Calrossy Champion School Again
For the fifth consecutive year Calrossy has been named the Champion School at the North West Equestrian Expo, held in Coonabarabran. Calrossy student, Sophie Maynes was also named the Most Successful Rider out of 420 competitors.
The Expo, held over five days in Coonabarabran just recently, saw Calrossy bag a number of the top team titles, including Champion School, Champion Horseball Team, Champion Team Penning, Champion team of 4 riders and the Keronga Sporting Trophy.
Calrossy fielded a team of 29 riders in the event and also secured a number of individual accolades. Sophie Maynes was named the 15 year Champion, Showjumping Champion after taking out the Working Horse Title in her age division and being part of the team which won the Keronga Sporting Trophy for the team top scoring in the sporting events. The other riders in that event were Caity and Grace Palmer and Lara de Jong.
Year 7 student, Molly Baker, won the 12 year age Champion, with Lara de Jong the 13 year Reserve Champion. Calrossy also had some fantastic results in the Working Horse Challenge, with Angus Capel, Charlotte Ramsden and Sophie Maynes winning their divisions and several of our students placing second and third.
Ross Job, Annabelle Turnbull, Syke Peters and Caity Palmer won the Horse Ball competition, while Calrossy also won the Division 2 Polocrosse with the team of Angus Capel, Hunter Dalzell and Sophie Hamilton-Smith. Our Division 1 Polocrosse Team, of Annabelle and Holly Turnbull and Jess Melbourne, narrowly going down in the final to NEGS' number one team.
Other outstanding performances saw Alicia Gault place first in C-Grade One Day Eventing and Olivia Ruttley winning the Division 2 novice dressage. Meantime, in the Warrumbungle Way Event, which is based on a pentathlon, Ross Job, won the 17 years’ division, with Hunter Dalzell placed second in the 14 years. Two of our girls, Annabelle Turnbull and Grace Palmer placed fourth. Isabelle Burke won her combined training. Chloe Scicluna won Champion Pony Hack and Jessie Melbourne won Champion Heavy weight hack.