He may be on the honour's list but he's still Peter Painter

PETER Painter of Kyogle said he was very surprised when he was contacted and told he had a spot on the Queen's Birthday honour's list.

"I am no different, I am still Peter Painter," he said.

HORSE LOVER: Mr Painter has worked with the local and state pony clubs, earning him a spot on the Queens Birthday Honour list.
HORSE LOVER: Mr Painter has worked with the local and state pony clubs, earning him a spot on the Queens Birthday Honour list. Samantha Elley

"You don't do this stuff to get recognition."

Mr Painter is a life member of the Kyogle Pony Club and has been an active member for 27 years.

"I started taking the kids down there," he said.

"Then I got involved and the kids left and I kept going.

"Now kids that I knew at five or six years old are bringing their kids along."

The many roles that Mr Painter has been involved in include being an advisory panel member for the Pony Club Association of NSW State Council where he is a life member, a judge at the local agricultural shows for the past 10 years and a supporter of teaching staff for students in equine sports at Kyogle High School.

He has been chief ring steward at the Kyogle Agricultural Show for 10 years and he continues to keep busy as team manager for State Pony Club Teams as he is manager of more than 20 state pony club teams competing in NSW, as well as more than 20 teams participating interstate.



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