Crew sets sights on world stage
Bronze in Qld C’ships opens way for local rider
PORT Douglas equestrian competitor Morgaine Crew is on track to realise her dream of competing on the world stage after picking up a bronze medal at the Queensland Showjumping Championships held at the Cairns Showgrounds recently.
Morgaine, 12, came third in her age group for the jump height class of 80cm to one metre.
But before Morgaine and her mount Lachy could compete in the championships, the pair had to qualify for up to 12 months prior to the competition which meant competing in a number of other events and gaining a set amount of points to allow them to participate in the state championships.
Morgaine, who has been riding since she was seven years of age and has been a member of the Mossman Pony Club for the past four years, said she was thrilled winning bronze at the titles.
Her biggest dream is to one day compete in one of the biggest competitions, the world championships.
“To be able compete in the world championships and with Lachy, my pony, would be fantastic,” Crew said.
“I’m so amazed at Lachy, he tries his hardest in everything and does me proud. “I wouldn’t swap Lachy for the world.” Crew was one of 150 competitors who travelled from as far afield as Brisbane to compete. During the same week of competition, the Regional FNQ Showjump Club held its end- of-season championships where Morgaine and Lachy again stepped up and took out first place.
For Morgaine this has been an accumulation of 12 months of hard work and dedication to her pony, Lachy, and the next step for the pair is to step up to the nationals next year, which she has now qualified for.
RAISING THE BAR: Morgaine Crew and her mount Lachy