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.