Equine students from the WA College of Agriculture Denmark took honours in several categories at the Narrogin Equine Intercollege event held on the 15th of September last week.
The event is open to students attending any of the West Australian Agricultural Colleges with Narrogin, Harvey and Denmark competing this year.
Show jumping, dressage, games and in hand presentation
The event tests the students’ skills in show jumping, dressage, games, and in-hand presentation.
Students competed as individuals and in teams of two and four with points counting towards overall College score, with the highest averaged College score winning the overall trophy.
In the lead up to the event the students were busy washing and plaiting their horses, memorising their dressage tests, and having a bit of fun with group demos on the finer points of handling techniques.
All that work paid off on the day with comments from the dressage judge on how well presented and polite they were.
Ag students show good team spirit and sportsmanship
Equine teacher Elissa Forbes said it was great to see the students giving each other encouragement and helping each other out, showing good team spirit and sportsmanship.
“It was also a pleasure to see students handle their horses sympathetically with positive encouragement and helping build their horses’ confidence and partnership which is so important when riding.”
“It was also a pleasure to see students handle their horses sympathetically with positive encouragement and helping build their horses’ confidence and partnership which is so important when riding,” she said.
WACOA-Denmark participants were Kasey James, Nell Bouffler, Chontelle Bock, Shahna Davis, Willow Donohue, Ella Cameron, Dakota Dalton, Matilda Steinhoff, Misha Utber and Alyssa Marson.
1st WACOA Denmark
1st place Team of 4 (Kasey James, Matilda Steinhoff, Alyssa Marson, Dakotah Dalton)
1st place Team of 2 (Chontelle Bock, Shahna Davis)
2nd Place Team of 2 (Ella Cameron, Willow Donohoe)
1st place Shahna Davis
2nd place Willow Donohoe