post 2008 Reconciliation Gymkhana

April 9th, 2008

Filed under: Events — newseditor @ 1:40 pm

A reminder that the 2008 Reconciliation Gymkhana is being held at Angepena Racecourse on April 12th, 9.00 am. All gallopers to be classified by 9.30 am. No alcohol on the premises, riders ride at own risk, helmets must be worn and all riders under 10 years of age must be led.

Entry fees: Adults $7, Pensioners $5, Children under 12 yrs free.

BBQ and soft drinks will be available at the racecourse.

The program has been revised. Download the latest program here.

Giddy up!


  1. We had a great time at the gymkhana, it was terrific.
    We have some great photos if anyone would like to
    see some.
    Thank you everyone involved in making the event such
    a good one.
    Siobhan, Morgaine, Fionn [and Mom & Dad]

    Comment by Siobhan, Morgaine & Fionn — April 13, 2008 @ 3:05 pm

  2. Email me some photos, faeries!

    Comment by newseditor — April 13, 2008 @ 6:16 pm

  3. could you please email all photos of race meeting

    Comment by helen gower — April 14, 2008 @ 3:33 pm

  4. working on the photos, they will be up soon…still trying to figure out the names of all the people…can anyone help?

    Comment by di — April 15, 2008 @ 5:19 pm

  5. wonderful day as a first for me. The fact that it was an alcohol free event made it good for everyone. The horses were all so different, from race horses to ones straight from the stations, to shetland pony. I think the horse of the day would have to have been Asha. She was ridden in lots of events, stayed calm, responded well to all the varied situations and enjoyed herself even when ridden by all the kids for pony rides. All three of the Nichol’s kids rode her at some point or other.
    Simon and Tracey did a wonderful job, from the canteen to organising the events. Lesley and Darlene kept the flow of events happening against the odds. Many thanks to Nepabunna group who arranged this gymkhana, to all the sponsors and Cid and Fay for having it on their beautiful station track. You will see from the photos what amazing country this is. Unfortunately there were several falls and stray horses gallopping off to get out of the melee, just one injury thank goodness. we hope Noel is OK who had to be taken to hospital with a fractured collar bone when he didn’t make it through the gate the horse decided to jump over.
    Apart from that incident, we saw some incredible riding, fun events and competition. Let’s do it again next year, please.

    Comment by Jim Kana — April 15, 2008 @ 10:47 pm

  6. Gymkhana images are at the new Copley Image Gallery:

    Thanks to the photographers! If you would like your names listed with the photos, let me know.

    Comment by newseditor — April 16, 2008 @ 3:07 pm

  7. do you have any photos of the cup presentation or any photos of the childrens events.Thankyou Helen Gower

    Comment by helen gower — April 16, 2008 @ 9:28 pm

  8. Helen – all of the photos I have been given are on the image gallery site.

    Comment by newseditor — April 17, 2008 @ 4:41 pm

  9. Hope your breaks heal soon Noel.

    Comment by the Maynards crew — April 19, 2008 @ 11:14 pm

  10. I apologise for missing out on thanking Geraldine, who was integral in the organising of this wonderful event, she seemed to be everywhere. Many thanx for being there with the ambulance, taking Noel to hospital and then the next day driving him to Port Augusta for admission and all important x-rays. Hopefully the training being attended by Leigh Creek staff will make this sort of journey in extreme discomfort, a thing of the past. Our community foundation is people like Geraldine whose selflessness is usually unseen and unrecognised until an emergency occurs. Thank you Geraldine.

    Comment by di — April 20, 2008 @ 8:14 pm

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