The Shepparton Pony Club team finished seventh in a strong field at the State Horse Trials.OLIVER CAFFREY May 7, 2014 3:47am
Shepparton Pony Club riders returned with impressive results from the State Horse Trials last Friday.
Undera’s Hannah Brian, Shepparton’s Nicole Cahill, Tallygaroopna’s Abby Pedretti and Bunbartha’s Ashlee Slavich contested the teams’ event at Riddells Creek.
Brian, Pedretti and Cahill were part of the team that finished second at the state trials at Deniliquin last year with Clara Girdwood.
After a testing day of jumping, the team finished in seventh place in a field of 20 competitors.
Brian said the quality of teams in this year’s field had improved dramatically, but was happy with the effort.
‘‘I thought we might’ve gone a bit better, but there was just some high-quality horses this year and a few extra people there on the day,’’ Brian said.
‘‘I’m extremely happy to come in 11th after the dressage, there were some pretty tough courses and the conditions weren’t the best.’’
Brian finished fourth in grade-one competition on her horse Adloo Sun Swish, while she placed 14th in grade two on Northern Fresco.
Cahill placed second on her grade-one horse Cynget Star, while she also took to the grade-two course with horse Tripple.
Slavich rode well on Air Supply in grade one, while Pedretti took it right up to the grade two competition on Bonnie Valley Zeena.
The girls will now take an extended break from before gearing up for plenty more competitions later in the year.
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