Darling Downs Schools Cup Volleyball

29 July 2016

Schools from across the Darling Downs were invited to attend the Darling Downs Schools Volleyball Cup that was held last weekend at Harristown SHS.

Glennie entered two teams; one in the Senior division and one in the Intermediate division. Our senior girls finished in sixth place while our Intermediate girls had an outstanding carnival finishing second against a very strong Harristown team. Olivia Gibb and Lucy Carswell were named in the 6 Lady All Star team based on most valuable player votes for the day.

Thank you to Hugh Stone and Amy Brider for coaching these girls.

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Darling Downs Schools Hockey

29 July 2016

The Glennie hockey team arrived at the Toowoomba Hockey Club early on Tuesday morning for Darling Downs Schools Cup. The first match was against Toowoomba State High School which was nil-all until Toowoomba State High School scored in the last 10 seconds. After a break, the next pool match was against Fairholme where the team was beaten 3-0. This left Glennie placed third in their pool with the next match against Harristown State High School.

After an impressive effort, the team earned a 2-0 win. The next match was against last year’s winner, St Ursula’s A team where Glennie lost 5-0. Considering that Glennie played the two finalists, the team did very well and should be commended on their sixth place at the end of the day.

Thank you to Mrs Susie White and Mr Peter Langord for all your help with the team.

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New Zealand Sports Tour

22 July 2016

During the holidays, girls had a wonderful 11 days in New Zealand for the second Glennie sports tour.

The tour was an opportunity for girls playing netball, volleyball and football to play against teams outside of their usual competitions and challenge themselves to perform against strong opposition.

The trip was a busy but amazing experience for the girls. Visiting both the North and South islands made for lots of bus travel, lots of beautiful scenery and girls with lots of energy to expel. The girls represented Glennie with pride and should be congratulated on their outstanding behaviour.

A huge thank you to staff Mrs Watts, Mrs Draheim, Ms Cooper and Miss Brider for their time and boundless energy throughout the 11 days and also to the girls and their families for making the tour a highlight of the sporting year.

Football Captain, Mel Christie tells us of her experiences: When we arrived at some of the schools we were greeted with a school haka which was very intimidating as all eyes were on us.  The first game we played was on astro-turf, which was very unusual, but it was a great experience. In our last game of the tour, we won: we were so excited. We played this game with a completely different structure by bringing our usual goalkeeper out and putting our injured captain in as keeper.

The girls played really well and it was noted by the staff of the other schools that our girls played with really good sportsmanship.

Thank you girls and staff for putting your heart and soul into this trip: it was very much appreciated.

Netball Captain, Georgia Parsons tells us: the first stop was the Auckland Sky Tower where we went 220m above street level to experience 360 degree views of the beautiful city and surrounding bay. The next day was spent playing our games against two different schools in Auckland with a quick trip to the beach between. Netball drew against Westlake Girls high School while Football and Volleyball were defeated.

The next day we travelled to a small country town called Te Aroha. Although a relatively long bus trip, we were excited to see the countryside. If the girls didn’t know all the words to all the ABBA songs at the start, they should have known them by now! We played our games and then spent the night with our first billet families. All the girls have plenty of great stories as it was a positive experience.

We took the four-hour ferry trip from Wellington to Picton, then drove to Nelson to play some more games and stay with our second set of billet families. We were once again defeated, but it was all in good spirit as the Nelson girls were lovely and we had another great night getting to know a bit more about the Kiwis.

The next few days were spent in Christchurch. It was a moving experience, to see a city torn apart by the earthquake. There were so many parking blocks where buildings used to be and a lot of the buildings were covered in scaffolding. It was a huge eye opener for us.

Our final destination was Queenstown, where we spent our last couple of days doing so many exciting activities including the Luge, Gondola, shopping, and a very special trip up to The Remarkables snow fields. Queenstown was a vibrant and beautiful city and a favourite part of the tour.

A huge thank you to all the staff and girls who came along with us and made this tour so much fun. Also a huge thank you to all of our wonderful parents who are the reason we were able to go to New Zealand and have this absolutely incredible experience. Thank you!

