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On Sunday around 70 past and present members
of the Barossa Valley Pony Clubs, and their fami-
lies, gathered to celebrate the 50th anniversary of
one of the longest continually running pony clubs
After a few years of ‘unofficial’ activity as a riding
club, it was in June, 1967 that Mr F H Stokes of
Angaston wrote to the Pony Clubs Council of South
Australia to apply for affiliation.
An enthusiastic group of locals had met at
Nuriootpa High School a month earlier with the
following office bearers being elected: Patron, Mr
Mark Hill Smith; President, Mrs R Beattie; Vice-
president, Mr Alick Fuller; Secretary/Treasurer, Mr
F H Stokes; District Commissioner, Mr R Beattie.
The committee comprised of Messrs Scobie
Ruediger, Ron Humphreys, Reg Fisher, Bill
Shemmeld, Mr and Mrs Iain Lillecrapp and Mrs
F H Stokes.
The first official rally was a trail ride from
Nuriootpa Swimming Pool to the Bethany
Recreation Reserve on June 11, 1967.
For the past 50 years, the club has leased the
John Dallwitz Reserve, on the main road between
Nuriootpa and Angaston, from the local council.
Throughout this time, the Barossa Valley Pony
Club has been very successful, with many riders
competing at club, zone, state and even national
In the 1970s and 1980s the club claimed nu-
merous state show jumping titles and during the
1990s it held the state mounted games title for five
In 2008, the club entered into an agreement
with Riding For The Disabled as a sub-lessee which
further utilised this lovely piece of land in the heart
of the Barossa.
A few years later, RDA received funding to enable
it to extend and improve the pony club’s existing
ménage, creating a larger, safe and secure area with
and all weather surface. This ménage has been a
welcome improvement to the infrastructure at the
grounds for both organisations.
In 2012, the Barossa Valley Pony Club was suc-
cessful in its submission for an Active Club Grant
through in the Department of Recreation and Sport
and 2013 a 65m x 65m arena was installed again
with an all-weather shell-grit surface. This has
proved to be a huge boon to the club.
The area can accommodate two full sized dres-
sage arenas for competition, six lanes of mounted
games or a generous sized show jumping course.
In recent years the clubrooms have also been
extended and improved, with a new kitchen fitted
out and completed in 2015.
The Barossa Valley Pony Club has been very
fortunate over the years to have benefited from
the support of a very large number of dedicated
volunteers. These are people who have served on
the committee, provided instruction at rallies, been
the parents and supporters of riding members and
contributed in many other ways.
There have been many family names prominent
in the club’s history, however it is felt that the
Wundenberg family is likely to have set a prece-
dent with four generations being active members
at one time.
Roy and Jill Wundenberg first became involved
in the 1970s, with Roy as secretary (and an in-
structor) and Jill as treasurer whilst their children
Linda, Carol and Glen were riding members. Jill
then returned as treasurer some 30 years later at
which time her daughter Carol was secretary and
granddaughter Tori was an active riding member.
Then, in 2016 her great grand-daughter Cailey
Feltus joined as a riding member, meaning four
generations were actively involved in the club at
the one time.
The club is also very grateful for the ongoing
support of many local businesses and patrons who
have provided financial and in-kind support to en-
able the club to grow and prosper whilst improving
facilities for its members.
Over the years, many members of the club have
forged lifelong friendships and many have gone
on to work in related professions and industries
such as veterinary science, agriculture and thor-
The 50th anniversary gathering was attended
by some of the founding members’ families as well
as members from each decade of the club’s history.
Memories and stories were shared on the day, with
many of course demonstrating how times have
For example, in the early days, it was not un-
common for members to ride considerable distances
to attend rallies before venturing home at the end
of the day. Dedicated members rode from places
such as Keyneton, Rowland Flat, Flaxmans Valley,
Tanunda and even Daveyston to attend pony club,
meaning by the end of the day they could have
potentially covered well in excess of 30km in some
The club is very happy to have a good cross sec-
tion of riders in its ranks at present, including a
number of enthusiastic young members who rep-
resent the future of any club.
For more information about what the Barossa
Valley Pony Club has to offer please contact Helen
Giersch on 0402 706 899 or Carol Lehmann on
0411 575 363.
Barossa Valley Pony Club celebrates 50 years
to attend the 50th
Four generations of members
from one family: Jill Wundenberg,
her daughter Carol Lehmann (both
life members), grand-daughter Tori
Lehmann and great grand-daughter,
life member and
co-ordinator of the
Barossa & Light
Results from October 18
Brauhaus Bulls 15 d Clare Castle
Carvers 3; Lyndoch Eagles 14 d Stockwell Roos
4; Gungellan Guns 10 d Angas Park Cobras 8.
