SCONE Grammar School (SGS) hosted a Stockman's Challenge equestrian day at White Park last Friday which was created to incorporate more practical stock-work elements into horse sports.
A selection of schools from Armidale through to the Central Coast participated in the event with additional independent entries, totaling 55 entrants for the day.
SGS was awarded Champion Primary School and with a number of their students awarded Champion or Reserve Champion in most of the age groups across the competition.
SGS hospitality and other secondary students ran the sugar free canteen for this 'no single use plastic' event.
Thanks to generous sponsorship of Wild Quarries, aluminium drink bottles were also available for purchase with an endless supply of iced water for the day.
The event was organised by SGS primary school teacher and Horse Sports coordinator Anne Davies and had the support of the Australian Stock Horse Association.
"The Stockman's Challenge is a unique event in school horse sports and we enjoyed the opportunity to create this event for students to display their practical equestrian skills, within walking distance of our school, in Scone, the Horse Capital of Australia," Scone Grammar School Principal Paul Smart said.