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Grand Weekend Wrap Up Against The Clock - Paul Raymont Barastoc/KER Feeding Performance Horses About Go Jump Magazine 3rd Time’s A Charm - George Sanna Kerckhaert Hoof Health Article New Zealand’s Horse Of The Year Australia 3rd in Nations Cup The Premier League with Brett Hickey Premier Floats Showjumping Championships South Australian Show Report

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FEATURE WRITERS Tom Sedger Sharleen Smith Paula Hamood Melissa Cruden Diana Dobson Dr Joe Pagan Dr Peter Huntington Damian Guthrie Shauna Mclean Brett Hickey

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Written by Sharleen Smith Photos Mel Cruden, Crazy Horse Designs

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The Queensland Show Jumping season gets off to an early start every year but with the devastating floods things were a little slow to get going. The aptly named Grand Weekend run by the hard working and dedicated committee of the the Sunshine Coast Jump Club certainly jump started the 2011 season. The Nambour Show grounds were full to capacity with 250 stables booked plus day trippers saw over 300 horses competing at the annual event. There were three rings catering from 50cm classes in the Rodeo Arena to Grand Prix Classes in the Indoor Arena with a total of $6,000 Prize Money up for grabs. I don't know how they do it but the Committee manage to run the event with ease and the atmosphere is relaxed and happy. Paul Raymont, Keith Gray and Duke Bowman were the Course Builders and along with Judges Tony Walls and Phil Reeds who all put in huge days. Once again Sandale Saddlery and Steph Langbecker were the major sponsors. The two Grand Prix Classes each day ran as a Point Score “Stubben Classic' which saw Gympie rider Brett Warren and the Cullen Family’s 'Cheezy Z' winning the Stubben Portus Deluxe Saddle valued at $3,650. The highlight for the weekend is the night time Grand Prix which always has a world cup feel to the class with a spirited calcutta and a 8pm starting time. It was a strong field with a mix of up and coming grand prix stars and experienced world cup horses. The winner was the flashy Renmano ridden by Sheridan Manuel second the newly imported Air Time Z ridden by Paula Hamood and third went to Clem Smith aboard the big mare Florina.

Day two saw all the Championship classes run Indoors. First up was the hotly contested 1.10m class which was won by Amber Scriven's Isle Be Taj with John Robertson runner up with Crossroads. Making a trip across the border worthwhile saw NSW rider Toby McIntosh winning the Junior Championship with Shes My Mate. Local rider Rebeckah Towler and Nitro were second. The Young Rider's Championship was a great class to watch with some lovely horses making their first appearance at this level. Winning the class was Olivia Hamood on the Daly K gelding Nero from Gemma Creighton's Footloose. Taking out third and fourth were the two imported horses Eternal Flame with Olivia and Kirstie Ansell's Carneal in fourth place. The second Grand Prix Class for the show was won by Brett Warren and Cheezy Z who jumped super all weekend. Second went to Robert Moffatt and the scopey It's Ritchie. Third place was Olivia Hamood & Nero who were having a great weekend. The 1.20m Championship was won by a very happy John Robertson & Crossroads with Ampolla and Jamie Raymont taking second. Local rider Courtney Ticknell had a successful weekend winning and placing in numerous classes. Riders watching the Grand Prix class

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Olivia Hamood & Nero

Robert Moatt & It’s Richie

Sheridan Manuel & Renmano

Toby McIntosh & Shes My Mate

Amber Scriven & Isle Be Taj

Kirsty Ansell & Jericho

John Robinson & Crossroads

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If there was ever anyone passionate about the sport of showjumping, it’s Paul Raymont. Having raised two very successful showjumping sons and having a keen interest in course building, he has become a hugely supportive figure in showjumping in Queensland. Being raised with working horses on the farm, and going through the usual pony club beginnings with his four boys, Paul met a New Zealand man by the name of John Robinson; little did he know John would put him on the path that would lead him to the world of showjumping. “John started all this. We were all riding ponies and thought we were pretty good, and he told us all how bad we were! He told us to get rid of those ponies and get some decent horses; we all thought he was mad! But no, he knew exactly what he was talking about, and so that’s exactly what we did.” The rest they say is history. As the boys went up through the ranks Paul started to pick up a few rails during training session and his interest in course building began to develop. “I just mainly wanted to help out, I started to enjoy it, and I started to try to get a little bit better at what I do. I haven’t travelled very far, but I watch a lot on TV and I have two boys [Billy and Jamie Raymont] who let me know very quickly when I do something wrong! I just love it, I wish I could do more, all the little shows that struggle for years to get a course builderI go and do them.” Paul said. “As you know, shows are short of people to run things, this club is a great club, I got my credentials to help out the club.” Paul has been a foundation member and avid supporter of the Sunshine Coast Jump Club, now in its 20th year. He remembers its very humble 6 Go Jump Magazine

beginnings, back when they used to ride with the Cooroy Pony Club and then onto jumping in a farmers paddock for a number of years, until they secured their spot at Nambour Showgrounds. “We would have a jumping day with probably 10 horses, then it steam rolled from there, and now the club has over 300 members.” he recalls. “The Sunshine Coast Club is only a small team of people but it’s a good team. I love the sport, I love the people. You know these showjumpers, if you were stuck on the side of the road not one of them would drive past you, they would pull up to see if you were alright. They’re a good bunch of people.” Paul is all about the riders, “My main interest is to help this club and its riders. My interest in the whole sport is the riders; I have a lot of respect for them. Without the riders, we have nothing” His passion shines through when he talks about his ideas and dreams on what he would like to see happen in the future for showjumping. “I have a lot of big ideas, if you have no ideas and no dreams- you don’t go anywhere. My dream is to see this club advance, hopefully get someone in that will take our spot so it can continue on for the youngsters. We just help put the money in the right place.” And investing that money in the right place is definitely paying off. Sunshine Coast Jump Club can boast as being one of the most financial and well supported clubs in Queensland thanks to the hard work and dedication from its team. With a huge local and interstate following that saw over 1000 people visit the Grand Weekend of Showjumping held in March 2011. The showjumping world is lucky to have a man like Paul. His enthusiasm is contagious and his heart is definitely in the right place. Next time you’re at Nambour Jump Club keep an eye out for him, he will be the one setting up great jumps to entertain spectators and challenge riders alike.

