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Boys’ House Swimming 2017

The Boys’ House Swimming was held on Tuesday 24 October at Tintern Pool and featured a blend of traditional and novelty swimming events. The boys enjoyed a strongly contested carnival and there were many impressive swims on the day. Our newly appointed captains did a great job engendering support in what was the first of their many duties as 2018 House Captains.

Butterss/Cross and Gordon/Grant fought neck and neck all day with Butterss/Cross prevailing by a mere 28 points after the final race.

House Champions:

1st  Butterss/Cross 1,960
2nd   Gordon/Grant  1,932 
3rd  Somner/Stewart 1,842
4th Mansfield/McKie 1,787
5th Dann/Watt   1,753

Year Level Champions:    

Year 7 Ned Bellfinch
Year 8 Kaidin Dalzotto
Year 9 Ben Apsey
Year 10 Joel Pearce-Schmidt
Year  11 Joel Williams

Congratulations to all the boys in Butterss/Cross and also our year level champions.

Congratulations to our Equestrian Riders at the Nationals

At the end of term 3, Eliza Harvey, Ella and Lilly Trevorrow along with their families and horses travelled to Toowoomba, Queensland, to compete at the National Championships in their chosen Equestrian disciplines.  The horses and drivers needed frequent breaks, so the trip up was over three days and totalled over 1800km. September 18-22 saw Eliza and Ella represent Victoria at the Pony Club National Championships. After a long selection process, the girls met with their team-mates a few months ago and have attended state workshop days in readiness. Eliza competed with the Senior Eventing team, which saw her compete in Dressage, Show Jumping and Cross Country. Ella competed with the Junior Tetrathlon team, undertaking Running, Swimming, Shooting and Horse riding.  Both girls, with their teams, placed 1st and are the new National Champions! Both Eliza and Ella also competed in the Formal Gymkhana, a long and hot day where the girls participated in a mixture of Showing and Riding classes, Show Jumping and games.  Eliza, with the Senior team, placed 3rd and Ella with the Junior Team, 2nd.

The following week the Toowoomba showgrounds hosted the 2017 Interschool National Championships. This competition saw over 320 riders from both primary and secondary schools from across Australia including, WA, Tasmania and NT. Lilly Trevorrow qualified to ride and represent Tintern Grammar and Victoria back in May.  Lilly rode in the Secondary Combined Training class, completing a dressage test and a show jumping course. Lilly placed 6th individually nationally and, as one of the top four scoring Victorians in Combined Training, Lilly was also awarded Reserve Champion for 2017.

All three girls have had quite an amazing adventure travelling, making friends, and competing. Being selected to compete at this prestigious event was a superb achievement, and to come home with their various successes has given them all many amazing memories. Congratulations Eliza, Ella and Lilly!

by Alison Bezaire, Equestrian Coordinator

Tintern Riders attend Show jumping and Dressage Clinic

During the recent school holidays, on Tuesday 3 October, the Friends of Equestrian organised a Show jumping and Dressage clinic for Tintern riders of all levels, abilities and ages. The Clinic was held at Top Show jump coach/rider Adam Wootten’s Show jumping stables situated in Yarra Junction.

The riders had two lessons, one with Adam Wootten for Show jumping and one with Tim Calkin for Dressage.  Both of these instructors are top coaches in their field, so the riders who attended had the benefit of top-level coaching from these two wonderful instructors.

The riders were grouped according to their riding levels, and this enabled the Instructors to assist the riders at their appropriate level and encourage them towards the next level. While some of our team were away competing at the Nationals, those who attended were extremely happy to have had an opportunity to experience such top-level instruction.

Here is just some of the feedback from our riders who attended the day.

Brooke Thompson – “A fun, demanding but extremely successful day with great instructors and an amazing team”

Grace Lloyd – “Fun”

Angel Collins-Sperling – “Overall an amazing, enjoyable, fun-filled experience. I learnt a lot about myself as a rider and also got to know my horse better as well”.

Maddison Bailey – “I like Adam and Tim. They are nice and amazing instructors who helped and challenged me”

Olivia Garland – “I was really happy with how Toby and I went today. We were really pushed, but we achieved amazing improvement in one day. Tim and Adam are awesome.”

by Sandy Garland, FOE President

Darcee and Henry jump at Ayr Hill

On Friday 13 October, Darcee McCallum (Year 9) and her horse Henry Handsome Pants competed at the Interschool Show Jumping Spring Show at Ayr Hill. Darcee came 4th in the Grand Prix and 6th  overall in her class. Well done, Darcee!

by Alison Bezaire, Equestrian Coordinator

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