Monday, 23rd April, 2018
By Emily Ferguson
Kristy Andrews and her horse ‘Annlee Just Wait’ competed extremely well at the Australian Quarter Horse Association National Championships Show earlier this month.
The duo competed together for the first time at the Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre in Tamworth. At just four years old, this event was Annlee Just Wait’s first show season. Kristy has been with her horse for only eight months and in this time they became a great team.
Kristy competed at the same event last year but with a different horse, she said that horse also did really well but not as well as Annlee Just Wait did this year.
The many months of preparation and hard work resulted in some wonderful victories. The pair competed in six classes over the course of the event and out of these made it to five finals.
Overall, they walked away with two first place wins, a second place and they came in fourth place twice. They competed against over 20 horses from all across the country in these classes, Kristy said, “There were some very prestigious horses that he beat.”
The classes in which the two placed first included trail and hunt seat equitation as well as coming in at second place in the western pleasure class.
“After it sunk in, I was speechless. I’m very proud of the hours and dedication that went into it and of the combination we’ve become,” Kristy said.
“We have done lots of kilometres this year to compete but the icing on the cake was definitely winning at a national level.”
Kristy also expressed her gratitude for those that have supported her along the way.
“None of this would be achievable without the great support system that I have at home and in my workplace.”