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Local Student Competes At National Pony Club Quiz

Dolly Lehne (front, right) competes in the individual portion of the Canadian Pony Club National Quiz. Photo submitted

Local Pony Club member Dolly Lehne made Vermilion proud at the Canadian Pony Club National Quiz in Surrey, B.C. from October 6–8. After qualifying at the regional quiz held in St. Albert in April, Lehne was one of four individuals representing the Alberta North Region at Nationals.

In teams of four, Pony Club members from regions across Canada gathered to compete on equestrian knowledge. They completed individual written tests on the Saturday morning of the quiz meet, where they were tested on everything horse-related. This could include labelling body parts or tack, identifying which vitamins are fat-soluble, or naming the authors of famous horse books.

During the Saturday afternoon, members were individually challenged to identify horse-related items such as farrier tools, various bits, different feeds, or even veterinary tools.

That evening, the competitors were fortunate enough to go into Vancouver for some sight-seeing, including the FlyOver Canada experience and the Vancouver harbour.

On the Sunday of the meet, the teams competed in various horse-related games including Pictionary, Charades, 20 Questions, and Call the Vet. Although the Alberta North team didn’t place in the standings, Lehne reflects that they grew as a team and worked very well together, particularly given that only one out of the four members of the team had previous national quiz experience, with the rest all being rookie competitors. “I am looking forward to trying to qualify for next year’s national quiz in Nova Scotia!” says Lehne.

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