News from the Equestrian Centre – Week 10

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Royal QLD show
Congratulations to Molly who won the Royal QLD show RNA young judges horse competition. She also placed 5th in her led and ridden classes with the beautiful, Ballymount Lord Rubin.


Tamworth International Event
NEGS Equestrian students were in fine form at Tamworth International Event.  The girls were competing across all levels and came home with some brilliant results.  Jaimie McElroy did an incredible job in the CIC 2*. Not only was she the only junior in the class, but finished in 3rd place in a class of 16. She rode a brilliant round in the show jumping to come home clear and followed suit with a clear cross country round. This is an amazing result for such a young
and talented rider. Charlotte Jacobson won the dressage in the EVA45 and then went onto jump clear. She was a little too speedy on cross country, gaining a few time penalties and dropping to 2nd place. Katie Hancock had a super round on Dajanna in the EVA80. They finished on their dressage score in 3rd place.
Matilda McCarroll did very well to finish in 2nd place in the EVA60 on Cosmic Cube and 5th on Kirby Park Masquerade in the EVA80. Charlotte Kingham and Jess Bull had nice confident rounds in the EVA80 to finish in 6th and 8th place.
Maddy Keddy competed at her first ever event and jumped double clear. She is very excited about more events in the future. Congratulations to all the other riders who rode brilliantly but were just out of the placings.

NEGS girls are heading to North Star Show jumping this weekend and Liverpool Plains Interschools competition next weekend.



2017 Brisbane Royal
Congratulations to show rider Bronte Dagg on her recent success at the 2017 Brisbane Royal Exhibition.
We are very pleased to announce that she was crowned champion senior girl rider on the beautiful Ballymount Laffranchi.


Representing at Pony Club National Championships
NEGS is thrilled to announce that two students, Jessica Towns and Ashley Randle, have been selected to represent their state at the Pony Club National Championships. This year the competition takes place in Toowoomba, QLD on the 18th – 22nd September. It seeks to promote the highest levels of sportsmanship amongst Pony Club Riders. Top riders from across Australia and two International teams from France & China will come head-to- head competing in Dressage, Showjumping, Eventing, Mounted Games, Formal Gymkhana, Tetrathlon & International Challenge.

We are very excited to announce that Jess was selected in the Pony Club Australia Aquis International Showjumping team to represent Australia against France and China. She will also be representing her state in the Showjumping and Formal Gymkhana.  Ashley Randle was selected for Championship Eventing as well as the Tretrathlon. Congratulations to both girls on their brilliant effort, it is a credit to their dedication to riding.

Godolphin – Year 9 Trip to Scone
At the end of August our year 9 Equestrian students went on an excursion to Scone with a focus on the operations and employment opportunities in the Thoroughbred Industry. The girls visited Arrowfield Stud where they watched the stallion parade including the Champion Sire son of Danehill, Redoute’s Choice. They also met Snitzel, the 2017 crowned Champion Sire of Australia. Next up was a tour of the Hunter Valley Equine Research Centre Laboratory, learning all about the assessment of a wide range of samples and specimens that assist vets in the diagnosis and treatment of equine patients. The girls were shown the biochemistry and haematology machines and were able to view blood samples under the microscopes. Next stop was the Scone Equine Hospital Intensive Care Unit at Clovelly Stables where the girls were given a talk from a specialist veterinarian on the procedures involved in providing 24-hour care for critically-ill neonates, adults and post-operative equine patients.

The final stop was Godolphin, Kelvinside. Darley Stud is the global breeding operation in Suffolk owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum. Darley currently stands more than 50 stallions around the world: in France, Japan, England at Dalham Hall Stud, in Ireland at Kildangan Stud, in the United States at Jonabell Farm, in Lexington, Kentucky, and on two stud farms in Australia: at Northwood Park, Victoria, and at Kelvinside. The girls were given a tour and talk on the breaking and training facility at Kelvinside and were lucky enough to see the famous stallion Lonhro, listen to a talk from Darren Beadman and have their photo taken with the Melbourne Cup itself! The girls met 3 NEGS old girls currently working in the industry and had many questions to ask them. The day was very informative and the girls are super excited to learn more about the many career opportunities available to young women like themselves in the Thoroughbred Industry.


