Alex wins state title
In only her first state competition, Tocumwal horse rider Alex Laker was recently declared the Interschool Show Jumping Victorian under 14 state champion after two flawless show jumping rounds in excellent times.
Alex travelled to Melbourne to compete at the Victorian State Show Jumping Titles that were held at Boneo Park Equestrian Centre last month.
She is coached by Bronwyn Shortt and is a part of local show jumping stable Desert Sands, run and owned by Shortt and Anthony March from Tocumwal.
Along with riding in the state titles the Desert Sands team were also a part of the organising committee and proudly sponsored the best presented of the show as well as the Amateur Series.
Alex was riding her Warmblood cross ‘It’s Galex’.
March competed on his home bred Warmblood mare ‘Desert Sands Taylor’ and Shortt competed on her home bred Warmblood gelding ‘Desert Sands Calavino’.
All the team rode exceptionally well and were continually in the ribbons over the three days of jumping.
Sunday saw the State Title classes run and Alex compete in the ISJ Victorian Children’s Under 14 Championship.
Alex and her horse, affectionately known as Al, had a flawless first round with no time faults or jumping penalties.
Alex was last to jump off for the title and with no penalties and in the quickest time was the winner of this class and declared the State Champion. Clydesdale/
Alex Laker in action during the ISJ Victorian state titles.
Anthony March riding ‘Desert Sands Taylor’.
Bronwyn Shortt riding ‘Desert Sands Calavino’ at the Victorian State Titles recently.
Alex Laker riding her horse ‘It’s Galex’ during her state title win at the ISJ Victorian Under 14 state show jumping title at Boneo. Photos courtesy oz Shotz.