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June 21, 2024 11:22 AM

Judy Named Open Introductory Champion

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Judy Anshaw was awarded Open Introductory Champion at the Hawkesbury to Hunter 10 Year Anniversary Competition. Pic Bush to Beach Images Sports Photography

It has taken some convincing, but encouraging a strong relationship between rider and horse has paid off for Judy Anshaw at the Hawkesbury to Hunters 10 Year Anniversary Competition last month.

It was a Working Equitation event which involves dressage, ease of handling, ease of handling at speed and cattle phases.

“I’ve been concentrating on just keeping both of us calm and not stressed, which we both tend to do sometimes, and every time I’ve taken her out she’s just gotten better and better,” Judy shared of her 10-year-old purebred quarter horse Lowestoft Goldstar Magic, or Star for short.

“She got down there and was just cruisie, went out and just she just did everything right.”

The pair came away from the event as Open Introductory Champion, thanks to a second in dressage, and a fourth and first in the two ease of handling events.

While Judy says it is the nature of the sport that some weekends it just comes together, and others it all falls apart, they have kept their focus through regular training as part of the Upper Hunter Working Equitation Club.

“We meet on the fourth Sunday of the month, usually at the Muswellbrook Showground and we usually just do training within the group, but sometimes we get in trainers,” Judy explained.

“Our club is open to anyone over 18, but anyone who rides – it’s not a sport that needs to have certain equipment, it’s a sport that can be enjoyed by anyone and everyone.”

There is a range of riders, and horses, of varying experience levels enjoying the monthly training which from time to time include guest coach Francisco Campeão.

For more information on when they meet, look up Upper Hunter Working Equitation Club on Facebook.

Judy Named Open Introductory Champion

It has taken some convincing, but encouraging a strong relationship between rider and horse has paid off for Judy Anshaw at the Hawkesbury to Hunters 10 Year Anniversary Competition last month.

It was a Working Equitation event which involves dressage, ease of handling, ease of handling at speed and cattle phases.

“I’ve been concentrating on just keeping both of us calm and not stressed, which we both tend to do sometimes, and every time I’ve taken her out she’s just gotten better and better,” Judy shared of her 10-year-old purebred quarter horse Lowestoft Goldstar Magic, or Star for short.

“She got down there and was just cruisie, went out and just she just did everything right.”

The pair came away from the event as Open Introductory Champion, thanks to a second in dressage, and a fourth and first in the two ease of handling events.

While Judy says it is the nature of the sport that some weekends it just comes together, and others it all falls apart, they have kept their focus through regular training as part of the Upper Hunter Working Equitation Club.

“We meet on the fourth Sunday of the month, usually at the Muswellbrook Showground and we usually just do training within the group, but sometimes we get in trainers,” Judy explained.

“Our club is open to anyone over 18, but anyone who rides – it’s not a sport that needs to have certain equipment, it’s a sport that can be enjoyed by anyone and everyone.”

There is a range of riders, and horses, of varying experience levels enjoying the monthly training which from time to time include guest coach Francisco Campeão.

For more information on when they meet, look up Upper Hunter Working Equitation Club on Facebook.

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