THE sixth annual Newhaven College Show Jumping Championships was held at the Ayr Hill Equestrian Centre in Clyde on Friday, November 27.
The day was a huge success with 120 riders representing 52 schools who travelled to compete from as far away as Bendigo and Camperdown.
The 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 5pm.
Newhaven College had 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 riding 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 fifth place, which was an excellent result for the college’s Equestrian Team considering the number and quality of competitors that were involved from 52 schools.
The college thanks 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 the college to hold the event.
Newhaven College hosts show jumping competition