ENTRIES GOING ONLINE FOR SRSJC’S 2018 ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

2017 Patersons Plate Grand Prix top three.
2017 Patersons Plate winner David Dobson, with Caitlin Bolger (2nd) and Chelsea McInnes (3rd)

The Club’s Annual Championships return to Brookleigh’s outdoor arena for the first time in four years!

Brookleigh’s enlarged and refurbished arena will set the stage for SRSJC’s 11th Annual Championships on 15 & 16 September. FEI-3 course designer Michael Haese (SA) will be designing both at SRSJC and at this year’s Perth Royal show just a few days later. After just returning from designing in France, at Fontainbleau, Michael will no doubt be inspired to create some challenging tracks for WA riders. Having him design at our Championships is a coup for those intending to compete on his courses at the Perth Showgrounds.

Riders are encouraged to get entries in quickly, as this event always fills fast and jumping on Brookleigh’s superb and large surface is a real drawcard. Generous cash and other prizes are an extra attraction to one of the main events on WA’s jumping calendar. Members with Early Entry Codes can enter on Thursday, 23 Sept, at 7am. General Entries open on Saturday, 25 September, at 7am.

Run in a single ring, the two-day event includes a 95cm Youth Championship on Saturday and Sunday’s feature class, the 1.40M Patersons Plate, with plenty of official classes in between. Update…. Riders only need to have ridden in ONE SRSJC qualifier to be eligible for SRSJC’s Youth, Junior, Young Rider and EquineWorld Amateur championship classes. No qualifiers required for all other classes. 

VIP LUNCH. LIMITED public tickets will available online via Global Entries for the delicious VIP Lunch on Sunday, 16 Sept, so don’t miss out!

Enquiries: email swanrivershowjumpingclub@hotmail.com or text Nanette, 0417 902 734.

 

HEAVY RAINS POSTPONE SRSJC’S 4 AUGUST SHOW UNTIL THE NEXT DAY – 5 AUGUST

Heavy rain throughout the week and unexpected downpours on Friday night forced SRSJC to postpone it’s Saturday, 4 August show outdoors at Brookleigh until the next day, Sunday, 5 August.

SRSJC organisers consulted with competitors, coaches and officials before suspending the show very early on Saturday morning. Weeks of rain and predictions for more had already prompted SRSJC to shift its show from the original location on the grass at the State Equestrian Centre. “Leading up to the show, the weather predictions had looked fine for Saturday and we decided to go ahead since it was on a well-drained sand surface,” said SRSJC Treasurer, Nanette Hollis, who was left in charge of the event while Suzanne McGill was overseas. “However, it ended up pouring all Friday night and didn’t look like clearing on Saturday.”

While some competitors didn’t or couldn’t come to the rescheduled show on Sunday, those who did enjoyed dry weather and perfect jumping conditions. “The arena surface rode beautifully,” said Nanette.

“It’s been so frustrating,” commented SRSJC Chair Suzanne McGill. “Over the past decade, we’ve enjoyed remarkably clear weather for most of our shows. This is the second event in 2018 that SRSJC has had to cancel or postpone.” Organisers feel confident, however, that the sun will shine on its Championship show in Brookleigh’s outdoor arena on 15 & 16 September. “We’ve put in our request with the weather gods for clear weather right now!”

Sunday’s winners included: Erin Turner & Redline Classic Design (95cm SRSJC Youth Qualifier); Debbie Greenwood & Tyrooki Stardreamer (95cm Open); Kate Duncalf & Lingarie Casatino (1.05m Open); Izabelle Dobson & Smiling Assassin (Junior Jumper); Daisy Scott & Pico Bam (1.15m Open); Izabelle Dobson & Noblewood Park Cashmere (Young Rider); Sarah Isbister & Yalambi’s Fiorenza (1.25m Open); Spook March & Holmwood Valentine (1.35m Open). List of all placings, please go to EVENTS and see RESULTS.