ISHE a winner

Calrossy’s Isobelle Bourke and Sophie Maynes were among the winners at last week's Inter-Schools Horse Extravaganza at Tamworth’s Australian Equine Livestock and Events Centre.

Felicity Webb shows her skills with one hand on the reins at the Inter-school Horse Extravaganza. Photo: Peter Hardin 141016PHH051

Felicity Webb shows her skills with one hand on the reins at the Inter-school Horse Extravaganza. Photo: Peter Hardin 141016PHH051

Holly Turnbull on course. Photo: Peter Hardin 141016PHH018

Holly Turnbull on course. Photo: Peter Hardin 141016PHH018

The pair combined to win the working horse challenge, which was one of a range of different horse disciplines the event catered for.

James Hartog-Smith was in great form during the Inter-School Horse Extravaganza at the AELEC. Photo:  Peter Hardin 141016PHH114

James Hartog-Smith was in great form during the Inter-School Horse Extravaganza at the AELEC. Photo: Peter Hardin 141016PHH114

There was also sporting, a one-day event, showjumping, dressage, hacking, a gymkhana and polocrosse.

Indianna Whitfield shows skill. Photo: Peter Hardin 141016PHH133

Indianna Whitfield shows skill. Photo: Peter Hardin 141016PHH133

Introduced this year, the latter was taken out by the New England Girls School team.

It’s the third year the event has been run and drew competitors from primary and secondary schools from all over NSW and Queensland, Inter-School Sports president Leah Maynes said.

Darcy Heffernan flies through the course at the Inter-School Horse Extravaganza at the AELEC last weekend. Photo: Peter Hardin 141016PHH038

Darcy Heffernan flies through the course at the Inter-School Horse Extravaganza at the AELEC last weekend. Photo: Peter Hardin 141016PHH038

“We had 500 competitors for a 20 percent increase on last year,” Maynes said.

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