Wine and Cheese Party raises funds for local sports horse competitor Lahni Madsen

Lahni Madsen and her mount ‘Louie’ are competing at the Pony Club Queensland State Championships in Goondiwindi this month.

A WINE and Cheese Party, hosted by Rhonda Mayocchi and Julianne Madsen, was held at Roscoe’s Piazza in Innisfail last month, which raised over $1,476 for local horse sports competitor Lahni Madsen.

Madsen, aged nine, and her mount ‘Louie’ will be competing at the Pony Club Queensland State Championships hosted by Zone 28 at Goondiwindi Showgrounds, being held from September 22 – 26.

She will be representing the region for Zone 18 Pony Clubs and participate in the Formal and Sporting Gymkhana on September 22-23 and the Mounted Games on September 26.

Madsen qualified to compete at State level with times achieved at previous Sporting gymkhanas and top five placings at a formal gymkhana run by a club, or a top 10 placing at Zone level.

The funds raised will go a long way to assist Lahni and her family with travel, accommodation, and other associated costs to compete in Goondiwindi.

At the fundraiser event, 40 ladies enjoyed the wine and tasty nibbles on offer, a wine and toilet paper game, music, dancing with an auction, lucky door prizes, and 100 boards thrown in.

Special thanks to the following for their support and generosity: Roscoes Piazza, Kalinda Rose, Michael and Maryann Williams, Sue Martin, Cool As Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Fusion Fight and Fitness Innisfail, Mourilyan Bakery, Carmel Cavallaro Enjopreneur, Innisfail Glass & Aluminium, Rhonda Mayocchi, My Family Dental, Peta Abela, Rockmans, Loretta Jessep, Mayocchi Builders, Trude Choyce, and Innisfail Florist.

Any individuals or businesses interested in assisting Lahni with donations or sponsorship, should please contact Julianne Madsen on 0418 757 621.

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