In April this year, our wonderful ambassador Georgia Lowry participated in a 3 Phase Event for Horses and Ponies held at the Murray Equestrian Centre just south of Pinjarra.
At this event, over 200 competitors competed over 3 phases – Dressage, Show Jumping and Cross Country (2.5kms with 20 jumps). Georgia competed with her pony Smee, a 13.2 hands welsh pony in the 65cm class. In a class of 24 male and female adult riders, Georgia and Smee finished in 8th place.
In the 80cm class, Georgia competed with her horse named Ticket to Ride (Beatle), a 15 hands horse. In this class, the pair finished in 11th place out of a total 31 male and female adult riders.
This is an incredible achievement for anyone, but especially someone who was only given a two per cent chance of survival after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukaemia at eight weeks old.
“I am very happy with the results,” said Georgia, who kindly took the Foundation along for the ride with her. Georgia sported her CLCRF shirt and matching helmet, paired with one of CLCRF’s ladybug mascots.
We would like to thank Georgia for being such an extraordinary ambassador for childhood cancer research and we congratulate her on her incredible accomplishment!
If you would like to learn more about Georgia’s cancer battle and her love of riding, you can order a copy of her book, Growing Georgia. In this book, Georgia shares her darkest moments and her battle to overcome them, serving as a reminder to anyone fighting their own illnesses that they are not alone.