Jumping to victory
SPEEWAH’S Jamie HewittToms, 14 has leapt her way into becoming the National Interschool show-jumping champion and her sights are on defending her title next year.
The St Stephen’s student and her family travelled to Toowoomba for the four day event There were about 43 riders from each state competing.
Chris Hewitt, Jamie’s mum, said she was incredibly proud of her daughter’s achievement and Jamie had nailed it.
“We did not have a registered coach for this event. The other students went to prestigious schools and for Jamie to be able to win was incredible,” she said.
“There was strong competition among the riders and the course was nice and technical.
“It was really competitive with riders between grade 7 to grade 12, the majority of riders who attended were grade 12.”
Jamie said she was still shocked she had won the event and wanted to aim at winning next year in a higher class.
“It was really close and I didn’t know I had won until my name had been called out,” she said.
“The height that I jump is 110 centimetres and I am aiming for 120 centimetres next year.”
Jamie and her horse GG Malibu will be aiming for a top four position at the State Interschool Titles in Toowoomba next year to qualify for the National Interschool Titles.
Jamie Hewitt-Toms, 14 and her horse GG Malibu leap to victory as the National Interschool champion and 4th overall in the 100 cm for showjumping.