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National Interschool Equestrian Championships

Over the recent holidays, seven Glennie students competed in the National Interschool Equestrian Championships in Sydney. It was a wonderful experience for the girls, especially our Junior Years riders who were exposed to their first big national competition. 

Some fantastic results were achieved with Holly Hurst being awarded National Champion (Dressage) Secondary Intermediate Novice rider. Sarah Coggan who was the State Captain along with all of the other discipline captains including Kate Johnstone (Vice-Captain - Eventing) did a wonderful job resulting in Queensland being given the Spirit Award. I am reliably informed that Queensland has never won this award before and so the girls are understandably thrilled. Congratulations also to Keeleigh Wise who was asked to be the flag bearer for Queensland in the opening and closing ceremonies,  as she was the second highest point rider for Queensland at the State championships after Sarah Coggan. 

Individual Results:

Dressage: Secondary Intermediate Novice Champion: Holly Hurst

Eventing: Secondary Preliminary (95cm) - 3rd: Kate Johnstone

Dressage: Elementary Freestyle - 5th: Piper Wise

Dressage: Secondary Senior Novice - 6th: Piper Wise

Combined Training: Secondary (60cm) - 7th: Keeleigh Wise

Combined Training: Primary (45cm) - 10th: Grace de la Croix

Eventing: Secondary CCN 1* (star) - 11th: Sarah Coggan

Show Horse: Secondary Working Hunter - 12th: Keeleigh Wise

Show Horse: Primary Show Hunter - 13th: Ellie Stenzel

Combined Training: Secondary 60cm - 14th: Sarah Coggan

Unfortunately, the other overall places for Dressage are not known at this stage.

Glennie students also rode in the State Pony Club Championships in Rockhampton over the holidays. 

Congratulations to Lucy Stanford who won the State 1m Showjumping Championship for 13 years and under 26 years (3rd AM5, 2nd Power and Speed, 3rd in Grand Prix)

Lucy Griffiths placed second (silver) overall in the 80cm Show Jumping for 13 years and under 26 years. Lucy was the youngest rider in this competition.

Both girls also competed in their age group for jumping equitation.  

Piper Wise, Keeleigh Wise and Lucy Griffiths attended the National Pony Club Championships in Sydney, representing Brymaroo Pony Club. Their results are as follows:  


Junior (13 to 17 years) Elementary Dressage - Bronze medal
Queensland won Champion Junior Dressage team with Piper making the team


Eventing - 95cm (13 and under 15 years) - 6th
Junior (13 to 17 years) Novice dressage  – 10th 


Lucy competed in the Sub-Junior Showjumping class 80cm - 1m and gained 11th place making all of the 3 jump-off rounds. 

Lucy Griffiths, Piper Wise and Keeleigh Wise were each the highest placed Queenslanders in one of their divisions which included Dressage, Eventing, Showjumping and Tetrathlon. In an event where males and females compete against each other, Lucy placed 4th overall in the Sub Junior Tetrathlon discipline, which involves running, swimming, shooting (with laser pistols) and showjumping. Lucy put in an outstanding performance to help the Queensland team achieve a Reserve Champion Team award for the Sub Junior Tetrathlon.

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