Sports Report - Equestrian

Several riders, including Lara Christoffelsz, were successful in showjumping events

Several riders, including Lara Christoffelsz, were successful in showjumping events

By Margaret Bowen (Parent Coordinator)

The Radford Equestrian team had a very successful weekend at the ACT Equestrian Interschool Championships, held at Bungendore Showgrounds on the first weekend in November.

Radford was represented by seven riders: Emily Warren, Hana Jugovic and Siena Berichon (all in Year 6), Amelie Berichon (Year 8), Lara Christoffelsz and Eri Niisato (both Year 9) and Saffron Gibson-Bode (Year 10). The championships covered all disciplines – dressage, ring events, show jumping, sporting and more.

Our riders achieved some outstanding results:

. Lara Christoffelsz (Year 8): Champion 1.10 m Show Jumping and Champion Year 8 Show Horse overall
. Amelie Berichon (Year 8): Reserve Champion Show Pony
. Siena Berichon (Year 6): 2nd place, 45 cm Show Jumping & 3rd place, Prep Dressage Test
. Emily Warren (Year 6): 3rd place, 60 cm Junior Show Jumping; 6th place, 70 cm Junior Show Jumping, 8th place, Junior 1.3 m Dressage Test
. Hana Jugovic (Year 6): 2nd place, Year 6 Galloway hack
. Saffron Gibson-Bode: 5th place, 60 cm Show Jumping
. Eri Niisato (Year 9): 3rd and 4th place, 90 cm and 1 m Show Jumping

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Most of all, the riders had heaps of fun competing. Hana told me she really enjoyed dressage, and Emily tried out her skills in the barrel-racing and bareback riding. Saffron said she was pleased with her score in what was a tough dressage competition.

With a number of Year 6 riders entering Radford next year, our team is growing.
Well done to all competitors in the Radford Equestrian Team!

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