Scots PGC year 12 student Amy Bradfield won the 120cm secondary showjumping class at the Australian Inter-school Equestrian Championships.
Scots PGC year 12 student Amy Bradfield won the 120cm secondary showjumping class at the Australian Inter-school Equestrian Championships. Leonie Hegerty

Scots PGC College students shine at equestrian champs

FOUR students from The Scots PGC College won titles in the Australian Inter-school Equestrian Championships in Toowoomba during the school holidays.

The medal wins were the first at national level for the four riders.

Amy Bradfield rode Balmoral Georgio to win the championship for secondary 120cm (jump height) jumping riders. She was a member of the Queensland national championship-winning secondary jumping team.

Rhiannon Thomas won the ribbon for champion secondary elementary dressage rider, with Jaybee Ali Baba, and was reserve champion secondary senior novice dressage rider.

Emily Hann rode Canopy Grove Damini to win the CNC one-star eventing championship.

In the 85cm interschool challenge class, Grace Buchholz ride Mr Shirvington to win the championship ribbon. She was third in pre-novice eventing.

Alex Seery, Holly Wickham, Brooke Wilson, Elysia Roach and Cassie Heaslip from Scots PGC also competed. Abbey Seidel represented Northern Territory.

Head of equestrian Richard King said the performance of the Scots PGC students was above expectations.

"It is always nice to come away with a top-six placing but to come away with four wins in that level of competition is outstanding."

St Mary's Year 6 student Bridget Hegerty was part of the Queensland dressage team which was sixth overall in primary novice dressage. Jaime Spragge, of Warwick High, was 9th overall in the showman class.

Scots PGC students Grace Buchholz, Emily Hann, head of equestrian Richard King, Rhiannon Thomas and Amy Bradfield after their national success.
Scots PGC students Grace Buchholz, Emily Hann, head of equestrian Richard King, Rhiannon Thomas and Amy Bradfield after their national success. Judi Haidley


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