Campbell takes on new role
WELL-KNOWN local riding and coaching identity Margaret Campbell has been named the new regional director of coaching for the sport.
Pony Club Association of Queensland chief instructor Lyn Coombe was pleased to announce Campbell as the new holder of the position.
“I am honoured, firstly for being invited as a member of the State Chief Instructors’ Panel, and now to take on the role as the Capricornia Regional Director of Coaching,” Campbell said after the decision was made.
Campbell has been a member of Pony Club in CQ since it first began in the district.
The positive influence in her riding career by many great horsemen and women instilled a love for horses that has not diminished over the years.
Campbell also encouraged a belief in the power of the pony club as a positive entity, the ideal place to build a solid grounding in both riding and horse management.
When Campbell finished as a pony club competitor, she moved into a coaching and mentor role, a position she has enjoyed for more than 40 years.
What makes Campbell such a unique addition as the CQ coaching director is her continued involvement in competing throughout Queensland.
By being an active competitor and coach, Campbell ensures she stays up to date with the latest coaching techniques and developments in the sport.
Campbell, with her husband Alan, run the Binnowie Pony Stud at Wowan.
The couple has enjoyed watching ponies bred and educated in Central Queensland go on to compete successfully throughout Australia and overseas.