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Australia Day Sports Award Winner

ACCOMPLISHED equestrian rider, Taylah Smith, has been awarded the Somerset Australia Day Sports Award. 

Miss Smith is an award-winning horse rider who specialises in tentpegging and has proudly represented Somerset on the international stage on multiple occasions.

At just 19 she has competed and succeeded in multiple competitions, across the state and internationally, bringing home a series of medals.  

In January 2018, she competed as a member of the Australian Ladies Team at the world Championships, held in Oman, and brought home two silver medals and a gold medal and her team placed second overall.

Just this month Miss Smith returned to Oman to compete in the Australian Under 21 Team to compete at the Junior World Titles.

In 2015, she was a member of the Australian Junior team competing against Pakistan and brought home five gold medals and her team took out Champion Team.

Miss Smith has also participated at various horse events across Somerset and Queensland as part of her pony club. 

Her nominees described her as being an “outstanding competitor who is always willing to help others”.

“Taylah is a role model to younger riders in both Pony Club and Tentpegging where she always shows sportsmanship of the highest level,” her nominees wrote.

Somerset Regional Council Mayor Graeme Lehmann congratulated Miss Smith on her achievements and commitment to a sport she enjoys and excels in.

Taylah Smith has been awarded the Somerset Australia Day Sports Award recipient for 2019. She is pictured with Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann.

Taylah Smith has been awarded the Somerset Australia Day Sports Award recipient for 2019.