Jade Mitchell wins with Binnia Mojito at the Bellingen Show

Champion local rider Jade Mitchell
Champion local rider Jade Mitchell

Sixteen-year-old Jade Mitchell of Brierfield reaped the rewards of years of commitment to her favourite sport of horse riding at this year's Bellingen Agricultural Show.

The special bond she has with her Australian stock horse mare Binnia Mojito, owned by Shamil Livestock Urunga, resulted in them winning Champion Local Rider, Champion Local Hack, Champion Novice Hack, Reserve Champion Open Girl Rider, and Reserve Champion Ridden Breed.

As well as riding on her family farm with her mother and sisters, she has been a dedicated rider with her friends at Valery Trails, Bellingen Pony Club and Bellingen Riding Club.

Jade hopes to combine her love of horses with a career by joining the NSW Police mounted division when she finishes school.