan Boyd.

THE Riding Develops Ability group held its annual student parent night in Myrtleford last week.

Riding Develops Ability member Monica Sacco said the night is a special evening which is set aside for students to come together with their families and showcase what they have achieved throughout the year.

“Riding Develops Ability enables children with challenges, the ability to grow in confidence and encourages the development of motor skills, balance, coordination, and develop a bond with an animal,” she said.

“The children develop a bond with their ponies throughout the year and this night is a special night where they get to show their parents the skills they have developed.”

Ms Sacco said all the ponies were washed and plaited for the occasion and showcased some of the exercises they had been taught through the year.

“Bending around cones, picking rings of poles with swords, trotting ponies from barrel to barrel were some of the exercises which were showcased and all to the sound of music,” she said.

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