IN WHAT is a major coup for horse-mad young locals, Warwick as part of the biggest centre in pony club's Zone 21, will host the State's elite young riders in a four-day program for the Queensland Pony Club Championships from September 26.
Warwick Pony Club chief instructor Sue Bondfield is thrilled to have the Queensland championships happening on home turf and describes them as a "brilliant" opportunity for local riders.
"A lot of young riders from our zone don't go away to compete at state-level events, because they don't think they are good enough," Mrs Bondfield said.
"Our zone stretches from Warwick to Inglewood, out to Texas, Stanthorpe and includes Killarney and a lot of these riders just compete at local events. So hosting the state championships gives our riders a chance to see they really are capable of competing at that level."
For more on the championships see next Tuesday's Bush Tele.
State campdraft titles, Killarney, September 26.
State gymkhana, Morgan Park, September 27.
State sporting championships, Morgan Park, September 28.
State mounted games, Morgan Park, September 29.