Mini Trots Secretary Daryll Jackson said the day was well received by the community and thanked HRNSW for their important contribution.
"Harness Racing NSW has been magnificent in assisting with the supply of ponies and equipment," he said.
"With the Mini Trots being able to hold these information days it will help the sport enter into a new era.
"By holding these days it provides a pathway for new clientele to explore the mini trots."
The sessions allowed the public to be versed in general knowledge of the ponies but they were also provided with a step by step grooming instruction and the basics of driving a mini trotter.
Harness Racing NSW CEO Sam Nati explained that it was paramount that the grass roots level be showcased throughout the regions.
"What this does is provide an entry point to harness racing for people outside the industry in a cost effective manner," Nati said.
"We love that our sport is driven at a family level and in many cases there are three and even four generations of participants, but it's equally important to stay relevant in a broader sense and encourage newcomers to the industry.
"Mr Jackson's commitment to the cause has been outstanding and HRNSW acknowledges his ongoing contribution."
The next Mini Trots training and information course will be held at Stanford Merthyr Pony Club grounds at Kurri Kurri on Sunday June 15. For further details please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy O'Grady | Executive Assistant | Harness Racing New South Wales |