If there is one event many families look forward to every year it must be the Berry Riding Club Interschools Championship. Young riders begin their preparations and planning early and dedicate many hours to training and practise. Their devoted families book holidays, pack the camping gear and hitch up the horse float for the trek to Nowra. Every year people comment that it was the biggest and best ever, and yet, with each passing year it exceeds all expectations.

The long weekend in October once again saw riders from near and far converge on the Worrigee Equestrian Common for three days of competition and fun. Over one hundred schools fielded entries and there were riders from Delegate, Young and New England Girls School to name just a few.

Once again events were scheduled to cater for all. There was Dressage, Jumping, Sporting, Versatility Trials and Hacking. This year some cross country jumps were transported to the venue so that the very popular Hunter classes could be held.
The prestigious Interschools Challenge event was very well supported and offered riders and horses a chance to showcase their versatility in Led, Hacking and Jumping.

In 2016 The Champion schools awards were hotly contended. Local school Milton emerged as the Primary School Champion while St Pauls Grammar School from Cranebrook took honours in the Secondary Schools Championship.
Individual Champion riders were Mia Wright-Miller from Berry in the Primary school division and Matilda Seppelt in the Secondary school competition. Huge congratulations to these young riders and to all who competed. There were many proud parents watching and cheering from the sidelines and helping to keep things running smoothly. Thank you also to the judges, stewards, all the volunteers, the canteen crew and to the organisers who give up so much time to plan and make this event such a happy and successful fixture on the Equestrian calendar. It is envisaged that in time to come this much loved event will be held at our own equestrian grounds in Schofields Lane, Berry.

Berry Riding Club also managed to host our annual Awards Night recently. It too was a wonderful night. Great food, convivial company, tastefully decorated tables and the haunting voice of Roy Orbison provided a mellow backdrop. The much coveted Champion rugs and scores of very pretty rosettes were awarded to the successful competitors in dressage and jumping. As they say……Riding fun for every one. You can always find us on Facebook.