More than 40 athletes taking part in the Special Olympics Summer Games finished the equestrian competition with smiles on their faces and ribbons around their neck.
While most events took place in Dunedin, the equestrian was held at Telford and concluded with a medal ceremony on Friday where all competitors were awarded a variety of medals and ribbons by mayor Bryan Cadogan and volunteers.
A total of 42 athletes and 32 horses competed during two days and organiser Roslein Wilkes said it was a great event.
Ten teams competed with riders travelling from all over the South Island and places such as Northland, the Hibiscus Coast and Taupo.
South Otago representatives who attended the games were Carol Brown (bocce), Aaron Craig (indoor bowls), Anna Frethey (indoor bowls), Crystal Frethey (swimming), Cameron Frethey (indoor bowls), Heather Gray (bocce), Philippa Henderson (equestrian), Martyn Joyce (equestrian), Linda King (bocce), Donald McDonald (bocce), Owen McDonald (bocce), Reilly Paterson (indoor bowls). The coaches were Jennifer Mackenzie, Ivy Grant and Christine Joyce.
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