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Vinnie the Pony Goes to the Coast!

Published on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 in General

Once upon a time there was a chestnut pony named Vinnie.  Vinnie was bred as an Australian Riding Pony and he lived in Victoria where he grew up to be a very handsome horse and competed at the Melbourne Royal Show from a very early age.  He taught many children to ride and he soon became a champion of the show ring. 

As time went by, Vinnie moved to Queensland and just a few years ago he came to the Sunshine Coast Riding for the Disabled which he loves, as he gets to teach lots more children how to ride.

But last weekend was a very special day for Vinnie as he headed to Noosa to join in the celebrations at the Noosa Come Together Festival on the shores of the Noosa River.

At first he was a bit overwhelmed with the vast waterway but he soon lapped up lots of attention from all the children that came to pet him and find out about his work at the RDA.

He was also thrilled to let everyone know about the Riding for the Disabled and also about The Sunshine Coast Mane Event which the RDA are holding at the Sunshine Coast Community Equestrian Centre in North Arm on July 30 – an even bigger celebration than the Noosa Festival – where “Horses will be Celebrated as Heroes”.  Vinnie really likes that idea and is looking forward to meeting lots more children and taking them for pony rides while their mums and dads check out all the displays and entertainment.

If you would like to know more about the Sunshine Coast Mane Event, please contact the Sunshine Coast Riding for Disabled 5472 7280, admin@sunshinecoastrda.comor check their website  You’ll also find them on Facebook.

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