For a club with just nine riders, Sun Valley Pony Club is punching above its weight.
The club won a number of events at the State Championships held in April and July, and earlier this month Member for Blue Mountains, Trish Doyle, presented five members with awards.
Rebecca Moss, Georgia Foley, Isabella Witchard, Clare Jessup and Evie Norris were presented with a State Representative Award, which recognises people who have represented NSW in a competitive field.
“I congratulate the Wild Things mounted games team of the Sun Valley Pony Club for their achievements in the state championships,” Ms Doyle said.
“The riders competed against much bigger clubs from all across New South Wales. This achievement is really quite extraordinary.
“This is a small riding club with a very big heart and some mighty talented young riders. It has a bright future.”
The Sun Valley Pony Club relies on the support of volunteers, riders and their families. The club’s executive and riders’ parents put in hours of dedicated service to bring together successful events and competitions.
“I extend a very special shout out to president Sheryn Phillips, Kelly Heckenberg and Britt Moss for coaching and mentoring their young members and bringing out their abilities. I also recognise the support provided by the parents who volunteer, assist with the set-up and pack down, as well as transporting young riders and animals alike,” Ms Doyle said.