Lee breaks Cup drought
FOR 21 years, Jane Lee has been saddling up and taking to the arena in the Ladies Silver Cup campdraft and for the first time she gets to take the coveted cup back home to Roma.
Lee competed in her first Warwick ladies draft when she was just 16 years old.
"I have won second three times before," she said.
"It is quiet nice to be able to say that I have won it."
Riding her horse Hazelwood Revolver, Lee went into yesterday afternoon's final round with a score of 88.
"I just tried to keep calm and focus on putting it around," she said.
"I have been in a few finals before so I just tried to keep a clear head."
She was up against 34 other riders - only seven points separated the leader and the bottom of the final riders.
"It is always tough in Warwick," Lee said.
"There was a great lot of girls competing out there."
Lee had a stellar run, finishing the course with a score of 89 to give her an overall score of 177.
The Roma woman also took to the arena in the Supafloats Canning Downs and the Black Toyota Gold Cup drafts but had no luck.
However, Lee said she would just have to try again next year.
"I love coming to Warwick, there is a great atmosphere and you get to meet competitors from all around Australia," she said.
Both Lee's parents compete in campdrafting.
"It is a real family sport, which is one of the reasons I love it," she said.
"I have a two-and-a-half-year-old and a four-month-old and there is always someone to help out when you go for a run."
There was a four-way tie for second place in the C G Welding and Maydan Feedlot Ladies Silver Cup Draft, featuring Trudi Picton (Baileys), Louise Comiskey (Diamond Acres), Lyn Kelly (Drummer) and Leeanne Comiskey (49er Fruitloop).