Rider to pack her ponies for Sydney

Lauren Rowe trains ahead of the event in Sydney next month.
Lauren Rowe trains ahead of the event in Sydney next month.

Lauren represented her school this year at the EWA Interschool Equestrian competition at Brigadoon and will travel to Sydney for the September event.

Lauren rode two ponies, Glen Avon Snowdream (Queenie) and Charisma Royal Emblem (Earl).

Earl won the event of Primary Show Hunter and Queenie placed third. Both ponies were bred in the State and Queenie was born in Stoneville and bred by local resident and welsh pony breeder, Hazel Filear of Glen Avon stud.

Her mother said this had helped Lauren earn selection on the State Interschool team.

Lisa Rowe said the family will travel the Nullabor and �take the ponies over in our float, it is going to be an adventure as well�.

�Everyone on the team is really nice, some people are taking horses and some are going to borrow horses.

�We are going to have fun, meet new friends and do the very best we can,� she said.

Mrs Rowe said the family had a lot to organise to make sure the ponies were healthy for the trip with coaches Shelley Appleton, Anna Duffy and Nell Henry helping out the team as well.

Laurenwill compete in Primary Show hunter.

Mrs Rowe said she wanted to thank the local businesses for their support.

�Begonia Pets and produce, Thompson and Redwood, RM Smith and Sons, Anitone, Mt Helena Hair and beauty have all been amazing in providing products to support Lauren and her trip,� she said.

�We are very grateful to the community for their support and hope we can do Mundaring proud at the event.