Kyesha Graham and her best friend Sabi show off their winning ribbons from the Blackbutt Show.
Kyesha Graham and her best friend Sabi show off their winning ribbons from the Blackbutt Show. Gina Graham

Blackbutt girl wins trophy for third year in a row

BLACKBUTT State School Year 3 student Kyesha Graham and trusty steed Sabi won big at this year's Blackbutt Show.

Kyesha was awarded the Local Rider Trophy for the third year in a row.

It was Kyesha's third year competing at the Blackbutt Show, but the first year for her horse Sabi,.

The pair also won two first-place ribbons for local rider under 12 years, and rider under 12 years.

They received two second-place ribbons for pure-bred Arabian, and beginner pony, galloway or hack.

They also won six third-place ribbons for led horse over 14 hands, ridden Arabian pure or part, local galloway over 14 hands, best-presented rider, galloway hack over 14 hands, and pleasure pony, galloway or hack.

Kyesha said she was nervous showing her horse this year, because it was Sabi's first show outing.

But she had nothing to be worried about as Sabi performed well and behaved herself in the ring. 

Kyesha bought Sabi a little over a year ago. She said she was green broken and had lots of bad habits.

After working with her every day the pair has become the best of friends, and Sabi now looks forward to their rides together. 

Kyesha is a member of the Blackbutt Pony Club and said she loved to go on trail rides with her horse. She also has jumps set up at home, as jumping is her favourite pastime.