Turning pink at the races
PINK will be the colour at Murwillumbah Showground this weekend when the Tweed Valley Equestrian Group (TVEG) gallops in to The Power of Pink Dressage and Showjumping events.
On both Saturday and Sunday the colour will be everywhere for this annual fundraiser for the "Team Pink National Breast Cancer Foundation".
Last year the Tweed Valley Equestrian Group raised and donated to the foundation over $6,000.
"This year we are hoping to increase this amount to $10,000," said spokeswoman Judith Cartwright.
"The Southcoast Automotive Group Tweed Heads has once again started the fundraiser with a $1,000 donation.
"TVEG couldn't be more pleased with the support received from all the business's that have come back again this year.
"There will also be a huge monster raffle with a large range of prizes and also many prizes for the riders from Equissage massage to sample bags."
Showjumping will be held over the two days starting at 9am on Saturday with Clear Rounds followed by AM 2 Combined Training and ending the day with Top Score over height classes.
Sunday will start at 9am with Two Phase Power and Speed in three height classes - max 50cm, max 70cm and max 90cm, followed by four height classes of AM 3 and ending with AM3 Pink Hunter 110cm.
Nominations for showjumping will be taken on the day.
There will be an award for the "Pinkest Showjumper" of the day and a rug for the High Point Champion and Reserve Champion prize with a bag of feed going to the winners of every class.
This year a festival feel is anticipated as there will be trade stalls including Tweed Equestrian Saddlery, who will donate 5% of all sales, so riders can have a shop and check out any new products in between rides.
Over the weekend the canteen and cake stall will be run by the local Dragon Boat Club the Mount Warning Dragons.
They are all breast cancer survivors.
The club is hoping to make this year a bigger success by raising $10,000.
Contact the TVEG website at.tveg.org.au or contact Kim on 02 6677 1496 or Keighley on 0428 536 868