The first event of the school year was the inter school’s showjumping.
The first event of the school year was the inter school’s showjumping. We had our team selected, and Cyclone Gita happened. This meant the event had to be cancelled. The next event we entered was the Mounted Games competition which was held at Ellesmere A and P showgrounds. We were placed 3rd out of 18 teams. Our team consisted of Max Shanks riding Annie Oakley, and Jorja Dann riding Westbrook Diana. Max has competed for national titles and overseas at Mounted Games. On Tuesday 27 March, McLean’s Island National Equestrian Centre hosted the schools dressage competition. Our riders were: Ellie Honeybone on Inferno, Stephanie Horridge on St Lucia, Maia Gerard on Xtravagence and Abbey Sinclair on Cedar Park Regal Man. Maia placed 3rd and 4th. The final event for the year was the One Day Horse Trials on Sunday 12 August. Unfortunately we have only one rider, Stephanie Horridge. Stephanie was placed in a composite team with Villa Maria College and Hagley College. Unfortunately her horse was lame the day before the event and she rode another mount, Mr Puzzle for the first time at the competition. She came 6th overall in her class, and went clear in both her jumping rounds. An awesome effort for a horse and rider who hadn’t competed previously together.