Galloping ghosts and ghouls at Pony Club

All the winners with their rosettes.

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Alyssa and Tulip bravely passed by the Gable End Ghost.

Argyll South Pony Club were very lucky with the weather and had a glorious day for their annual Hallowe’en Fun Day.

Held at Tarbert Arena on Saturday, November 7, the clever format
kept within all Covid guidelines and allowed the young riders to enjoy their usual fancy dress element as well as some carefully structured mounted games.

Thanks to Ileene Duncan, the heritage paths and trails behind the arena were marked with spooky signs and the challenging route to the haunted house and the beastly barn was decorated by committee members Ulla and Mary-Lou with all sorts of ghouls and werewolves dangling from trees or lurking round corners.

The most daunting was the gable end ghost which surprised many of the ponies and their young riders.

The spooky ride took 20 minutes and was  a highlight of the day as everyone is desperate to do it again at another time with another theme.

The Campbeltown contingent of the club turned out in force and had a very successful day relishing the challenge of Sheila MacCallum’s clever Covid-
busting games which had them racing up and down the arena while having to skilfully steer their ponies.

It was truly a day of fun and laughter and organisers send a huge thank you to everyone who helped this be a memorable happy day for so many in these difficult times.


Ghost Busters: 1, Katie-Ellen Mellish and Nemo; 2, Louise Ralston and Nero; 3, Erin Ralston and Alex; 4, Alyssa McEachran and Tulip.

Ghoul Chasers: 1, Ffion Lavery Jones and Dusty; 2, Rory Shaw and Libby; 3, Jessica Hopes and Dandy; 4, Amelie Ralston and Porridge.

Games 1: 1, Louise Ralston and Nero; 2, Alyssa McEachran and Tulip; 3, Erin Ralston and Alex; 4, Katie-Ellen Mellish and Nemo.

Games 2: 1, Rory Shaw and Libby; 2, Amelie Ralston and Porridge; 3, Jessica Hopes and Dandy; 4, Ffion Lavery Jones and Dusty.