SHOALHAVEN riders were on a crash course in eventing on May 3 and 4 for the Zone 28 Regional Eventing School, held at Worrigee.
Ashli Stephenson, Tilly Adamson, Paula Hitchcock, Piper Christley, Siena Jackson, Olivia Goodwin, Prue Nee, Laura McLaren, Emma Tinslay, Sarah Green, Brooke McPherson, Emma Roach, Jayde Bennett, Hayley Bennett, Jessica Usher, Olivia Salkeld and Jack and Jasmine Haynes braved the cold and wind to attend under the instruction of Sam Lyle.
Sam skilfully taught the young riders many skills in all areas of riding.
On Saturday each group had a dressage lesson in the morning followed by a showjumping lesson in the afternoon.
On Sunday Sam took the riders out on the cross country course, giving each group a two hour session.
The riders did a great job and came away with many new skills and a greater confidence in their own ability, with many riders attempting higher level jumps than they had thought possible.
At the end of the school the group thanked Mervyn and Ann Bennett, who allowed them to use the cross country course, PCANSW and Elaine Caswell for organising the school, and Sam Lyle for doing such a great job coaching the riders.