Equestrian titles mount up for Jorjia
It’s not surprising that Jorjia Weck is an upcoming equestrian super star.
Her mother Cherie was a show jumper and the 11-yearold Matamata Intermediate School student can remember being placed on the back of a pony just after her first birthday.
‘‘Everyone tells me I was still in nappies,’’ she said.
Jorjia competed in her first A&P Show when she was three years old and shas not looked back.
The list achievements many.
Jorjia and her pony Aschbrooke Bracken won the National Supreme 13.2 pony title in Dannevirke this year, also taking out the riding pony sash and the pony breeders sash.
Together they were also crowned the supreme 13.2 pony at the North Island Premier Show.
‘‘We have had a very successful season winning count- of to
Jorjia’s date are less supreme championship classes,’’ Jorjia said.
‘‘My lovely pony Oaklands Park Goldstream gave me a great ride at this year’s Horse of the Year show in Hastings. I was so excited when I was announced the winner of the junior rider of the year title.’’
Jorjia will be representing New Zealand at the EFA Horse and Rider show held in Werribee, Melbourne in December this year.
She will be competing against Australia’s best riders 14 years and under.
‘‘ I can’t wait; it great,’’ she said.
‘‘I was over there two years ago on my 12.2 pony Glenbrooke Pocket Money.
‘‘It was an experience of a lifetime for me.’’
Jorjia said she would like to thank the Matamata community for their support.
‘‘I would also like to give special thanks to David Swap, Comag, The Warehouse, New World, Kaimai Cheese, Manawaru Sands, G N Hill, Laser Plumbing and Electrical for their huge generosity,’’ Jorjia said. ‘‘I am so proud of
be my ponies, they have both been very good to me – all the hard work is so worth it.’’
She also credits a lot of her success to the influence of her role model and riding instructor Amanda Berridge.
‘‘Amanda has really helped me a lot.
‘‘I want to be just like her one day.’’
Looking into the future, Jorjia said she really wants to start participating in dressage events.
As for following in her mother’s footsteps Jorjia said she may look at show jumping at some stage later on down the track.
‘‘ Jumping out a bit.’’
On a mission: Jorjia Weck at the 2011 Horse of the Year show in Hastings.