Carcoar and Districts, Cudal and Orange Pony Clubs came together at Blayney Showgrounds on the 3rd of March for a combined Rally Day and to celebrate John Kinghorn’s 80th Birthday.
John is very well known in the Equestrian world within the Central West and border NSW.
John has instructed and judged for local Pony Clubs for over 50 years seeing 3 or more generations of rider’s progress thru Pony Club.
Having spent his childhood in the Cudal area before venturing to the bright lights of Sydney for a stint Mr Kinghorn returned, calling the Central West his home.
Over 150 people joined the celebrations on the day with over 60 Pony Club riders participating in the Rally Day.
The three local clubs providing instructors and activities enabling seven simultaneous lessons for all riding levels throughout the day.
Some past and present pony club members came for lunch to celebrate with John.
Many spoke of John’s endless contribution to Pony Club and his ability to make a challenge into an achievement.