The 2023 Midwest Auto Group Moonyoonooka Horse and Pony Club’s one-day event proved to be a thrilling showcase of equestrian talent. The event on August 26 had 38 skilled riders taking on the challenge across various eventing classes ranging from 45cm to 105cm. The event, held at Moonyoonooka Horse and Pony Club, spanned three phases: dressage, showjumping and cross-country. The event attracted participants from various regions, with riders travelling from Carnarvon, the southern suburbs of Perth and Mukinbudin. The diversity of the competitors was reflected in the presence of seven pony clubs, each representing their respective zones. The competition featured a distinguished panel of judges, including Lucy Lowe and Eliza Hebiton, who evaluated the riders’ performances in the dressage phase. The showjumping phase, designed by Fred Newman, and the cross-country phase, designed by Bethanie Moore, provided a challenging and exciting platform for competitors to showcase their skills. In the combined training class, which combined dressage and showjumping, Clare Graham emerged victorious aboard Pure Excitement. Highlighting the event’s commitment to equine welfare and repurposing retired racehorses were 20 Off The Track horses competing across all classes. Notable award recipients included Abby Green and her horse Barrabadeen Mystique, who secured the title of overall junior rider with the lowest penalties. Meanwhile, Malory Clarson and Tiaja Park Elegance claimed the title of overall rider with the lowest penalties. The off the track horse category saw Caitlin Woth’s Jerry Seinfair clinching the title with the lowest penalties, showcasing the potential of retired racehorses in the competitive equestrian arena. The event also recognised kindness and sportsmanship, with the Kindness Award going to Amy Leathlean, for her demeanor and support. Georgina Clarke and Parkiarrup Puzzle excelled in the Pony Club (PC) 105 category, while Abby Green continued her success by securing victory in the PC95 class with Barrabadeen Mystique. In the open 95 division, Abby Haselby and Double The Pro emerged as the winners, while Alexis Wyllie and Buffalo Soldier claimed the top spot in PC80. Malory Clarson continued to shine, this time in the open 80 category with Tiaja Park Elegance. The PC65 class witnessed a superb performance by Joshua Duncan and Tyalla Oriole, while Tarni King and Sevenoaks Guardsman dominated the open 65 division. In the PC45 category, Stevie Hopkins and Hughes Got It secured victory, while Georgia Briggs and Mistybeach impressed in the open 45 class. Wrapping up the event on a high note was the combined training class, which was claimed by Clare Graham and Pure Excitement.