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Feeding Performance Horses Dr Joe Pagan & Dr Peter Huntington Horses are superior athletes. Physical adaptations through evolution have given horses speed and endurance. Selective breeding has narrowed and refined desirable athletic abilities in modern horses. Some of the physiologic adaptations include high maximal aerobic capacity, large intramuscular stores of glycogen, specific ratios of muscle fibre types within breeds, splenic contraction to increase circulating red blood cells, efficient gaits, and the ability to regulate heat stress through sweating.

is characterised as a “cool energy” source. Research has shown that in horses adapted to fat (fed from 5-12 weeks), glycogen sparing is improved. Glycogen is the energy source that fuels around 80% of the exercise that horses perform. This allows more glycogen to be kept on reserve. Equi-Jewel is a great energy supplement for performance horses as it is a very palatable source of fat that can boost the energy intake significantly.

Minerals The inherent athletic ability of the horse is impressive. However, to achieve optimal performance in any equine sport, a conditioning program must be designed that improves cardiovascular function, capillary density in muscle, flexibility, bone strength, increased muscle mass, increased energy substrate storage, and more efficient utilisation.

Carbohydrates and Fats Performance horses require water, protein, minerals, vitamins and, most importantly, energy. Energy can be supplied by carbohydrate, fat, and protein. Protein is used very inefficiently for energy. Carbohydrates can be categorized by how they are digested. Grains such as oats, corn, and barley contain high levels of starch that is digested by enzymes in the stomach and small intestine. Forages and high-fibre by-products are composed primarily of cellulose, hemicellulose, pectins, and indigestible lignin. These structural carbohydrates vary tremendously in energy level, from beet pulp that has the same digestible energy as oats to mature grass hay which can provide 65-75% less digestible energy. The horse’s hindgut is populated by microbes that can digest the fibrous structural components of roughages that cannot be digested by enzymatic digestion. Microbes ferment carbohydrates. Fermentation of structural carbohydrates in forage can help meet the energy needs of adult horses. When the microbes digest structural carbohydrates, they generate volatile fatty acids (VFA). All horses require a minimum intake of roughage in their diet to maintain a healthy hindgut. The minimum daily forage intake is 1% of their body weight as dry matter, but 1.5% is a more acceptable level. For example, a 500kg horse would require 8kgs of hay per day. Balancing high energy needs of hard-working performance horses and providing adequate fibre are important goals. Maintaining active fermentation of structural carbohydrate in the hindgut is one of the most complex aspects of feeding horses. Rules for feeding horses don’t feed more than 2.5kg of concentrate at one meal (more frequent small meals are better), don’t change concentrates or hay quickly, feed the same time every day, and so on are designed to help horses maintain a healthy hindgut. When horses are fed significant amounts of starch more than 1.4kg per meal some of the soluble carbohydrate will escape enzymatic digestion in the stomach and small intestine and pass into the hindgut. The type of starch is also important. The starch in different grains is digested in the small intestine to different extents; for example, oat starch is digested mostly in the small intestine with very little (less than 10%) passing into the hindgut. However, corn, sorghum and barley starch is not efficiently digested by horses and up to 70% of the starch can enter the hindgut. The digestion of these starches can be improved by steam-flaking. Therefore, processing is one way to reduce the amount of starch entering the hindgut. Why is starch in the hindgut a concern? Horses fed large amounts of grain can have dramatic changes in the hindgut pH; it becomes acidic. The lower pH can cause hindgut acidosis and lead to reduced digestive efficiency, loss of condition, sloppy manure, behaviour issues and other more serious problems such as colic and laminitis. Reducing the amount of starch in feed by formulating it with highly digestible fibre sources is good for the hindgut, KER Low GI Cube is a good option for performance horses which have hindgut issues. The most digestible fibre sources for feeds include beet pulp, soybean hulls and lucerne. Other fibre sources that are not as desirable include oat hulls, cottonseed and peanut hulls. Feeds formulated with high fibre (greater than 10% crude fibre) may be lower energy feeds if fat is not added. Fat has 2.5 times more energy than grain, so added fat can replace starch in the feed and help maintain energy levels. Fat has also been used in feeds because it 8 Go Jump Magazine

Calcium (Ca) and phosphorus (P) are critical for the constant bone-remodeling process in performance horses. The amounts and the ratio of Ca:P are both important. The ideal ratio of Ca to P is 2:1. When lucerne hay is the primary source of forage, ratios can become much higher, up to 7:1, and over long periods of time may result in weaker bones. When horsemen feed plain oats and either poor-quality hay or pasture, which at times may have Ca:P ratios of 1:1, an inverted Ca:P ratio can be created. This is a serious problem that must be corrected. Commercial feeds are usually balanced for Ca and P, thereby removing any guesswork in considering calcium and phosphorus levels if they are used at the correct rate. Complete feeds formulated for performance horses such as Barastoc Cool Command and Race n Win have Ca:P ratios specifically designed to meet the demands of this class of horse. The National Research Council (NRC), in its Nutrient Requirements of Horses, Sixth Edition, recommends 0.1%-0.3% magnesium (Mg) for maintenance. This is equal to approximately 10-15 g per day based on 9 or more kilograms of dry matter intake. Most feedstuffs will easily meet this, and commercial feeds have Mg added to the formulas. Kentucky Equine Research (KER) has demonstrated an increase in the requirement for zinc in exercised horses. Because copper, zinc, and manganese compete for absorption, all three minerals should be increased in feeds for exercising horses but this is usually met by increased intakes. Electrolytes are lost in sweat and must be replaced. Thirty to sixty grams of salt will usually meet the needs of most horses. If the horse sweats excessively, then an additional 30 - 60g of electrolytes eg KER Restore should meet requirements.

