Georgia Dennis wins Katherine gymkhana's top accolade

Seven-year-old Georgia Dennis was delighted to win the Katherine Horse and Pony Club's Dolcie Bretherton Trophy on Sunday. Picture: Melody Labinsky

Seven-year-old Georgia Dennis was delighted to win the Katherine Horse and Pony Club's Dolcie Bretherton Trophy on Sunday. Picture: Melody Labinsky

Georgia Dennis was on top of the world on Sunday when she found out she’d won the Dolcie Bretherton Trophy.

The award is presented to the rider who accumulates the most points during the Katherine gymkhana.

Katherine Horse and Pony Club hosted their annual, two-day event at Yarramin Park, drawing riders from as far afield as Clermont, Queensland.

Participants were tested on a range of disciplines including rider classes, show jumping, novelty events, western and dressage.

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The outgoing seven-year-old has been riding for the past five years and said she was pretty surprised by her win.

Georgia Dennis, on Blush, with some of her ribbons

Georgia Dennis, on Blush, with some of her ribbons

Miss Dennis and her eight-year-old pony, Blush, competed in all the events over the weekend.

“I started horse riding because my mum has horses and I enjoy it,” she said.

Her favourite event is show jumping; she and Blush cleared a 40-centimetre jump on Sunday morning. 

“I actually got nervous with it, with how high it was, but then Blushy she just jumped over steady for me,” she said.

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