Rid­ing high after state cham­pi­onship vic­tory

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AL­THOUGH char­ac­ter­is­ti­cally hum­ble about his achieve­ments, Down­lands Year 12 stu­dent Cameron Mof­fatt couldn’t be hap­pier with his per­for­mance at the re­cent Mar­cus Old­ham In­ter­school Eques­trian Na­tional Cham­pi­onships in Toowoomba.

Cameron was the Queens­land team show jump­ing cap­tain and, rid­ing Dolly Var­den, Cameron was awarded Na­tional 120cm Show Jump­ing Cham­pion for 2017.

His win con­trib­uted to the team’s over­all suc­cess, with Queens­land named the 2017 Cham­pion State, bring­ing home the Harry le Bherz tro­phy for the first time since 2012.

Chef D’Equipe of the Queens­land team, Anna Starosta, com­mended Cameron both on his suc­cess as a rider and his lead­er­ship role.

“Cameron is a very thought­ful and per­son­able young man and re­ally led by ex­am­ple. We saw the fun side of him at the open­ing and clos­ing cer­e­monies and the daily dis­ci­pline pre­sen­ta­tions as he very ably as­sisted the team cap­tain and vice-cap­tain in en­cour­ag­ing ev­ery­one to demon­strate the Queens­land in­domitable spirit,” she said.

Cameron has been rep­re­sent­ing Down­lands in eques­trian events since start­ing at the col­lege in Year 8 in 2013. He has com­peted around both Queens­land and Aus­tralia un­der Down­lands colours at many com­pe­ti­tions, in­clud­ing venues along the east coast from Rock­hamp­ton to Coffs Har­bour and Sydney to Melbourne.

Down­lands has a proud his­tory of stu­dents com­pet­ing in eques­trian events at state, na­tional and in­ter­na­tional lev­els and Cameron’s ded­i­ca­tion to his cho­sen sport has seen him rise to the high­est ranks.

To find out more about what Down­lands can of­fer your child, con­tact the col­lege on (07) 4690 9500. Our en­rol­ments co-or­di­na­tor Mer­i­lyn Ro­hde will be able to help with your in­quiry.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

Down­lands stu­dent Cameron Mof­fatt, the 120cm Show Jump­ing Na­tional Cham­pion for 2017.

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