Vitamins When horses do not have access to pasture and must rely on stored forage, there will be a decline in B vitamin status in the tissues and blood. B vitamins are produced in large quantities during fermentation in the hindgut. However, they are not efficiently absorbed from that section of the digestive tract, particularly when high-grain diets are fed and horses are under the stresses of training and showing. The NRC has published thiamine and riboflavin requirements that are based on body weight and affected by stage of production and level of work. Thiamine requirements increase from 30 to 62.5 mg in a 500kg horse in light exercise versus heavy exercise. Riboflavin requirements ranged from 20-25 mg respectively. While requirements have not been established for niacin, biotin, folate, B12, B6 and pantothenic acid at this time, a well-balanced commercial feed for performance horses should contain these vitamins. Vitamins A, D, E, and K should be included in the feeds. Vitamin E deserves some special attention as an important antioxidant. Vitamin E is a component of a group of antioxidants that can “recycle” each other in the process of disabling reactive oxygen species (ROS). These peroxides and oxides are produced when horses exercise. They damage any cells they come into contact with including muscle cells and immunoglobulins. Feeds which contain high levels of vitamin E include Barastoc Cool Command, Phar Lap, Gold Cup Equestrian and Race n Win. Other components of the system include lipoic acid, glutathione peroxidase, vitamin C, and ubiquinone. This system provides protection for muscle cells and enhances immunity. With the exception of vitamin E, the other “recycling” antioxidants are produced by the horse. One other limiting dietary nutrient essential to the system is selenium. Selenium is part of glutathione peroxidase so adequate levels need to be included in feeds. In general, commercial feeds will contain around 0.3 mg to 0.5/kg Se.

Feeding & Energy Balance Feeds are formulated based on the amount of energy a horse will receive for a given activity. Remember that energy is the most important component of the ration and body condition score is the best way to monitor energy balance. This article is reprinted with the permission of Kentucky Equine Research. For further information and nutrition advice, please contact KER on 1800 772 198, or

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About Go Jump Magazine is the brain child of Mel Cruden & Paula Hamood. The idea came about one day while Mel was visiting Glen Haven Park. Paula, (being deeply involved in showjumping in Australia) was talking about the fact that there isn't a lot of media coverage in the sport. Being an Olympic event there always seemed to be more emphasis on dressage and eventing rather than showjumping in most magazines. This got Mel thinking, and on her next visit put the idea to Paula and her daughter Olivia about the possibility of making a magazine dedicated to the showjumping world. Having seen some digital magazines in the USA that were very successful Mel thought the concept of introducing the digital format to Australia would be a hit, being both extremely economical for both advertiser and publisher, and quick to 'print'. Seeing most people have portable computer devices (iPads and lap tops) the digital age was certainly the way of the future. The girls put their heads together, brainstormed a few ideas, and Go Jump Magazine was born.

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Paula and Olivia Hamood are a mother and daughter showjumping team. Paula has been at the top of Australian Showjumping for the last 15 years competing at World Cup and Grand Prix level with many wins and placing's to her credit. Olivia has been riding since the tender age of 5 and has been competitive in showjumping from the age of 9. Olivia has represented Australia twice already in her short career. Just recently Paula, Olivia and their team procured and trained 38 horses for the Singapore Government who were the hosts of the inaugural Singapore Youth Olympic Games in August 2010 which was a major success. The girls are in charge of collating material for the magazine and advertising sales. Mel being new to the showjumping world is the designing part of the team. A qualified Graphic Designer and an experienced equine photographer, she met the Hamood's during the training of the Singapore Olympic horses. She designing Glen Haven Park's website and photographs their horses. Mel is a Horse Deals Gallery photographer, and creates her own printed magazine aimed at the western horse breeds, where her equine interests lay. She has bred and shown many National Champion Paint and Quarter Horses, and enjoys creating artistic advertisements for all breeds. She brings to the team the design experience and artistic flair that will make Go Jump Magazine a fun and easy read. With the recent success of the Australian and New Zealand riders at the World Equestrian Games and the recent qualification for the London Olympics, Australia and New Zealand have well and truly earned their place on the world stage. The Go Jump team believe this Magazine will lift the profile of the sport and publicise showjumping and its supporters throughout Australia and New Zealand. Paula, Olivia and Mel hope that you enjoy our first edition, and welcome your feedback.

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Story by Paula Hamood Photos KAMPIC &Christine Johnson

In November 2010 George Sanna took out his 3rd Australian Showjumping Championshi p title riding his lovely mare CP Aprilla. George Sanna was lucky to be born into a family steeped in equine interests. In the early 60's George's father, Harry Sanna, migrated from Hungary after the second world war. He was a Dressage Coach for Hungary and rode for the Spanish Riding school. In 1936 Harry represented Hungary at the Berlin Olympics for three day eventing. George was born in Perth and later moved to Melbourne at the age of 12. He had no interest in riding as a child, but was involved in the school football and cricket teams. He had a change of heart though once he saw how many girls were riding! He decided he might like to ride after all, and it was at this point that a very impressive Showjumping career was about to unfold and Geroge’s love affair with horses began... Sanna was very fortunate to have a father who could give him the classical European dressage training, that no one had really seen here in Australia at that time. He also participated in eventing but was always drawn towards showjumping from the beginning. George grew up with peers in the sport of showjumping with the likes of Lindsay Ball & Kevin Bacon, but Sanna's inspiration as a young showjumping rider was the Dutchman Art Uytendaal, who migrated out from Holland. " Art was a fantastic guy and a great rider. He won everything. He was the only classical European rider to aspire to in the 60's . In those days it was a very unique thing as most people trained their horses like stockhorses, although they were very competitive riders." Sanna added. After hearing about the depth of Sannas' Equestrian upbringing as a child he was asked what advice would he would give to young aspiring riders. He replied "Work hard at becoming a good rider, that doesn't mean winning every class you go in, but work very hard at the fundamentals of riding and understand the processes of progressing a horse and training a horse". 12 Go Jump Magazine

