Posted on March 28, 2017 / Girls' Junior
The bunting joyously flapping in the slight breeze and the many adults wearing hi-vis vests, were our first clue that something special was happening on the hockey oval last Friday. We could see a number of jumps set up in two arenas and many beautifully groomed horses and their keen riders, all proudly wearing their Tintern team colours and uniform.
The Junior School was ably represented on horseback in the demonstrations by Millie Harvey, Mia Heinrich, Aisha Heinrich and Maddison Bailey. These girls were well supported by their friends and fellow team members, Odette McCallum and Abbey Van Bremen; who were kindly assisting on the ground to set up jumps. We saw many members of the Equestrian team and their hardworking parents all giving up their time to come together to share their passion for horse-riding, eventing, dressage and show-jumping. Madi Jones and Eliza Harvey, the co-captains of the Equestrian team were wonderful commentators of the display and arranged for us to see some amazing jumping, trotting and cantering!
A highlight for the Year 2 girls was to see their friends doing jumps on Leila, Sunny, Axel and Red and to have the chance to pat the horses and ask some interesting questions. What an exciting lunchtime for the Junior School to be part of. Some of the girls enjoyed the delicious cakes and sausages at the stalls too!
By Millie Harvey & Mia Heinrich, Year 4