PROUD TO REPRESENT: Jaycie Trace at the interschool state championships.
PROUD TO REPRESENT: Jaycie Trace at the interschool state championships. Contributed

Rider excited to take on nation's best

EQUESTRIAN: Jaycie Trace will proudly represent Nanango's St Patrick's primary school when she competes at the inter-school national championships.

Jaycie will travel to Victoria for her biggest competition yet after earning a place on the team on the back of her performance at the interschool state championships in Warwick.

The Year 6 student exceed expectations when she became reserve champion in combined training on her horses Charlie and Jackson to earn two spots on the Queensland team.

Jaycie first started riding when she was just two years old and started riding with Kingaroy Pony Club four years ago.

She has previously competed at state championships for pony club but this was her first year representing her school.

"I am very excited because I have wanted to go to nationals for a long time,” he said.

Jaycie's favourite skill to master is straight jumping.

"I like that it is fun and it is a bit of a challenge to get the horses up,” she said.

She excited have the opportunity to compete against some of the best young riders in the country.

"I'm looking forward to seeing all the competitors, where they are from and how well they can ride,” she said.

Ahead of the championships she will be mastering her technique.

"I need to work on keeping my hands still,” Jaycie said.

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