The Christian College Equestrian team, led by Captains Bronte Kerger and Erin Young competed at the 2016 Interschool State Championships in the second week of the term break. They finished 3rd overall, which is an outstanding effort!
Competition began with Dressage classes, then continued throughout the week with Show Horse classes and finishing on Friday with Show Jumping.
Christian College entered a team of 19 riders, including students from Senior School, Middle School Highton and the Bellarine Campus.
Erin Young (S), Bronte Kerger (S), Shanae Jenkinson (S), Liberty Armitage (H), Eliza Bell (H), Emily Fischer (H), Sophie Gallagher (H), Ava Halloran (H), Jorja Kirsopp-Cole (H), Charlotte Sheldon (H), Kiara Spagnardi (H), Tahlia Spagnardi (H), Sophie Taylor (H), Ethan Young (H), Elsie Callahan (B), Tilley Fair (B), Lucy Lawn (B), Rohan Lock (B), Bianca Lock (B).
All of the riders at the State Champs displayed excellent sportsmanship and rode well, many receiving place ribbons in several classes, or achieving a personal best on a new horse.
Outstanding Individual results were achieved by Ava Halloran and Firefly II were Champions in the secondary Show Hunter division and Tilley Fair riding Berridale Skye Blue who were runners up (Reserve Champion) in the 90cm Show Jumping class.
Both girls are now preparing to represent Victoria in the State team at the National Interschools event to be held in Sydney later this year.
The scores from the top 4 riders in any team go toward the overall team winner.
Ava Halloran, Tilley Fair, Charlotte Sheldon and Rohan Lock scored our best with a combined total of 103, which resulted in Christian College placing 3rd overall!
We thank all of the team parents for their commitment to attend for the week in support of the Interschool event. Particular acknowledgement to Cheryl Wright from the Bellarine campus who has been assisting our show jumping riders. The results from both the Geelong Grammar event and the State Championships indicate how the team is benefiting from Cheryl’s expertise.
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