We’re all set for this weekend’s two day jumping carnival in Brookleigh’s renovated outdoor arena!
Draws are now online at www.globalentriesonline.com and riders should have received their draw notifications. They are also posted on this website. Please note the start times for the show:
Saturday: Course opens for walking at 7.30am. Classes start at 8.00am
Sunday: Course opens for walking at 8.00am. Classes start at 8.30am
Entries quickly filled for the first day of SRSJC’s annual Autumn Jumping Carnival, with limited places in Sunday’s 1.05-1.35m classes open until Wednesday, 23 May at www.globalentriesonline.com.
This is SRSJC’s first fixture outdoors at Brookleigh in two years and the club is looking forward to returning the where it all began 11 years ago. There’s great excitement about jumping there now that the outdoor arena has been extended and fully re-surfaced. The outdoor warm up has also been refurbished.
SRSJC’s May event is the first for the club this year, after severe weather conditions forced the suspension of its April show several weeks ago. The show includes classes from 90cm to 1.35m and features EWA Jumping’s Novice and Bronze Series and EquineWorld Amateur Qualifier plus SRSJC’s own leaderboard classes for Youth, Junior, Young and Senior riders. The club’s new Youth Series (riders 15 years & under) echoes its focus on encouraging riders to progress through its competition season, with early heights set at 90cm progressing to 1.04m later in the year.
Riders interested in entering classes that are already full or regarding scratchings, please text Nanette, 0417 902 734.
After a two-year hiatus, SRSJC returns to Brookleigh’s outdoor arena for its Autumn Jumping Carnival, 26 & 27 May. “SRSJC got its start in Brookleigh’s outdoor arena and we’re excited to return there with a major two-day event, jumping on a surface that’s been expanded and upgraded by Shawn Squire and Stewart Kamman’s SNS EquestEarth,” said SRSJC Chair Suzanne McGill.
The show will kick off on Saturday with the first of SRSJC’s new Youth Series Qualifiers – an encouragement series giving less experienced riders 15 & under an opportunity to compete in the main ring. “Like our Junior and Young Rider series (both offered at this show), the Youth programme is progressive, with a leader board, and aims to see participants competing at 1.04cm or above by the end of our season.”
SRSJC’s EWA Jumping Bronze qualifier gives 1.15m horses with 20 official points or under the chance to advance on the official state leaderboard, with the EWA Jumping Novice class being a springboard for horses with 6 points or less. Amateur riders can boost their leaderboard hopes in SRSJC’s EquineWorld Amateur Qualifier, while additional classes throughout the weekend can gain SRSJC leaderboard and championship qualifying points to competitors at all levels.
“One of this year’s most exciting concepts is our SRSJC Charity Teams Tournament. Riders don’t often get the opportunity to compete in teams and riding to contribute to a charity make this even more significant.
Before or at our May show, riders can nominate horse/rider combinations to qualify to for eligibility on one of (a maximum of) six teams. The teams will have three riders jumping at a level for which they have qualified during SRSJC’s May-August shows. Team participants will be drawn from a Teams leaderboard, with selection being the best-performing horse/rider combinations in 1.10-1.20m (18 years & under only); 1.15-1.25m (open ages); and 1.25-1.35m (open ages). The teams will be randomly drawn and announced just before SRSJC’s Annual Championships in September. Competitors will gain teams points in SRSJC Championships classes that also serve as ‘teams’ competitions (this will not affect their individual placings in these classes.)
With weather patterns changing by the minute, SRSJC organisers were forced to suspend the club’s first show of 2018. “It was impossible to tell when and where the lightning could strike or how long the unsettled weather would threaten us,” said SRSJC Chair Suzanne McGill. “We watched weather reports for hours through the night and early morning and decided to go ahead with the show since the weather was forecast to be shifting south. Unfortunately, the weather patterns became completely unpredictable and electrical activity made it impossible to continue safely – so we called a halt to the show midway through the first class. It was disappointing, but the right thing to do. Of course, within two hours, the weather had indeed gone south and conditions were perfect!”
SRSJC thanks the riders, officials and the EWA and SEC for their patience and understanding under trying circumstances.
This year’s jammed jumping calendar made it impossible to reschedule SRSJC’s April event and the organisers decided to look ahead to the club’s two day Autumn Jumping Carnival on 26 & 27 May and to issue refunds covering a significant portion of the riders’ entry fees.