Riders jump for gold
Our CCGS Equestrian team has achieved some great results so far in 2022.
- Klara (Year 12) and her horse Bello Gallico came 1st, winning the Agnes Bank Equine Young Riders Freestyle award to music at the Concours de Dressage International. Amazing results from our Captain!
- In Show Jumping and Showing, Cody, Year 11 won 5th place in the 1m05-1m20 class at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
- Elken and Mila, Year 2 were superb at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
- At the one day event ‘Quirindi Eventing,’ Amy, Year 6 finished 15th in her first 80cm and jumped like a champion at Stonewall.
Ride like an Olympian
It has been a very exciting few months for our Equestrian team! They recently had the chance to walk the CC14* (Competition de Complet Internationale 4*) at the International Sydney three-day competition with amazing three-time Olympic champion Wayne Roycroft.
Wayne has won two bronze medals for Australia. When Wayne turned his hand to coaching from 1988 to 2010, he fast became one of Australia’s most accomplished and successful coaches. Under Wayne's guidance, the Australian Eventing team won three Olympic team medals and two individual medals.
Olympic Equestrian rider Stuart Tinney, who designed the course, also joined students. Stuart won a gold team medal for Australia at the 2000 Olympics and a bronze team medal at the 2016 Olympics.
Both Olympians had some sound advice for our Equestrian team and shared their in-depth knowledge on how to negotiate jumps and what factors influence difficulty at each particular jump.
An absolute highlight for everyone was having the privilege of both Wayne and Stuart sign our CCGS Equestrian team polo shirt.
Miss Elsa Ribal-Vigneau, CCGS Equestrian Convenor said "What an incredible start to 2022 for our Equestrian Members at CCGS. Our next big event is the 2022 Equestrian NSW State Interschool Championships. We are so proud of their achievements and the training they do to achieve the best results."
Congratulations to all our talented, dedicated and determined riders and thank you Wayne and Stuart for your guidance and words of wisdom.