Interschool equestrian success

Three Gippsland Grammar riders have just returned from the Australian Interschool Equestrian Championships, laden with ribbons and accolades.

Representing Victoria, Darcy Wade (Year 10), Ella O’Doherty (Year 5), and Alice Murray (Year 6) competed at the national event in Sydney International Equestrian Centre last week.

Alice, riding Desailly Flats Angel, competed in the 80cm Primary Showjumping, consisting of three events an AM5, Two Phase and A2 placing first, third and fourth respectively.

Her points total was enough to earn her second place overall individually and a place on the second place Victorian Primary Showjumping Team.

Placings were converted to points to determine rankings.

Darcy was a member of the winning Victorian Secondary Schools Showjumping team.

Individually, he placed third overall.

Riding Westley Maximillian, he competed in the 1.10m showjumping, consisting of three events an AM5, Two Phase and A2 – placing third, seventh and fifth respectively.

Ella, from Glengarry, riding Pemberley Whisper, competed in the Primary Show Horse competition, consisting of three phases Led, Ridden and Rider.

She placed seventh, third and fourth respectively, and points accrued gained her third place overall individually, and a place on the second place Victorian Primary Schools Show Horse Team.

All three riders competed against the best interschool riders from across Australia, with all states and territories represented.