The Scone & District School Horse Sports took place at White Park last Friday, hosted by Scone Grammar School and Scone and District Pony Club as an event in the 2021 Scone Horse Festival calendar.
Almost 100 competitive riders from ages 8 through to 17 and older participated in Riding, Hacking and Dressage events, with an ASHS Utility pattern for everyone. Sporting events included: Bend, Barrell, Running-T, Diamond Flag, Keyhole and Snake race. Well done to all riders who competed with great sportsmanship and skill.
At the end of a competitive and fun-filled day of hard riding, Scone Grammar School students achieved ‘Champion Primary’ and ‘Champion Secondary School’ point score perpetual trophies. This meant that each SGS student’s score was added to a total and that total was greater than any other school that attended on the day.
We’re grateful to our two Scone Grammar School Equestrian Co-ordinators: Mrs Kaliya Maxwell and Mrs Trish Betts (also representing Scone Pony Club) for working closely with Ms Rachel Roberts from Scone Pony Club to create this event and make it happen. Of course, we absolutely rely on families to drive students and horses around and support them throughout the day so thanks also to all of our participants’ families for all their help.
We’d also like to thank our major sponsors: Scone Equine Hospital, Marsh Carney Saddlery – Scone, Tamworth and Dubbo, and The Australian Stock Horse Society (ASHS) for their generosity and support.