Family fun for all ages

New Southern National Miniature Horse Club member Susan Barnes, of Invercargill, with first, second and third ribbon-winning miniature horse Silver. Photos: Hayden Williams

FAMILY, fun and horses – small horses.

The Southern National Miniature Horse Club holds monthly training meets at the Southland Riding for the Disabled Association arena at Otatara.

Miniature horse breeder Hazel Leckie, who founded the club in 1994, said training meets primarily involved preparing the horses and their owners for shows, but they were also about having fun and anyone interested was welcome to come along.

Club treasurer and president Lyne Middlemiss said the whole family could be involved.

“We have members as young “as 10 showing, and also older members. We have husbands and wives, mums and dads, a grandson and grandmother, so it’s all good fun and everybody helps one another,” she said.

Club member John Wallace said miniature horses were relatively easy to keep and they doubled as excellent “lawn mowers”.

The club will have training meets on July 15, August 19, September 16 and October 21 in preparation for shows which begin in November.

For more information, contact Hazel Leckie on 215 8014.

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