Congratulations to Cassandra Evans (11CC) who has just been awarded the Riding for the Disabled (RDA) Australia Young Volunteer of the Year 2016.
This award follows Cassie’s nomination in July this year by Riding for the Disabled, O’Halloran Hill, and the confirmation at the end of last term that she was the SA finalist.
Cassie was nominated because of her dedication to volunteering on Saturday mornings, and for her fundraising efforts in 2014/15 in which she raised over $5,200 as part of her IB Middle Years Program Personal Project.
In addition to her volunteer efforts, Cassie recently participated in the RDASA State Dressage Championships and placed first in the Working Trail (Special Olympic Qualifier practice test) and a third and second in the Trot test with her Chestnut mare, Katie. Cassie stepped up from a Walk test to Trot test this year and scored very well in her second test of the day, missing first place by only 0.20%.