Katie Deane appreciated the new experiences: for many girls this trip overseas was a first for their lifetime. Apart from representing our school and playing games, the trip presented many new learning opportunities and experiences.
For myself, Queenstown was one of the most memorable parts of the trip. Even though Queenstown did not provide its best sunshine the view was still beautiful. We took a long and nerve-wracking trek up the mountains we’d just been looking at. The view from the top of The Remarkables was definitely worth it. For lots of the girls this was the first time they had ever touched snow.

I would like to thank all of the staff who put in a great effort to allow all the girls to attain these fantastic life experiences and opportunities. Without the work of Mr Devine, Mrs Draheim, Mrs Watts, Ms Cooper, Miss Brider, Mr Stonestreet and many others, the trip would not have been a success.

We acknowledge the support of our sponsors Stonestreets, Back to Health Chiropractic, MCA Ag Management, Caltex, Thermo King and Bus Australia. We thank the Glennie Sports Supporters for their work in raising funds.

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Busy but rewarding time for Glennie Gymnasts

22 July 2016

During the school holidays four Glennie Gymnasts in Levels 5 and 6 travelled to Caloundra with their coaches Rachel Pingel and Amy Brider to attend the 2016 Queensland State Club Championships. The girls put in a fantastic effort and placed in the top half of teams for the two day competition. The girls had a great time bonding as a team and enjoyed a final fun day at Aussie World.

Last weekend, girls in Levels 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 competed at the Garden City PCYC Winter Invitational. There were outstanding results across all the levels including:

  • Overall: Mya Gilbert 5th, Georgia McAuliffe 9th, Victoria Cross 11th and Claire Doyle 12th
  • Level 3 Competitive Hours:  Trinity Dwyer 1st , Kelsey-Rae Terry 2nd, Mabel White 6th
  • Level 4: Scarlett Martin 6th, Chloe Peters 7th, Amelia Achilles 1st, Sierra Barnes 7th, Hannah Meyer 8th
  • Level 5:  Georgia McTaggart 1st, Mia Brown 3rd
  • Level 6: Kari Donaldson 1st, Kaitlyn Sanson 3rd
  • Level 7: Delia Cook, Hannah Quinn

The girls continue to have a busy schedule for the remainder of the term with a trip for Levels 2 to 6 to Brisbane to attend the Hayley Nothling Challenge next weekend. August will see the girls attend the Dalby Invitational and Darling Downs Junior Regional Championships before the Level 4 to 6 girls attend the State Titles in the September School Holidays.

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Glennie athletes shine at Gold Coast

15 July 2016

Last weekend Anthea Moodie, Laura Baartz and Emily Baartz competed at the annual Down Under Championships track and field meet at Griffith University Athletics Track on the Gold Coast.

Competing against international athletes from the United States, New Zealand, as well as state competitors from New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, the girls enjoyed some great results.

  • Anthea came second in the High Jump (1.60m) and fourth in the Long Jump (4.94m).  
  • Laura came third in High Jump (1.50m), fourth in the 400m (62:25) and qualified for the 200m final (26:69).  
  • Emily came third in her division of the High Jump  (1.55m) and fifth in the Triple Jump (9.98m).  

Well done girls!

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Equestrian State Interschool Championships

15 July 2016

During the holidays, 19 Glennie girls and their horses competed over four days at the State Interschool Equestrian Championships in Toowoomba. The weather provided an extra challenge, as the girls and their horses endured wet, windy and freezing conditions. Not only were the girls competing for the School, they were also competing for selection in the Queensland team to ride at the National Interschool Championships being held at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre during the next school holidays.

The state championships are getting larger each year as the event gains in popularity around the state. Against some stiff competition and large classes, there were some excellent individual performances.

As a team, Glennie was one of the largest and while we had only one Primary rider this year, the Secondary teams placed in each discipline except for Showjumping. A wonderful effort girls: well done!

