Event attracts Olympian

A RECORD number of competitors will take part in this weekend’s Mildura Horse Trials.

LUCY Boseley and Kelly Fyfe, pictured with her horse Zed, will compete in the annual Mildura Horse Trials this weekend. A record number of entrants Awill take part in the trials, hosted by the Mildura-Alcheringa Pony Club. Picture: Clancy Shipsides

About 140 horses have been entered for the event, including by Beijing Olympic silver medallist Megan Jones and former Australian representative Robert Palm.

The horse trials, the biggest of its kind in northern Victoria, will consist of dressage and show jumping on Saturday and cross country on Sunday, with about 75 per cent of competitors coming from outside the region.

Local riders Lucy Boseley and Kelly Fyfe will compete in the top class (pre-novice) in a field of 20.

Boseley, who has been riding since she was three years old, said it would be good to test herself against riders who have competed internationally.

“It’s not so much the competition but being able to experience that different standard of competition, which you don’t get a pony club level,” Boseley said.

“Megan Jones is my idol so it will be good to compete against her, which you probably don’t get in too many other sports.

“There’s a few other big names coming up here as well.”

The trials will attract competitors from across Victoria, NSW and South Australia.

It will be Boseley’s first pre-novice event.

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