WA show horse finalists picked as club celebrates 70 years
GOSNELLS Riding and Pony Club in Western Australia is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year after starting out as the Gosnells Riding and Polo Club before reinventing itself as a very active group for all ages and interests.
Like most equestrian clubs, the pandemic was not kind to it.
“The show horse world has been hit hard, especially financially over the past few years,” club president Helen Harris said.
“We did lose quite a few events over the past two years, but the children of the pony club have been wonderful and we have managed to come out in a safe and comfortable position.
“Numbers at club level events have been very poor at the higher level, therefore we as a club have managed to survive with different events – jumping, showman, breed shows, fun days and of course, matchy matchy, which is going mad over here in WA.”
“Matchy matchy”, for the uninitiated, is an event where a show is held and all the riders compete in their matching colours with saddle blanket, shirts, bridles, no plaiting required and just great fun.
The hard-working group has also just held the Gosnells Masters, a Grand National qualification event for the Show Horse Council of Australasia at the State Equestrian Centre at Brigadoon.
The show was run over two days on August 27-28, with show hunters on the Saturday, show horse events on the Sunday and rider classes spread throughout. All the ribbons were marked with the 70th anniversary milestone.
“Our numbers were about the same as they were last year when we had to get permission to use Western Australian judges due to our state being in total lock down,” Helen said.
The judges for the weekend were Kerri Cock from South Australia, Bernadette Warren from Tasmania and Claire Matsen from Western Australia.
The club hopes one or two competitors who have qualified for the finals will be able to make the long trip to Sydney this year.
It’s been a long wait.
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Class 1 Leading Rein show Hunter Pony
Winner Woranora Julianna and and Audrey Hansford
Runner Up Wendamar Brooklyn and Brooklyn McCullum
Class 2 Rider 12 years and under 15 years
Winner Serena Smith
Runner Up Lily Hennessy
Class 3 First Ridden Show Hunter Pony
Winner Wendamar Brooklyn and Imogen Gibbins
Runner up Aryline Platinum Edition
Class 4 WA RIDER 17 to under 21 years
Winner Codie Lambert
Runner Up Emily Anderson
Class 5 Small show Hunter Pony
Winner - Arcadian Dreamboat and Emily Anderson
Runner Up - Jadebrook Purrfecrtion and. Serena Smith
Class 6 Large show Hunter Galloway
Winner - Karma Park Fire Fox and Courtney Vale
Runner Up - HP Allegretto and Pamela Gray
Class 7 Child’s small show Hunter pony
Winner - Arcadian Dreamboat and Kadance Langley
Runner Up - Aryline Platinum Edition and Ava Bowles
Class 8 Large Show Hunter hack
Winner - Broadwater Park Rememberance and Olivia Smith
Runner up - BML J’ADore and Tracey Strommer
Class 9 Rider 6 and under 9 years
Winner - Billie Rossi
Runner Up - Brooklyn McCallum
Class 10 WA Small Show Hunter hack
Winner - BML Sandriah and Diana Avery Jones
Runner Up - CPE Quanita and Britney Reside
Class 11 Child’s Shetland
Winner - Del Lee Edward and Madeline Cooke
Runner Up - Gracedale Bracken and Ethan Gibbins
Class 12 Rider over 30 years
Winner - Brittany Reside
Runner Up - Belinda Gray
Class 13 Large Show Hunter Galloway
Winner - Kennallywood Alabama and Lily Hennessey
Runner up - Mandaley House of Lords and Annabella Drexel
Class 14 Small Show Hunter Galloway
Winner - Gem Park Top Model and Julie Sabine
Encouragement award Gem Park Top Model
Class 15 Child’s Show Hunter hack
Winner - CPE Quanita and Lily Hennessy
Runner Up - Devotive and Hannah Duncan
Class 16 Child’s Show Hunter Large Pony
Winner - Kennallywood Alabama and Lily Hennessy
Runner Up - Mandaley House of Lords and Mercedes Mathews
Class 17 Child’s Show Hunter Galloway
Winner - Gem Park Top Model and Summer Miller
Runner up - Wesswood I Believe and Hannah Duncan
Class 18 Leading Rein show pony
Winner - Brayside Showman and Audrey Hansford
Runner up - Gracedale Bracken and Nash McCallum
Class 19 Rider 15 to under 17 years
Winner - Mercedes Mathews
Runner up - Mia Farrell
Class 20 First Ridden Show Pony
Winner - Brayside Showman and Ava Bowles
Runner Up - Priory Fenella and Leshae Itzstein
Class 21 Rider 21 years and under 30years
Winner - Hayley Bishop
Runner up - Kate Humphreys
Class 22 Small Show Pony
Winner - Yartarla Park Kalani and Holly Mahoney
Runner up - Brayside Showman and Alyce Vieira
Class 23 Large Show Galloway
Winner - Cameron King of Pop and Anna Duffy
Runner up - Kolbeach Sunrise and Luke Docker
Class 24 Child’s Small Show Pony
Winner - Yartarla Park Kalani and Summer Miller
Runner up - Brayside Showman and Kadance Langley
Class 25 Large Show Hack
Winner - Mystic Park Manhattan and Sophie Veccia
Runner up - Chimes and Chris Lambert
2nd runner up - OEH Showtime and Belinda Gray
Class 26 Rider 9 to under 12 years
Winner - Leshae Itzstein
Runner up - Ava Bowles
Class 27 Small Show Horse
Winner - BL Bellissima and Codie Lambert
Runner up - Double TT De-vita and Josephine Indrizzi
Class 28 Large show pony
Winner - Yartarla Park Courture and Holly Mahoney
Runner up - Bayview Ivy League and Shannara Grantham
Class 29 Small show Galloway
Winner - Glamour Queen of Sefton and Anna Duffy
Runner Up - Silk wood Elite and Annabella Drexel
Class 30 Child’s Show Horse
Winner BL Bellissima and Serena Smith
Runner up Lyndam Park Charleston and Mia Farrell
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