WANNEROO Adult Equestrian Club kicked off its first show for the year with a Fire and Ice Gymkhana.
Entrants competed in three phases – hacking, showjumping and games.
Club secretary Charlotte Cleary said when organising the event, the club wanted to give back to the community and chose to fundraise for the Bullsbrook Volunteer Fire Service, which created the fire and ice theme.
“We encouraged entrants to dress up in their best red and white and even in fancy dress in honour of the hard work these volunteers do,” she said.
“The day could not have been better, we had great weather which certainly helped, fantastic entrants, wonderful costumes and all in all an exceptional day.”
Club member Samantha Unstead, who is also a Bullsbrook volunteer firefighter with her husband Chris, said it was “heart-warming to see so many smiling faces and loved ponies taking part in the event and the efforts made with outfits and costumes”.
The best costume went to Alice Rigby.
“I’m reminded daily of what a dragon my mare can be when I come to catch her so I decided to channel her inner spirit animal,” she said,
“Claire from Bullsbrook Belles Equestrian took on the challenge and did an incredible job with Summer’s costume.”
Sarah Bracegirdle, who was runner-up, said she tried to represent the theme with her horse Bundy resembling the ice and her as the “fiery red dragon on his back”.
The club raised $574 and hopes to make it an annual event.