From July 7 to 10, seven local Goulburn Pony Club riders and their horses headed to Denman as part of the Zone 27 team for the NSW Pony Club State Showjumping and Eventing Championships.
The first two days of competition were the showjumping state titles.
The competition consists of four showjumping events, which are placed individually and then points are tallied to decide the state champions.
Heidi Staples and her young horse Can't Resist were sashed B Grade NSW State Champion after two wins, a second and a fourth placing.
Her twin sister, Katelyn, who rode KC Spotabug was fourth overall in the A Grade championship.
Estella Manning, riding Jigsaw, was fifth overall in the B Grade championship for the Under 15 age group.
Gabby Osborne on Christophe, Jordan Masterton on Brightview Hustler and Sasha Manning on Benjara Rocket all gained some very credible placings.
The second part of the competition were the One Day Eventing Championships, and Ruby Shepherd on Texas Courtier joined the team.
This competition is run over three phases, dressage and showjumping on day one and then cross-country on the final day.
Our five riders were all happy with their dressage tests, great rounds of showjumping with only a couple of rails down.
The cross-country course was challenging but all riders came home delighted they had conquered the jumps and made time.
Jordan was fourth in the D Grade, Ruby Gabby seventh in their respective C Grade age groups and Estella and Sasha out of the placings but very pleased with their performances.
Thank you to all the riders and their families for helping each other and working so well together as a team.
Goulburn Pony Club conducts rally days on the second Sunday of each month. New members are always welcome, and we cater for all levels of riders from beginner to advanced. Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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