Horse riding activities at the Young Showground can now be enjoyed all year-round following over $550,000 in works funded through the Stronger Country Communities Fund.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke joined members of Young Pony Club recently as they showed off their horse-riding skills in the new undercover facilities.
“It is fantastic to see the new arena already in use, providing a safer environment for riders with varying degrees of experience, including our local Riding for the Disabled program,” Ms Cooke said.
“It allows all involved in equine activities, including many children, to train in confidence and build their skillset regardless of the weather.
“The new arena also adds to the comfort of volunteers, supporters and the animals involved in making these activities such a great success.”
Ms Cooke said further works are also planned at the site, including the completion of staged improvements to the stables.
“It is hoped this project will support user groups to attract new members and other equine activities and events to town, which in turn brings about a welcome economic boost for local businesses.”
The undercover training area and stables have been made possible through funding of $554,080 secured through two rounds of the Stronger Country Communities Fund.