Over the years Sanna has had many successful horses, he believes as many as 30 Grand Prix horses and has won World Cups on approximately 20 of these. When asked if there was a horse that stood out from the rest, He said, "King Omega, is a horse that comes to mind. I acquired him off the track as a 7 year old and he was at the Los Angeles Olympics at the age of 10 with Geoff Mc Vean aboard in 1984". He was a very careful, modern type of showjumper in his day. To give you an example of how special he was, he started in 7 classes at Sydney Royal Easter Show in Part 1 and won all 7. He was a horse for the new generation of showjumping, it was when they were changing from the heavier gear and massive, massive courses, to the lighter gear and more technical courses in the early to mid 80's". In 1990 Sanna won his first Australian Championship on his horse Spectre, not only taking out first place he also took out second place with his beautiful mare Westend Evita. Some Years later in 2003 he clinched the title again riding Boxter. Today (after three back operations!), Geroge is still enjoying many successes on yet another Grand Prix horse CP Aprilla, the current Australian Showjumping Champion. Aprilla, purchased as a 5 year old out of Europe (known in the stable as Britt) is by the legendary Heartbreaker, who was part of the Dutch Showjumping Team for several years. Sanna explains " Heartbreaker was quite hot, as are most of his breed. Aprilla is a sensitive ride, I never wear spurs on her. She is brave and very careful, she is a very nice horse, a bit quirky at times, but I am very fond of her. It should be her year this year, there is no doubt that she is a championship horse, and is one hell of a jumper. She is really settling in to being a Grand Prix horse."

George & CP Aprilla

When asked if George would like to take his mare to next year's 2012 London Olympics, Sanna replied "If all the ducks line up and the stars align, I'll be there with bells on."

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Do you think you have next months Pin Up Pic of the Month? Send it through to us and be in the chance to win some awesome prizes! Email About This Photo: Mel Cruden (equine photographer & designer of Go Jump Magazine) snapped this shot whilst getting this months cover photo. 2 yr old Sophia Hamood helped out between shots by giving 21 yr old Torchbearer some lovin’

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Break Over In this first edition of ‘Hoof Health’, I will discuss how important your Showjumping horse’s break over is. What is break over? Breaking over is one of the phases of motion in a horse. The break over is when the horse’s heel lifts off the ground until the toe has left the ground. The mechanism of a horse’s leg is a system of levers (the long bones) and pulleys (tendons and muscles). When we talk about improving a horse’s break over, this means that we ease the break over of the horse and by easing the break over we are reducing the duration of the load on the Deep Flexor Tendon, Navicular bone and Sesamoid. This means we are shortening the PHALANGEAL LEVER. (The PHALANGEAl LEVER is the length of the pedal bone, short pastern and long pastern to the centre of articulation.) Break over occurs during that part of the stride when the limb is beginning to move forward and the anterior portion of the hoof leaves the ground. Break over point is that place on the ground surface of the dorsal wall and sole around which the limb rotates as the hoof leaves the ground. Why is break over important? When a horse has a long PHALANGEAL LEVER, it puts an extra work load on the deep flexor muscle to pull the hoof over the toe. Tendon failure occurs when the tendon stretches more than 21% (approx) of its overall length, and strains when it reaches 15-17% (approx) of its overall length. Showjumping horses put a lot of pressure on their tendons and it is very common to see superficial flexor tendon strains in them. So by easing the break over on your jumping horse, you reduce the risk of tendon strain and in severe cases tendon failure. This can reduce the stress on the Navicular and Sesamoid bones, and in some case's easing the break over of your horse could be the difference between your horse developing or not developing Navicular disease. You also decrease the risk of your horse overreaching because you have reduced the duration of the break over (i.e. less chance of your horse pulling a shoe).

when using this method. The shoe without a clip and rocked up toe is very beneficial. In this case I would again use your Kerckhaert Classic, that is the concave shoe that is suitable for showjumpers, with the rocked toe you do improve your traction as well. You can also use a Kerckhaert Triumph, this is a little lighter, but is made out of a nice wide gauged steel so it covers the foot very well and gives lots of heel support. This shoe has a bevelled toe so the horse can break over where his natural conformation desires. The final method I suggest is my personal preference, the Kerckhaert Triumph with a rocked up toe . This is the shoe I explained in my last method. But this time I use it with double clips, this allows me so many options. You don't have to rock the toe up although I prefer to, I can bring the break over back by setting the shoe under the foot and rocking the toe up. So I don't have to strip the wall to get a really neat job, I get a great ease of break over with the rocked up toe and the bevelled edge and I get the heel support due to the width in the shoe. The side clips also help reduce any movement of the shoe on the hoof and help keep the shoe on, especially when you get wet weather or poor jumping surfaces that make the shoes harder to keep on. The reason for this being my personal preference is due to the side clips and rocked toe that helps keep stability in any conditions. *Please note that when I rock the toe, I rock the toe up from the first nail holes on the shoe and grind the edges that form with rocked toe off, so that the horse is not forced to break over in the centre of the foot. In my current day to day work with showjumpers, I use shoes that already have bevelled toes. The shoes I spoke of in my methods (Kerckaerts), do have well finished bevelled edges that make the job as a Master Farrier much easier.

