Va­ri­ety schol­ar­ship for horse lover

Southern Gazette (Belmont) - - FRONT PAGE -

MON­ICA Steiner be­lieves her daugh­ter Jas­min’s pas­sion for horse rid­ing has led to her success in event­ing.

Kewdale res­i­dent Jas­min Steiner (18) re­ceived a $3500 Va­ri­ety Heart Schol­ar­ship this month to help with costs of train­ing and buy­ing out­fits.

Miss Steiner was born with 18p Syn­drome, which has had in­tel­lec­tual and de­vel­op­ment im­pacts but it has not stopped her from suc­ceed­ing.

Among her hon­ours at the WA Spe­cial Olympics last year was a first place fin­ish in the dres­sage cat­e­gories and a tro­phy for the high­est score and be­ing nom­i­nated for the 2017 WA Dis­abled Sports As­so­ci­a­tion team of the year.

Miss Steiner trains once per week at the Ther­a­peu­tic Rid­ing Cen­tre in Mt Clare­mont and the Rid­ing for the Dis­abled As­so­ci­a­tion WA’s fa­cil­ity in Carine.

Mrs Steiner said her daugh­ter had been rid­ing horses since she was 11.

“I think her tal­ent comes from the fact she likes rid­ing and she is pa­tient,” she said.

Mrs Steiner said she was thank­ful to Va­ri­ety and her coaches for as­sist­ing her daugh­ter.

“Jas­min’s goal is to one day com­pete in the Spe­cial Olympics Na­tional Games,” she said.

Jas­min Steiner is en­joy­ing success in event­ing.

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