Warwick riders a secret favourite

QUEENSLANDERS face tough competition in this year’s eventing state championships as Warwick riders are a secret favourite.

Dozens of horse trailers pass the gates into Morgan Park as the state’s best student horse riders gather.

This year’s interschool eventing state championships includes about 80 riders with about 110 horses.

Entrants come from as far away as Rockhampton.

But participants from The Scots PGC College, in Warwick, promise to be tough competitors and not just overwhelm in numbers.

“The entries from Warwick have a good chance to win in some categories,” volunteer Paul Foster said.

“We have very good senior riders and the largest amount of entries from a region are from Warwick.

“Scott’s College has 12 entries, no other school has this many.”

Scots student Abbey Matson (pictured) is among the entrants.“This is my first state competition with this horse but, if she goes the way she did yesterday, I think I have a fair chance,” the 17-year old said.

Eventing consists of dressage, jumping and cross-country.



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