HIGH ACHIEVER: Amy Bradfield is the 2018 Border Division mature age bursary recipient.
HIGH ACHIEVER: Amy Bradfield is the 2018 Border Division mature age bursary recipient. Sophie Lester

Professional horse rider finds love for dental prosthetics

THE Border Division mature age bursary for 2018 has been awarded to Amy Bradfield.

This $1000 bursary is given from Border Division to help mature age students with their studies.

Preference is given to students living within the Border Division district.

This a new bursary and has been awarded for the second time this year.

Amy, 22, is doing a Bachelor of Dental Prosthetics course at the Institute of TAFE Queensland, Southbank campus.

Amy completed her tertiary education at The Scots PGC College in Warwick in 2012.

Being unsure of what she wanted to do permanently, Amy worked as a professional horse rider until she was sure of what she wanted to do.

She also taught horse riding to beginners.

Last year she started working as a lab technician for a dental prosthetist and discovered a passion for her future career.

Amy continues to work in Warwick as a lab technician two days a week and travels to Brisbane for three days a week to pursue her practical classwork.

"I will keep my job as a lab technician which will assist me financially but will not have time to continue teaching horse riding lessons,” Amy said.

"The accommodation costs in Brisbane and travel back and forth will be a big expense and I'm grateful for the help I have received from this bursary.”

The president and members of Border Division wish Amy all the best with her studies and look forward to following her career.

St Pat's Concert

Victoria Hill branch has held a most successful St Patrick's Day concert and lunch. There was wonderful entertainment and much fun involved.

The entertainers kindly performed free of charge. There was singing, skits and lots of Irish jokes.

Many shades of green worn by members and guests guar- an-teed a decorative event.

Competition day

Everyone is welcome to attend Emu Vale branch's competition day and afternoon tea on Thursday at 1pm in the Emu Vale Memorial Hall.

A number of branches are holding their competition days in May along with various other activities.

The division contests finals day is being held in Stanthorpe in June, so all branch contests must be held in time for the winning branch entries to go on for further judging at division level.

Tea room

Condamine Valley Warwick Branch continues to operate the tea room every week day from 9am-2pm. For the best sandwiches and cuppa in Warwick, make sure you go along to the rooms in Grafton St, Warwick.

Right next door to the bus depot. There is also a baby change area and clean toilets. The work done there each day is voluntary and this allows the branch to make many donations to local organisations and charities.


LifeFlight is a recipient of a large donation each year.

As the members say, "We never know when we might need that helicopter”.

For information on QCWA and its happenings, contact Jenny Whitsed on 46648083 or jennywhitsed@hotmail.com

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