Concordia's Equestrian Team Excels at Millmerran Horse Sports Day
The Concordia Equestrian Team travelled to Millmerran to compete in the Horse Sports Day last week. The team included Tessa Cox, Caitlin Bates, Darcy Minnikin, Ryan Lawson and Emma Lawson. There were 110 riders on the day representing 35 schools across the region.
Ryan was awarded two second and two third place ribbons in events during the day riding his horse 'Django'.
Emma rode 'Chocolate' and won two firsts, one second and one third place ribbon for her efforts.
Darcy placed first in six events for his age group and took out the Age Champion against 18 other riders, winning a horse rug. He also received a trophy for the fastest time in the Stockhorse Challenge event against all the riders for the day.
Caitlin also rode very well, receiving several ribbons and placing 3rd overall in her age group, winning herself a bag of horse feed.
Tessa took an acrobatic fall over a barrel during a tight turn in the Stockhorse Challenge, but to her credit, after being checked out by the Medical Officer she jumped back on and finished off her remaining events.
The whole day ran really smoothly and it was great to see so many students getting to represent their schools competing in the sport they love.
Darcy, Caitlin, Ryan and Emma all stayed on to compete for their Pony Clubs over the weekend with more great results were achieved.
Darcy placed in the HC Campdraft on Saturday, he won first place in his age group on the Sunday and took out the highest points for the day for boys aged 13-25.
Ryan and Emma both competed in the Campdraft and had a fun time but no placings.
Later in the day, Ryan won first place in one of his dressage tests.
Emma went on to win both dressage tests for her age group and took out Overall Percentage Champion in dressage for all age groups. Emma and Barney were presented with a beautiful garland for winning this event.
These results are a massive achievement for the Equestrian Team and it shows how much work they put into their sport.