Bella Anderson (Year 7) is a keen Equestrian rider who participates in Interschool Equestrian as well as Show Horse classes at agricultural shows and Equestrian Queensland and Equestrian Australia organised events.
Bella, and her pony, “Dunelm Fashion Star”, have been competing in a variety of events since the beginning of the year. At the beginning of the Easter holiday break, Bella travelled to Sydney to compete in the 2021 Australian Grand National Show Horse and Riding Championship where she achieved just outside the top 10 riders.
Not long after returning home, Bella rode in the Toowoomba Royal Show. She won three Reserve Champion awards in the Riding Pony Section and she also won the Champion Open Small Show Hunter Pony. This means that Bella has qualified to compete at the Australian Grand National Show Horse and Riding Championships to be held in Sydney in 2022.
Finally, Bella rode in the Open Equestrian Queensland Show Horse Competition in Brisbane on the Saturday of the ANZAC long weekend. She had a very successful day winning the Supreme Champion Show Horse (rider under 18 years) which also qualifies her for the Equestrian Australia Queensland Horse of the Year event in September (State Titles).
Well done Bella, and we look forward to seeing your performances at the Darling Downs and South West Qld Interschool Equestrian Championships.
Photo credit: Jayne Anderson