Swan River Showjumping events are officiated by respected jumping officials who ensure that our shows maintain the highest standard.
Sarah Ozanne (EA- 2) has been SRSJC’s senior judge since 2014 when she took the reins from her mentor, Bob Stanley, who retired after many years as SRSJC’s Senior Judge. A full-time practicing lawyer, Sarah is a member of the Ozanne showjumping family who owns Sarnia Park and was herself a former competitor.
Anne Avery (EA – 1) is a former higher level jumping judge who returned to official equestrian duties from retirement several years ago.
COURSE DESIGNER & TIMING
Kevin Tully (FEI -2) SRSJC’s club course designer’s wide experience spans events around Australia, New Zealand, the USA, and, most recently, at the Rio Olympics. Kevin has designed the main arena at the WA State Championships, Pegasus and WASJA. As SRSJC’s official event course designer for most of our events, he has designed most of our Horseland Young Showjumping Horse and Annual SRSJC Championships, in addition to providing his timing equipment and expertise.
Fred Freeman (FEI – 2). A highly qualified course designer, Fred is also sought after for his timing expertise and high quality timing equipment. He has long contributed in both capacities to the showjumping and eventing communities.
GUEST COURSE DESIGNERS
John Vallance (FEI-4) The international career of Australia’s highest ranked course designer spans several continents and includes four Olympics – amongst them Sydney 2000 – and the 2010 Asian Games. A generous industry mentor, John conducts workshops, has organised events and been a spokesperson for equestrian sport. In May 2017, John was appointed Chair of the Equestrian Australia National Jumping Committee, a role he previously held from 2013-2015. He is Australia’s only FEI-4 level course builder and technical delegate and we were privileged to have him design at SRSJC’s 2017 Annual Championships.
Gavin Chester (FEI-3) needs little introduction to the showjumping community, where he is renowned as an international and Olympic competitor, trainer, coach and course designer. As a 20-year old, Gavin was a member of the unfortunate 1980 Moscow Olympics equestrian team that boycotted the Games. Twenty years later, opportunity once again knocked and he represented Australia at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and then at the 2007 Rolex FEI World Cup Final in Las Vegas – after winning all major Australian Grand Prix classes and World Cup Qualifiers in 2005-06. Producing and selling top performance horses internationally, Gavin is highly respected as a course designer at Australia’s most significant showjumping events.
Michael Haese. (FEI – 3) A course designer, mathematician, author and educationalist, Michael Haese is based in South Australia and has course designed at WA events for several years. He started course designing in 2000, and has been designing annually in England since 2007. For the last six years he has been a leading course designer for the Scope Festival of Show Jumping (the biggest annual show in England by participation) and he has designed tracks for the Whitaker showjumping dynasty.
Martin Hellier (EA – 3) A former jumping competitor, Martin now focuses his efforts on designing courses for both showjumping and eventing cross country fixtures in Western Australia.
Ed Murphy (EA -2) This popular local course designer at WASJA, Taminga Jump Club and SRSJC also course designs and runs the Hills Showjumping Association along with his partner, former World Cup competitor Kellie-Ann Crowe. He assists at the Perth Royal Show each year and course designs at other major state jumping fixtures. Ed has also provided timing at some SRSJC shows.