There is one thing that hinders a horse's ease of break over, that is the horses that have shoes fitted that are too small for the hoof, therefore ends up having less surface area of shoe on the hoof, which means the hoof sinks further into the ground. When the hoof sinks into the ground deeper than anticipated, the break over motion is put under extra stress and pressure. This is another case when a substantial sized shoe is needed. One of the many reasons I like to use and support the How do you improve your horse’s break over? I will explain 3 different Kerckhaert shoes is that they are a good sized shoe with a wide enough methods that I use to improve break over. gauged steel to support the horses entire hoof. For riders who prefer a lighter shoe, go with your Kerckhaert Triumph which still has the width A toe clipped shoe with the toe rocked up from the first nail holes. This but isn't as heavy as some concaved shoes, and you are still supporting is very effective and simple, and ideal for riders who prefer toe clips the hoof and haven't got as much weight. If your horse is hard on shoes rather than side clips. A Kerckhaert and needs lots of substance then Classic is a good shoe to use, the choose a Kerckhaert Classic or Centre of Articulation shoe has lots of substance and is a Roller shoe. With these shoes your concave shoe, so when you rock the horse will not sink into the ground Phalangeal Lever with Rocked Toe toe up you create an edge that also more than desired and put your helps your traction. If your horse is break over motion under more Phalangeal Lever without Rocked Toe a lighter built horse, the Kerckhaert stress. In saying this you need to Extra Sound Steel would also be a have a big enough sized shoe also. good choice. The topic of problems that arise with horses having too smaller shoes Concave shoe without clips. With fitted will be covered in many of the this method you can rock the toe up upcoming articles. from the first nail holes or you can In this article I have discussed the just set the shoe under the foot and mechanics of break over. I have if need be, bevel the foot back to the explained three methods that I like to edge of the shoe. The bevelled edge use and that I find successful. There allows you to get your break over are more methods that can be back, and keep strength and applied and are very useful. substance in your foot without stripping the outside wall away. Please be mindful of how far back Tom Sedger - Master Farrier your horse's shoe is set, your horse Official Master Farrier of the has been given a toe for a reason, so inaugural Singapore Youth Olympic be careful it doesn't get taken away Games 2010. 16 Go Jump Magazine

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15 - 20 March 2011 Hastings, New Zealand. 2011 held the 59th Horse of the Year Show, and the 18th to be hosted in Hawke's Bay. With 2600 competitors, 18 disciplines, over 28 arenas, 7000 square metres of trade and more than 70,000 spectators, the New Zealand Horse of the Year show is clearly the biggest equestrian event in the Southern Hemisphere.

New Zealand Horse Of The Year & Bell Tea Olympic Cup winners Katie McVean & NRM Seremonie VDL

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This year's HOY boasted classes such as the Bomac Norwood Gold Cup, Lady Rider of the Year, Young Rider of the Year, Junior of the Year, Pony of the Year, Trans Tasman test which was run as a part of the Silver Fern Stakes with a prize purse of $50,000 and the Bell Tea Olympic Cup carrying a prize purse of $200,000 with $40,000 to the winner! Leopoldo Palacios (Venezuela) once again headed down under to create challenging courses whilst still entertaining the crowd. This year's show attracted top Australian combinations, as well as New Zealand's best, as it was a qualifier for the 2012 London Olympic Games. The first major class of the show was the Bomac Norwood Gold Cup. This class was heavily dominated by the Aussie's with 5 out of the 6 placings going to Australia. Billy Raymont was first out in the jump off riding the 10year-old brown mare Nicalette NZPH, setting a cracking pace, spinning around corners that seemed to tight to pull off and a sliding turn back to the last that none could match, coming home with a clear round in a time of 49.28 seconds. Next out was 59-year-old double Olympian George Sanna (Australia) on the bay CP Aprilla who opted for the steady slower round, stopping the clock in 51.43. He was followed by Unsworth, riding with a broken hand, who had a lazy rail at the first and paid the price, finishing on four faults in 51.41 seconds. Brook Dobbin (Australia), who won the class in 2003, unfortunately had a few down in the jump off putting him down into 5th place. Finally came Thomas and Levitation NZPH, who used to be ridden by Raymont. Thomas fairly flew round but in the end came up just short, stopping the clock at 50.50 seconds. “That's the kind of start we like,” said Raymont of his victory. “The mare felt so fresh and just fantastic – simple and careful, brave and very happy. She only came out of the brood mare paddock when she was six going on seven, so in just a few years she had done really well to be so competitive at this level.” Lucy Akers was the toast of the town, winning the Lady Rider of the Year. The 26 year old and her sometimes fiery thoroughbred Tinapai blitzed the 49-strong field. Akers was more nervous than usual going into the class after having her best season ever, which has seen her included in the New Zealand team that took on the Australians in trans Tasman test. She was midfield to go in the jump-off that had already seen Australian team-member Cathy Graham and Da Vinci's Pride clear in 41.52, Claire Wilson (Waipukurau) on Cortaflex Tipsey also clear in 39.19 and Rachel McGregor (Cambridge) on Kabo Benny Boy clear in 39.76. The stage was well and truly set for a show-down.

Leopoldo Palacios (Venezuela) internationally renowned course designer.

