A showjumping club that has recently moved location will receive assistance to help it make a fresh start.
Cudgegong Jump Club moved from Mudgee to Wellington last year, and its new complex will benefit from a $15,000 grant from the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grant Program to install new amenities.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders recently visited the complex to announce the funding, which in part will be used to provide storage and toilet facilities.
“The club is going to be operating on some wonderful natural landscapes around the Wellington area that will be wonderful, but they need some help establishing the facility, and that is why it is great to be able to provide this assistance,” Mr Saunders said.
“For the club to be able to attract events and competitors, there needs to be some very basic amenities in place, and this funding will allow them to do that work while also establishing the jumping facilities.”
Cudgegong Jump Club’s Simon Barton said the funding is a welcomed boost for the organisation.
“It’s a fresh course that we’re working with, and we haven’t got any facilities as yet but this funding will go a long way to getting us started and getting the club operational,” Mr Barton said.
“We’re lucky with the terrain we have, and the riders that have done the course are very impressed. It will be an ongoing process developing the facility but you have to start somewhere and we appreciate the support.”