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Hudson girls have stellar summer


PHOTO BY CEALY TETLEY

Estella Willis with ‘Hand in my Pocket’ and sister Sofia Willis (below) both qualified in their respective events this past equestrian event season.

Hudson residents Estella and Sofia Willis enjoyed a very successful summer in their regional, provincial and national competitions. Both riders train with Chris Gahan and Michele Gauthier of CMG Equestrian at Hodgson Stables in Saint-Lazare.

They both train year round with competitions in the summer. Sofia competes on the regional ‘B ’circuit and Estella on the provincial ‘A circuit. Both qualified for their respective finals competition and excelled.

Sofia won her short stirrup division at the Jeux Équestres du Québec and was provincial champion. Estella qualified to compete at the National championships, which take place at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto.

Estella rose to the occasion at The Royal in Toronto where she won her division and became Canadian Champion.

Both girls were rewarded for their hard work and dedication to their sport. They also want to thank their family, friends and coaches who supported them throughout the season as well as other sponsors, including Jacques Chevrier and his team at Piscine & Spa Hudson.

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