Lucy Akers shows us her spoils after winning Lady Rider of the Year aboard her Thoroughbred gelding Tinapai. “The plan was to do a smooth tight course,” says Akers, who admits to loving riding the technical and challenging Leopoldo Palacios (Venezuela) courses. “Lines are easier to ride for Tinapai than single fences as he focuses a lot more,” she said of her former race-horse. “He doesn't fidget as much and tends to stay straighter.” He did that and more, flying home clear in 38.77. “He was such a good boy,” says Akers. “He did everything I asked.” She laid plenty of credit on her trainer Jeff McVean who tweaked a few small things on Tinapai to make him go so much better this season. “He's always been difficult and other trainers have just given up in the end, but Jeff made small simple changes that have made the world of difference.”

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Earlier in the day Amanda Wilson (Northland) guided her stunning pinto Showtym Viking to victory in the Seven-Year-Old Horse of the Year, with Nigel Horton (Palmerston North) and Oscar Wilde taking the Six-Year-Old Horse of the Year. Last was definitely best for Mathew Dickey in the Young Rider class at the 2011 NZ Horse of the Year Show. The 20-year-old civil engineering student from Oakura was the only clear of 29 starters in the event – and he was the very last in the field to go. Unfazed by the carnage that had preceded him, the Auckland University student and his chestnut Kiwi Guard flew round the course to secure – fittingly – the Big Red Trophy. An ecstatic Dickey whipped his helmet off and hoisted it skyward in celebration – much to the delight of the hundreds in the grandstand and around the arena. The minor placings all carried faults, with the four faulters separated by time. Second place went to the spunky little coloured horse Showtym Viking in the hands of Amanda Wilson (Northland), with Rachel McGregor (Cambridge) and Kabo Benny Boy third. “I am just over the moon,” said Dickey. “I just focused on what I was doing and what dad and I had talked about when we walked the course. Kiwi Guard is a real fiery red head and it all got a bit much for him in the end but he did so well out there. “A lot of preparation goes into a class like this and to win it makes it all worthwhile.”

Young Rider of the Year- Mathew Dickey & Kiwi Guard

Nine-year-old Kiwi Guard, who is by Irish Guard, has been with the Dickey family since he was three, and just continued to improve over the years. “Once I am out of young riders it is into the big league,” he says. “We know our limits and I while I want to produce my horses to grand prix and world cup, I won't rush them.” For now he's absolutely chuffed to have his name on a trophy that boasts former Olympians and other top New Zealand riders. Earlier in the show, the in-form Logan Massie (Dannevirke) aboard Kiwi Ludo rode a stunning clear round to take the honours in the junior rider class ahead of Natasha Brooks (Cambridge) on Hairy McClairy. Six went through to the jump-off and it looked as though the class belonged to the last to go, the defending Junior of the Year, Jake Lambert (Cambridge) as he galloped O So Happy into the last with plenty of time to spare. But it wasn't to be and the rails came crashing down relegating him to fourth place. Well next on the programme was the $50,000 Silver Fern Stakes incorporating the Trans Tasman challenge. The Aussie's took the Trans Tasman test, with young kiwi star Katie McVean taking the Silver Fern riding the talented Dunstan Daffodil. Twenty-three started the class, which was whittled down to 16 for the second round. With McVean the only double clear, there was no jump-off. “Daffodil tried her heart out there tonight,” said a very happy McVean. “She has been such a super star this season.”

Logan Massie & Kiwi Ludo winners of Junior Rider of the Year, Logan also took out the Pony of the Year riding Kickin The Clouds

The Kiwi's were leading by one at the end of the first round of the trans Tasman but a fault-ridden second round by three of the four team members saw them finish six faults behind their neighbours. Australian chef d'equipe Graeme Watts was chuffed with the win saying it was a good stepping stone for a few of the younger members of the team who had the London Olympics in their sights. Logan Massie is on cloud nine after winning the Pony of the Year crown at the 2011 NZ Horse of the Year Show in Hastings. It was the battle of the greys in a heart-stopping jump-off between Massie's (Dannevirke) Kickin the Clouds and Lily Tootill (Auckland) on Millbrook – 17-year-old Massie in his last year of ponies and 14-year-old Tootill in her first ever Pony of the Year class. Only Kate Allen (Morrinsville) and Pioneer Jade were clear in the first round and it was hers for the taking – if she went clear in the vital second round. But it didn't go her way when she dropped two rails, forcing a jumpoff – without her in it. So it was down to two. Massie, who has had a brilliant season winning both the Pony Grand Prix series and national title, and just the day before24 Go Jump Magazine

Katie McVean & Dunstan Daffodil, winners of the Silver Fern Stakes

Junior Rider of the Year; and Tootill, whose lovely 17-year-old mare won the Pony of the Year title in 2006 (in the hands of Andrea Crothers), and just last month won the Children's FEI Challenge for her new young owner. Massie said he wasn't about to cut his young opposition any slack. “She's always dangerous so I wanted to put the pressure on her.” And he did, going clear in 42.77 seconds. Tootill almost pulled it off, but rubbed the first of the double and paid the price, coming home with four faults in 42.84. “It's like a dream to win this,” said Massie, “and it's something I've been aiming for for the past three years to finally get it is just awesome.” Sunday kicked off with Brad Cunningham's trip from way down south paying dividends with a nippy 77.12 second round giving him the NZ Speed Horse of the Year title. Second-placed Tess Williams (Gisborne) Alltech Walnut Brown will be ruing a dropped rail that saw them slip into second slot rails are turned into time and even with that she finished less than three seconds behind Cunningham. Katie McVean provided the fairy tale finish at the 2011 NZ Horse of the Year Show in Hastings when she won the $200,000 Bell Tea Olympic Cup beating Australian Jamie Kermond in a nail-biting jump-off. McVean, the defending champ, rode the 11-year-old imported NRM Seremonie VDL owned by Mount View Sport Horses Wendy and Richard Keddell and flew in from Europe just for the show. It was her third Olympic Cup victory, and within an hour of hoisting the trophy, she was back on a plane to prepare for a World Cup show in Holland later in the week. Eighteen started the class, with just 11 with 12 faults or less coming back for the second. As the faults mounted for the Kiwi riders it started to look increasingly like the Showjumper of the Year title, and the $40,000 winners cheque would be crossing the Tasman with any on of the eight Australian combinations. Last to go was Australian 21-year-old Danielle Butcher aboard Twins Big Higgs, who produced the only clear of the round, but picked up three time faults for her caution. Best performed of the Kiwis in the first round was McVean on Seremonie, sitting on eight faults. Ahead of her were Australians Butcher on three faults, Billy Raymont on Stardom and Jamie Kermond on Colthaga with four apiece, and Julia Hargreaves aboard Vedor on five. The second round saw McVean go clear with just a single time fault, as did Raymont on the NZ-owned Nicalette NZP. Butcher, in her first season in the big time, had three rails down and picked up four time faults knocking her out of contention. When all faults were tallied Kermond on his lovely grey Colthaga and McVean aboard the grey mare Seremonie were tied on nine faults forcing a jump-off. McVean was out first and looked to be on track until three from home when she took a rail. Kermond watched her go and came out with a steady clear in mind it looked for all money like the cup was trans Tasman bound... until the last fence.

