Posted on April 20, 2016
Victorian State Interschools at Werribee
Equestrian Captains’ Report
Victorian State Interschools held at Werribee National Equestrian Centre is always a big week for the members of the equestrian team who are competing. With many different disciplines and heights, the event caters for our littlest riders right through to our older riders.
We had 7 Tintern Equestrian Team members competing. There was a great sense of team spirit and everyone performed exceptionally, but the greatest achievement for the week at Werribee was 7 year old Odette McCallum who became the 35cm Combined Training State Champion. Not only was this her first ever event but it was also at State level against very talented young riders. She completed a lovely dressage test and then show jumped a clear round, winning her first ever rug!
This event was a great run up to our Tintern Horse Trials coming up soon. We are all very excited to again compete for our school!
by Madison Jones & Eliza Harvey, Equestrian Captains
Equestrian Coordinator’s Update
Congratulations to all Tintern Grammar Equestrian Team Members who rode at the 2016 Equestrian Victorian Interschool State Championships at Werribee during the holidays. Our team members were:
Madi Jones, Eliza Harvey, Millie Harvey, Keeley Thomas, Ella Trevorrow, Lilly Trevorrow, Darcee McCallum and Odette McCallum.
Overall Interschool State Championship Results for our members at this event were as follows:
Odette McCallum 1st 35cm Combined Training Championship
Keeley Thomas 4th Primary Show Hunter Championship
Eliza Harvey 4th Preliminary Dressage Championship
4th 1* Combined Training Championship
6th Novice Dressage Championship
Other Results included:
Keeley Thomas 1st Primary Show Horse Led phase
4th Primary Show Hunter Ridden phase
Eliza Harvey 2nd 1.3 Preliminary dressage test
4th 1.2 Preliminary dressage test
2nd overall preliminary division dressage (which went to a ride off)
Further to these impressive results at Werribee, special note must be made of Keeley Thomas and her pony, Rose (pictured) who competed at the Grand Nationals in Sydney during the last week of last term, where Keeley was awarded a top ten out of 30+ entries in her competition.
The following week Keeley was back up the Hume Hwy to Sydney to compete at the Sydney Royal Easter show where Keeley and Rose received two second places, one third and a fourth.
Keeley Thomas has qualified for a place on the Victorian Interschools equestrian team over the school holidays at the Victorian Interschools championships representing Tintern. The nationals are to be held in Sydney at the end of September.
And just this past weekend Eliza Harvey, Madison Jones and Ella Trevorrow competed at the Camperdown CIC Horse Trials. Eliza Harvey and Sea Student placed 9th in the 1* class and won the Interschool Class for Tintern. Madi Jones and Graceful Gaga placed 9th in the 80cm class and 4th in the Interschool Class for Tintern. Ella Trevorrow and Woodside Supernova placed 11th in the Interschool Class for Tintern in a very hotly contested section.
We have just received news from Eventing Victoria that Madi and Graceful Gaga are 10th place on the Victorian Eventing Leaderboard 80cm and Eliza and Sea Student (pictured) have secured first place on the Victorian Interschool 1* leaderboard.
The Victorian leaderboard is the pathway to represent Victoria at Sydney Interschool Nationals in September. The 1* class is the highest level and currently is being hotly contested by 4 riders from Tintern Grammar, Bacchus Marsh College, Haileybury College and Eltham College. There are only 2 more qualifying competitions this year.
Victoria’s top 4 Interschool 1* riders can be seen live battling to climb up and secure their place on the ladder at our Horse Trials next weekend at Wandin Park and are certainly worth watching on Sunday as they head cross country over solid and rather scary jumps.
Tintern Senior & Middle School House Cross Country runs
Our annual Senior and Middle School House Cross Countries will be held on Wednesday 27th & Thursday 28th April respectively at Lillydale Lake. All competitors will contribute points to their House Aggregate and medals will be awarded to the first three placegetters at each Year Level. Competitors who manage to complete the 3 km course within 20 minutes will go into the draw for major and minor spot prizes, which will add to the fun. Following the run, we will be holding a sausage sizzle for lunch before announcing results and heading back to school at 2.55pm. Students will be dismissed at normal time. This is a whole school event and all students are expected to attend and compete on their day. Students unable to compete for medical reasons are required to bring a note from home and will be asked to assist as helpers on the day. Parents are most welcome to attend on the day with the Swansea Road carpark entrance being the best place to gain access to the venue. Events start at 1.20pm.