SCOTS Equestrian excels at QLD State Championships

Georgia Rohde | Equestrian Captain

Over the past three weeks our Equestrian team has been very busy! While others may have enjoyed a good break, our riders have not stopped for the last three weeks.  The first weekend of the holidays, we held an Allan Wallen clinic for those interested in campdrafting and competing in the Percentile Cup.  The weekend was very successful and we are looking forward to the next clinic with Kim and Jess Shannon.

We had a large team head to Maryborough for the Interschool Queensland State Championships with all students riding exceptionally well.  Our biggest success at the competition was having two teams in the showjumping competition and winning the State Showjumping School.  Last weekend we had five of our students compete at the Combined Training and Eventing State Championships with some great results.

Throughout the state competitions we had three riders receive their golden ticket which will allow them to compete for Queensland at the 2019 Interschool National Championships held in Sydney over the September school holidays.  These three riders are Chase Naylor who won the 120 cm showjumping class, Georgia Rohde who placed third in the 2* eventing and Sophie Brennan who will compete in the Show Hunter.

The greatest achievement I believe our school received was the Summers and McDougall Families School trophy.  This is a highly regarded accolade which is awarded to the school that demonstrates a high level of sportsmanship and showmanship throughout the year to both teammates and other competitors in addition to showing a helpful attitude.

As the 2019 Equestrian captain I am so very proud of all our riders throughout the state championships.  I look forward to the rest of the season for our equestrian team as we still have many competitions to come.  We all look forward to the term ahead.