North Star Show Jumping Classic
NEGS had a great time at North Star Show Jumping Classic last weekend. Matilda Hall won best presented on Friday and got a 1st, three 2nds and a 3rd in the combined training and jumping. Her Father, Nick even won the best strapper award.

Jaimie McLoughlin did brilliantly to get a 1st and a 2nd in the combined training and a 5th in the show jumping.
Abbey McLoughlin did very well to get two 3rds in the combined training, a 4th in the jumping and won best presented for ring 3.
Jess Towns had a super weekend to finish 3rd in the junior championship and 5th in the 1.25m on the Hamparsum's horse, Pine Park Vertical Limit. She has been campaigning the horse for the past 12 months and will be competing on him at the Pony Club Nationals in September.
Brooke McKenna had her first competition since moving from Darwin and had some lovely rounds. Her attention to detail and presentation was awarded by winning the best presented in ring 2. Cassie Drummond had three very confident rounds in the 1m and 1.05m on Widgee Total Contender.
She had an unlucky rail that left her out of the placings but a brilliant set up for this weekend at Liverpool Plains Interschools.
Maddie Keddy had a fantastic time on her new horse. She came away with the biggest smile ever and some lovely clear rounds.
Rachelle and Ali even managed to compete! Rachelle came away with a 5th on her young horse and Ali with some nice rounds in the 1 m and 1.05m.

NEGS would like to extend a big thank you to the committee at North Star Show Jumping Classic for being so accommodating and welcoming.

Wingen Campdraft
Congratulations to Laura Hardie on her win in the Juvenile Draft at Wingen riding Lena’s Conman with a score of 90!
This weekend was also Millies first weekend competing in the open age drafts. She won and placed equal 4/5 in the encouragement draft, and made it into the maiden final (from 228 starters) where after a 23 camp score her beast crinkled up on her going to the gate. Congratulations girls, brilliant effort.


NZ Tour 2018!
13 lucky year 9 NEGS Equestrian students are looking forward to the inaugural New Zealand Equestrian Study Tour this November. The girls will have the opportunity to spectate world class show jumping, master class, indoor polo and dressage. With destinations including Auckland, Cambridge, Hamilton and Rotorua, the girls meet Olympic riders, visit stud farms and veterinary centres, take part in equine nutrition talks and sports psychology seminars. There will also be a few fun activities including zorbing and canoeing.


Liverpool Plains Interschool Competition
NEGS had a great time at the Liverpool Plains Interschools competition last weekend. We had a contingent of riders represent the school in all different disciplines. Here are the results for the Eventing and Combined Training.

Lucy Ramsay was first in the CNC 1* and crowned Champion rider for secondary eventing. Sarah Wyatt was 4th and Cilla Clonan was 6th in the EVA105.
Anna Jarvis was 3rd and 4th on her horses in the EVA80. Jess Bull was 5th and Katie Hancock was 6th in the EVA80. Brooke McKenna did a lovely dressage test followed by a super show jumping round to finish 1st in the CT105. Isabella Arabejo did brilliantly to win the CT 95. Elise Payne was a close 2nd followed by Cassie Drummond in 3rd place. Katie Hancock finished 2nd in the CT80. Laura Finlay was 6th in the CT60.

Now to the dressage, show jumping and hacking results.
Isabella Arabejo once again impressed the judges on her lovely mare, Four Winds Funky Chick. Sherode two brilliant tests to finish overall Champion.
Laura Finlay is new to the dressage ring and did very well to finish 3rd in the Novice 2.1.
Elise Payne finished 3rd and 4th on Tulla La Lea in the 2.1 and 1.3.
Emma Murray had a nice day out on her new mare. She was relaxed and calm, scoring some great marks, finishing 8th in the Novice.
Charlie Aitken finished 4th on the beautiful, Wards Foreman in the Prelim 1.3.
Kirrily Wickham did an excellent job on Chocolate Spirit to finish mid field in both her tests. These two are very new to the competition circuit and are doing an excellent job. Brooke McKenna and Cassie Drummond had some beautiful rounds in the show jumping. Brooke placed in the 1.1m on Woodlands Suntari and Cassie placed in the 1.05m on Widgee Total Contender.

