Grif­fiths girls rid­ing high

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Three Fin­ley school­girls are set to com­pete at the Pony Club Vic­to­ria (PCV) Dres­sage State Cham­pi­onships next month.

The Grif­fiths sis­ters — Bianca, Caitlin and So­phie — qual­i­fied af­ter a suc­cess­ful PCV North­ern Zone qual­i­fy­ing se­ries re­cently.

Bianca (10 years-old) was the Grade 4 Zone Dres­sage Cham­pion, while 13 yearold Caitlin ( Grade 3) and 15 year-old So­phie (Grade 2) were also their re­spec­tive grade Zone Dres­sage Cham­pi­ons.

The PCV North­ern Zone com­prises of three events at three dif­fer­ent venues across South­ern NSW and North­ern Vic­to­ria.

At the end of the three events the Grif­fiths’ girls were the high­est point scor­ers.

‘‘It’s an amaz­ing feat for three sis­ters to all be the Zone Cham­pi­ons at once,’’ their mother Tammy said.

The girls also com­peted at the Vic­to­rian All Welsh show on the first week­end of De­cem­ber at Tatura Park Eques­trian Cen­tre.

They com­peted over the three days with strong re­sults.

Bianca, on board her pony ‘Wyann Tic Toc’, won all classes in Show Hunter and Child’s Pony, and was awarded Cham­pion First Rid­den Pony.

Caitlin, with ‘Rhyl Gror­gette’, also placed in ev­ery class and was thrilled to be awarded Cham­pion Part Welsh.

‘‘The girls are very ex­cited to be part of th­ese teams with their friends and look for­ward to a great week­end rep­re­sent­ing the North­ern zone,’’ Tammy said.

The PCV Dres­sage State Cham­pi­onships will be held on April 6 in Gla­dys­dale.

The event was orig­i­nally sched­uled for Fe­bru­ary, but was post­poned due to the re­cent bush­fires in Vic­to­ria.

The Grif­fiths girls with their zone tro­phies. (From left) So­phie with ‘Margherite’, Caitlin with ‘Rhyl Geor­gette’ and Bianca with ‘Bella's Wish.

Photo by Lit­tle More Grace Pho­to­graph­ics.

Bianca Grif­fith and ‘Wyann Tic Toc’ win­ning cham­pion first rid­den pony at the Vic­to­rian Welsh Show.

Photo by Lit­tle More Grace Pho­to­graph­ics.

Bianca Grif­fith with judge Harold Hart­let.

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