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  • Writer's pictureFran Cleland

Showjumping 'pop-up" draws a crowd to Albury-Wodonga

Updated: Dec 15, 2022

ABOVE: Tiahn Barnard and King Cosmos. Picture: GRAIN & MANE

COMPETITORS have been starved for a chance to compete this season, so when the Border District Showjumping Club decided to hold a pop-up event, entry numbers were overwhelming.

“Lots of riders missed out on a spot. Volunteers came from everywhere to help keep the day running,” one of the organisers, Donna Michael, said.

“It was a long day but hopefully all those who rode enjoyed themselves. We thank everyone who helped in any way to run the day. We couldn’t have done it without you.”

The club is very lucky to call the Albury Wodonga Equestrian Centre home.

It has great sand surface that is always usable, plenty of parking, camping areas and a large number of stables and undercover yards, including the new stable pavilion with 52 stables that were cool for the horses on one of the first really hot days.

Jena Bloomfield had a busy and successful day, winning the 115cm class on Black n White and second on Warnie. She also placed fifth with Minnie in the 95cm won by Ruby Bryant and Tarburra Gold Nugget.

Angus Williams and He’s all White continued their good form of the season winning the 105cm from Michael Lucas and Dusky Park Perko and Asha Warnock and Keldam Valou.

Hope Mastery and Celtic Laurel, Zoe Willis and Black Boots and Tracey Lucas and Riverwood Tetris filled the placings in the 85cm and in the 75cm, which is always hotly contested, Sarah Hardwick and Hard to Love won from Caleb Bertram riding Ceejay Park Trooper with Lyla Ferrari, on Bandit third.

Ferrari and Bandit had already taken a blue ribbon in the 65cm class with Zoe Willis and King second ahead of Leanne Wicks and Hydeout Image.

The club’s next event is the Mini Prix Show on April 1 and 2.


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Anna Turner and Ginger.

Ruby Bryant and Turburra Gold Nugget.

Amber Cavanagh and Aces Tulara Zindia.

Kaleb McIntosh and Falcon Way.

All images: GRAIN & MANE

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