Chloe claims equitation title
CALLIOPE Pony Club rider Chloe Hughes is the region's latest state champion after winning the tough equitation competition at the Queensland Titles in Ingham.
Rising star Hughes showed the term 'horses for courses' certainly applied with a majestic display on her horse Temples.
The equitation event was run over four different courses with style and skill of both the horse and rider judged.
Chloe and Temples placed third, first, first and third in the rounds to win the 15-17 years crown.
As a result, Chloe received the coveted Maroon rug and was picked in the honorary state team.
Hughes backed up her winning performance with a second place in the state showjumping event.
The win was even more sweeter for Hughes who has had Temples for just eight months and already have forged a very successful partnership.
The state titles were also a good event for Sarah and Kevin Upton who also made the long trek up to Ingham.
Kevin was in consistent form and collected a silver medal in the 12 years and under showjumping event.
It was a good reward for him after plenty of hard work in the lead-up to the titles.
Sarah could also be proud of her efforts which reaped a impressive fifth placing in the 10 years and under equitation event.