180’s: Aaron Delvendiep (Bulls) x2; Cameron
Thomas (Guns), Steven Thomas (Guns).
Pegouts 100 & Over: 120 Aden Radzevicius
(Cobras), 110 Mick Shephard (Roos), 101 Damian
10 Pegouts: Aaron Delvendiep (Bulls), John
Best Winning Leg: 13 darts John Norris
(Eagles), 17/18/19 darts Aaron Delvendiep (Bulls),
17 darts Aaron Ayres (Eagles).
Premiership Table - after round 5
Brauhaus Bulls ......4 4 50 14 8 78.13
Lyndoch Eagles ......4 4 54 18 8 75.00
Gungellan Guns .....4 3 43 29 6 59.72
Stockwell Roos........5 2 43 47 4 47.78
Angas Park Cobras 5 1 26 48 2 35.14
Clare Castle Carvers .4 1 22 50 2 30.56
Gungellan Vikings..4 0 16 48 0 25.00
Tonight’s Matches - October 25
Brauhaus Bulls are home to Lyndoch Eagles.
Clare Castle Carvers are home to Angas Park
Cobras. Gungellan Guns are home to Gungellan
Vikings. Stockwell Roos have a bye.
The third round of the Club championships for
2017 brought great weather and the course was
in excellent condition. The field was also playing
for the Captain’s trophy. Another fantastic field
of 66 men and 10 fillies again ensured the course
was well utilised.
The winner of the Captain’s prize came down
to a countback with a couple of 69’s recorded.
Tony Holding continued his good form from the
previous week with a 77 off the bat good enough
to beat Terence Fidler in the countback. Terry had
to settle for the B grade win.
The President was out for his first hit for a
month or so and it appears the break allowed
him to forget some of the bad habits. He didn’t
have it all his own way in the A grade though as
Leigh Durdin also carded a 71 but couldn’t match
the one over par back nine to lose the countback.
Damien Burgess, Mick Orvad and Wade Trimper
all finished with net 73’s.
Behind Terry in the B grade were Pete Morrison
on 71, Tony Richadrson on 72 and Eugene Warrior
Darrell Davies made his move in the C grade
championship race with a 72. Mick Menzel and
Don Kaesler were just a shot back on 73.
Of the 10 ladies, Jenny Menzel shot a very nice
70 to record a one shot win over Glennis Warrior.
An encouraging field of 14 fillies kicked off
the first official week of their “summer” comp in
a stableford round. Janet Morrison continued
her run of steady golf to finish at the top of the
field with Carole Molloy on 33 points. Janet was
victorious in the countback.
Wendy Wilson was just one point behind the
The event formed the first round of the summer
cup sponsored by newly appointed ladies’ skipper
Gloria Potter. Should add a bit more excitement
over the course of the summer!
Twilight finally got going later in the day with
a good field of 26 players enjoying a friendly nine
holes of golf.
Rob Higgins swapped his practice for a game
and he scored an impressive 22 points to lead
the field. Poppa Watson had 21 to head the rest
of the “golfers”.
With the days getting longer and the warmer
weather on the way, it is anticipated the twilight
fields will get above the 30 mark on a regular basis.
Thursday’s field also got up to 33 and a
countback was required to separate Graham Hill
and Tony Richardson after both carded 40 points.
Les Grafton and Trevor Bateman both had 39
points with David Jones on 38.
After the third round of the Championships,
reigning champ Jarrad Hughes has opened up a
healthy eight shot lead over the group of Wade
Trimper, who has been consistent over the three
rounds, past multiple club Champ Mick Watson,
Mick Orvad who has also had some good form and
Tony Holding who has recovered well after a first
round of 90. All four sit on 245 and will need an
exceptional round on Saturday to catch Jarrad.
The B grade has been thrown wide open
with the two mid way leaders not playing on
the weekend. This has left Pete Morrison with a
seven shot buffer over Steven Watson with Tony
Richardson a further shot back and Franky Schulz
in fourth spot. As is the case in the race for the
Club Champ title, the placegetters will need an
exceptional round to catch big Pete.
The C grade is a different ball game with four
players within three shots of the lead.
Darrell Davies has bolted to the top after a 93
on Saturday with a three round score of 293. Teo
Symons kept himself in the hunt and he is a shot
back. Terrence Fidler also came from the field to
be on 295 and dark horse, John Harris just needs
an ounce of luck and a nice port, trailing Darrell
by just three shots.
If the ladies work on the gross score to decide
their summer Club Champion, Glennis Warrior
will be hard to beat with her three round total of
289. Lucy Bashford has the best chance of catching
her, sitting on 297.
