Jett Allen-Rhoades
Jett Allen-Rhoades DAVID NIELSEN

Jett's quick to fly back in the saddle

JETT ALLEN-RHOADES personifies the old adage about getting straight back on the horse that threw you.

In April, the 11-year-old had to be airlifted from a pony club event at Bangalow Showgrounds after her horse reared and landed on top of her as she lay on the ground.

Paramedics feared she had a broken pelvis, femur and elbow, but she was back in the saddle the following day, stiff and sore with severe bruising.

Yesterday Jett returned to the Jarrett Arena to compete in several events at the Bangalow Show.

“She's a very gutsy kid, especially when it comes to horses,” her mum Lucinda Rhoades said.

Bangalow Show continues today with events including camp drafting, show jumping, beef and poultry judging and piglet racing. The grand parade and announcement of Bangalow Showgirl will be at 2pm.

The show will wind down after the 8.30pm fireworks display.



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