Tuesday 07 June 2016

Equathon and Equestrian Success

Congratulations to Year 9 students, Edward Darby, Amy Cornell and Year 5 student, Alice Davies who competed in the recent Equathon. Equathon is a great event which attracts many competitors from throughout Victoria. Competitors have to complete a cross country run, swimming and a show jumping round, all sections against the clock.

Edward placed first in the 16- 19 year old section which comprised a 3klm run, 200m swim and a 95cm show jumping round. Amy won the 12 – 15 years section which included a 75cm show jumping round as well as the run and swim, and Alice placed in the top 10 in the Primary section.

In further equestrian news, Year 8 student, Clancy Grant won the Intermediate Championships at the recent Interschool Showjumping competition, conducted by Assumption College. This event was a qualifier for the Victorian Equestrian Interschool Championships. Clancy rode Skyhi Ripple Effect and placed 4th in the Two Phase and 1st in the Grand Prix, resulting in him winning the overall Championships in the Intermediate level.

Year 11 student, Jess Grant riding Blackall Park Surprise placed 4th in the Two Phase and 6th in the Grand Prix Advanced Level. Clancy and Jess are both ranked second overall in their respective sections of the VEIS Series, qualifying them for the State Championships which will be held at Werribee park National Equestrian Centre in August. Edward Darby, Year 7 student, Ella Barker and Year 8 student, Steph Dundon were also competing as part of the Ivanhoe Grammar School team.

Ivanhoe is currently leading the Northern Shield Showjumping Series ahead of Braemar College and Assumption College Kilmore.

The Equestrian Centre at Ivanhoe Grammar School provides students with full riding facilities. Students can either take lessons or compete on their own horses or on horses provided by the School. Ivanhoe Grammar School participates in interschool competitions throughout each year and enjoys a high level of success, with many riders going onto senior competition.