The last round will be played on Saturday and
tradition has the top four players in each grade
grouped together to add a little more excitement
and pressure to the round. All the best to those
players in the hunt for a little bit of personal glory.
Tristan Pearson, of Moculta, has etched his
name in the history of the Barossa Swimming
Club by becoming the first ever person to race
in the colours of the newly formed club, but also
smashing the SA Country Record for the 50m
breaststroke in the process.
A small but enthusiastic entourage of “wave
makers” were there at the SA Swimming Centre in
Marion on October 15 to witness Tristan’s heroics
in the blue, red and grey of the fledgling club, and
what a moment it was when he hit the wall in 39.58
breaking the old record set in 2016 by 0.41 secs.
Club coach, Tony Davies said they could not
have imagined a better start to the club which
was offically launched on October 8.
“We could hardly have imagined a better start
for the Barossa Swimming Club, with Tristan’s
record-breaking swim being not only a lovely
reward for the athlete himself, but also a wonderful
vindication for all those who have contributed so
much to facilitating the club’s launch,” said Tony.
“It was definitely a moment to be remembered
in what we expect will be the long and rich history
of the Barossa Swimming Club.”
Tristan, who turned 12 last week, said he was
proud of being the first swimmer for the club to
compete and break the record.
Having swum for sometime, Tristan is among
the first to have enrolled in the newly formed
Barossa Swimming Club.
“I started swimming when I was six years old,”
“I really enjoy the thrill of big competitions.
“At this stage my long term goal is to improve
my times in order to achieve qualifying times for
Nationals and my short term goal is to win gold
medals at the SA State Championships next year.”
Coach Tony Davies with Tristan
Pearson and club secretary, Barb Pearson
at the SA Swimming Centre, Marion.
waves at Marion
The AFL have confirmed with Tanunda
Football Club that the Australian International
Rules Squad will be holding a training session at
Tanunda Oval on November 14.
The players will be training in the morning
from 9.15 a.m. to 10.15 a.m. before they start
playing matches in Adelaide and Perth for the
International Rules Series in November.
The 2017 squad was recently announced.
The players for the International Rules
Squad are: Gary Ablett, Gold Coast; Eddie
Betts, Adelaide; Travis Boak, Port Adelaide;
Shaun Burgoyne, Hawthorn; Patrick Dangerfield,
Geelong; Nathan Fyfe, Fremantle; Brendon
Goddard, Essendon; Toby Greene, Greater Western
Sydney; Michael Hibberd, Melbourne; Rory Laird,
Adelaide; Zac Merrett, Essendon; Scott Pendlebury,
Collingwood; Paddy Ryder, Port Adelaide; Joel
Selwood, Geelong; Rory Sloane, Adelaide; Chad
Wingard, Port Adelaide, and Dayne Zorko,
The Australian International Rules Series will
have the Australian team playing Ireland in a
two-test series in Adelaide and Perth.
The IRS is a hybrid of AFL and Gaelic Football.
Ireland holds the Cormac McAnnellen Trophy
after winning the last one-off test at Croke Park,
Dublin in 2015.
Australia is playing Ireland at Adelaide Oval
on November 12 and then at Domain Stadium,
Perth on November 18.
Australian International Rules
Squad visiting Tanunda
Second year win for
Sandy Creek Golf Club
Sandy Creek Golf Club, was named Club of the
Year – Small Regional at the Clubs SA Awards
for Excellence earlier this month for the second
year in a row.
In a night of celebration for the Club, long
standing Sandy Creek Golf Club volunteer, Gail
Sweet was also named Volunteer of the Year at
Sandy Creek Golf Club has grown its mem-
bership by more than three per cent since 2015
with a concerted focus on attracting and retaining
The Club’s General Manager, David Rice, said a
notable membership increase in the 18 to 26-year-
old category was particularly pronounced and
boded well for the Club’s future.
“Our aim is 10 per cent membership growth
this financial year. Golf Australia has put in place
some fantastic initiatives at a national level to
grow membership and we are working locally to
seize on the interest from younger participants
in the sport,” he said.
BAROSSA’S VICTOR ORDINDO WINS AGAIN: Victor Ordindo (left) of Angaston,
had his fourth win last weekend with a third round knock-out of Gregory Bell in
Melbourne. That’s now four fights, four wins and four knock-outs - making that 100
KBC Politician’s Cup Day
The challenge for the Politician’s Cup was held
at Kapunda Bowling Club on Friday. A team of
politicians played against the local side.
Greg Cruikshank and Adrian Petherick
welcomed everyone and after the game concluded
the home team were awarded with the Cup to
keep for another year.
Harry Hayes from Angaston White.
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