Maddie Jones riding Miss Maggie receives the Summers Family Trophy for the most successful rider at the Darling Downs championships from Jane Summers.
Maddie Jones riding Miss Maggie receives the Summers Family Trophy for the most successful rider at the Darling Downs championships from Jane Summers. Ros Hart

School wins overall title

MADDIE Jones won the Summers Family Trophy and Tori Rafton the top showjumper rider award as Scots PGC College won the supreme champion equestrian school award at the 2010 Darling Downs Championships.

Jones rode Miss Maggie to win the award for the highest number of points gained in each discipline over the whole competition.

Rafton won the top showjumper award on her horse Dakota.

Scots PGC transported 33 riders and 35 horses to Toowoomba for the championships and then helped erect eight dressage arenas before competition began on the Friday morning.

College head of equestrian Richard King said with 300 riders and 20 teams, the results were a resounding success for Team Scots.

“Our performance gave a clear indication that a competitive team will be fielded in the state championships in June,” King said.

“I was particularly pleased with the senior riders’ success in their final Darling Downs Championships.”

Scots PGC students won 24 champion or reserve championship ribbons.

Emily Coggan won three championships, primary novice showjumping, primary 90cm (height of jumps) showjumping and combined training preliminary 80cm.

Rhiannon Thomas was a dual championship winner, secondary 70cm showjumping and secondary preliminary showjumping.

Sarah Wilson was champion in secondary elementary and secondary showman three phase categories. Overall, 10 girls from the school won 13 championship ribbons and 11 reserve championships.



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