CHAMPS ARE READY: Lockyer Valley Riding for Disabled competitors will be heading to Caboolture this weekend for the state championships.
CHAMPS ARE READY: Lockyer Valley Riding for Disabled competitors will be heading to Caboolture this weekend for the state championships. Contributed

Lockyer para equestrians aim for championships

EQUESTRIAN: Five horse riders from the Lockyer Valley Riding for Disabled are preparing to compete at the RDA State Championships, starting Friday.

This year the team will compete in dressage and horseback games with three members entering the fancy dress classes during the course of the three-day event.

Lockyer riders Megan Guilfoyle-Hurley and Joshua Dingle will be returning to the championships, at QSEC Caboolture for their third year.

Simone Ward will be making her debut at the competition with Tiffny Berens and Izzac Brindley returning for their second year.

Dressage rider Chantal Simpson was attending, but had to withdraw before the event.

Coach Cheryl Brooks said she was thrilled to see the riders have another go at the competition and take up the challenge of dressage against other Queensland RDA clubs.

"Without the parents we wouldn't be able to go and the time these riders put into training is a credit to their dedication," she said.

"We are hoping to bring back a few ribbons but most of all to have fun and catch up with mates from previous years."

The Lockyer Valley Riding for Disabled runs classes on a fortnightly program at Regency Downs and new members are always welcome.


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