Over 280 riders from schools all over Victoria competed in the 16th Annual Tintern Grammar Victorian Inter-School Horse Trials Championships held in sunny Autumn conditions at Wandin Park on 23 and 24 April. Many of our Tintern Grammar students achieved outstanding results and all rode to the very best of their capacity over the course of the weekend. Our competing riders were as follows:
Tintern Blue Team
Eliza Harvey (Year 11), Darcee McCallum (Year 8), Olivia Garland (Year 8), Ella Trevorrow (Year 8)
Tintern Green Team
Madi Jones (Year 11), Zoë Classon (Year 8), Jessica Van Bremen (Year 8), Brooke Thompson (Year 10)
Tintern White Team
Sarah Brown (Year 11), Amelia Harvey (Year 3), Lilly Trevorrow (Year 7), Grace Lloyd (Year 7)
Ella Jones (Year 5) – in a composite team with other schools
Combined Training Team
Odette McCallum (Year 3), Aisha Heinrich (Year 1), Mia Heinrich (Year 3), Sophie Riddell (Year 4)
The overall winning team on the day was Haileybury Gold followed by Toorak College Blue and Beaconhills College in a close third place. Special congratulations to our Tintern Blue team on their 6th placing overall. What a wonderful result! Eliza Harvey placed an outstanding 2nd in the CNC* competition, helping her to maintain her No. 1 standing in the Victorian Team. We wish her well as she and other riders work towards the Nationals later in the year. Millie Harvey’s 3rd place in the 50cm class was fabulous, as was Ella Trevorrow’s 4th in the EvA80.1 section. Odette also was very pleased to receive 100% for her dressage round in the Combined Training section of the event.
Such a high quality professional equestrian event would not be possible without an amazing team of hard working parents and a huge roster of volunteers. The dedication and commitment of the Friends of Equestrian committee must be applauded loudly, as this event brings a broad and very public spotlight onto our school. Many competitors from other schools and their families had nothing but praise for the way the event was conducted over the course of the weekend. I know the committee also appreciated the many parents, staff and students who volunteered their time to ensure the success of this event.
by Alison Bezaire, Equestrian Co-ordinator