Thursday 16 February 2017

Boneo Classic

Year 12 student and exceptional rider, Jorjia recently competed at the Boneo Classic which ran from Thursday 19 January to Sunday 22 January. Overall she placed second in the championship. This is a world-class equestrian event and the level of competition was very high. This is a fantastic result and she looks forward to what the year holds for her.

In the CDI-Y Team test she came 3rd with a score of 65.6%, in the Individual she came 2nd on 64.8% and in the Freestyle she came 4th on 66.1%, placing her second overall in the championship (beaten by 1 point) against a very strong, competitive and supportive group of young riders.

The 2017 Boneo Classic is the ultimate equestrian experience – including World Cup Jumping, CDI Dressage and Para Equestrian. This thrilling event, featuring a masterclass with Olympic and World Champion dressage rider Charlotte Dujardin, showcases some of Australia’s best horse and rider combinations, all vying for international selection over three days of world class competition.

The Plenty Campus of Ivanhoe Grammar School has developed an extensive and unique Equestrian Program, providing a range of opportunities for students at the Campus as well as from the wider community. This program enhances the cross-campus academic, sport and co-curricular programs as well as community service.

Riding lessons are offered to students during school hours and after school as a co-curricular activity, providing opportunities for students from all campuses to experience riding without the commitment of owning their own horse or pony. Ponies and gear are provided and students are given the choice of individual or shared lessons. A fully qualified and experienced NCAS Coach provides these lessons to beginners as well as to more experienced riders.