Neangar Park ponies turn pink for cancer

NEANGAR Park Pony Club riders and their horses were given the pink treatment at the weekend in aid of cancer research.

Riders, families and instructors all pitched in, hoping to raise more than $1500 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

About 25 riders aged four to 25 attended the monthly meet, dressed in pink tutus, sparkles and ribbons.

Horses too donned a similar attire, adorned with pink socks, tails and blankets as they launched themselves over – you guessed it – pink jumps.

In the canteen, pink lamingtons, cupcakes and musk sticks provided the finishing touch.

Pony club district commissioner Kim O’Neill said this was the second year the group had hosted the fundraiser, following the success of last year’s event, which raised up to $1500. But this year, she hoped to go one better.

“We have raffles, cake sales and donations, which all go towards this great cause,” she said. “Instructors will also donate their fees on the day.”

A final count will reveal the total amount raised today.

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