The top show jumpers in the country returned to the ring to battle it out at the 2021 Pryde’s EasiFeed Australian Jumping Championships at Boneo Park on the weekend.
The five-day event offered an impressive $100,000 prize pool and consisted of a number of championship series held over several rounds.
After being cancelled in 2020, it was a welcome return for the competition, which was postponed last year.The feature event, the Pryde’s EasiFeed Australian Senior Championship, saw Queensland-based Olivia Hamood and Jane Fonda DVD go one better than their second place finish in 2019.
The combination entered the final carrying three penalties and finished with just one rail over the two rounds, ahead of Chris Chugg and Cera Cassiago in second and Sam Overton and Oaks Cassanova in third.
Hamood’s win came with $5000 in prize money, the Len McVean Memorial Trophy and a Tulara Warmbloods foal. She was also recognised with the Katherine Quilty Memorial Trophy as the leading lady rider of the show.
The Racing Hearts Australian Young Rider Championship came down to a third round jump off between Madeline Sinderberry and Camie Z and South Australia’s Conor Reed and Leopoldo MVNZ.
Reed posted a faster time in the final round but a clear round by Sinderberry was enough to claim the title.
Jessie Rice-Ward and with Dusky Farm Cavalier took home third place.
Clemency Hughes and Diamond B Corvina had a convincing win in the Horseland Australian Junior Championship. The pair entered the final on just one penalty before posting two clear rounds.
Anneliese Wansey and Grandiamo finished second and Victoria’s Georgia Price and Zara PPH took home third place.
Results were tight in the Beaconhills College Australian Children’s Championship, with just two points separating the top three places.
Victoria’s Charlee Dobbin, who finished third in 2019, and Lovegrove remained in first place throughout the final.
South Australia’s Imogen Lindh and Blackall Park Koraleigh were second with Jack Barker and Mighty Tosca in third.
The Racing Hearts Australian Speed Championship also came down to the wire, with Western Australian young rider Tessa Lill and Yalambi’s Hugo Boss jumping clear with a time of 61.25, just ahead of Queensland’s Billy Raymont and Anton who jumped clear in 61.32.
Sarah Duggan and Dublin jumped clear throughout the final to take out the Interpath Mini Prix Series. Second place went to Melissa Blair and Gigant Z, who also finished on zero penalties, with Queensland’s Rebecca Jenkins finishing third.
Less than three seconds separated the top three in the Kiernan Plant Hire Future Stars Series, with the placegetters all jumping clear in both rounds of the final.
Madeline Sinderberry and Balentino won the class, followed by Josh Collins and Yalambi’s Ikon in second and Victoria’s Phil Stephens and Baluce in third.
Paige Cartwright and Kitara Boizel won the Equestrian Victoria Australian Amateur Championship, while Sarah Weiss and Waratone were victorious in the Racing Victoria Australian Off The Track Championship.
The Vranken-Pommery Australia Ruby Series was won by Robert Palm and Halcyons Total Joy.
Teagan Chester and Callista took out the Equestrian Victoria Australian Amateur Championship and Nellie Rogers and Rocket Rod were the winners of the Chase Equestrian Opal series.
In the Yandoo Equestrian Pearl Series it was Emmy Fraser and CP Capulet Grey Rose Z who finished on top, while the Heiniger Ivory Series was won by Kaya Zielinski and the mare Lady Of Diamonds.
The 2022 Australian Jumping Championships will return to Boneo Park in November.