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  • Writer's pictureFran Cleland

Jamie steals the show in grand prix finale at classic

Updated: Feb 8, 2023

ABOVE: Jamie Winning-Kermond and Tulara Stolensky in the grand prix. Picture: ONE-EYED FROG

JAMIE Winning-Kermond and the talented mare Tulara Stolensky has taken out out the grand prix, held at the conclusion of four solid days of showjumping at the GDP Classic Show at Boneo Park.

She also took the lion’s share of the $50,000 prize money on offer at the event.

The 1.60m grand prix course tested the strong field of 15, with eight making the second round and just two into the final.

Jamie’s time of 48.40 was three seconds faster than Billy Raymont and Caprino. Faster four faulter and third place was Jess Pateman and Celso with Sarah McMillan and Tyrone VDL.

Competition was strong in all classes over the show, with 24 events ranging from the grand prix to young horse and amateur.

ABOVE: Madeline Sinderberry and Camie Z in full flight. Picture: ONE-EYED FROG

Described as a show run by riders for riders, it braved everything that Victoria’s capricious weather could throw at it.

The first of four legs of the 2023 Australian Young Rider Series was held with 17 starters and three clear rounds.

There were no clear rounds in the jump off won by Hayden Parker on Tulara Spangenberg. Second was Jack Barker and Tulara Colchic and third place went to Lorna Reilly and mare Bellhaven Jazz.

Young rider combinations have the chance to score points with four rounds scheduled over the year and the series winner named after the final, held at Sydney International Equestrian Centre as part of the Summer Classic show in December.

In other classes, the amateur championship was a happy event for Andrew Long who took first and second with St James Palace and Hidden Option. Robyn Todd and Rodeo Drive LC were third with a second behind.

The rising stars final was won by Jena Bloomfield and Essoess who sped round to beat Frida Lindgrenon Wondaree Colleen and Jamie Hewitt-Toms riding Balou Du Rose.

There’s a wealth of talent in the children’s championship, where a six-way jump-off gave the win going to Amelia Tsilfidis and Pride of Gold from Zara Adnams with Nicolette and Olivia Curtain riding That’s Limo.

The mini prix with $6000 prize money was hard fought Madeline Sinderberry and Camie Z finishing well ahead of Russell Johnstone and Dondersteen with third, Adam Johnston and Up.

ABOVE: Alice Lawrence and Mr Ali in the junior championship. Picture: ONE-EYED FROG

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