Rid­ers per­form at their best in Sa­rina

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -


A GROUP of Cannonvalley rid­ers trav­elled to Sa­rina to com­pete in the fi­nal qual­i­fy­ing event for the Queens­land State Jump Eq­ui­tation and Show Jump­ing Cham­pi­onship which will be held in April.

The two day com­pe­ti­tion was short­ened to a sin­gle day event as the loom­ing weather threat­ened to can­cel the event all to­gether.

While the rain held off, rid­ers had to com­pete with the wind which blew so strongly it knocked over a num­ber of jumps.

All lo­cal rid­ers ex­celled in the com­pe­ti­tion and showed won­der­ful sports­man­ship to all rid­ers com­pet­ing.

Abi­gail Lee and her horse Grover fin­ished sec­ond over­all in the 10 years and un­der Jump Eq­ui­tation, while Tori Mans­field and Lilly made a mas­sive im­prove­ment from the pre­vi­ous com­pe­ti­tion to take out the 11 years to un­der-13 di­vi­sion.

She was fol­lowed closely by Ge­orgina Lee on Ge­orge in fifth place and Amy Gray on Charm in sixth.

Bree Wi­blen on Ge­orgie Girl took out first place in the 13 years and un­der-16s di­vi­sion, with Sarah Dobe on Bluey com­ing sec­ond and Breeanna Purvis on Ledger fin­ish­ing sixth.

The 16 years and un­der-21 com­pe­ti­tion saw Sammi War­ren on Rosie fin­ish in third.

In the Show Jump­ing di­vi­sion, Char­lie Lee fin­ished fifth on Bella in the un­of­fi­cial 40cm while Sarah Dobe won the 60cm on her horse Sassy.

In the of­fi­cial 10 years and un­der ring, af­ter a big fall, Abby Lee on Grover took out sec­ond place.

Ge­orgina Lee and her horse Ge­orge won the 11 years and un­der-13 with Amy Gray plac­ing sec­ond af­ter scor­ing the big­gest jump she had ever done.

E grade saw Breeanna Purvis on Ledger come home in third place, while in the Pony Gal Sammi War­ren on Rosie took home a blue rib­bon with Bree Wi­blen on Ge­orgie Girl fin­ish­ing sec­ond.

Sarah Dobe on her horse Bluey fin­ished fourth in D Grade.

This com­ing weekend the club will be host­ing a dressage themed rally, weather per­mit­ting.

The Whit­sun­day Eques­trian Group are the host­ing a T-Shirt Day on Sun­day at the pony club grounds.

All ex­ist­ing and new mem­bers are en­cour­aged to at­tend the first rid­ing rally of the year.

YOUNG STARS: Cannonvalley rid­ers Amy Gray, Sarah Dobe, Breeanna Purvis, Ge­orgina Lee, Sammi War­ren, Tori Mans­field, Bree Wi­blen, (front) Abi­gail Lee and Char­lie Lee with the awards they re­cieved af­ter com­pet­ing in the fi­nal qual­i­fy­ing event for the Queens­land State Jump Eq­ui­tation and Show Jump­ing Cham­pi­onship in Sa­rina on the weekend.

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