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Pony Club rides again and expands its horizons

Pony Club members include, from left, Ayla Hill, Sydnee Hewins, Chloe El Hadj, Jazmine Bona and Harper Howe Photo by Alexander Wilburn

SALISBURY — On Sunday, Sept. 23, for the first time in many years, it was a boy who won the Lakeville Open Horse Show. The young gentleman in question was Gavin Akroyd of Lenox, Mass., who earned first place in the show hunter category on his horse, Citrine.

The reaction was surprise and good cheer.

“We had a boy riding!” said Shannon Allyn, district commissioner for the Lakeville Pony Club, an equestrian educational program comprised mostly of spirited young middle school girls with braids woven with pastel ribbons. 

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