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5 6 7 Girls High-Flying at State Level The NSW State Show Jumping Championships were held at the Australian Equine and Livestock Event Centre (AELEC), a stunning new venue in Tamworth, from Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 October. The event attracted over 500 horses and 250 competitors including a number of interstate competitors from Queensland who ventured over the border to Tamworth. North and North West Show Jumping club threw it’s support behind the event and contributed greatly to the manpower and overall success of the event. Seven championships were decided with all seven 2012 titles going to female riders, proving that equestrian sport is one where men and women truly are equal competitors. The four days of competition began on Thursday with the Oaks Medallion Young Horse Classes. Young horse classes in Australia continue to develop, supported by breeding programmes from significant studs such as major sponsor Oaks Sport Horses. David Robertson’s Dusky Farm Smoko won the 5 year old class. Yandoo Equestrian were winners in both the 6 year old class with Yandoo Cleopatra and the 7 year old class with Yandoo Sputnik NZPH, both piloted by Jamie Winning. The finals for the young horse events will be held at the prestigious Summer Classic in December. The Lenton Family 1.15m Championship title began on Thursday in the indoor with 36 combinations jumping the Leeson Sirett course. Seven combinations were double clear with Daniel Engbers the fastest on his lovely chestnut Climate Change. Maddison Stephen was 0.2 of a second slower for second place on Yalambi’s Cambridge. Vicki Roycroft was third with Puma Des Hayettes, Monique Barrett was fourth with CP Fleur de Lyse and Krissy Harris was fifth with The Frosty. The second round of the Lenton Family 1.15m Championship was held outdoors in Ring Two on Friday afternoon where the competitors jumped a Tim Dansey course. James Mooney posted a great time with JB Evolution but young rider Madeline Sinderberry pipped him by 0.05 seconds to win the class on Gunnowondai. Monique Barrett was third and fourth with Camping World Daly Cruz and CP Fleur de Lyse. Daniel Engbers was fifth with Climate Change and Maddison Stephen was 6th with Yalambi’s Cambridge. The final of the Lenton Family 1.15m Championship moved back indoors on Saturday afternoon for the title decider. This time Monique Barrett won the class in a great time of 42.92 seconds on CP Fleur de Lyse giving her the Championship title. Maddison Stephen was the runner up with Yalambi’s Cambridge placing 5th in the final competition. Chris, Liz and Chloe Lenton joined Edwena Mitchell to award Monique Barrett and CP Fleur De Lyse the first of the gorgeous tartan rugs. The Yirrkala Stud Junior Championship competition had nearly 40 combinations entered. Just four combinations were clear in day one’s speed class with Queenslander Kate Hinschen the fastest on Not Over winning the class in a time of 67.47 seconds. Brooke Langbecker was second with He’s Henry ahead of Kirrily Mann on Yandoo Aphrodites and Georgie Grove on Nawarrah Park Austin Powers. Jake Hunter and Midnight Rock were the fastest of the four-faulters to finish in 5th place. Brooke won the second competition with Riverside Freedom and Jessica Knox won the final round with Yirrkala El Rado. Kate placed in each competition and was awarded the Junior Champion with Brooke the runner up. 8) Melissa Blair and Flying Teddy – Amateur Champion 9) Nickaela Malby and Mr Riff Raff won the 90cm Open Class Images by Furdography 8 9 85


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