Goomeri State School riders win school equestrian comp
THE South Burnett School Equestrian Competition was won by Goomeri State School by the narrowest of margins.
Goomeri was up against teams from across the South Burnett, and they didn't go down without putting up a good fight.
Crawford State School proved to be a real challenge for the winning team and officials had to calculate the second and third decimal places of the opposing teams' scores to determine who was victorious.
Event organiser John Dalton said local riders, schools and parents showed their commitment to horse competitions involving cattle at the event.
"At one stage at the start of the year, we thought the event may have to be cancelled due to dry weather affecting the availability of cattle,” Mr Dalton said.
"However, the rain some weeks ago, and also the generous offer of suitable cattle from three different parents ensured the event went held as planned.”
The South Burnett School Equestrian Competition was run at the Nanango Showgrounds on Thursday, May 9 and was organised by Saint Mary's Catholic College.
There were a total of 85 horse riders from 17 different schools at the competition.
Riders competed in seven events: team penning, working cow-horse, barrel race, diamond flag, bending race, best all-round mount, and rider class.
Mr Dalton thanked Kent Perrett for the cattle.
He also thanked Nanango State High School for allowing its Groundforce crew to assist with setting up the grounds.
He then extended his gratitude to the judges, Phil Matthews and Deputy Mayor Kathy Duff, who have judged the event since its first year.
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