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3 4 Mooney riding Woodcroft Will was second. Brooke Campbell riding Emily Mann’s KS Patches was third. Team Yandoo took out the final places with Jamie Winning on Yandoo Cleopatra fourth and Jamie Kermond on Tulara Balouc in fifth. Monday’s programme featured grand prix classes for most heights including the Jumping NSW Amateur of the Year Series class. Rebecca Seckold on Cool Decision was the overall leader of this hotly contested series ahead of Monday’s competition. The ever competitive Martin Gostelow was determined not to let a slow time stop him from claiming victory and took some great second round lines to finish in first place on Uklarina in a time of 42.85 seconds. Nathan Carswell earned another second place with Cool Customer to finish a very successful weekend for him. Martin’s second horse, Classico 46 was third and Fiona De La Mezzo rounded out the zero penalties in fourth place. Melissa Turner and Beach Chick were the fastest of the four faulters with the class’ fastest time of 37.41 seconds. The Category C classes for amateur riders sponsored by Equissentials were exciting with many of the young horses featuring in the field as well as some riders venturing across the bridge from the Horse Power Arena 3 for a crack at the big time. Kylie Hardy on Snowlass won Saturday’s Category C ahead of Belinda Torrens on JB Itchigo and Aaron Hadlow on Sophia Rose. Daniel Thullier won Sunday’s Category C class on Yarramlea Excalibur ahead of Aaron Hadlow on Sophia Rose and Elizabeth Stokes on Smivers. On Monday Daniel had a very spectacular fall from his less experienced horse Yaramlea Cajun before entering the ring on Excalibur to win the Category C Grand Prix. Lauren Edwards on Blue Jean Jay was second, Zac Maher on his stallion Contention was third and Aaron Hadlow on Sophia Rose won another ribbon with a fourth. The ESP Young Horse classes continue to be well regarded with more than twenty impressive 5 year olds competing in Arena 2 over a track designed by Brad Longhurst. The gorgeous Visage look alike, Copabella Adonis ridden by Brooke Campbell, was the winner with their second round closest to the optimum time. Balou Du Romin ridden by Jono Berry for owner Deirdre Hartog was second. Rebecca Nicholls’ own Caliente by Conquistador was third, Jamie Winning’s stunning Yandoo Cleopatra was fourth and James Mooney’s stallion JB Evolution was fifth. Aaron Hadlow had three young horses in the 4 year old class which he won on the pretty grey filly Balleycastle Betty. Bradgate Park Fonsie ridden by Andrew Barnett was second and Equus Cuba ridden by Jess Brown was third. Aaron’s other two horses, Sophia Rose and Noblewood Park Noblesque were fourth and fifth. Deirdre Hartog’s Bonita Aurelia ridden by Jono Berry won the 6 year old class ahead of Nic Sheehan’s Cortez and Jamie Winning on Yandoo Spotnik NZPH. Classes were very hotly contested in the Horsepower Arena and it took some great riding to take out a ribbon and prize in the 75 and 90cm classes. Just a quick mention and congratulations to Jenny Carraro who placed in amongst some very young and fast competitors and thank you to Graham her husband for his help over the weekend. Also a welcome to Deirdre Hartog making her showjumping debut. Results of all classes can be viewed on www.jumping.nswequestian. org.au Thank you to all the volunteers and officials for helping to run such a wonderful show. Particular mention goes to Sue Hartog who never ceased smiling in the office no matter how many changes riders requested. Thank you to course designers John Vallance in Arena One, Brad Longhurst Arena Two and John Lucas in the Horsepower Arena 3. Judges Fiona Bentley from New Zealand and local judges Katrina Dukats and Jenny Frankum. Just a reminder to all riders (especially winners) to acknowledge and thank the sponsors of the Winter Show Jumping Festival – Bruce Flood Catering, CK Equestrian, O’Brien Aluminium, The Galloping Groom, Mittagong Saddleworld, Equissentials. Horse Power, MJM, Gaynor Hair Design, Global Entries Online, Furdography, U Tarzan, TopHorse.com.au Rachel Smith 1) Alex Rooney and Clonic 2) Thumbs up from the Galloping Groom Sharon Beehan after a great round on Falcon Mandrake 3) Coco Miles and EmCee Ecstacy 4) Bonnie Martin winner FEI World Challenge Champion Cat A Images by Furdography 79


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