No horsing around ? Olympian on show
IT'S not every day you get to see a former Olympian in action on the Tweed.
Today, Queensland's Ron Easey, who competed at the Sydney Olympics in equestrian, will line up in the showjumping competition at the Murwillumbah Show.
A high quality field has been assembled in what promises to be an action-packed day of equestrian sports at the showgrounds.
Competitors have come from across Northern NSW and southern Queensland for the events, which get underway from 8am (NSW) today.
One junior rider to keep an eye out for is Pottsville's Jack Glasby, 14, who won last year's supreme junior rider of the show. Glasby warmed up for today's action by competing in yesterday's Tweed Valley Equestrian Group jump at the showgrounds.
While he was among the top performers on the day in the 13 to under-19 division, young Joshua Jones stole the limelight finishing first, second and fourth in the jump on his three rides. Patrick Everingham took second.
And in the under-13 agegroup, Bianca Drake starred claiming first, third and fifth spot on her three rides.
Lincoln Glasby finished second and sixth respectively, with Brock Everingham third.