Now to the hacking.
Laura Finlay and Waymere Oaks Shilo looked divine! They won all of Sundays ring events and were sashed Champion Senior Hack with Charlie Aitken as reserve Champion. Brie Aitken, Brooke McKenna, Laura Finlay and Charlie Aitken came 3rd in the team of fours.
Jess Bull and Elise Payne also placed in their classes. Laura also managed to place 4th overall in the working horse challenge.
We would like to extend a very big thank you to all the parents and students for representing the school so brilliantly. The committee who ran the event were very appreciative of the support that NEGS showed. They commented on how well mannered and polite all the NEGS students and families were throughout the entire event.



NEGS Youth Stockman’s Challenge
The Youth Stockmans Challenge was a great hit.
The competition had a welcoming and fun atmosphere with both NEGS girls and outside competitors competing against each other for some fantastic prizes!
Before we get to the results, we would like to extend our sincere thanks to all those who contributed to the "Buy a panel" fundraiser. Without them, the event would not have been possible. We would also like to thank the brains behind the operation, our brilliant campdraft coach, Gloria McCormack. Her dedication to the students and school is greatly appreciated and does not go unnoticed.

Thank you to the Cadzow family for sponsoring the event. This family are avid supporters of the Equestrian Centre and the generosity of the sponsorship enabled the girls to compete for some brilliant prizes.

A big thank you to Bridie Tilse and Ashley Randle for taking such brilliant photographs of the event.

Last but not least, we would like to thank all the other supporters of the stockman’s challenge! Kate Jones from the Campdrafting Magazine, TuffRock, Rod Kaye Bits and Spurs, Burtons Saddlery, Jock Weston, Tony Menkins, Tom Williamson who was our judge and cattle donor, Phil McCormack for driving the truck, the French Coq for providing such brilliant food, Rob and Roy for all the work done behind the scenes, Jo Petch for announcing and all the other parents for showing their support.

Here are the results

8 and under:
1st Tily Rogers on Stevie
2nd Imogen Cadzow on Dolly

9 and 10:
1st Hannah Law on Yarrawa Park Kaycee
2nd Mark Jones on CKJ Just Jazz

11 and 12:
1st Bridgette Cadzow on Stylish Doc
2nd Bridgette Cadzow on Lady Jane
3rd Max Rodgers on Indian

13 and 14:
1st Bella Reardon on Destiny
2nd Gabby Cadzow on Lady Jane
3rd Bella Reardon on Banjo
4th Gabby Cadzow on Stylish Doc
5th Chloe Swanton on Rocky

15 and 16:
1st Atlanta Bynon on Six Pence
2nd Kirra Riggs on Dual Stylish Jazz
3rd Ash Petch on Stylish Chick
4th Lucy Cunningham on Links Racket
5th Laura Finlay on Waymere Oaks Shil

17 and 18:
1st Holly Coulthard on Bilcurra Suede
2nd Millie Edmonds on A1 Cath Skills
3rd Tamarra Herod on Django Duel Rey
4th Laura Hardie on One More Porche
5th Millie Edmonds on Lethal Gunfire.


NEGS/Guyra Polocrosse Carnival
It was a fantastic weekend at the NEGS/Guyra Polocrosse carnival last weekend. With 17 teams in the comp, it was nice quiet weekend to start young horses and relax with friends for the last carnival of the year. Teams came from all over, as far as Tansey and Canberra! Our NEGS girls dominated B grade, bringing out their best against teams from Walcha, Guyra and Warwick. We saw some fathers playing against daughters (Rob and Abby Finlayson, Sophie and Kent Wells) which kept the spectating very interesting.

The NEGS team:

Olivia Adams
Gemma Stuart
Sophie Wells
Josie Wilson
Maddy Teague
Abby Finlayson

In B grade, Josie won Best No. 1, Gemma won Best No. 2 and Abby won Best No. 3.

A huge thank you to the parents who spent their weekend serving in the canteen and the girls for their help serving dinner. Thank you also to our club president Dave Adams for being one of the major organisers of the carnival, and of course the Guyra Club for making a NEGS Carnival possible.


Gloria McCormack – Delungra Campdraft
A very big congratulations to Gloria McCormack on winning the ladies draft today. A very big thank you to the sponsor of this draft. A very big thank you must go to Hitchley & Harrow for donating the beautiful pearl necklace and earring set to the winner and also to F.S Jewellery for donating a pair of earrings for all other place getter in the ladies draft.