Roma girl named the Aus­tralian Cham­pion Novice Dres­sage rider

The Western Star - - FRONT PAGE - Sarah Diony­sius sarah.diony­sius@west­ern­

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.

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