Sports Report - Equestrian
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
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!