Celebrating Five Decades of Equine Passion at Fig Tree Pocket Equestrian Club

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Did you know that the Fig Tree Pocket Equestrian Club traces its origins back 50 years ago to when the original pony club was established in 1974?

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The Fig Tree Pocket Equestrian Club started as the Fig Tree Pocket Pony Club, founded in a paddock near Lone Pine in 1974 before relocating to its current site on Fig Tree Pocket Road four years later in 1978.

Situated on 40 acres of prime riverfront property just 11km from Brisbane’s CBD, the club now hosts numerous competitions, clinics, and educational programs spanning eventing, dressage, and show jumping disciplines throughout the year.

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In 2009, the Fig Tree Pocket Equestrian Club’s dedication was recognised when it received the prestigious Equestrian Queensland Club of the Year award. This success was attributed to the club’s committed committee, exceptional facilities, high-quality instructors, and full calendar of clinics and competitions.

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Among its distinguished alumni are elite riders like Rebel Morrow, who competed in three-day eventing at the 2004 Athens Olympics as well as Malia Chappel, who enjoyed success in the UK during 2005-2006, and former Adelaide Two Star winner Niki Chapman.

Fig Tree Pocket Equestrian Club’s 50th Anniversary

As it celebrates this major milestone, Fig Tree Pocket Equestrian Club and its former and current members are inviting one and all to join in their golden 50th anniversary celebration.

On Sunday, June 16 from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m., the club is hosting a fun-filled family event at their grounds to commemorate half a century of horsing around. With live music, magic shows, reptile encounters, farm animals and of course pony rides, there’s something for every wrangler in your crew.

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Beyond the entertainment, attendees can enjoy food from the GourMeat Grill and BBQ plus beverages from Moov’n Coffee and the club’s own canteen. And it’s all for a good cause – all entry fees will be donated to Dolly’s Dream.

Dolly’s Dream was founded by Kate and Tick Everett after the devastating loss of their 14-year-old daughter Dolly to suicide following bullying. The organisation is committed to preventing bullying, anxiety, depression and youth suicide through education and support for young people and families.

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Book your tickets today and come celebrate this major milestone for the Fig Tree Pocket Equestrian Club!

Published 25-April-2024