SUCCESS FOR YOUNG RIDER
Roma girl named the Australian Champion Novice Dressage rider
EQUESTRIAN: Roma girl Teah Mayne was named a national dressage champion after her success during the school holidays.
The Year 6 student competed in the Interschool Equestrian National Championships where she won the title of Australian Champion Primary Novice Dressage rider.
Teah was selected to represent Queensland after being named overall Queensland Primary Dressage Champion in her division at the state championships in the winter holidays.
Teah’s mother Gemma Jackson said they were all proud of her efforts.
“Teah has worked hard and practised most days since she commenced riding the pony, Glenormiston Roosca in April,” she said.
“We are very proud as Teah committed a lot of time to achieve her goals on a new combination in such a short time frame.”
The pony’s owner, Carla Cosgrove, said Teah performed extremely well considering Roosca had not been ridden for months.
“Not only was Teah riding an unfamiliar pony but she was also competing at a higher level than she had in the past but she embraced the challenge and training schedule with such enthusiasm,” she said.
The Australian championship was decided over two rounds with each state sending four of their best riders to contest the prize. Teah was a clear winner over both rounds, achieving high scores from all four judges.
She said her achievement was a team effort and thanked her parents for their support and time to take her to training and competitions.
STAR: Teah Mayne returned from the Interschool Equestrian National Championships, held during the school holidays, as Australian Champion Primary Novice Dressage rider.