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Evie Buller’s Yalambi’s Landor was the leading young horse of the show winning the Julie Wilson Photography trophy for the best performed young horse in jumping classes. Evie Buller heads to the second Australian world cup qualifier, the Greater Sydney World Cup being held at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre on Sunday 29 April, at the top of the leader board on 20 points just ahead of McDermott on 17 points who was third on his nominated world cup qualifying horse. Congratulations to Australia’s youngest jumping star’s Tom and Evie. Youth In Agriculture Week began at the show on Saturday 14 April. Jessica Tripp from Duffys Forest NSW won the first Junior Jumping contest aboard SL Eclipse, originally ridden by Tom McDermott. Jake Hunter from Singleton, NSW began a successful week with a second riding Midnight Rock. Maddie Smouha Ho was third on Hedge, Jessica Knox on Night Wish fourth and Victorian Tegan Chester aboard Romany Ego Z was fifth. Sunday saw Jake move into first place ahead of Jessica Knox and Jessica Tripp. Sam Buchanan placed fourth with Athena and Maddie was again in the line up with a fifth. On Monday Kate Hinschen from Queensland took the Blue Ribbon riding Not Over. Maddie was second, Kirrily Mann featured in third place with Yandoo Aphrodite, Jake was fourth and Pia Boileu riding Jamie Winning’s Yandoo Drought was fifth. The final day of jumping at the Sydney Royal saw the heavens finally open after what had been a mostly dry two weeks, nearly unheard of at Easter time. The Junior Grand Prix two round contest was won by Kate Hinschen who added another Blue Ribbon with a great ride on Not Over. Kate was awarded the Most Successful Girl Rider in Group B. Jessica Knox was second on Nightwish, Courtney Shears was third on Kijimakala, Steph Mackillop was fourth on Alcheringa Tradition and Jake Hunter was fifth on Midnight Rock, Jake won the Maurice Gordon Trophy for Most Successful Boy Rider in Group B. The Young Rider contest is one of the hottest in the country with all the young guns of the sport keen to beat the inform Tom McDermott and Evie Buller. After a strenuous week in the senior ranks, these two gave their horses a well-deserved rest, allowing some other rising stars to emerge. Jake Hunter moved into the young rider ranks with a win in the first Contest on Saturday aboard Oh I Say. Nicole Bruggerman from South Australia piloted Twins Zenith into second place. Georgie Harvey and her lovely new ride Blue Rinse were third, Jack Maunder on Cyra were forth. The hotly contested 6 Bar Contest for Junior and Young Rider competitors had the big crowds on Saturday night going wild. Thirteen combinations entered the main arena on Saturday afternoon to jump the six verticals under the watchful eye of international course designer Werner Deeg and international Judge Mr Ho. The smiles of the riders were genuine, even as the rails fell and one by one they were eliminated from the next round. Three combinations remained for the fourth, exciting round. The crowd gasped in dismay when Queenslander Katie Hinschen’s Not Over didn’t make it over the impressive line of fences. Steph Mackillop from Duffys Forest, NSW was next to go on the super pony Alcheringa Tradition who also rubbed a rail halfway down and although the pony cleared the final fence they were still knocked out of the competition. Izabella Stone looked good until the final fence which the bouncy Kinnordy Giuliani just tapped down with a toe. After consultation with the ground jury a three way tie was declared which made the crowds happy as each combination deserved the win. The Sydney Royal is over for the year, but the glory of riding in the main arena, under the giant screen, in front of the massive Easter Show crowds will last forever! Rachel Smith 1) Tom McDermott took home a number of trophys and awards from the 2012 Sydney Royal 2) Andrew Inglis and Fiorella 104 Images by Furdography 2 73


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