Silver City Show on again next weekend

Heads up, heels down! The horses are back in action at this year’s Silver City Show, which returns next weekend after a two-year break.

The show opens on Friday September 15, and runs for three days, with the Saturday largely dedicated to equestrian competitions.

Local horse enthusiast and event organiser, Debbie Olds, has been at the helm for some time, but this year she has enlisted the help of fellow horse lover and rider, Kirby Simmons.

“I have been glad to get on board and help Debbie this year with the organising,” Ms Simmons says.

“I have helped with the social media posting and advertising of the show, I am excited to see riders getting out there enjoying their horses again.

Debbie and Kirby have worked hard to put together no less than 71 classes, so plenty for the keen equestrian to choose from.

Their aim is to provide a fun-filled day for everyone to enjoy and with the spread and number of events have spared no effort in making sure there are some incredible individual events for all the family to get involved with.

“We have all of the usual events such as English riding, western and stock horse events,” said Mrs Olds.

“We have also put together some really great, different novelties too this year that are open to all ages.”

The Silver City – Horses In Action has a host of classes in the Topsy that youngsters 12 and under can sign up for, including musical chairs, best presented pony and rider, as well as the ever popular fancy dress class. The novelties always make for an entertaining spectacle, especially the hotly contested barrel and bending races. Novelty events are open to all ages including led riders under the age of 12.

“We are excited to see the return of a horse event in Broken Hill and hope that everybody in the district will come long and either compete or support the other competitors,” said Mrs Olds.

As with any community event, Horses In Action wouldn’t exist if not for the critical support of local sponsors and donors, say both Debbie and Kirby who add they greatly appreciate help from all those who have helped get the event off the ground.

Far West Rural, Silver City Academy, Remove The Bean, Hopkins Saddlery and the Local Rising School are among the sponsors and donors.

“There are so many others and we cannot thank them all enough for their support and contribution.

Each ring begins at 9.30am sharp Saturday morning.

Horse traffic will be directed through the gates on Warnock St. Caravan sites are available but must be pre-arranged, with closed stables available for hire but also able to be pre-booked with event organisers.

The event is being held at Memorial Oval and tickets are only available at the gates. More info, call 0402 108 286.

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