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Stephanie Cook from Cairns, QLD won the FEI Silver Tour riding Jack is Back with just 4 penalties over the four rounds. She placed second in the first competition behind Madeline Sinderberry on Voyeuristic who had a number of penalties in the second competition putting them out of the places. Stephanie won day two with her nominated horse Jack and placed second on Capone. Jasmine Dennison was a consistent third in both Silver Classes giving her the runner up spot with four penalties in a time just slower than Stephanie’s. Jessie Rice-Ward and Gypsie Queen were the overall winners of the FEI Bronze Tour with zero penalties over the four rounds. The were the most consistent combination, second in the first competition behind Jasmine Wayne and Equestrian Excellence Zulu and second in the next competition behind Laura Harland and Pippa. Nicole Murphy and Courtlands Irishman were runners up in the Bronze Tour with a fifth and third in both competitions. On Monday the Grand Prix’s for all levels were held. A highlight of the weekend’s programme was the Top Horse Pony Jumper Grand Prix held in the Saddleworld Arena. Five of the cutest little ponies, who had been jumping in the Horse Power Arena the two previous days, jumped a track that was possibly relative height to a world cup. A beaming Saskia Brown won the Pony GP on Alabama Rose with the super cute Alex Ryan placing second and third with his team of jumping ponies Leo and Tucker. The Junior Grand Prix had just five riders go clear through to the second round, Jessica Knox with both her horses, Jessica Tripp, Jamie Priestly and Jamie-Rose Torzillo. Jessica Tripp and SL Eclipse were first out and posted a great time of 42.62 seconds but dropped one rail which gave them third place. Jessica Knox on Yirrkala El Rado were clear in a time of 47.22 seconds which won the class ahead of Jamie Priestly on KS Optimus who were also clear. Jessica Knox was fourth on Night Wish and Jamie-Rose was fifth with Flash Az. The Young Rider Grand Prix followed the juniors in the main arena. Again only five riders went through into the second round. This time James Arkins was first out in the second round on his super trusty Dreamtime Invader, posting a fast clear that won the class ahead of Milly Clarke on Connolys Eclipse and Clare Anderson on Brekko. Tegan Kidner was fourth and fifth with Federer and Queen of Hearts NZPH. An important part of the Youth Show Jumping Festival programme was the Novice Young Rider Grand Prix featuring the Margaret Brown Memorial Trophy. This class, held in honour of one of Show Jumping’s wonderful supporters, was won by Steph Mackillop and TM Ultimate Frisbee. Clare Anderson on Soberup was second, nearly three seconds behind Steph’s great time of 29.95 seconds. Kelly Slater made the dash back from the Young Rider Grand Prix where she was competing on Silverton, to finish third on He’s Crafty ahead of James Hetherington on Kalinga Quest. Rachel Sutherland rounded out the placings with Chasing Shadows. Margaret’s sons Warwick and Duncan Brown attended the event to present the winners of class, and Steph was honoured to be awarded the important trophy. At the end of three days of jumping in three arenas organiser and Course Designer John Vallance said, “We are impressed by the quality of riding in all the levels. The friendship and competitiveness between the young Australian riders makes for a great competition,” Rachel Smith 1) Sammy Mainwairing and Woodcroft Will 2) Jess Tripp and Lovegrove won the FEI Gold Tour, 3) Stephanie Cook on Jack is Back 4) Young Rider Grand Prix winner James Arkins and Dreamtime Invader, accepts the prize from Saddleworld’s Steve Spencer 5) Evie Buller and Yallambi’s Landor won Senior Champ Round 2 6) Elizabeth Koob celebrated her 19 birthday! 7) 2012 Junior Champion Kate Hinschen and Not Over with sponsor Sue Knox from Yirrkala Stud Images by Furdography 1 2 3 4 84


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