Over the weekend of the 28th to the 30th of October Heather Orme, Tiarna Williams, Tully Guest, Olivia Blythe, Indigo Harris, Zara Harris, Winnie Mills and Berni Mills represented Bishop Druitt College at the Clarence Valley Equestrian Challenge at Hawthorne Park South Grafton.
On the Friday night we all got together as a team to help celebrate Tully’s 15th Birthday and thank her for the team tail bags she made for all of our horses!
Saturdays events included the Official March Past which featured us all specially decked out in new browbands made by Heather and a very clever Indigo carrying the BDC flag for the entire March past – well done Indigo! Carrying the flag is not an easy task.
The rest of the day consisted of hacking, rider classes, dressage and show jumping. Sunday was the sporting day, consisting of various events and team penning. Tully, Tiarna and Heather participated in the team penning with competitors from other school and did an amazing effort.
Opportunities like this make interschool events even more special because we get to connect and make friends with other students from all around NSW and most importantly have lots of fun.
Over the whole weekend we had many ribbons received by all of the members of the Equestrian team, including 4 special awards that were announced at the presentation at the end of the event.
These awards were for either encouragement or sportsmanship – congratulations to Heather Orme, Tiarna Williams, Olivia Blythe and Berni Mills on receiving these outstanding awards.
Official results will be posted to the Grafton Pony Club website next week.
We would like to thank Mrs Harris for her help and support in getting the team together and revitalising the BDC Equestrian Team and to Mr Blythe who came and supported us over the weekend and of course we thank our mums and dads.
If there is anyone who would like to join our team for next year please see Mrs Harris or Team Captain Heather Orme year 9 Cottee.
Summary by Heather Orme.