Towards the end of last term, two of our Scone Grammar School (SGS) students, Matthew K (Year 9) and Tyler K (Year 11) competed in NEGS (New England Girls’ School) Interschool Equestrian Championship competition last week, encompassing Dressage, Eventing and Show Jumping.
Matthew rode MJK Quartzz of Gold and Tyler rode Front Cover HB as part of a composite team of four riders, winning Team Bronze in the Eventing competition. It was a fantastic event with team spirit well and truly alive. They were a credit to SGS, considering they had only two riders representing in very strong company. Teamwork between riders and their horses really paid off.
Tyler was very pleased with his mare’s performance in her first Eventing competition. “I was very happy with the performance of my horse because it was her first ever time out competing in eventing. She is still quite young and has a lot more learning to do. I have only had her for around 6 months and, in this time, I have spent a lot of time preparing her for competition. It has been quite rewarding seeing the hard work paying off and hope that, with more hard work in the future, we will achieve success at a higher level. “
Matthew and his horse won an Individual Bronze in this 80cm Eventing class, as well as individual silver in the straight Dressage and were part of the overall Gold medal winning team for the straight Dressage Competition. Matthew also rode MJK Red Baron in the 95cm class and won an Individual Bronze and Team Gold as part of a composite team, again after a good Dressage test, clear Show Jumping and double clear Cross Country.