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Pink dressage event raises $6000 for cancer charity

WITH over $6,000 raised at the Tweed Valley Equestrian Group's (TVEG) Power of Pink Dressage and Showjumping weekend, the group are certainly "in the pink."

Everyone wore pink for the Team Pink National Cancer Foundation fundraiser.

With pink riders, pink horses, pink show jumps, pink prizes, there was no doubt as to the fashionable colour for the successful event held at the Murwillumbah Showgrounds earlier this month..

A total of $6812.74 was raised and will be fully donated to the National Cancer Foundation.

"We are grateful to Southcoast Automotive who again this year started the fundraiser with a $1,000 donation," said spokeswoman Judith Cartwright.

"The club also appreciates the variety of prizes donated for the huge raffle when almost $1,000 was raised.

"We also have to thank the Murwillumbah Show Society for the donation of the grounds, the judges who donated their time and Tweed Equestrian Murwillumbah who donated 5% of all sales made on the weekend."

This year the event was run over the two days with Junior Dressage and Showjumping on the Saturday and Senior Dressage and Showjumping held on the Sunday.

93 rounds of showjumping and 145 dressage test were ridden.

"This is the first year for the show jumping, proving it was very popular with the riders a fantastic amount of $700 was raised," Ms Cartwright said.

"Lynette and Andrew Moore did a great job setting up the Showjumping Course with the stunning backdrop of Mount Warning."

The Dragons Abreast Dragon Boat Club cooked fabulous food and ran the canteen over the weekend.

They are all survivors of breast cancer.

They, along with TVEG are great supporters of the National Breast Cancer Foundation dedicated to supporting and promoting high quality research into the prevention, detection and treatment of breast cancer.

"Talks are already underway for next year's event," Ms Cartwright said.

"Entertainment, perhaps a band and evening meal for both horse and non horsy people, six bar showjumping and Grande Prix Freestyle Dressage are all on the drawing board."

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