TEAMS

  • Champion, Secondary Showman: Sarah Coggan, Grace Muirhead, Rebecca Roellgen, Jamie Rodda
  • Champion, Secondary Show Horse: Grace Muirhead, Sarah Coggan, Jamie Rodda, Holly Willmington
  • Reserve Champion, Secondary Show Horse: Sarah Coggan, Imogen Taylor, Maggie Gall, Holly Wilkie
  • Reserve Champion, Secondary Dressage: Sarah Coggan, Jamie Rodda, Rebecca Roellgen, Maggie Gall
  • 5th, Secondary Showman: Maggie Gall, Aimee Sullivan, Ashtyn Reedy, Imogen Taylor

MAJOR INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

  • Champion, Advanced Dressage Freestyle: Sarah Coggan
  • Champion, Secondary Showman 3 Phase: Sarah Coggan
  • Reserve Champion Secondary Advanced Dressage: Sarah Coggan
  • 3rd, Elementary Dressage (Freestyle): Rebecca Roellgen
  • 3rd, Secondary Working Hunter: Grace Muirhead
  • 3rd, Secondary Showman 4 Phase (45cm): Grace Muirhead
  • 3rd, Secondary Showjumping (70cm): Grace Muirhead
  • 4th, Secondary Senior Novice Dressage:  Jamie Rodda
  • 4th, Secondary Working Hunter: Sarah Coggan
  • 4th, Secondary Showman 4 Phase (60cm): Rebecca Roellgen
  • 5th, Secondary Showman 4 Phase (45cm):  Jamie Rodda
  • 6th, Secondary Elementary Dressage: Rebecca Roellgen
  • 6th Secondary Medium Dressage: Sarah Coggan
  • 6th, Secondary Show Hack: Holly Willmington
  • 6th, Secondary Hunter: Sarah Coggan
  • 6th, Secondary Working Hunter: Jamie Rodda
  • 6th, Secondary Showman 4 Phase (60cm): Maggie Gall
  • 6th, Secondary Showjumping (70cm): Kate Bellars

Selections for the state team will finalised after the weekend of 23 and 24 July when the girls compete at the State Equestrian Centre at Burpengary in the State Combined Training and Eventing Championships. We wish them the best of luck.

We would particularly like to thank Mrs Ashley-Cooper and Mr Baldock for taking time out of their busy schedules to watch the girls ride.

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Touch Gala raises $16,000 for HeartKids Queensland

16 June 2016

Recently, 15 Junior Glennie girls put their touch uniforms on and played in a competition to support and raise much-needed funds for HeartKids Queensland.

HeartKids Queensland is a non-profit organisation that provides services to families and hospitals covering children suffering chronic heart disease. The Gala Day was hosted by Toowoomba Anglican College. Girls played in Under 8, Under 10 and Under 12 competitions. Two Glennie teams participated: one in the Under 10 and one in the Under 12 competition. The girls were outstanding, not only demonstrating their spectacular Touch Football skills but also in their positive attitudes in supporting such a worthy cause. The Under 10 team completed the day undefeated. winning the grand final 12 - 1 and the Under 12 team played in the final, losing narrowly to Our Lady of Lourdes 3 - 2.

The students involved had a wonderful day. Approximately $16,000 was raised and it is an event we look forward to supporting again next year. A big thank you to all the Glennie students, parents, coaches and supporters who contributed to the HeartKids day.  

Paige Leicht (GOG 2015)

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Touch News

16 June 2016

As the semester comes to a close for The School, touch football continues through the holidays. Girls will continue to play club games each Saturday and some will represent Toowoomba in the club Junior State Cup Challenge being held in Hervey Bay over the weekend of 9 July. Good luck to all players.

This week we hear from two young and aspiring Touch Football players:

I started playing touch football at Glennie when I was little and my passion for the sport has grown from there. Playing for Glennie in the past, as well as at competitions has continued my opportunity to play wherever I can in a school environment, and I have recently transitioned to Sharks Touch Football Club. I love playing with different people and aspire to improve my game in every team that I get to play for. What I love most about touch is learning and practising new skills with my team. I’m glad to say that through different teams and many amazing influences I’ve learnt a lot and cannot wait to continue to improve and enjoy touch football.  Anna Neale, Year 11

I enjoy playing Touch as it is a team sport that involves co-operation, positive attitudes and definitely fitness. At the moment, I am playing Middle in B Grade for the Sharks Touch Club, which has been a challenge. It has definitely helped me improve on my Touch skills. Every year a great opportunity that comes out of playing Club Touch is representing Toowoomba in the Tri-Series for Twisters. Touch is my favourite sport to play and is the highlight of my week. Isabelle Reed, Year 7.

