Riders compete at local RDA competition

Faith White was one of 14 riders who rode in Maryborough Riding Develops Abilitiesʼ first protocol event.

Four local riders have qualified for Riding Develops Abilities’ (RDA) state competition after competing in Maryborough RDA’s protocol competition this week.

The event, held at the Maryborough Pony Club grounds, attracted 14 riders from as far as Melton and Daylesford and was Maryborough’s first protocol event.

Held on Tuesday, Maryborough RDA vice president Aileen Marshall said the day was a success and the eight Maryborough riders who participated did “very well”.

“It ended up going really well, the riders all enjoyed themselves which was amazing,” she said.

“A lot of the riders have never competed before so it’s a good outing and experience for everyone.

“The Maryborough riders went really well. Of the eight local riders who competed, four got a gold ribbon which was really good.”

As well as a fun day out, the event was a qualifier for RDA’s state competition in November which a number of Maryborough riders are striving for.

“If riders got over 60 percent on their dressage tests they could qualify to go to the state competition,” Aileen said.

“We had at least three riders who would like to go to the competition and they all got the score they needed on Tuesday which was really good.”

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