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Wendy Abey has made a huge contribution to teaching children to ride in central Victoria. In Wendy’s younger years she show jumped and evented to the highest level successfully. Over the past 50 years Wendy has dedicated a large part of her time to teaching children at pony club.
Wendy has a passion for teaching children to ride, and most importantly enjoying it. Over the past 50 years she has taught at Gisborne and then Riddells Creek Pony Club. With a good understanding and feel of SJ course design, as well as getting kids and ponies going many children found their love of jumping along with confidence under her instruction.
Whilst this was Wendy’s forte she also loved anything that kids found fun and became involved in the early 90s in the Prince Phillip Mounted Games. Wendy went on to be a selector for many years.
In recent time Wendy had a lot of involvement in the Pony Club “speed to safety” which provided a gateway for some young riders to the racing industry. Always trying to keep things interesting, Wendy believed that children should be exposed to as many things they could do with horses as possible, with a large focus on keeping things interesting for the young boys who were part of pony club.
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