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The Perth College Equestrian team showcased their talents at the 2021 Interschool Equestrian Festival, claiming a number of impressive accolades.

Senior School students Olivia (Year 8), Brooke and Lana (Year 10) and Equestrian Captain, Tahlia (Year 12) headed to the State Equestrian Centre to represent Perth College at the competition during the Term One holidays.

They were joined by more than 100 other competitors from 28 schools across WA for what Equestrian Co-ordinator, Alex Hulsdunk, described as a “really high-standard event”.

“There was a greater emphasis on team spirit this year and a great community feel throughout the whole event,” she said.

“It is wonderful to be able to recognise the efforts of students who commit such a huge amount of time to their passion outside of school, which often goes unnoticed, and celebrate them.”

Olivia came 10th in Preliminary 1B dressage and 11th in 60cm show jumping, and Brooke came fifth in 80cm show jumping while Lana did well in all five of her events, including claiming fourth place in 80cm show jumping.

Equestrian Captain, Tahlia, who came third in the participant Preliminary 1A dressage test and ninth in the participant Preliminary 1B dressage test, said she was sad she didn’t get to compete again next year.

“I love taking part in the event every year because it’s fun and gives us an opportunity to get together as a school and ride. I wish I could compete again, but I will definitely be there next year watching and cheering the PC riders on,” she said.