Blayney High experiences expo success in Coonabarabran

If there is one thing that the equestrian students at Blayney High School would like to say to the community, it's a great big "Thank you."

Seven students from the school were able to attend the North West Equestrian Expo in Coonabarabran from May 31 to June 4 thanks to the generous support of the community.

The students were able to raise $2000 to help cover the cost of travelling to the expo to take part in what was collectively described as an "awesome" experience.

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"Coonabarabran is the biggest inter-school horse competition and it was really good to be able to throw our horses into the deep end and get Blayney High School some publicity," said year 12 student Brooke Chapman.

With 40 schools competing and 400 students participating, the results were outstanding, particularly in dressage, show jumping, cross country, barrel racing and team penning.

Natalie Milthorpe came 4th in the barrels, 4th in 60cm jumping and 6th in the team penning.

Brooke Turner was 9th in the combined training and Lizzy Sandry was 3rd in combined training and 5th in the 60cm show jumping.

Brooke Chapman was 6th in the team penning, 5th in the barrel race and 9th in the one day event.

Shailee Milthorpe was 6th in the team penning and 5th in showjumping.

Ash Sawdy was 9th in dressage and Kiara Sandry came 3rd in the one day event.