Day one of the 2016 Ekka equestrian classes is here, from beautiful children’s ponies to the gentle giants- the Clydesdale’s. The day began with the Boys and Girls Rider classes, Lady and gentleman rider classes and showjumping. Its a wonderful sight seeing so many children in the ring making their dreams come true in the crowd filled grandstands. The crowds would erupt with cheers every time a little one won their class and instantly the faces of the winner would light up- its beautiful.
The Lady and gent classes showcased some stunning horses and the riders displayed beautiful riding that comes from years and years of training. The gentle giants, the clydesdale, percherons and shire horses are always a sight to see. Their shear size is breath taking let alone the immaculate feathers, main and tail grooming! WOW!!! It was such a great variety of horses to start of the 2016 Ekka.
Replay Classifieds photographer on duty taking Ekka Equestrian Photos at the 2016 Ekka is Allira Batstone. Allira will be posting a selection of each day’s photos here on our website.