Park Ridge Active Riders Celebrate 40 year Anniversary

Park Ridge Active Riders Celebrate 40 year Anniversary

The Park Ridge Active Riding Group, horse riding club, recently celebrated their 40th Anniversary in style, with a dinner and Trophy Night for its members this November.  

The North Maclean horse riding club,  held its combined trophy presentation and 40th Anniversary dinner at the Albert River Winery in Tamborine, on Saturday November 13. 

President of the club Kay Paulsen, says the event was a great celebration that recognised the hard work of its talented riders this year and its longstanding supporters. 

“It was a very successful night. Between members and sponsors we had 70 people there,” Mrs Paulsen said. 

Kay Recieving flowers for 40 years of service to the club

The trophies were awarded to riders who scored the highest in each class this year, as well as loyal helpers of the club who support its operations, from BBQ’s to groundskeeping, and serving on the committee.

“I can’t do it without the support of the members. I think that’s the culture of the club I guess we’ve created is that we do have good support and don’t have an issue of lack of volunteers because we look after our volunteers,” Mrs Paulsen said.    

The presentation also awarded members who have been with the club’s committee for 10 plus years with vouchers. Including Elizabeth Perkins who has been a continuous member for 25 years.

“We certainly reward and acknowledge all our workers,” Mrs Paulsen said.

Concluding the evening, President Paulsen was surprised with flowers and a standing ovation for her outstanding service of 40 years on the committee since the club was founded in 1981.

“It was totally unexpected and I feel very honoured that they appreciate all the efforts that I’ve done for the club over the years,” Mrs Paulsen said. 

Well Deserved Standing Ovation for Kay

The Park Ridge Active Riders are a horse riding club in North Maclean, serving 220 members yearly. The Club is holding their next sign on day January 22.