RAIN, RAIN, RAIN…. AND A CHANGE OF VENUE TO BROOKLEIGH OUTDOORS FOR SRSJC’S 4 AUGUST SHOW!

Continual heavy rains are great for creating green pastures, but have waterlogged the grass at the SEC, forcing SRSJC to re-locate our August 4 show to the outdoor arena at Brookleigh. The decision to change venues was made after consulting the SEC’s management. The first course will now open for walking at 7am, with Class 1 starting at 7.30 and changed to an A2 (article 238.2.1), with Class 2 now running under 274.5.6, super 2-phase format.

Entries and scratchings (without vet or doctors’ certificates) will be open until Sunday, 29 July at 4pm.

“We were disappointed we had to cancel our SEC booking and couldn’t provide an opportunity for riders to jump on grass , but were pleased we could reschedule outdoors at Brookleigh. Riders were really happy with the surface when we ran our May show there after the arena had been renovated and expanded,” commented SRSJC Chair, Suzanne McGill. “There’s been spectacular demand for entries and waitlists in nearly all of the classes, so that makes it all the more critical to jump on a surface that works in all weather.”

Bulging entries and enormous waitlists mean that riders will have to be vigilant about being on time for classes. “There’s no choice….Those not at the gate ready to compete in draw order when their names are called will seriously risk disqualification from that class, unless they’ve informed the judge and gate marshal that there’s a reason they must go out of order.”

The large number of waitlist requests makes it especially important for riders to text scratchings or change requests to Nanette (0417-902-734).

 

 

SRSJC’s INDOOR 22 JULY SHOW – ANOTHER SUCCESS!

SRSJC’s second indoor show this year was also the club’s last in Brookleigh’s indoor arena during 2018.

With the Gidgegannup CNC in late July, a high number of eventers used SRSJC’s July show to prep for the showjumping phase of that popular event – and they often dominated over the showjumpers!

Sonja Johnson would be feeling confident going to Gidgegannup after out-jumping a strong field of showjumpers to place second and first on Misty Isle Valentino in SRSJC’s Kentaur 1.25m Open and Patersons Securities 135m Open, respectively.  Eventer Taylah Andrews and Silver Force also claimed the winning rosette in the Equissage 1.10m Open.

Additional winners included Taltarni Wevel-Pyatt on her new ride, New Emblem (Eric Lloyd 90cm Open) ; Sara Mullins on Sandeli Park Debonaire (The General Store Homewares 1.00m Open);  Tahlia Baxter on My Pocket Rocket (EquineWorld Amateur Qualifier); and Izabelle Dobson on Tulara Corango (Future Homes Living 1.25m for Riders 25 Years & Under).

Many thanks as always to all of our generous 2018 sponsors, with a special nod to those supporting July’s classes.

For full results, see RESULTS.

 

 

 

 

Entries are filling fast for SRSJC’s next show on Sunday, 22 July, indoors at Brookleigh

Some classes already filled, but waitlists are available.

Riders are being urged to not delay entering SRSJC’s second indoor show – the club’s last in this wonderful arena for 2018.

90cm-1.30m height classes plus EquineWorld Amateur Qualifier & SRSJC’s new 25 & Under class. This year, riders must compete in at least two qualifiers at SRSJC shows in order to participate in SRSJC’s Championship classes. These July classes can qualify riders for both SRSJC Championship classes and gain leaderboard points for EquineWorld State Amateur, SRSJC Youth, Junior, YR & Senior Rider awards.   

WAITLISTS & SCRATCHINGS..… As always, text Nanette, 0417 902 734 or email us at swanrivershowjumpingclub@hotmail.com.

 

THANKS TO OUR RIDERS & SPONSORS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

PATERSONS SECURITIES

JAKOMA EQUESTRIAN, BRIGADOON PRODUCE, KENTAUR AUSTRALIA, FUTURE HOME LIVING, OAKS SPORTHORSES, HORSELAND, EQUINEWORLD, DR KATHY KLEIN, EWA JUMPING, ERIC LLOYD PHOTOGRAPHY, BINDOON TRACTORS, DARK SELECTIONS, QUICKMAIL, EQUISSAGE, PERTH PERFORMANCE HORSES, SOVEREIGN PERFORMANCE HORSES, YALAMBI, LA NOIR, SNS EQUESTEARTH, THOMPSON & REDWOOD, THE GENERAL STORE

KENTAUR CORALLINE WINS SRSJC’S 2018 HORSELAND YOUNG SHOWJUMPING HORSE CHAMPIONSHIP

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Photos by Eric Lloyd: Top, 2018 Final Four; Above, Colleen Brook riding 2018 Champion Kentaur Coralline.

