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2017 Australian Interschool Equestrian Championships

Published on Thursday, October 5, 2017 in Event Results
Photo of the NT team, photo credit OZSHOTS 
Over 300 competitors took part, photo credit OZSHOTS 
One of the many top competitors, photo credit OZSHOTS
Team NSW at the presentation, photo credit OZSHOTS

320 riders and 350 horses competed at last week’s Australian Interschool Equestrian Championships in Toowoomba, QLD, and the event was a resounding success.


“The event brought out great sportsmanship, excellent horsemanship and well loved and cared for horses. The energy and camaraderie was fantastic,” said Equestrian Queensland Chairman David Finch.


“To see more than 300 competitors still smiling and happy at the end of a week of tough weather conditions was heart-warming. Congratulations to everyone involved,” he said.


The host state, Queensland, was victorious in the team event winning the prestigious Harry Le Bherz Perpetual Trophy with 2743 points. New South Wales finished second (2613 points) and Victoria was third (2197 points), WA fourth (984 points), SA fifth (568 points) and the smallest teams, the NT (222 points) and TAS (145 points) did a commendable with less than a handful of riders each. The NT took home the Teamwork Trophy for best team spirit and team work.


Other 2017 Australian Interschool Equestrian Championship special award winners were; Tammy Rhodes Dressage Trophy – Sabrina Hitch (QLD) on Dicavalli Dandy in Senior Novice Closest to Ideal Time Eventing Trophy – Emily Rink (QLD) on Wade Equine Oki Doki in 1* Eventing Combined Training Trophy – Elizabeth Brand (VIC) on Quamby Farm Cloud Street in Secondary 60cm Finch Farms Show Jumping Trophy – Sophie Baldwin (NSW) on Mirrabel Patterson in Primary 80cm


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Equestrian Australia would like to thank the Equestrian Queensland team, volunteers, sponsors, Event Director Annie Macdonald and the hundreds of horses, riders and their supportive families for making this year’s event so successful and enjoyable.


Equestrian Victoria will host the 2018 Australian Interschool Equestrian Championships at the Werribee Park National Equestrian Centre.

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