Glennie state equestrian champions for third year

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Glennie girls’ dedication and team spirit have led to the school’s equestrian team taking out the Lorette Wigan Cup for Interschool Champion Equestrian Secondary School for the third consecutive year

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The Glennie School Equestrian Team has taken out the Lorette Wigan Cup for Interschool Champion Equestrian Secondary School for the third consecutive year.

Glennie Equestrian Coordinator Jacky Redman said that she is proud of the students’ efforts, team spirit and determination.

“The Glennie team had a very successful campaign at the State Interschool Equestrian Championships, taking out a number of key awards,” Miss Redman said.

“Our Glennie riders are to be congratulated on their hard work, dedication to their disciplines and the teamwork they exhibited throughout the competition.”

Keeleigh Wise, Lucy Stanford, Charlotte Drynan and Becci Roellgen were a force to be reckoned with, taking out Champion Secondary Show Horse Team.

Kate Johnstone, Becci Roellgen, Piper Wise and Keeleigh Wise combined their skills to take out Champion Secondary Dressage Team.

The Glennie School riders also placed third in Showjumping (Holly Hurst, Mia Nolan, Emily Wheatley and Charlotte Drynan), Combined Training (Emily Wheatley, Becci Roellgen, Keeleigh Wise and Kate Johnstone) and Eventing (Georgia Wheatley, Keeleigh Wise and Charlotte Drynan).

Glennie’s only Junior Years rider in this year’s State Championships, Year 6 student Ellie Stenzel, was awarded the Reserve Champion Primary Show Hunter.

Glennie Equestrian welcomed two new riders during the Championships, with Year 12 student Piper Doust riding in her first State Championships and Year 10 student Charlotte Drynan the newest member of the Glennie Equestrian family.

Charlotte said that she especially enjoyed the new-found camaraderie of the Glennie Equestrian Team members.

“I really enjoyed my first event with the Glennie Equestrian Team. The girls were very welcoming and the team is really well supported by an amazing group of parents and volunteers,” Charlotte said.

“Riding at State Championships is always a great experience. There is always a good feeling of camaraderie as everyone supports the riders to do their best.”

Other Glennie results include:

Intermediate Working Hunter – Reserve Champion: Keeleigh Wise
Secondary Show Horse – 3rd: Becci Roellgen
Secondary Show Hunter – Reserve Champion: Lucy Stanford and 3rd: Piper Wise
Secondary Working Hunter – Champion: Charlotte Drynan;
Showjumping – Reserve Champion 100cm intermediate: Holly Hurst
Showjumping – 70cm, 6th: Mia Nolan

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