The 6th annual Newhaven College Show Jumping Championships was held at the Ayr Hill Equestrian Centre in Clyde on Friday 27 November. The day was a huge success with 120 riders representing 52 schools who travelled to compete from as far away as Bendigo and Camperdown.
Our young equestrians were champing at the bit and ready for the commencement of the competition at 7:30am with many enduring a long, hot day as the final rounds of the Grand Prix were ridden at 5:00pm.
We entered 12 riders representing Junior, Middle and Senior School.
Eli Gregory in Year 3 rode three terrific rounds and was very pleased with his pony, George, they have both shown huge improvement during their first year of competing for Newhaven. Jaelina Kiley in Year 5 had a terrific day and rode a beautiful four rounds to win the Championship in her level. Sianan Price in Year 11 also rode a very quick round in the Grand Prix and came third from a huge class of 31 riders.
Hillcrest Christian College was the winning school on the day with Beaconhills College in second place and Mercy Regional College from Camperdown finishing third. Newhaven finished in 5th place, which was an excellent result for our Equestrian Team considering the number and quality of competitors and schools that were involved.
Thank you to our event sponsors Tim Newman Concreting, Alex Scott & Staff Cowes, Bushy Park Cowes, Phillip Island Winery, Silverwater Resort and San Remo IGA whose generous support enabled us to hold the event. Thank you also to staff and parents who volunteered to help make the day a winner.
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Level 1 - Primary Freshmans
Level 2 - Encourage
Level 3 - Improvers
Level 4 - Progressive
Level 5 - Intermediate
Level 6 - Advanced
Level 7 - Stars