On March 14 and 15, the Glennie Equestrian Team commenced the season with our first major Interschool qualifying competition of the year, the annual Fairholme Dressage and Showjumping weekend held at the Pittsworth Showgrounds. As one of our local competitions, we had a number of girls competing over the weekend. The Glennie team trained hard over our off season and their commitment was reflected through the outstanding places, prizes and personal bests in both Dressage and Showjumping.
Congratulations to all the Glennie girls who competed – Lucy Stanford, Becci Roellgen, Kate Johnstone, Piper Wise, Holly Willmington, Keeleigh Wise, Savannah De Ceuster, Sophia Gordon and Scarlett Gordon. It was great to see all our riders participating in both disciplines and giving their all by the amazing display of horsemanship and sportsmanship. Although some of our team were unable to compete on the weekend, Holly Hurst and Mia Nolan showed the true Glennie team spirit by coming out and supporting their fellow competitors.
One of our newest members of the team, Savannah De Ceuster, completed her first competition in Australia. Savannah has competed in Vanuatu and New Caledonia before coming over to Australia and she did an amazing job riding her horse, Pepper, who she has only been partnered with for a few weeks. Scarlett Gordon, one of our primary riders, was the youngest member of the team competing on the weekend. Scarlett did extremely well, placing 6th in the 80 cm showjumping. A massive well done to Lucy Stanford, Becci Roellgen, Piper Wise, Keeleigh Wise, Holly Willmington and Kate Johnstone to place in the top four in each of their dressage classes.
Unfortunately, due to current government recommendations, Glennie has had to reschedule our annual Dressage, Showjumping and Combined Training event planned for April 4 and 5. Whilst this is disappointing, it’s important to follow evidence-based recommendations and support the broader community. It is uncertain when the next event may be as many competitions have been cancelled for the same reason.
Have a happy Easter and a safe holiday.