Annabelle Jones (11), of Arrowtown, learns from world,
national and Olympic champion Vaughn Jefferis. Photo by
Annabelle Jones had originally planned to compete in
Milton on Saturday, but instead the pony rider was learning
from an Olympic, world and national champion rider in
Vaughn Jefferis, who is based in Cambridge, is a two
time-world champion (in 1994 and 1998), an Olympic Bronze
medallist at the 1996 Games in Atlanta and five-times
Jefferis (52) was in Queenstown during the weekend at the
request of the Queenstown equestrian community to run
showjumping coaching clinics which Annabelle attended ahead
of next month's Lake Hayes A and P Show.
The Lake Hayes event is the next show at which she planned to
compete with her pony Cooper.
Cooper was a young pony, she explained, and the clinic was to
help him learn how to jump.