Following flod damage, Cobram and District Pony Club celebrates higher membership and new premises.LAURA HURLEY July 14, 2014 3:57am
Cobram and District Pony Club celebrated the long-awaited opening of their new clubhouse on the weekend.
The club grounds on Sandmount Rd was inundated by flood in February 2012 and extensive damage to the shed meant the club had to rebuild.
The club received about $80
Club president Barb Clarke said the generosity of the community had helped the club recover and thrive since the floods.
‘‘We’ve gone from eight members two years ago to 68 members now on our records,’’ Ms Clarke said.
‘‘It’s brought the club members closer together
‘‘The club is great for the youth of our community.’’
The pony club received funding from Moira Shire and Bendigo Bank, as well as from community groups Cobram Community House and Kiwanis.
Rob Morey from Cobram Community House was at the official opening.
‘‘What they’ve achieved here and what they’ve built is something special,’’ Mr Morey said.
Members from the club also put on a demonstration for guests, after competing at state level in Bacchus Marsh in May.
The riders competed in flat teams and musical rides against representatives from clubs from across Victoria.
Cobram Pony Club had three teams compete and Ms Clarke said the club was ‘‘really well presented’’.
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