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Gymnasts compete at Delta Team Challenge

16 June 2016

On the weekend, seven Glennie Gymnasts in levels 5, 6 and 7 competed at the Delta Team Challenge in Brisbane. The girls in Level 7 combined with two other clubs to form the “G Team” and placed on Vault and Beam. The level 5 and 6 girls were up against some tough competition with 44 teams competing in their division. The girls did well and placed in the top half of the teams. Four Girls will now travel to Caloundra on the holidays for the Queensland State Club Championships.

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Volleyball

16 June 2016

Tuesday marked the end of Season 1 of Toowoomba Volleyball’s Premier League. There were eight Glennie teams involved in this competition with some pleasing results.

Congratulations to Glennie Purple who won silver, GJ2 who won bronze and both GJ3 and Glennie Green who finished in fourth place. Season 2 will commence in August and continue until Term 4.

Thank you to Miss Mitchell, Mrs Hede and coaching staff for your continued support of Volleyball at Glennie.

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Touch Football News

10 June 2016

The last few weeks have been very busy in the sport of Touch Football.  In addition to the weekly Saturday competition, and All Schools team training, we have had girls representing the Darling Downs region at State Championships, and some wonderful news in relation to Queensland selection.

Queensland Selection

Congratulations to Miss Lauren Potter and Mrs Natalie Leicht who have both been selected to represent Queensland for the State of Origin championship event held in Sydney later this year.  Miss Potter and Mrs Leicht attended a selection ‘camp’ as members of a full squad. After impressing the coaches and selection panels, they were named in the final teams. This is a commendable achievement and we look forward to hearing about their success later in the Year.

State Championships

Last Thursday to Sunday, Anthea Moodie as a member of the Open Darling Downs team played at the recent State Championships held in Toowoomba. Under the expert coaching guidance of Miss Potter the girls played in atrocious conditions to finish the tournament in third position.

I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of this Darling Downs team and playing alongside and against sportswomen. The group of girls is always so positive and we all gel together extremely well which I find lifts our performance on the field.  It is always an honour to play for Miss Potter (our coach). Her experience and passion for touch is very valuable; and to have someone like that pass on her knowledge to the team, is something special. She always strives to give her team the best opportunity to do well and the respect the Darling Downs girls share with her is very strong.  

A highlight from the carnival would have been the Sunshine Coast game. Darling Downs was down 4:0 at half time, yet came back to only lose by one point in a close 5:4 (4:1 second half score). I was also honoured to be voted the Darling Downs “Players Player” from my performance over the carnival.

It was great to have spectators from Glennie and other friends and family come to support us all over the four days. The commitment to venture out in the conditions was greatly appreciated! Overall our team grew and developed over the carnival and some great touch was played and many memories made. Anthea Moodie

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Volleyball

10 June 2016

As Season 1 draws to a close, we wish our teams playing in finals matches the best of luck. The teams play on Tuesday night at Harristown with games commencing at 4:40pm. It would be great to see some supporters there to cheer on the girls.

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Netball

10 June 2016

Last Sunday, our Junior Vicki Wilson team travelled to Goondiwindi to contest the third round of the annual Interdistrict Carnival. The girls played exceptionally well, braving the wind and rain, to come away with two wins and two losses.

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Tyler hits the basketball court for Darling Downs

10 June 2016

Tyler Kinkema (Year 5) represented Darling Downs in Basketball last week at the 10 to 12 years State Carnival. As the youngest member of the team, Tyler made outstanding contributions on both ends of the court. The Darling Downs team finished 10th in a tough competition.

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Simply Magic Football Camp

10 June 2016

Toowoomba Grammar is hosting a Simply Magic Football Camp for children aged 6 to 12 years old during the holidays. For all the details, download the brochure.

 

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Anthea's Got Talent!

3 June 2016

Congratulations to Anthea Moodie (Year 11) on her selection into the Queensland Athletics Target Talent Program for the 2016/17 season.

This squad is a high performance pathway program funded and regulated in partnership with Athletics Australia. It is strongly aligned with activities of the Athletics Australia High Performance Department.

We look forward to hearing about Anthea’s progress in this high performance program. Congratulations, Anthea!