Brad Cunngingham & Cheltenham, winners of the Speed Horse of the Year.

Jamie Kermond & Colthaga took out second place in the Bell Tea Olympic Cup.

McVean says she couldn't believe she'd won. Seremonie's owner Wendy Keddell and the horse's usual rider Ike Unsworth, who broke his hand three weeks ago, were overwhelmed. The Olympian only found out she was riding the horse on her return to New Zealand on the first day of the show. “She's quite a different ride to my horses,” she said.. “She's a lot more European and it's taken a couple of days to adjust as she's quite strong.” But adjust she did and for the second consecutive year, won the most prestigious showjumping trophy in New Zealand. Dad Jeff McVean says he picked it would be Seremonie rather than Dunstan Daffodil who would shine on the final day of the show. McVean had 16 faults in the first round on Daffodil, but won the Silver Fern Stakes on her earlier in the show. “She tried hard but she was tired,” he said of Daffodil. The second-placed Kermond was philosophical about the rail, taking full blame for it. “It's heartbreak not to win but fantastic considering where we have come from over the last few months.” Nine-year-old Colthaga had had a small injury which had limited her buildup competition before the Horse of the Year Show which had been in the planning for the past six months.

Congratulations & Good Luck Katie McVean! Congratulations to Katie McVean and Dunstan Delphi who took out the Bomac World Cup Series in New Zealand. This secured McVean's spot in the World Cup final in Leipzig Germany this month. Stay tuned for next month's coverage of Katie's World Cup Journey.

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Australia 3rd in Nations Cup

James Paterson Robinson & Niack De L’abbaye

Wellington Florida- USA, March 4th 2011 The Australian show jumping team finished joint third alongside with Great Britain and Ireland. Team USA were first and Canada second. The Australian team comprising of Damian Guthrie (Gilmore 48), Thaisa Erwin (Wadison), James Paterson Robinson (Niack De L’abbaye) and Harley Brown (Cassiato) were members of a new look Australian jumping team. Three riders including Damian, Thaisa and Harley are all based in the USA whilst James travelled from Belgium to compete in the event. The Nations Cup event hosted by Equestrian Sport Productions showcased riders from around the world. Eight teams in all and two individuals competed over the tough 1.50m night class held in front of six thousand jumping fans predominantly cheering for the US home team, although a large contingent of the crowd also belonging to the Canadians and Mexicans. Team USA consisted of McClain Ward (Sapphire), Mario Deslauriers (Urico), Margie Engle (Indigo), and Beezie Madden (Coral Reef Via Volo). Other well renowned riders competing in the Nations Cup included Nick Skelton and Ben Maher riding for Great Britain, Ian Millar and Eric Lamaze for Canada, Darragh Kenny and Shane Sweetnam for Ireland and Pablo Barrios for Venezuela. Following the first round team USA were front runners on 4 faults followed by Canada on 8 faults. Australia was a clear third on 16 faults followed closely by Team Great Britain and Columbia (20),Mexico and Ireland (21) and Venezuela (24). In the second round, teams have to drop one rider and only three riders could return. Thaisa Erwin and Wadison were the combination that had an early night for team Australia. Harley Brown was the first to return posting a 13 fault round. Damian Guthrie and Gilmore 48 posted an 8 fault round improving on their first round of 12 faults. James having to jump a clear round for Australia, did so to remain in third place. The Australian Show jumping team moves on from Wellington to Europe next with the next stage of Nations’ Cup events. The next stop is Belgium followed by Austria and Denmark. Australian selectors will be looking to put together a mix of horse and rider combinations over the next several months to help gain valuable experience at International level in preparation for the 2012 Olympic Games to be held in London.

