Whilst it is a little while after the holidays, we wanted to include an update about all the extra equestrian over the last couple of months. These students put so much effort into caring for and riding their horses and their parents are incredibly supportive of them with early starts, loading horses on and off trailers, driving horses and kids around and so on. If your children were involved in extra equestrian or any other hobbies or sports that light them up, please email Louisa Bragg with any details. When we can, we’d love to include these stories.
2021 Sydney Royal Easter Show
In order to qualify to compete at the Easter Show, the rider is required to win a minimum of 3 rider classes at 3 different Ag Shows throughout the year. The horse also has to qualify by winning at least 3 breed classes and 5 open classes. Entries are then submitted with your list of qualifications to the Royal Agricultural Society.
Thomas C (Year 9) competed in the Pony Club Area Team Sporting Events, where his team placed 5th overall, having competed in 10 sporting events throughout the day.
Grace S (Year 6) competed on her horse, Rocka, placed 5th in the Zone Pony Club Girl Rider event for Under 13 Years and also competed in the Zone Pony Club Pairs for the same age group. Her Zone 7 Team placed first in the Zone Pony Club Team Riders Under 13 Years event, along with SGS Students Olivia T (Year 7), Ella W (Year 7) and Georgia M (Year 6). Grace also received significant coaching/instruction/coaching from former SGS student Katrina Gorman. Olivia T won her Pony Club Rider class and placed 3rd in the pairs with Ella W.
Georgia T (Year 12) placed 4th in Novice Hunter and 5th in both the Open Hunter and Working Hunter.
Evie M (Year 3) came 2nd in Rider under 9, riding Cimeron Prince Charming (Harry).
Millie M (Year 5) came 2nd in Child’s Open pony ne 12hh, riding Yartarla Park Louis V (Louis) and also placed 2nd in Australian Riding Pony ne 12.2hh, riding Yartarla Park Louis Vuitton.
Stock Horse Nationals
Georgia placed 3rd on her horse, Rebel in his hack class.
Grand Nationals 2021
Grand Nationals is one of the most important hacking shows of the year in Australia. It is held at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre. Each state holds qualifying shows during the year where riders who place 1st or 2nd in a class qualify for Grand Nationals.
Evie M (Year 3) was Reserve Champion Rider under 9, riding Cimeron Prince Charming (Harry).
Southern Cross Show
This is another interstate show held at Sydney International Equestrian Centre. Qualifiers were held in each state with 1st and 2nd places qualifying for this annual show.
Millie M (Year 5) came 3rd in First Ridden Pony, on Yartala Park Louis V (Louis).
Tamworth Peel River show jumping Championships
Charlie M (Year 7) competed on both his horses and came 1st and 2nd in the Open 1m10.
Charlie M (Year 7) came 2nd in the Open 1m15 show jumping class.
Tyler (year 12) competed at the Southern Cross Spectacular, Grand National Championships, Sydney Royal Easter Show, and Wallaby Hill International Short Format event. From these events he won six champions and a few other placings. He is also currently leading the NSW Interschool Eventing leaderboard.
NSW Pony Club State Sporting and Campdrafting Championships
The Sporting Championships consisted of 7 sporting events – bend, barrel, flag, 3 mug, diamond flag, sporting figure of 8 and the bonfield bounce. All these sporting events are timed, the fastest time is the winner. You accumulate points for 1st to 10th place depending on how fast you went. You compete in your age group with boys and girls riding against each other, the person with the most points at the end is the State age champion.
Lauren R (Year 12 | 17-26 years), Amy R (Year 10 | 15-17 years), Mikalya C (Year 9 | 15 and under 17 years) and Emity C (Year 6 | 11 and under 13 years) travelled up to Walcha to compete in these State Championships.
Lauren R earned a 6th in Sporting Figure of Eight, Amy R earned a 4th Mug Race, 7th Diamond Flag and a 10th in Flag Race.
Mikayla C and her horse Creed – just went up an age group the week before (15-17 years) placing 8th in the bonfield bounce and 3rd in the campdrafting.
Emity C and her Campdraft horse Rita placed 7th Campdrafting and was crowned NSW State Sporting Champion with her horse Mav.
Coonabarabran Pony Clubs Combined Training and One Day Event
Matthew K (Year 10) and his horse MJK Red Baron attended Coonabarabran Pony Clubs Combined Training and One Day Event competition on 17th and 18th April .
They were champions in the 15 and under 17 A grade Combined Training and also first in the A grade 15 and under 17 One Day Event.
Matthew and Red Baron are working hard to secure a place on the NSW state eventing team to compete at the Pony Club Nationals later in the year.