TOP PERFORMANCE: Siena Peters has done well for her horse
WEST Moreton Anglican College equestrian teams have just won two Queensland titles and now four of their students are off to the Australian Interschool championships.
The students will compete in show jumping and dressage for national titles at the Sydney Olympic venue.
WestMAC’s dressage team of Siena Peters, Aria Clunes, Kayla Moore, and Erin Johnston combined for the prestigious Queensland team title after impressive individual performances.
Their efforts earned Siena, Kayla, and Erin the right to represent WestMAC at the Australian Interschool Titles.
Harriet Smith,11, of Boonah, also finished on top of the podium after claiming the Queensland Primary Show jumping Championship.
WestMAC Principal, Mr Geoff McLay, praised the dedication of the college’s equestrian team members and the supportive community including staff and parents.
“Since the College’s foundation years, WestMAC has been renowned for nurturing and facilitating Queensland and Australian equestrian representatives, as well as providing a positive environment for the Olympic sport,’’ Mr McLay said.
“For our WestMAC team to achieve two Queensland titles, against such strong competition, is testament to the hard work and dedication of our passionate and committed students, as well as the strong team spirit.”
Harriet started at West-MAC this year because she said the College would help her further her dream to represent Australia at the 2032 Olympics.
Siena, who trains four days a week, was thrilled to be part of WestMAC’s Dressage team crowned Queensland champions.
“We couldn’t believe we won the Queensland team title because there are bigger schools with more riders… even though it’s an individual sport, at WestMAC we have a team mentality,’’ Siena said.
“We’ve been training really hard so it’s rewarding to be a member of such a big achievement for our team.
Siena has represented the College since 2016 after first starting at WestMAC in Kindergarten.
She competes on two horses, Boss is her showjumping horse while Gizmo is her dressage horse, which she will be taking to the Australian championships.
This will be her fourth national championships and she is excited to be competing at the Olympic venue, the Sydney International Equestrian Centre.
WESTMAC’S QUEENSLAND INTERSCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS INCLUDED:
- Harriet 1st Queensland Primary 90cm Showjumping
- Erin, Siena, Kayla and Aria 1st the Dressage Team Title
- Erin achieved second in Elementary Dressage and third in Medium Dressage
- Siena secured third in the Senior Preliminary Dressage
- Kayla finished fifth in Intermediate Preliminary Dressage