BHPC has again been asked to participate in this year’s ANZAC day remembrance at the show grounds with a led troop of our Pony Club horses and ponies.
For those who were not there last year, the day’s activities are based around the Shell Green cricket competition and commemoration event being organised by the RSL and Brookfield Cricket Club on Anzac Day at the Brookfield Showgrounds. This event acknowledges the Shell Green cricket match played at Gallipoli during preparations for its evacuation, the contribution of Sri Lankans who fought alongside the ANZACs, the history of the Brookfield community’s commitment to supply horses for the war effort, and the sacrifice of past Kenmore State High student Mathew Hopkins who was killed in Afghanistan in 2009.
Pony club members will lead their horses in pairs in a troop line with members of the Light Horse, and stand behind the Army XI and Brookfield cricket teams along with Armoured Vehicles for the remembrance including recital of the Ode and the Last Post. We will also be inviting other neighboring Pony Clubs to join the troop.
When: Tuesday 25 April at 10.15 am for the parade at approx 11.00 am and completion around 12.00
Where: Parking of floats in the cemetery paddock and gathering near the gate to the sand arena for lineup and practice
Who: Horse to be presented in a neat natural presentation in bridle; rider to be dressed in formal pony club uniform including helmet. A parent can accompany
junior riders as required and we can wear medals [right side for those wearing medals on behalf of loved ones].
FYI: Brookfield Road may be closed to facilitate the movement of horses etc. However, this should not impede BHPC members with their horse floats.
RSVP: Anne-Marie Wiltshire at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance.
BHPC horse troop - ANZAC Day 2017