LOVE THE RIDE: Jacqui Richmond-Clay, 13, is an entrant in the Warwick Rodeo Junior Cowgirl Quest on a horse called Mouse, owned by her mentor, 2013 Warwick Rodeo Princess Sophie Amos.
LOVE THE RIDE: Jacqui Richmond-Clay, 13, is an entrant in the Warwick Rodeo Junior Cowgirl Quest on a horse called Mouse, owned by her mentor, 2013 Warwick Rodeo Princess Sophie Amos. Contributed

Young horse lover tackles quest for Junior Cowgirl

WITH her love of horses and some experienced mentoring, Jacqui Richmond-Clay is ready to take on the Warwick Rodeo Junior Cowgirl quest.

The 13-year-old horse lover is among the entrants in this year's quest and is keen to get out there and give it ago.

Jacqui, who started learning to ride this year, said she decided to join up the quest because of her love for horses.

"It's pretty much my love of horses and wanting to ride them," she said.

"It's not all about winning for me, it's about getting out there and seeing what could happen."

Under the guidance of 2013 Warwick Rodeo Princess Sophie Amos, Jacqui has been learning the ins and outs of competing in the quest.

"I've been learning horsemanship," she said.

"It's pretty easy - it's been great."

The Assumption College student has been to a few rodeos in her day and has big dreams of one day competing in events such as barrel racing.

"I love watching the bucking broncs and the bulls," she said.

Jacqui has been selling chocolates to raise money for the rodeo, ahead of the presentation evening on Saturday, October 11.



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