PONY clubbers will have the opportunity to learn from one of the best young riders in the country when champion eventer Teegan Ashby conducts a clinic in Armidale this weekend.
Ashby will be teaching at the New England Girls’ School equestrian facility and will provide young riders with key pointers to take their riding to the next level.
She regularly competes in 3* competitions and was placed on the 2016 young rider Rio De Janeiro Olympic watch squad.
Last year, Ashby represented Australia in New Zealand for the Oceania Eventing Young Rider Championships.
Ashby moves to the UK at the end of this year to work under Great Britain Olympic medallist William Fox-Pitt.
Armidale Horse and Pony Club’s Rebecca Cameron said there are 23 pony clubbers entered in the clinic and it is great opportunity for aspiring eventers to learn from someone of Ashby’s standard.
“It just allows the kids to get out and about and jump a bit more, have a little bit different instruction instead of having the same pony club instructors they get,” she said.
“It allows another set of eyes to pinpoint what is going wrong other than what they normally know and what they normally notice.
“She is very down to earth, very childlike, jokes about everything, handles any age, an situation and is just easy to get along with.
“I think the kids just relate to her much easier with her being like that rather than someone who is very standoffish and is just there to teach whereas she is quite happy to get to know the kids.”
The clinic will have showjumping classes on Saturday with cross country instruction on Sunday.
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