Former English rider to coach at eventing

12th January 2018 10:00 AM
COACH: Tamborine rider Charlotte Price, pictured in action at Morgan Park, will be an instructor. COACH: Tamborine rider Charlotte Price, pictured in action at Morgan Park, will be an instructor. Gerard Walsh

EVENTING: The Warwick Horse Trials Club will hold its first Summer School in four years this weekend at Morgan Park.

Club vice president Tracey Sexton said 30 riders would learn the finer points of the sport from three instructors.

After winning international three-day events at Warwick and Tamborine last year, Brett Cantle will be one of the instructors.

Eleanor Osborne has been the highest performing four-star rider from the Southern Downs in recent years and is an instructor along with Tamborine rider Charlotte Price who lived and competed in England before moving to Australia.

Emmett therapy will be demonstrated between clinic sessions.

The clinic starts Friday and will continue on Saturday. Riders will compete in a Hunter Trial at Morgan Park on Sunday. A hunter trial has cross country and showjumping disciplines. There is no dressage.

Southern Downs residents are welcome to watch the cross country from 8am Sunday. Spectators can view the action from many vantage points on the course. There is seating at the main water jump which is only a short walk from the clubhouse. Showjumping will start at 10am.

After this weekend, the club will focus on organising an FEI two-star event in late March. Events will follow in June and August.

New riders or people keen to volunteer in a bush setting which is Morgan Park are welcome to see officials this weekend or go to www.warwickhorse trials.org.au.

Riders new to the sport start in a 60cm class for open and junior riders and aim to move up the classes. Even Olympians with a new horse start in a 60cm class. The eventing gate is at end of the Morgan Park service road.