A team of ten girls traveled with their horses to Taree on Friday the 29th July to compete at the annual St. Clare’s Horse Sports Day. The day was a great success with glorious weather, admirable sportsmanship and a competitive line-up of students from all over the Mid-North Coast. Looking beyond the running of the day, our students are to be congratulated for the consistent effort they put into getting their horses ready.
Keeping a horse in work, fed well for competition, washed, plaited and presented immaculately on the day takes great, all year round, commitment. Riders spend hours each week working and training their horses, as well as continually brushing up on their own riding abilities, and on top of all this, every competition demands a very early start for all involved.
Finally, we cannot commend effort without giving thanks to the parents and carers who chaperone, finance and put in tireless work behind the scenes of horse events. We are particularly blessed at this College to have such an enthusiastic team of riders and their efforts definitely paid off with everyone placing in their events. A special mention to Tamika Roach of Year 7 and Chloe Woods of Year 9 who placed in most of their events and gained enough points to be awarded Runner-Up in their age divisions. Also to Michelle Ingram of year 12 who took out the High Point Score Champion place for the 17+ age group. The points acquired from across the day by all riders gave the Regional College the Highest Overall Point Score to come home with another trophy for the sports cabinet.
A day well done, girls. Congratulations.
Mrs Renee Boots
Horse Sports Coach