A small group of Glasshouse Christian College riders competed at the Fraser Coast Interschool Showjumping carnival last week.
The three-day event was held at the Maryborough Showgrounds and Lily and Tyler competed in many disciplines. They competed in hacking, rider class, English dressage, Western dressage, extreme trail, western dry pattern, mechanical cow, sporting and show jumping.
Lily rode exceptionally well and placed in every event which was a huge achievement. Over the three days of competition, points were given for each event and Lily accumulated the highest points in the Year 4 competition. She was awarded the title of Champion Year 4 Rider.
Tyler also rode well gaining many ribbons and placing 4th in his Year 7 division.
Hayley Wall also competed in Maryborough and as a Year 1 student, she did really well. Hayley placed 1st in dressage, 1st in bending, 1st in rider class and lots of 2nd and 3rds in jumping, western events, trail and sporting events. She did not compete in the mechanical cow event so she could not place in the Year one overall category.
Lauren Brockhurst competed in the Year 12 division and rode her 14-year-old quarter horse named ‘Westmore Spinnin Jesse’. Lauren also enjoyed much success over the three days of competition gaining the following placings. Lauren came 1st in Dressage, Hacking and Dry Work, 2nd in Ranch riding, Mechanical cow, 3rd in Extreme trail, 4th in Bending and Rider class and 5th in Barrels.
Lauren is now training to compete at the Western Dressage State titles held in Maryborough in October. We look forward to hearing how she goes at this competition.
The Fraser Coast Interschool Equestrian Competition is organised by Riverside Christian College. There were 270 students competing, representing 63 schools from all around South East Queensland. The competition attracts students from throughout the greater South-East Queensland area. This event has grown from 40 competitors in 2006 to now being capped at 250 riders. This makes it the largest schools based equine competition in Queensland.
If your child is interested in competing in Equestrian events in the future, please contact Mrs Stott.