Saturday May 18 saw our Xavier team represent their school at the annual Scots Equestrian Interschool Challenge.
Riders took part in show jumping, handy mount, dressage and novelty competitions, and although at the grass roots level of equestrian competition many competitors are there for sheer enjoyment, many also take their competition very seriously, with riders coming from as far as Melbourne to compete at this event.
There has been a lot of interest from parents who were unaware that this event was on, so hopefully in 2013 there will be many more riders representing Xavier.
We were represented this year by Johanna Harris-Draper (Year 12), Kaitlyn McGowan (Year 8) and Hannah Walsh (Year 7). Hannah & Johanna both finished the day with a hard earned placing in their events.
Unfortunately we had several riders who had to withdraw due to injury, however we thank Isabel McGowan (Year 11) who was there to support the team even though she was unable to compete herself.