SRSJC’s AGM will be held in Brigadoon on Wednesday, 1 March 2017 at 7.15pm. Anyone who would like to come, please RSVP by Monday, 27 February, to Suzanne at 0419 912 533.
We’re so excited about starting SRSJC’s 10th year of jumping at Brookleigh after another strong finish last year!
Thanks to the tremendous support of our competitors, officials, sponsors, helpers and spectators, we capped off a fantastic 2016 season by selling out entries at our 2016 Annual Championships. With our home grounds at Brookleigh now under new management, we’re looking forward to continuing this success and to cementing a long-term partnership with the new owners of this wonderful facility. Complimented as ‘the best equestrian facility in the Southern Hemisphere,’ Brookleigh has a superb indoor jumping surface that suits SRSJC’s focus on higher level competition.
As always, our events are aimed at competitors jumping 90cm to 1.40m+. Running from March through August, they include our Winter Carnival in May, Young Horse Championship/ Official Show in June and Annual Championships in August. Thanks to our working partnership with local Taminga Jump Club, we’ll be kicking off our season on 26 February with a Training Day on Taminga’s wonderful grounds in nearby Baskerville. Entries will be posted online at www.globalentriesonline.com.au about two weeks prior to each event.
So…. mark these dates on your calendars and bring on 2017!
Training Day at Taminga Jump Club:
· 26 March
· 30 April
· 20-21 May
· 24-25 June
· 26-27 August
A sold out final show celebrated another remarkable year for Swan River Showjumping, shining the spotlight on WA’s top showjumpers.
“This is our ninth year at Brookleigh, but our first Annual Championships indoors,” said SRSJC Chair Suzanne McGill about one of the state’s most prestigious jumping fixtures. The pinnacle of SRSJC’s season, this end-of-season event hosts SRSJC’s many sponsors and, “the indoor format got spectators and our VIPs sitting in the grandstand right alongside this year’s action.”
And there was plenty of that. Gavin Chester’s thoughtful tracks tested the riders to think forward and fast, every class run at 350m per minute. There were thrilling rounds over courses that demanded accurate, forward riding over full-sized obstacles and square oxers. “I avoid using a lot of fill to distract the less experienced horses,” said Gavin about the initial tracks. Regardless of the arena decor, it was the jumping, rather than visual stimuli, that challenged competitors throughout the weekend.
From the first to last class, competition was outstanding over Brookleigh’s well- groomed indoor surface. “We aimed for a balanced programme of open and restricted classes from 90cm to 1.35m on Saturday and from 1.10m to 1.40m+ on Sunday.” Starting heights of 1.10 m and 1.20m in Saturday’s junior and young rider championships opened opportunities for more riders, with those in jump offs still getting to jump over higher fences.
But without a doubt, the best came last in the Patersons Plate Grand Prix. “Ideally, I’d like four horses in the final jump off,” mentioned Gavin Chester, who was thrilled when six horses competed in spectacular third round jump off.
Last year’s winner, Maddison Stephen – this year riding Yalambi’s Carmen, and Chelsea McInnes on Diamond B Vigo went clear in Round One, but both added four faults in the second round (which took in all horses with eight penalties or less). With six of the state’s top competitors equal on four faults after two rounds, all progressed to the final jump off.
And it was a nail-biter, with Steph Tucker on Oaks Redwood, David Dobson on Oaks Zena and Chelsea McInnes on Diamond B Vigo jumping clear with breathtaking speed across the eight remaining, mostly 1.45m obstacles. In the end, 2014 Patersons Plate winners Stef Tucker and Oaks Redwood produced an extraordinary performance that proved why they are the current WA State Jumping Champions and worthy double winners of the Patersons Plate.
With Oaks Redwood still only 10 years old, this wonderful partnership is bound to return to attempt a third Patersons Plate win when Swan River Showjumping resumes its event calendar next year.
