Os­car wins state ti­tle rid­ing Chatswood Tango

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport -

Stawell Pony Club’s Os­car Cole has taken out first place at Horse­land Horse Tri­als State Cham­pi­onships in Gla­dys­dale at the week­end.

Os­car’s mother Viv Cole said he was happy with his win.

“He wasn’t in the lead from the start, so he was a bit sur­prised when he got up to win,” she said.

“He was very ex­cited. It doesn’t get much bet­ter than win­ning states.

“Os­car won grade two, sec­tion one rid­ing Chatswood Tango. To en­ter that event you have to qual­ify by go­ing to three other horse tri­als dur­ing the sea­son.

“He com­peted in dres­sage, show jump­ing and cross-coun­try and placed first over­all.”

Mrs Cole said Os­car’s sis­ter Olivia also per­formed well and placed eighth in sec­tion two, grade two, rid­ing Zuri Louwana.

Ararat’s Ri­ley Perry-par­menter, who com­petes with Mary­bor­ough Pony Club, placed third in a grade one pony club sec­tion, rid­ing Play­ing the Field.

The Cole twins are cur­rently train­ing to com­pete in Wer­ribee in Septem­ber and Bal­larat in Oc­to­ber. They will con­tinue to com­pete reg­u­larly in or­der to qual­ify for 2019 tri­als.

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