by Roxanne Litherland and Beth Cooper Howell

FIVE St. Francis College pupils have displayed their equestrian talent with strength and style over this past year at the Homestead Equestrian Estate.

Emma Platt (Grade 2), Samara Howell (Grade 4), Amy Robson (Grade 4), Molly Dalton (Grade 5) and Tamarin Futeran-Blake (Grade 7) received several top results at shows held by the Estate.

The young horse riders have been praised for their commitment and skill in the arena.

Molly was awarded the Child Rider of the Year trophy for 2015 and tied for seventh place with Bella at the recent Homestead Awards ceremony. Samara was awarded 2014 Child Rider of the Year and placed fifth this year. Amy and Tamarin, who have only recently started riding, bravely took part in their first shows this year and did very well.

Several events are held and are a highlight on the horse riding estate’s calendar.

Horse-Riding-Pupils at St Francis College

Left to Right: Samara Howell (Grade 4), Molly Dalton (Grade 5), Amy Robson (Grade 4) and Emma Platt (Grade 2) showing their Rosettes and Child Horse Rider Trophy at school.

Photograph by Roxanne Litherland