For the fifth year running, the Victory College equestrian team have won the Fraser Coast Interschool Equestrian Competition held at the Maryborough Equestrian Park.
The competition involved almost 250 riders, representing 61 schools from all over Queensland, competing in 13 events across 3 days.
The Victory College team was a cross section of riders from Year 1 to Year 12, from experienced state-level competitors to first-timers. The students competed in English and Western Dressage tests, with walk/trot (jog) options for the less competent, as well as more advanced tests. Showjumping started at 40cm and increased to 90cm. The Extreme Trail and Dry Pattern were hotly contested. Ring events; best rider, best hack and Australian Pleasure proved popular with large classes at all levels.
Particular mention goes to Year 1 Reserve Champion, Jameson Bazzan; Year 2 Reserve Champion, Riley Andrews; Year 8 Champion, Alyx Peters and Year 10 Reserve Champion (tied) Cheyenne Lehman.
Up against stiff competition, Victory College stole the show by taking out the Overall Points trophy having earnt 2085 points (788 points ahead of Good Sheppard Lutheran College who placed second).
“We are very proud of the great results the students achieved but even prouder of the way our older students supported our younger students in all that they did” said Mr Brett Costin, Principal of Victory College, “our College has a proud tradition of offering equestrian subjects and coaching, and with the new roof, our student will be able to continue to develop their skills all year around.”
The College is soon to begin construction on a roof that will cover the entire equestrian arena, making it the only school in Queensland to have such a facility available to its students.
The Principal of Riverside Christian College presented the Equestrian team with the Award at the Victory College Sports Assembly.