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Rising talent

3 June 2016

Ellie Stenzel, Year 2, competed at the Stud Book Pony State Show at Caboolture. Ellie rode in the Under 17 years Prep and Preliminary dressage, receiving a first and a third overall.

She also won the Junior Judges competition for children under 17 years.

Amongst other wins and places for the weekend, she and her pony Costalota Jiminy Cricket, won the State Leading Rein Champion.  

Ellie is too young at the moment to join the Glennie Equestrian Team, but we hope she is looking forward to joining when she ready.

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Glennie Gymnasts start Junior Competition season on a high

3 June 2016

A team of ten Glennie Gymnasts in Levels 4, 5 and 6 competed at the Delta: My Team Rules event recently. All girls gave strong performances for the start of their competition season. Awards were given for Dynamic Vaults, Dream Beam, X-Factor Floor and Overall mixed team placings.

The girls had a great time competing. Girls in Levels 5, 6 and 7 will compete at the Delta Team Challenge next weekend before heading to Caloundra in the school holidays for the Queensland State Club Championships.

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Junior Athletics Carnival

3 June 2016

The video of the main day of the Junior Athletics Carnival that was live streamed on the day is now available.

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Head of Sport

27 May 2016

We are pleased to announce that Mr Brad Griffiths will be joining Glennie in the near future as our new Head of Sport. Mr Griffiths comes to us with much experience as Director of Sport and Co-curricular Activities at Wenona School,  North Sydney and previously as a teacher of PDHPE.

Mr Griffiths brings with him a passion, enthusiasm and dedication to providing all students with the best possible opportunities for learning and leading healthy lifestyles. He is looking forward to relocating his wife and family to Toowoomba and joining the Glennie community.

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Donaldson, Junior Athletics Champions

27 May 2016

The Junior Years Interhouse Athletics Carnival was a great competition with lots of parents and grandparents in attendance to help cheer the Houses along. Donaldson girls were thrilled to be named the winning House!

Congratulations to all the girls who competed so well for their Houses and spent the rest of the day cheering. Thank you to the staff and parents who assisted to make the carnival such a success.

New Records

  • Ella Donovan: 7 Years 800m, 3.40.40sec
  • Ella Donovan: 7 Years High Jump, 0.82m
  • Meg Roper: 7 Years 80m,13.58sec
  • Meg Roper:  7 Years 100m, 16.84sec
  • Meg Roper: 7 Years Discus/Ring Throw, 13m
  • Ruby Leicht: 9 Years 100m,15.03sec
  • Ruby Leicht: 9 Years 200m, 31.91sec
  • Ruby Leicht: 9 Years Long Jump, 3.87m
  • Jessica Rowe: 11 Years Discus, 25.27m

Age Champions

  • 7 Years Runner-Up: Ella Donovan - Donaldson
  • 7 Years Champion: Meg Roper - Donaldson
  • 8 Years Runner-Up: Kate Roper - Donaldson
  • 8 Years Champion:  Skyla Fleming - Webber
  • 9 Years Runner-Up: Anna Park - Tufnell
  • 9 Years Champion - Ruby Leicht - Donaldson
  • 10 Years Runner-Up: Dulini Dewage - Donaldson
  • 10 Years Champion: Abbey Wardle - Hale
  • 11 Years Runner-Up: Kaitlyn Sanson - Webber 
  • 11 Years Champion: Jessica Tann - Donaldson
  • 12 Years Runner-Up: Nicola Easton - Webber
  • 12 Years Champion: Caitlin Spanner - Webber

House Points

  • 1st: 827 points - Donaldson
  • 2nd: 788 points - Webber
  • 3rd: 704 points - Hale
  • 4th: 681 points - Tufnell

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Parents can use their Portal login details to watch the video of the day 1 events which was live streamed by the IT Department, Day 2 is on its way.

Junior Years  Athletics Carnival Day 1

 

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Ava and Renee hit the courts for Darling Downs

27 May 2016

Ava Black (Year 8) and Renee Clark (Year 10) represented Darling Downs in Netball last weekend. Both girls played incredibly well in some challenging weather to support their team members. Ava received a Queensland Netball Award voted as ‘Most Valuable Player’ for Darling Downs.  The Darling Downs Netball team finished 6th out of 12 teams.

