Horses and their riders will have an easier time performing at the Cummins Show on October 13 this year thanks to improvements by volunteers.
About 176 truck loads of sand were dumped on the Cummins Show Horse Arena in March, donated by Gavin Traeger, softening the arena to reduce the risk of serious injury to horse and rider.
Cummins A and H society president Raymond Whillas said the improvements were needed as numbers of competitors at the events had been dropping over the years due to the risk of injury.
“People (could) fall off and break their collarbone – we’re trying to do the right thing for the horse community,” he said.
“It’s so hard on people coming off and horses too.” Mr Whillas said the ground was looking like it was in good condition after it had been smoothed and graded by volunteers and planted with seed donated by Pasture Genetics, and would be maintained with help from a Boehringer Ingelheim sponsorship.
“We’ve generated a lot of interest in the horse community…hopefully it shows on show day with lots of entries,” Mr Whillas said.
Tarnya Branson, who broke a rib after falling off her horse at the arena four months ago, said the improvements would increase the agility and pace of events at the arena as horses could run faster with less impact […]
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Faster events at Cummins show
July 24, 2018
Port Lincoln Times