Congratulations to this weekend’s winners (See SRSJC Events/Results for all placings):
CLASS 1 BROOKLEIGH 90CM OPEN Abbey Robson, Perdita Navarre
2A KENTAUR 1.05M OPEN Richelle Giltrap, Sole Purpose
CLASS 2B SUBWAY SWAN VIEW NOVICE CHAMP (rug sponsored by Hey Pesto) Rick Dabner, Tesseract E
CLASS 3A HORSELAND MIDLAND 1.10M OPEN Eleska Brownlee, Classic Mischief
CLASS 3B NG EQUINE JUNIOR JUMPER (rug sponsored by Eric Lloyd Photography) Chloe Versteegan, Raylen’s Eliza
CLASS 4A CWD AUSTRALIA 1.20M OPEN Rory Hovell, Yalambi’s Finnigan
CLASS 4B JAKOMA EQUESTRIAN SRSJC YOUNG RIDER Sophie Ahmat, Sweet As NZPH
CLASS 5 ANITONE 1.30-1.35M CHALLENGE Rosie Oliver, Valiant Star
CLASS 6 QUICKMAIL SPEED STAKES Sophie Ahmat, Sweet As NZPH
CLASS 7 DR KATHY KLEIN NEWCOMERS CHAMPIONSHIP Anna McGregor, Oaks Valentina
CLASS 8 EQUINEWORLD AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP Hanna Henry, Corsair
CLASS 9 OAKS SPORT HORSES RISING STARS Mike Bennett, Belcam Charlotte
CLASS 10 THE PATERSONS PLATE GRAND PRIX Stephanie Tucker, Oaks Redwood
SRSJC ANNUAL HI POINTS WINNERS:
JUNIOR (BRIGADOON PRODUCE): Sari Golisano
YOUNG RIDER (BINDOON TRACTORS): Sophie Ahmat
SENIOR RIDER (DARK SELECTIONS): Bridget Kelly
Book our Championships Laughin’ Barrel dinner (Saturday, 20 August) and/or VIP LUNCH (Sunday, 21 August) online on http://www.globalentriesonline.com.au or by direct deposit (include name/dinner with payment) to Swan River SJC, account 411318, BSB 036087.
Please call or email guest names to us by Friday, 19 August – tomorrow afternoon. contact Chelsea, 410410361 or Andrea, 0428518655 or email, email@example.com.
The club’s ninth SRSJC Annual Championships are promising to be the best yet, with entries three-quarters full only a day after going online.
SRSJC’s end-of-season show is always one of the highlights on WA’s showjumping calendar -and having Gavin Chester’s return to course design this year is an added draw card. One of Australia’s most successful showjumping competitors, this former Olympic and World Cup rider brings his wealth of experience to course designing some of the country’s most prestigious events – including, of course, SRSJC’s Annual Championships, which he also designed in 2015.
A 90cm single-round class kicks off the show, followed by two days of 1.05-1.40m+ open height, restricted and special classes. Saturday’s classes include the 1.05m Novice Championship, as well as the 1.10-1.15m Junior and 1.20-1.25m Young Rider Championships that culminate the dedicated series of classes for top emerging riders run at every SRSJC fixture. This year’s newly introduced Open 1.10m competition has proved extraordinarily popular, selling out on the first day entries went online. The Open 1.20m and 1.30-1.35 classes have filled with some of WA’s top jumping partnerships, many using these classes to warm-up for higher classes the following day.
Sunday gets off to a sharp start with the Table C (single round) Speed Stakes, followed by the 1.15m Amateur and Newcomers Championships. The 1.25m Rising Stars comes next, growing in height toward the pinnacle of the weekend, SRSJC’s iconic The Patersons Plate, initiated and sponsored by the club’s Foundation Sponsor, Patersons Securities. Set in the first round at 1.40m, this Grand Prix has had spectators on the edge of their seats as fences go higher through two rounds of jumping and the hoped-for final jump off round – with fences raised to 1.50m.
