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  • Writer's pictureFran Cleland

Geelong takes a punt and is rewarded with a great show


ABOVE: Milla Romeo riding Eagle Park Crystal Roulette with judge Wayne Loughnan. Picture: ANDREA DUNN

GEELONG Royal Show is a major event in Victoria and despite the epic storms and rain in the preceding week, the committee was confident horse events could still be held and was proven right.


The show’s horse section has a small but knowledgeable committee.


“Young but experienced in different aspects which is fabulous,” member Brent Albon said.

“We all work well together.”


The show has had “Royal” status since 2005 and unlike Melbourne, it has maintained its Agricultural aspect, with animals one of the main features. Because of this it has become very popular with competitors and spectators.


There was a lot of “for and against” before the show and in this current world of the internet, some wide opinions.


Some chose to attend, some chose to stay home and a third group that may well have attended were too busy moving their stock and belongings to higher ground to worry about a show.


A spokesperson said the showgrounds had installed a new drainage system, and they were confident it would stand up.


The event was blessed with two fine days on the weekend, so those that attended had a good show.


ABOVE: Montana Dickerson and Bushdrift Fleetwood won Supreme Ridden Stock Horse. MANE MEMORIES

Some of the main horse results include: Supreme Led Miniature –- Collandie Park Dream Girl - Tracy Collett

Supreme Led Pinto - Monrose Park Dare To Dream - Monica Tanian

Supreme Welsh Exhibit In Hand: - Millise Riverdance - Taylah Lee

Supreme Champion Led Riding Pony Exhibit - Whitmere Peony - Bec Newman

Supreme Led Shetland - Kristamoor Lodge Silhouette - Jake Edwards

Supreme Ridden Stock Horse – Montana Dickerson Bushdrift Fleetwood

Champion Small Saddle Pony (Gnq) - Brayside Miss Divine - Brayside Miss Divine

Reserve Champion Small Saddle Pony (Gnq - Rocky Hill Achillies - Madison Eurell


ABOVE: Winners of the pony club turnout Eva Robinson and Lynvale Lodge Frankel. Picture: MANE MEMORIES

Champion Large Saddle Pony (Gnq) - Birchwood Crescendo - Annabelle Richardson

Reserve Champion Large Saddle Pony (Gnq) - Arabella Juliette - Cherrie Tulloch

Champion Small Show Hunter Pony (Gnq) - Avlon Hello Dolly - Sophie Belcher

Reserve Champion Small Show Hunter Pony (Gnq) - Calca Park Aristocrat - Erin Bowers

Champion Large Show Hunter Pony (Gnq) - Bamborough Juene - Arielle Stella

Reserve Champion Large Show Hunter Pony (Gnq) - Tamrie Park Secret Image - Ebonie Lee

Champion Child’s Pony 14hh & Under (Gnq) - Birchwood Crescendo - Annabelle Richardson

Reserve Champion Child’s Pony 14hh & Under (Gnq) - Wideacre Harry Winston - Sabrina Gilmour

Champion Child’s Show Hunter Pony 14hh & Under (Gnq) - Owendale Beesting - Sienna Wright

Reserve Champion Child’s Show Hunter Pony 14hh & Under (Gnq) - Eagle Park Crystal Roulette - Milla Romeo

H.G Collins Memorial Champion Galloway (Gnq) - Destinys Image - Samantha Mcmaster

Reserve Champion Galloway (Gnq) - Dp Gigi - Lillie Foord

Champion Child's Galloway Over 14hh & Not Over 15hh - Dp Gigi - Lillie Foord

Reserve Champion Galloway Over 14hh & Not Over 15hh - Wellan Regal Edition - Rhianna Williamson

Champion Show Hunter Galloway (Gnq) - Dp Santa - Dale Plumb

Reserve Champion Show Hunter Galloway (Gnq) - Avlon Majestic - Sophie Belcher


ABOVE: The winner of the H.G. Collins Memorial Trophy for Champion Galloway was Samantha McMaster’s Destiny's Image. Picture MANE MEMORIES

Champion Show Hunter Galloway (Gnq) - Dp Santa - Dale Plumb

Reserve Champion Show Hunter Galloway (Gnq) - Avlon Majestic - Sophie Belcher

Champion Child’s Show Hunter Galloway Over 14hh &Amp; Not Over 15hh (Gnq) - Dp Santa - Dale Plumb

Reserve Champion Child’s Show Hunter Galloway Over 14hh &Amp; Not Over 15hh (Gnq) - Bamborough

Country Style - Eliza Abrahams

Champion Hack (Gnq) - Bellaire Cartier - Clint Bilson

Reserve Champion Hack (Gnq) – Denmark - Ryan Armstrong

Champion Child’s Hack Over 15hh (Gnq) - Elmdale Park Hightime - Fiona Mclean

Reserve Champion Child’s Hack Over 15hh (Gnq – Dior - Ayda Paterson

Champion Show Hunter Hack (Gnq) - Bloomfield Valtini - Brooke Wheeler

Reserve Champion Show Hunter Hack (Gnq) – Starlett - Kaye Bogle

Champion Child’s Show Hunter Hack Over 15hh (Gnq) - Bloomfield Valtini - Brooke Wheeler

Reserve Champion Child’s Show Hunter Hack Over 15hh (Gnq) – Paspaley - Channelle Jenkins

*GNQ - Grand national qualifier


ABOVE: Annique Smith and champion ridden pony Brayside Miss Divine. Picture: MANE MEMORIES
ABOVE: Supreme Miniature pony Collandie Park Dreamgirl owned by Tracy Collett. Picture: MANE MEMORIES
ABOVE: Champion saddle Hack was Clint Bilson’s Bellaire Cartier. Picture: MANE MEMORIES

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