Barastoc Local Ring

Sarah , Josh Tiffany & I volunteered at our local Korumburra Agricultural Show on Saturday 11th Feb. We love organising the Barastoc Local Ring. As it stands the Barastoc Local Ring ring allows competitors within a 20km radius from the township. Going by many peoples requests we feel it is time for change. So next year 2018 Team Joyce shall revamp this section. So stay tuned for more updates. ( Click on each picture to enlarge )

Proud to be apart of the Barastoc family

Team Joyce made sure every rider left the ring smiling. It is a pretty easy task making people feel good we greet them on arrival with a lively chirpy voice. Sarah had the hardest job judging each combination but still wanting to make sure every person felt special in their own way. Barastoc donated a 8kg bucket of Groom for every Champion and Reserve Champion winner.

Barastoc Local Encouragement Rider Award

The Barastoc Local Encouragement Rider Award was sponsored by Lals Haven Stud. We wanted to add a special touch by recognising one combination with a garland made by Domino Downs Pony Stud. The winner of this was Steven Couch riding Tara

The prizes did not stop there. We gave away Barastoc weight tapes, caps and bags of Calm Performer. It was suggested that the winners of the weight tapes use them on their horses ring side. Tiffany came up with the idea ‘ weigh your horse or pony write the answer on a piece of paper with your name and hand it in. After lunch we put the papers into a Barastoc cap and one winner was drawn out and won a bag of Barastoc Calm Performer.

Sarah keeping a close eye on all led exhibits

Sarah keeping a close eye on all led exhibits

On the Sunday morning Wes & I went back in with LH Lily Puss.We rode in the HRCAV ring supported by the Leongatha District Equestrian Club. This is the club Lil and I are members of. The rain came down on many occasions but this did not dampen my enthusiasm. Wes stood ring side all day supporting us providing dry towels.

Did you say wet ?

One of the most enjoyable parts of the day was meeting Kathryn’ . Who would think at such a ripe old age we still make new friends. Carole a lovely club member walked over to Kathryn and asked if she would pair up with Lily & I. It was full of many laughs riding side by side. Lily was a gem as usual – never a squeal or kick she went along with no bother at all. Kathryn’s gelding  was a real gentlemen which gained us first place !

All done and dusted for another year. Our aim is to make next year even better.

Have a listen to the Barastoc Chat-ski with mum Yvette and daughter Chloe