This is the first time the club has run its championship show indoors at Brookleigh and the consistent jumping surface and indoor grandstand make it ideal for this showcase event. “We’re very accustomed to running big events indoors,” said club chair Suzanne McGill. “All our 2016 events have been held in this wonderful arena. In addition to our two-day June show with the Horseland Young Showjumping Championships, which is always indoors, we also ran a two-day Indoor Winter Jumping Carnival for the first time this year.”
Large entries with top jumping talent, plus this year’s extended trade village and great facilities for spectators all set the stage for this to be an exceptional event.
SAVE THE DATE….. 20-21 AUGUST 2016
Great prizes plus winners’ rugs on all major classes!
International course designer GAVIN CHESTER is returning again this year to work his magic at SRSJC’s ninth Annual Championships, this time in Brookleigh’s indoor arena.
Regardless of the weather outside, competitors will jump Gavin’s renowned tracks protected under cover on Brookleigh’s excellent jumping surface. Spectators with VIP lunch tickets will be able to take advantage of specially designated seating in Brookleigh’s indoor grandstand.
The programme will include 90cm, 1.05, 1.15, 1.20m Open Height Classes plus annual championship and featured classes, headlined by the iconic Patersons Plate Grand Prix. 2016 Junior, Young Rider and Senior Hi Points winners will be unveiled on Sunday, too.
SRSJC gives a heartfelt thanks to our superb sponsors supporting this year’s Championship plus our 2016 Young Horse Championships sponsors Horseland, Yalambi, West Coast Vets & Riverwood Lodge and EWA High Performance and 2016 Hi Points Award sponsors Brigadoon Produce, Dark Selections and Bindoon Tractors.
Online entries open soon at www.globalentriesonline.com.au
-1.40m THE PATERSONS PLATE – GRAND PRIX
-1.05m Subway Swan View Novice Championship (rug sponsor: Erick Lloyd Photography)
-1.15m NG Equine Junior Jumper Championship (rug sponsor: Hey Pesto)
-1.20m Jakoma Equestrian Young Rider Championship
-Anitone 1.30-1.35m Challenge
-1.10m Quickmail Speed Stakes
-1.25m Dr Kathy Klein Newcomers Championship
-1.15m Equineworld Amateur Challenge
-1.25m Oaks Sport Horses Rising Stars Championship
What such a special weekend of jumping at SRSJC’s June 18-19 show and Horseland Young Showjumping Horse Championship, with strong competition in all of the age classes.
European breeding dominated the placings with Australian-bred Warmblood and imported horses ‘on the podium.’ Congratulations to 2016 CHAMPION YOUNG SHOWJUMPING HORSE, JEP MATILDA’S BOY (Chicago x Yalambi’s Waltzing Matilda). This is the second time in six years that a four-year old horse has out-jumped older competitors to capture the overall championship – and even more remarkable because this year’s champion is the progeny of two previous Horseland Young Showjumping Horse champions – the dam of JEP Matilda’s Boy being Yalambi’s Waltzing Matilda (2011) and his sire Chicago (2014). Congratulations to the four-year old gelding’s owner/breeder Donna Franceschi and rider Darren Taylor, as well as to Chicago’s owner, Chadd Donovan, and Matilda’s owner, Donna Franceschi, and breeder, Yalambi Stud Farm.
2016 CHAMPION YOUNG SHOWJUMPING HORSE: JEP MATILDA’S BOY – 4YO (Chicago x Yalambi’s Waltzing Matilda).
2016 FINALISTS: NOBLEWOOD PARK BARCELONA – 5YO (Rider/Owner Rick Dabner); YALAMBI’S FAIR DIAMOND – 6YO (Rider/Owner Rory Hovell); OAKS VALENTINA – 7YO (Owner: Young Equestrian; rider Anna McGregor)
The quality of this year’s young horses meant that our panel of three judges had their work cut out for them in placing them in the individual classes. Comprising the finalists were two stallions, Yalambi’s Fair Diamond (6YO – imported) and Noblewood Park Barcelona (5-YO ), one gelding, JEP Matilda’s Boy (4YO) and a mare, Oaks Valentina (7YO), and it was fascinating to see them jumping in The Final Four when sensitively ridden by guest interstate judge, World Cup rider/young horse specialist Amanda Madigan (NSW), and assessed with her fellow judging panelists Alan Campbell and Kellie-Ann Crowe.
