Wednesday, 11 Oct 2017

Good horse sense has helped WestMAC Year 5 student Siena Fisher-Peters win a coveted overall-best trophy at the recent Australian Interschool National Championships.

Siena, who was chosen as the event flag bearer for her efforts, says she just wanted to “have fun”.

She and her horse, Piper, represented Queensland in two primary school categories at the event in Toowoomba from September 26-29.

Siena placed fifth in combined training (45cm), sixth in show horse working hunter and eighth overall.

The Interschool Queensland State Championships Committee also awarded Siena the Kimberley Banks Perpetual Trophy for the primary rider who achieved the best overall results across all disciplines.

Siena says she has only been working with Piper for 10 months and she just wanted to place in the top five.

Queensland won the overall trophy at the championships that attracted more than 2000 competitors and spectators.

Siena was ably supported by three other WestMAC students: Freya Domrow (Year 11) and her horse Emmaville Decoy in Advanced Dressage; Sage Fisher-Peters (Year 11) and her horse Grand Casanova (Sparky) in Secondary Working Hunter; and Molly Stacey (Year 12) and her horse Divine Prophecy in Eventing (80cm).

They are part of the College’s extra-curricular equestrian team for Years 4 to 12.