THE North West is set to be showcased by some of the region's best junior horse riders at this year's Sydney Royal Easter Show.
Gunnedah Pony Club member Claudia McConnaughty, Zara Kesby, Kate Brand and Molly Collett will represent zone five at this year's show.
The quartet will be up against riders from across the state and will battle it out in a variety of disciplines such as hack and pairs.
With zone five's two teams containing riders from around the region, the competitors have regularly been practising their skills at the Gunnedah Pony Club in preparation for the event.
Barradine native turned Gunnedah Pony Club member McConnaughty told the Namoi Valley Independent she was looking forward to the challenge of competing in Sydney.
"I was selected to go to the Royal for my show riding but I chose just to focus on my pony club events this year," McConnaughty told the Independent earlier this year.
"I'd say that Hack is maybe my favourite event, so hopefully I can do well.
"My goal is to go and ride at as many Royal Easter Shows as I can and I am super excited to go to my first one."
The 12-year-old said she had been training very hard alongside her trusty horse Floss.
"My current horse Floss and I have started working really well together," she said.
"It's really nice and it has been a bit of a learning curve for us.
"I would say our main goal at the Royal is to do our best and have fun."
The Sydney Royal Easter Show will run until April 24.