On 16 May with my friend Lucy, our ponies and our mums we set off for State Equitation
at Gunning. I was quite nervous as it
was my first State event on Honey. In
the first class I finished an unexpected 2nd. The second class was harder as it had tasks
and I couldn’t believe I won it!! I went to bed Saturday night very happy as I
had never won a blue ribbon at a State event.
The next day I came 5th in the third round. I felt a lot of pressure coming into the
fourth class and when I saw I had won it – it was so exciting. At the presentation at the end of Sunday I
was awarded Champion under 13 years. I never expected to win Champion. Our Zone 23 was awarded Champion Zone and I
was part of the winning NSW State Team. I
am so proud of my pony Honey Bee and I love her very much – she really is the
BEST PONY EVER. By Grace Reen.