Talented local riders compete in Townsville
MEMBERS of the Whitsunday Equestrian Group (WEG) have attended the North Queensland Equestrian Group Annual Showjumping Championships in Black River, Townsville at the weekend.
Riders and their families from Cairns to Mackay contested the two-day event, with local members Sammi Warren, Georgina Lee, Samantha Gilchrist, Tori Mansfield and Kendell Davies shining brightest.
WEG president Tracey Davies said the trip north was a great opportunity for members to experience a stronger field of competitive riders.
All WEG participants rode exceptionally well and received praise from judges and spectators alike. Equestrian Australia NCAS showjumping coach Evan Parker was also in attendance, feeding riders tips in the practice jump arena.
Kendell Davies won the ov- erall high point score for the 80cm class, taking home a saddle cloth and trophy rug.
Tori Mansfield was also awarded a gift from the judges for her horses promising future potential.
The Whitsunday Equestrian Group will host a twoday dressage competition on September 27-28. For more information contact WEG via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0408 199 449.
GIDDY UP: Samantha Gillchrist, Kendell Davies and Sammi Warren in action during the weekend's equestrian event in Townsville.