Where will we find tomorrow’s jumping superstars?

If records are anything to go by, then Brookleigh’s indoor arena was the place to be during Swan River Showjumping’s 8th annual Horseland Young Showjumping Horse Championship.

The Championship’s uncanny crystal ball has repeatedly predicted horses progressing to significant jumping careers. This year’s crop of four to seven-year old horses was outstanding – although down in overall numbers,perhaps due to the change in calculating horses’ birthdays to the day they are born, rather than universally on 1 August each year.

The event’s 2018 judges were as outstanding as the horses, spearheaded by equestrian legend Colleen Brook (NSW), who represented Australia in multiple winning Nations Cups and three World Cup Finals. Joining her were local luminaries Roger Kammann and Darren Taylor.

Held two days, Saturday saw the horses judged in age classes against their peers for their education/flatwork plus jumping over Kevin Tully’s straightforward courses. On Sunday, Colleen rode and assessed the winners of each class in The Final Four Masterclass. And masterful it was, with Colleen educating and entertaining a large group of spectators as she rode the three mares and a gelding.

“This is fun! A forward-thinking, blood-type horse, so careful and very balanced for a four-year old,” exclaimed Colleen, as she cantered by the grandstand on the first horse, 4-year old mare Kentaur Coralline (x Corland VDL x Apen Park Ramira x Ramiro), purposefully bred by WA local Lucy Galovicova. Exclamations continued about the next three horses, Colleen calling Caitlin Bolger’s 5-year old gelding Caprino (x Yalambi’s Carpino Z) – an age-class winner for the second year, “…. a powerful horse, very savvy, with a wonderful canter.”

Bridget Kelly’s extravagant jumping 6-year old, mare Cera Diarada (x Diarado), prompted Colleen to claim, “I think I’m going to get jumped out of the saddle…. This horse is forward, light as a feather in its mouth.” And while she also appreciated “the great feeling of strength and power,” of Caitlin Bolger’s 7-year old, Oaks Quickstep (x Quintender), it was Kentaur Coralline (ridden Saturday by Courtney O’Sullivan for the owners, the Auguste family) who took podium placing as 2018 Champion, after somewhat lengthy discussion amongst the three judges.

While young horses were the weekend highlight, Sunday’s programme also included thrilling height competition. Oaks Quickstep’s decisive win in the Patersons Securities 1.30m Mini Prix continued validating SRSJC’s young horse judging format. Alison Hanson and Soniques Rio Blue speeded to win the Eric Lloyd Photography Open 90cm and Ellie Gough and Western Diva won the Eric Lloyd Photography 1.00cm. Neil Ozanne and Sarnia’s Noblewood Classic continued their comeback by winning the Quickmail 1.10m Open and very nearly captured the Kentaur 1.20m Open until Rebecca Donovan’s brilliant and quick double clear continued her current winning streak on previous age class placegetter, Carpina.

With results tallied, we see exciting times ahead for all of the competitors – especially for the exceptional young horses in SRSCJ’s past and present Horseland Young Showjumping Horse Championships. See RESULTS for complete results for the weekend.

4-YEAR OLD HORSES –Sponsored by Horseland & Sovereign Performance Horses

Winner Courtney O’Sullivan –  Kentaur Coralline
2nd        Shane Giblett –  Benson’s Versimo

3rd         Rebecca Donovan –  Chartreuse
4th         Sophie Ahmat –  Sovereign’s Rolls Royce
5th         Caitlin Bolger –  Colmay
6th         Casey Gill –  Lakeside’s Cadence

5-YEAR OLD HORSES – Sponsored by Horseland & Perth Performance Horses

Winner  Caitlin Bolger – Caprino
2nd         Kate Wheatley – Oaks Alchemy
3rd          Tahlia Baxter –  Icarus Blue Diamond
4th          Rosie Oliver – Cadeau
5th          Rachel Yovich – Benson’s Cat Balou
6th          Bridget Kelly – Romonique

6-YEAR OLD HORSES – Sponsored by Horseland & Yalambi Farm Stud

Winner Bridget Kelly – Cera Diarada
2nd        Caitlin Bolger – Chai-Time
3rd          Bridget Kelly  – Quantico
4th          Georgie Siciliano – Hero Chin P
5th          Grace  – Equus Holiday
6th          Tess Lill  –  Tulara Stolmine

7-YEAR OLD HORSES – Sponsored by Horseland & Jakoma Equestrian

Winner Oaks Quickstep – Caitlin Bolger
2nd         Sarah Isbister – Lafayette MVNZ
3rd          Rosie Oliver – Bicento
4th          Daisy Scott – Pico Bam