The local branch of Riding Develops Abilities (RDA) cleaned up at the 2019 RDA Victorian State Championships mid last month.
The Maryborough RDA was represented in the statewide competition by four riders, Joanne, Kathryn, Anton and Ebony who all went on to bring home ribbons after a highly successful two-day campaign.
Off the back of a ribbon-winning nationals performance, Joanne took two seconds in her walk class, and won the in-hand class while fellow seasoned competitor, Kathryn was awarded the title of Champion Trott Rider after winning two classes on the Sunday.
In his first major event, Anton won both of his walk classes, while Ebony was awarded two second ribbons for her poise, also in the walk class.
To make the weekend even sweeter, Chief, the horse who competed with Anton, Kathryn and Ebony won the title of Most Useful Horse after seeing success with three different riders.
Maryborough as a club also placed second overall from the championships due to results, despite many of the other branches competing with up to 12 riders.
For more on this story see Page 37 of The Advertiser, Friday, December 13