The Scenic Rim Equestrian Club is show jumping for joy after receiving a boost through the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Fund.
The Scenic Rim Equestrian Club received $5,000 to help with the cost of purchasing show jumps and a trailer to transport the new jumps and their two dressage arenas.
Showjumping Coordinator Lisa Broadbent said the funding would benefit the club greatly.
“In the past we’ve had to hire equipment but this will remove that expense and we can better spend that money on growing our Club,” Mrs Broadbent said.
“We have over 40 members who get involved for the love of the sport, our Club has great potential and I’m looking forward to future.”
A future which includes securing grounds that the Scenic Rim Equestrian Club can call their own.
“We currently don’t have a place to call home so that’s our next step,” Mrs Broadbent said.
Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz congratulated the Scenic Rim Equestrian Club on their success.
“The Club works so hard to promote the sport in the Scenic Rim and bring the local equestrian community together,” Mr Buchholz said.
“I am proud to be part of a government that supports the initiatives of community-minded groups like the Scenic Rim Equestrian Club through this grant.”
“I thank them for their continued commitment to the local community.”