Congratulations to year 12 student, Matilda McCarroll, for competing at Sydney International Horse Trials last weekend.
Matilda took both her horses and competed OTT Cosmic Cube in the EVA95 and Kirby Park Masquerade in the EVA105.
Cosmic Cube had a lovely dressage test, superb cross country run and clean show jumping round to finish in 2nd place in a very competitive open class and 1st in the juniors.
Kirby Park Masquerade had a great first run in the EVA105 and finished 5th in the Juniors.
Congratulations to Laura Finlay, Abbey McLoughlin and Jaimie McLoughlin on their efforts at Gunnedah and Moree Show over the holidays.
Laura had a tremendous time in the dressage competition, winning many of her classes. She also competed at Moree show in the ring events and placed in almost every class.
Abbey managed to place 1st in the combined training and ASH working class. She also came 2nd in dressage, ASH handler, ASH hack and was Supreme working ASH, Champion youth working horse and Reserve Champion ASH hack gelding.
Jaimie had some super rounds in the show jumping. She placed 3rd in the 95cm, 90-1m Open and Junior Championships. She also came 5th 1.05m.
Katie Hancock competed at Tamworth Dressage competition and had some excellent results.
She rode Dajanna in the Elementary 3.3 and came 1st in the juniors and 3rd in a very competitive open class! They also managed a 1st in the junior 3.1 and 5th in the open.
Elise Payne had a super day at Silver Spurs show jumping competition in Singleton. She competed in both the Junior 90cm and 1m classes and managed to place in a very competitive 90cm class.
Matilda Hall took both her horses to the Coonabarabran and competed in both the ODE and the Combined Training.
She came 1st in the C grade CT and 4th in the C grade ODE on Clancy.
She also came 2nd in D grade CT and 3rd in the D grade ODE on her new horse, Tineke.
Well done girls!
National Eventing Championships
Congratulations to the NEGS girls that competed at the Equestriad 2018 National Eventing Championships.
The NEGS team was small but mighty at this event, showing their true sportsmanship and competitiveness in very large fields.
Jaimie McElroy and HH Hawke had a brilliant round in the CIC1*. The pair put in a good dressage test and managed to pull off a double clear in the show jumping. They then flew around the cross country to come home clear and with a couple of time faults. Their class was full of professionals and to finish 9th in the Open is a great achievement. She was also the highest placed junior in the class.
Lucy Ramsay had a great first start in the EVA105 on her new horse, Dun Manus Oisin. The pair had a lovely dressage test, faultless cross country round and an unlucky rail in the show jumping. They finished midfield in very large open class and were 3rd in juniors.
Isabella Arabejo and the beautiful, Four Winds Funky Chick did a fantastic dressage test that put them in the lead in the EVA95. They then pulled off a double clear cross country round and unfortunately had one rail down in the show jumping. They still managed to finish in 2nd place which is a tremendous effort in such a competitive class.
Matilda McCarroll had a super weekend with both her horses competing in the EVA95.
Matilda and Kirby Park Masquarade performed superbly in the dressage, putting them into 3rd place. They then did a lovely round on cross country to come home clear and with a couple of time faults. The show jumping proved tough, but the two managed a clear round, finishing in 2nd place.
Matilda and her OTT Cosmic Cube had a confident weekend in her horses second EVA95. They had a solid dressage test, 1 rail in the showjumping and a good cross country round. They are feeling fit and ready for Sydney 3DE at the end of the month.
Year 10 student, Katie Hancock had a good weekend on both her horses.
She rode Any Thyme in the EVA 95 and pulled off a lovely dressage test and superb clear show jumping round. They had an unlucky run out on cross country but came home safe and smiling.
She also rode her dressage horse that has recently made the switch to eventing. Katie and Dajanna did a divine dressage test to put them into 1st place in the EVA 80. They then had a faultless show jumping round. Unfortunately, 1 error on cross country lost them 1st place but they still came home smiling.
Eventing takes a huge commitment and we would like to thank all the NEGS girls and families for the effort that they put into it.
Juggling school, social commitments, family and life can be challenging, yet all these girls manage their own horses and have shown a great amount of tenacity and commitment to their horses and the sport. The spirit and good will that is built from this resonates in the eventing community, with bystanders always commenting on what a special team the NEGS students and families are.
The community that has been built within the NEGS team is magic and like no other. The friendships between the students and parents will last a life time and we are thrilled to have such wonderful people as ambassadors for the school.
Congratulations to all the students and a big thank you to Imtiaz for all he has done.
Sydney Royal Easter Show
Congratulations to Charlotte and Holly Jacobson for their efforts at Sydney Royal Easter Show last month.
Charlotte had a great time, placing 3rd in the Working Hunter. She had a great round in the 80cm, jumping in the main arena.
Charlotte also placed 5th in the Pony Club Rider and 4th in the Show Hunter Hack.
Holly rode very well for only her second time at Sydney Royal Easter Show and is looking forward to returning next year.
A big thank you to junior coach, Henry, for all his hard work in preparation for the show!
Congratulations to NEGS Polocrosse players Madison Teague, Akasha Beresford and Abby Finlayson.
The girls had a great time at the Guyra Carnival last weekend and all won best numbers!
Madison was best no. 1, Akasha was best no. 2 and Abby was best no. 3.