Best in State battle it out

Some of the action from the State Polocrosse Championships at Brigadoon in 2016.
Some of the action from the State Polocrosse Championships at Brigadoon in 2016.

South Midlands won the open event, Moonyoonooka the open mixed and Margaret River the junior championship.

Kojonup player Robert Sibley was named most valuable player of the championships, as well as best number one.

His team-mate Chris Robinson won best number three and the much coveted best pony of the open division.

Andrew Pate, of the winning South Midlands team, received best number two in the open division.

After the closely fought open mixed final, Moonyoonooka’s Lauren Cant and Vanessa Freeman were awarded best number one and three respectively, while team-mate Chris Dunlop took out the best pony prize.

Kojonup’s Kristy Crook won best number two.

In the junior division, Perth’s Jake Wilding took out best number three and best pony prizes.

Moonyoonooka’s Luke Puglia was named best number one junior, while South Midlands’ Justin Martin was named best number two.

In the club finals, Walkaway defeated Greenough (B grade), South Midlands defeated Walkaway (C grade), Kojonup defeated South Midlands (C Mixed grade), Irwin defeated Capel (D grade), Margaret River defeated South Midlands (E grade) and Twin Pines defeated Foothills (Junior E grade). Australian stock horses are the breed of choice for polocrosse and champion stock horses were also recognised.