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1 2 On Saturday morning warm up events for the FEI Children’s classes kicked off the action in the Saddleworld Arena 1 with a one round speed class for each division. Emily Evans and At All Times were over a second faster than Lachlan Wicks and Music Master with his nominated FEI horse Mr MacGreggor placing third. The real competition began with two rounds over a cleverly designed John Vallance course. 11 riders jumped clear in the first round with Katrina Lee Turner the fastest in a time of 66.58 on Melissa’s Choice. Emily Evans was just behind her followed by Nickaela Malby and Jasmine Dennison. Three riders went clear in round 2, two of whom were also clear in round 1. Lachlan Wicks and Mr McGreggor were nearly 2 seconds faster than Mitch Beale and Wizardry. Nickaela Malby’s blistering time of 46.44 seconds on Mr Riff Raff moved them into third Australian Youth Festival place and Jamie Priestly on The Painted Warrior finished – 25th-27th September 2010 in fourth. Three spectacular Sydney spring days made the perfect The course was adjusted in height for the five entries setting for the Saddleworld Australian Youth Show in the Category A class and the competition followed Jumping Festival held at Bicentennial Park in Camden. quickly on. Lane Clarke and GH Tiger Lilly was 10 Organised by well renowned Jane Frankum and John seconds faster than Jessica Knox on Night Wish to win Vallance of Equestrian Sports Promotion (ESP) the event the class. Jake Hunter and Midnight Rock were 3rd, incorporated the FEI Children’s Jumping Category A and Steph Mackillop took a little longer than 45 seconds B competition, classes which are helping to prepare to get through the start and incurred time penalties Australian Junior and Young Riders for future international finishing in 4th and Emily Mann was eliminated on riding careers. KS Patches, giving her a nervous start for the main competition. Under instruction from Brooke Campbell With the Horseland National Interschool Championsips she was able to regroup and rode a clear round 1 but lost held at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre the confidence into the first jump of the second round having week before many interstate competitors from as far a stop that saw time stopped and the fence rebuilt. In away as Tasmania and Western Australia elected to stay a show of mature riding she went clear after that but and compete in the vast array of classes on offer at the incurred time penalties that placed them in 3rd. Jake Youth Festival. Three rings ran from dawn ‘til dusk and Hunter rode confidently and cleanly to finish with zero catered for around 3000 rounds of show jumping. There penalties in first place . Stephanie Mackillop started with were 38 classes that included speed classes, Grand Prix more speed going faster than Jake and clear in the first and Accumulator events. Heights ranged from 60cm to round but Steph’s pony showed some tiredness after the 1.25m and the pony events were extremely popular. Interschool’s and knocked an uncharacteristic two rails Well known riders and coaches who weren’t on their in round 2 putting them in second place. Lane Clarke was way to compete, support or watch the World Equestrian 4th and Jessica Knox was 5th. Games (WEG) in Kentucky USA were in abundance, supporting their young students as they walked courses and warmed up in the practice arenas. Very enthusiastic 1 Sarah Beale and Alpha Century worked well with Maddy Ho to take in their support were the Yandoo Park team headed by Team Yandoo to victory in the Rescue Relay Jaime Winning and Brooke Campbell who were spotted 2 Vicki Roycroft grew up with Joyce Brooks watching over her show jumping career so she joined the Brooks family photo. more than once by the paparazzi. Other famous faces 3 Jake Hunter and Midnight Rock competed in the FEI Children’s seen sitting on fences, offering advice included Vicki Jumping Category A Class at the Australian Youth Show Jumping Roycroft, Colleen Brook and Julia Hargreaves. Festival. 4 14 year old Steph Mackillop from Terrey Hills and her talented pony 62 Alcheringa Tradition


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