What a brilliant weekend. New England Girls’ School hosted our annual One Day Event last weekend which was picture perfect. The grass was green, the competitors were friendly and the atmosphere was warm and welcoming. We would like to say a big thank you to all the competitors who made the trip to Armidale, the officials who worked tirelessly to keep the event running smoothly and all the wonderful volunteers who dedicated their time to us.
In the CNC 1*, Lucy Ramsay and Matilda McCarroll were very impressive. Despite the fact they were in a field of professional and experienced competitors, they managed to showcase their skill, stamina and style.
With only 4.9 penalties between each other, both were riding for the win. Both girls were the only two riders who were double clear in the XC phase!
Lucy Ramsay managed to take the win on her 6yr old horse, Ghost of Kenlock. This young combination have only had two starts at this level and have won both of them. We are very excited about the 2017 season for these two. Matilda and Chronic High Noon finished in second place.
In the EVA105, Isabelle Arabejo and Sarah Wyatt did a brilliant job. Isabella and Four Winds Funky Chick were the highest placed juniors with Sarah and Coolum Jenson were close behind.
In the EVA95, Holly Coulthard jumped brilliantly with just a few time penalties to finish in the top 10. Claudia Neate had a good run on her young horse; showcasing his talent and willingness to please.
In the EVA80, Ashleigh Lowe and her OTT blitzed it all. She jumped double clear in both phases and finished second by only 3.7 penalties. Lily Clonan wasn’t far behind in 7th place with Anna Jarvis in 8th. Madison Teague finished in 13th followed by Jessica Bull in 14th and Priscilla Clonan behind on her OTT.
In the EVA 60, Matilda Hall, Tobiana Glasson, Charlotte Kingham and Fianna O’Mahoney all had good rounds on their respective horses.
In the EVA45, Chloe Moore managed to finish in 5th place in her first ever ODE! Sahvanah Hunt—Falkiner, Jessica Bull, Isobelle Fox and Molly Michell-Smith did a great job riding their young horses to finish in the top 15.
As a team, we would like to extend our thanks to all the people and businesses that made the event possible. Our major sponsor, Moxon’s Bakery worked tirelessly to provide competitors with refreshments over the weekend.
We would also like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the class sponsors of the weekend.
- McCarroll’s Motors, sponsors of the CNC 1* were extremely supportive and continue to foster a brilliant relationship with NEGS.
- AMG Farming, sponsors of the EVA 105 have been supporting NEGS for years and are an integral part of our community.
- The French Coq, a new gourmet takeaway in Armidale not only sponsored the EVA 95, but provided 40 lunches for our officials and volunteers. The food looked exquisite, presentation immaculate and taste to die for!
- The Aitken family kindly sponsored the EVA80 Open class. Their continued support for the event is greatly appreciated.
- Uralla Medical Centre not only sponsored the EVA80 Junior but provided the services of Dr Alkhouri to be on hand on Sunday.
- Subway kindly sponsored the EVA60 class. We were very fortunate to have such a big company get on board to sponsor our event.
- EuroFloats, who have previously supported us, kindly sponsored the EVA45 this year.
We would also like to give a special mention to all the other businesses and people that supported the event.
Creeklands Veterinary Centre, Bunnings Warehouse Armidale, Jackson’s Quality Meats, Barastoc, Kentucky Equine Research, Inland Technology, Moffatt Groundspreading, Paul Murtagh, The FOGS, Constructive Solutions, Hubbard Hire, Cedar Nursery, The Saddle Hub, The Teague Family, Peterson’s Winery, Merilba Estate, The Hancock Family, Regional Australia Bank, Supermoto, OzShotz, Paddock 2 Table, Alfoxton Merinos and Horseland.
We couldn’t have done it without all of you