GALLERY: Upwell enjoys third Fun Pony Show of 2012

SHOWJUMPING starters got a taste of the action at Upwell’s third Fun Pony Show and Gymkhana of the year.

The Upwell Playing Field Committee began the show last year as a relaxed introduction to the world of pony shows.

“It’s very relaxed. It’s not a qualifier for anything, we just do it purely for raising funds for the playing field,” organiser Ros Shorting said.

Saturday’s (August 25) show was the third of 2012, with a fourth yet to come on September 29 when the pony show is combined with a Family Fun Dog Show.

“It’s something we started last year and it has gradually increased,” Mrs Shorting said.

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The event helped the Playing Field Committee raise money towards its new sports pavilion.

Building work on the facility started earlier this year so �30,000 of Section 106 money, given to the project by developers of a nearby housing estate, would not be lost.

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That has enabled the group to put the structure of the building in place but it still needs �60,000 to complete the project.

Anyone interested in donating to the pavilion appeal should contact Mrs Shorting on 01945 773604.

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