Kathy and Cocopops outclass big field at State Championships
TWO Maryborough women were sporting big smiles after doing the Fraser Coast proud at the Queensland Show Driving Championships, held at Lowood.
Kathy Hodges and Tracey Hillier both achieved strong results at the event, Kathy with her pony, Cocopops, and Tracey with her donkey, Kingston.
Kathy and Cocopops won the title of Champion Turnout across the seven classes judged at the event.
In addition, Kathy and Cocopops won the Turnout class, which was judged on the overall appearance of the horse, the sulky and the driver, and they also collected first place for the Period Turnout class.
Cocopops won the Pony in Harness class and Kathy came third in a field of 11 women drivers, judged on how the driver controls the horse.
Meanwhile, Tracey and Kingston came second in the Jogger Turnout class and were first in the Open Donkey class.
The two then went on to win the title of Champion Donkey at the event.
Tracey and Kingston also came second in the Pleasure Horse/Donkey class.
They beat top competitors from Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney.