Summer fun for QMS riders

Summer vacation doesn’t mean an end to the riding season for members of the Queen Margaret’s School equestrian team.

Earlier this month, riders from the school brought home some major awards from the Westcoast Classic at Thunderbird Showpark in Langley.

"Thunderbird Showpark continues to be one of our favourite venues to compete at," QMS equestrian head coach Cheryl Keith said. "Our students and their horses feel comfortable on the course and really enjoy entering the arena each time. When a horse and their rider find that ‘zone,’ great results are bound to happen."

Grade 10 student Emily Cake won consistent ribbons on her mounts, Te Amo and Marlowe in the children’s jumpers, junior hunters and Mini CET Medal rounds.

"Emily continues to develop nicely as a rider," Keith said. "She displays confidence in the saddle and creates positive bonds with the horses she competes on."

Grade 12 rider Kassidy Keith rode Wallabee to victory in the Cobblestone Junior Amateur Hunter Derby and the CET Medal, and placed second in the McClay Medal. Keith also won the WHIS Medal overall on Crackerjack and was reserve champion in pre green hunter on Maplebrook’s Heaven, helping her to the High Point Junior Equitation Award.

Cake and Keith also teamed up with another rider to enter the Just World Fundraiser Costume Class.

"The girls dressed up as characters of Frozen while they competed, and they won first place," Cheryl Keith said. "That class is really fun, yet still competitive."

Coach Keith isn’t one to sit and watch while her students compete. She also took part in competition on Dreamscape Farm’s Farscape DSF, placing second in the Canadian Hunter Derby and earning reserve champion in the hunter 3’6 division.

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