Thanks so much to Cheryl Campbell and the WA Horseland stores for being the driving support behind these young horse competitions and also to the 2016 Young Horse Age Class co-sponsors Oaks Sport Horses, Jakoma Equestrian, Riverwood Lodge & West Coast Vets and Yalambi Farm Stud. Many thanks also to Quickmail, which sponsored and beautifully printed our event programme; Patersons Securities for backing our Winter Grand Prix; NG Equine for supporting the Junior Jumper and Jakoma Equestrian for sponsoring the Young Rider class; Subway Midvale for feeding our officials, sponsors and helpers; EWA High Performance for supporting The Final Four as a Master Class; Brookleigh for providing its popular hire and Spa vouchers; Bindoon Tractors for loaning some stunning Jump4Joy jumps Hey Pesto for delicious refreshments and Eric Lloyd (www.ericlloydphotography.com/equestrian) for his super photos.
- Click on Results to see all placings at the event, including Sunday’s additional competition classes.
Watch for news here about SRSJC’s next event: Our 2016 ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS, 20-21 August.
Entries are now open online for SRSJC’s iconic Horseland Young Showjumping Horse Championship plus its programme of Junior, Senior and Young Rider classes.
This is SRSJC’s sixth annual young horse event, the only dedicated competition its kind in Western Australia and one of the few held Australia-wide. It’s proven to be a highly accurate predictor of jumping talent, with many horses which have won and placed progressing to impressive national and international jumping careers.
We’re pleased this year to welcome NSW-based Amanda Madigan as our interstate guest riding judge, joined by WA professionals Alan Campbell and Kellie Ann Crowe. A World Cup rider and outstanding young horse specialist, Amanda has trained and produced numerous World Cup horses, including international stars Vivant, Conquistador and Caracas. Spectators won’t want to miss seeing her ride and assess the top four age group winners in Sunday’s The Final Four, which doubles as an EWA High Performance Masterclass.
Course Designer: Kevin Tully; Guest Young Horse Judges: Amanda Madigan, Alan Campbell & Kellie Ann Crowe
Saturday, 18 June: 90 & 100cm classes plus 4, 5, 6, & 7 Year Old Young Horse competition
Sunday, 19 June: 1.05-1.35m classes plus ‘The Final Four’ Horseland Young Showjumping Horse decider/EWA High Performance Master Class
Entries close Monday, 13 June at www.globalentriesonline.com.au.
Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Andrea, 0428 518 665, or Suzanne, 0419 912 533
Wild weather conditions on Saturday couldn’t hold back enthusiastic competitors at SRSJC’s inaugural Autumn Indoor Jumping Carnival, 21 & 22 May.
ENTER ONLINE NOW FOR SRSJC’S INAUGURAL 2016 AUTUMN INDOOR JUMPING CARNIVAL!!
21 & 22 May indoors at Brookleigh Equestrian Centre – Course designer: Michael Haese, FEI-3 (South Australia)
Entries fill quickly, so don’t delay entering online at www.globablentriesonline.com.au.
- 80cm-1.35m classes on Brookleigh’s wonderful indoor surface, including EWA JUMPING HORSE OF THE YEAR & EWA SILVER SERIES QUALIFIERS plus Young Rider, Junior Jumper and a wide range of height classes..
- Two days of great jumping & perfect preparation for SRSJC’s indoor 2016 Horseland Young Showjumping Horse Championship (18-19 June)
- EWA Members & PCAWA Members with SRSJC Day Membership are welcome to compete at this show.
- Horses competing 1.05m and above must have current EWA Jumping Performance Cards.
- Enquiries: email@example.com or call Andrea, 0428 518 655 or Suzanne, 0419 912 533