The second week of the school holidays saw 10 young Goondiwindi riders travel to Roma to test their skills.
They competed for Zone 28 in the State Formal Gymkhana, Stockman’s Challenge, Campdrafting and Sporting Championships.
The first day of competition was the formal Gymkhana and with Roma experiencing record breaking high temperatures for September both parents and riders knew it was going to be a tough day.
Despite the heat the riders from Zone 28 had an amazing day.
Charlotte Mailler, 9, and Maddy Shaw, 10, were the overall champions for their groups. Yasmin Lambert, 11, came second.
Emily Mailer, 12, cam third, Ruby Robinson, 11, came seventh and Charlie Privitera, 10, came ninth.
At the end of the day the four highest point scorers for each zone have their points combined to determine the top three zones within the state.
This year Zone 28 was runner-up for the Formal Gymkhana. The team consisted of Charlotte and Emily Mailler, Yasmin Lambert and Maddy Shaw.
At the completion of the formal gymkhana some families made the long trip home while others stayed on to battle the heat and compete in the stockmen’s challenge, campdraft and sporting event.
Maddy Shaw came fourth overall in the stockmen’s challenge and fifth overall in the 10 and under sporting.
Georgina Mailler came sixth overall in the associate campdraft. Charlie Privitera placed 7th in the 10 and under sporting and Emily Mailer placed 6th overall in the 11-12 years sporting.