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Selections

27 May 2016

Congratulations to the Junior Years girls who have been selected into Darling Downs teams.

  • Hockey: Peppa Carter
  • Touch Football: Mognild Eerkens, Isabelle Reed, Holly Willmington, Jessica Barnes
  • Cross Country: Jazelle Carter
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Glennie Volleyball team ranks 5th

27 May 2016

New in 2016, the Intermediate Schools Cup is an event held across schools in Toowoomba for students in Years 9 and 10.  Glennie girls played some amazing volleyball, seeing them rank 5th overall. Coach Mr Hugh Stone was impressed with their performance and noted there were plenty of very close sets.

Over the three days, our team played exceptionally well. Our volleyball skills and mindset have improved and we have all left as better players. A huge thank you to Mr Hugh Stone, our coach, for supporting and guiding us over the weekend. Georgia Applebee, Year 9

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Third Grand Champion School in a row  for Glennie Equestrian

27 May 2016

Glennie won the Champion Secondary School and Grand Champion School for the third year in a row at the recent Darling Downs Interschool Equestrian Championship. A team of 22 girls rode against 34 schools in three days of competition. The girls achieved some encouraging individual and team results.

Junior Years student, Eve Muirhead had an outstanding championship. Not only was she Glennie’s most successful rider over the three days, she was the most successful rider at the championships, winning the Summers Family Trophy for the student, Primary or Secondary, to win the most points on the same horse. Congratulations, Eve!

Glennie did not have a Junior Years team this year. However, the Middle and Senior Years students were in the top three, in four of the five disciplines in which they competed. They were the Champion Secondary school in Showman and Show Horse. It was pleasing to see new students competing in events as well as students improving their placings from the year before.

We wish all girls well in their preparations for the State Interschool Equestrian Championships being held in Toowoomba in June.

Major Individual Results

Combined Training

  • Reserve Champion, Primary 80cm: Eve Muirhead
  • Champion, Secondary 60cm: Rebecca Roellgen
  • Reserve Champion, Secondary 60cm: Maggie Gall
  • Third, Secondary 60cm: Sarah Coggan
  • Third, Secondary 80cm: Rebecca Roellgen

Dressage:

  • Champion, Primary Novice:  Eve Muirhead
  • Third, Intermediate Novice: Grace Muirhead
  • Third, Senior Novice: Jamie Rodda
  • Third, Elementary: Rebecca Roellgen
  • Champion, Advanced:  Sarah Coggan

Show Horse:

  • Champion, Primary Working Hunter: Eve Muirhead
  • Reserve Champion, Secondary Show Hack: Holly Willmington
  • Champion, Secondary Working Hunter: Grace Muirhead
  • Reserve Champion, Working Hunter: Sarah Coggan

Showman:

  • Champion, Primary 4 Phase (45cm): Eve Muirhead
  • Champion, Secondary 3 Phase: Sarah Coggan
  • Champion, Secondary 4 Phase (45cm): Grace Muirhead
  • Reserve Champion, 4 Phase (45cm): Jamie Rodda
  • Secondary, 4 Phase (45cm): 3rd – Ellie Reedy
  • Champion, Secondary 4 Phase (65cm): Rebecca Roellgen

Show Jumping:

  • Reserve Champion, Primary (70cm): Eve Muirhead

Team Results

  • Third, Secondary Dressage: Sarah Coggan, Rebecca Roellgen, Jamie Rodda, Grace Muirhead
  • Second, Secondary Combined Training: Rebecca Roellgen, Maggie Gall, Sarah Coggan, Holly Willmington
  • Champion, Secondary Showman: Grace Muirhead, Rebecca Roellgen, Sarah Coggan, Jamie Rodda
  • Third, Secondary Showman: Ellie Reedy, Ashtyn Reedy, Holly Willmington, Emma Massey
  • Champion, Secondary Show Horse: Grace Muirhead, Holly Willmington, Sarah Coggan, Rebecca Roellgen
  • Fourth, Secondary Show Horse: Imogen Taylor, Jamie Rodda, Maggie Gall, Shelby Emmerton

Darling Downs and South West Region: Champion Secondary School

Darling Downs and South West Region: Grand Champion School  

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