Jump­ing to vic­tory

Tablelands Advertiser - - SPORT - Bec Singh

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.

Pic­ture: Sup­plied

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.

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