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The Premier League with Brett Hickey We caught up with Brett Hickey from Premier Floats to talk to him about his exciting new showjumping series "The Premier League" ' Not only is Brett a successful showjumping competitor, he is the owner and manager of Premier Floats, and the enthusiastic and passionate founder of this new showjumping series... " The Premier League is an idea I came up with last year and put into practice this year. The series is a triple crown between Bega Cup, Port Phillip SJC Victorian Championship and the Premier Floats Championships. All competitors receive points, winner receiving maximum points and last placing receiving minimum. The overall winner receives a championship jacket, sash and a cheque for $1500.00". "I have already started talking with other jump clubs for next year. In the hope we can get around 8 to12 events involved which will hopefully have a grand prize of around $6000.00 for the overall champion. Each event will have a minimum of $800-$1000 for first place money which makes the series attractive for interstate travellers. Eventually I hope with another major sponsor as well as Premier floats we can get the prize pool up to around$15,000-$20,000, this is a target I have set for year 2015". This year Brett has attracted more sponsors and a major sponsor in Wallington Park, which has enabled him to put up $17,000.00 in cash prize money. Making this one of the richest shows in Australia after only 2 years running. One of the major attractions to sponsors and riders are the marquees, one is for the VIPs and sponsors which is fully catered Saturday and Sunday of the show, the second is for riders, owners, grooms and other interested parties which has an open bar and free water fridge for riders. These marquees are ringside so all are up close and personal to the arenas. Without sponsors it is very hard to run shows, Brett himself puts up around $20,000.00 in sponsorship every year. Each sponsor receives event shirts with their logo and Brett conversing with renowned NZ rider & coach John Cottle business name inscribed and his major sponsors receive complimentary arena banners with their logos and business names displayed. Brett also supplies the sponsors with food and wine in the VIP marquee which has professional caterers, waitresses to attend to all needs with a sit down morning tea, 3 course lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Due to this, sponsors from last year doubled up this year and it has attracted 7 more major sponsors and numerous others as the sponsors can see value for money. There is also a trade area where businesses including Antares Saddlery, Anky Australia, Horseland, Isuzu Trucks, Metal Corp, BT Ag Contracting, Wallington Park and Southern Show Jumps will be attending all weekend. Brett says "The idea with this show is to make it the biggest and best show in Victoria and to resemble a European show done the Australian way".

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Winner of the 2010 Premier Floats Grand Prix, Brook Dobbin & Advisor

Brett’s 5 yr old Animate colt 'Ultimation'

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Congratulates Brook Dobbin and Advisor Go Jump Magazine would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Brook Dobbin on winning the 2010/2011 Pacific World Cup League and also Advisor on winning the Golden Grand perpetual trophy for most successful horse, a feat that has not occurred by a Victoria combination since 1997! Pictured Right- World Cup Qualifier winner Brook, wife Angela & Advisor

Australians Take Trans Tasman in New Zealand Congratulations to the Australian Team winning the Trans Tasman at the Horse of the Year Show in Hawke's Bay NZ last month. The Australian team of Brook Dobbin and Advisor, Cathy Graham and Da Vinci's Pride, Julia Hargreaves and Vedor Z and George Sanna and CP Aprilla, concurred the class 6 faults ahead of the New Zealand team consisting of Katie Mcvean and Dunstan Daffodil, Lucy Akers and Tinapai, Chris Harris and Zilco Te Peka Luciano and Philip Steiner and Annandale Online NZPH.

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Showjumping Championships 2011 The Leighdale Equestrian Center, Teesdale, saw the running of the second annual Premier Floats Showjumping Championships held on the 18th - 20th of March. This show seems to get bigger every year with huge starting numbers and many interstate competitors coming for the great surface, courses, prize money and not to mention the wonderful riders party put on the Saturday night for everyone to enjoy. This marvelous boutique show would not be possible with out the hard work of Brett Hickey (proprietor of Premier Floats) , his family, workshop staff and the many wonderful sponsors such as Wallington Park. The Friday classes were Welcome Stakes, 2 nice classes to give all horses a good look at the arenas, having 68 starters in the 1.10m and 60 starters in the 1.25m. the 1.10m was won by Brooke Campbell riding Yandoo Lady Gold and the 1.25m was won by Melissa Froesch riding the lovely Glenara Bollinger. All were very happy having the easy warm up day with the opportunity to give the young horses a look at the main arena with little fill in the fences. The first class for Saturday was the Coolart Farm and Merlin Park D Grade. This class saw 80 starters, of which 38 jumped clean over the tough David Sheppard built course. The winner of this class was Erin Callahan from Highton riding her lovely chestnut gelding, Accomplice in a time of 39.33. Second was Russell Morrison of Inverloch riding his own and his mother’s Frosty Gold, third was the middle of the Watt brothers, Matt, riding his self produced Pakman. Fourth was one of the many interstate travelers, Jamie Grant of Fishwick, riding Melissa Froesch and Glenara the former Jess Spence mount, Blackall Park Einstein. Bollinger The second class was the 1.20m C & D grade AM3. This class had a huge starting list with over 100 entries. Melissa Julius riding her bay thoughbred mare Mae West took the first placing off a very speedy and in form Tom Mc Dermott riding his SL Eclipse. Third was the current Horseland Young Rider of the Year, Kristy Haworth of Mortlake, riding her home bred Cabarita I Spy and fourth was the youngest of the Brennan Brothers, Stuart riding his lovely mare, Raylyns Eliza. The ISJ 1.25m Table C saw the win go to Sam Williams, brother of Beijing Olympian Matt Williams, riding the Williams families Isle of Rahn. Second in this class was the ever hard working Greg Stephens riding his home bred Shady Creek Finn by Chans Legacy. Third was Clyde Shera Jones riding his lovely Easy Dash and fourth was interstate traveler Sam Buchanan of Aedelthan, NSW, riding the former Jamie Grant ride, The Player.

Tom Mc Dermott and SL Limerick

The last class for the day was the Metal Corp and Midland Group A & B Grade A2. This class was won by the current Australian Junior and Young Rider Champion, Tom Mc Dermott, riding the Mason and Mc Dermott partnerships, CP Rolex and second was the always speedy Phil Stevens of Warragul, riding his bay gelding, Unleashed. Third in this class was Adam Prime riding his Saddle Up Darn Good, By Lavareen Darnley and fourth was the Toni Scattergood, recently returned from a stay in Europe, riding her Dee Jay West. After a wonderful dinner and rider’s party put on by the organizers, the sun rose on day two bringing with it a wonderful and exciting championship day. The first class for the day was the Premier Floats Futurity, and this class proved to be one for the interstate riders. Once again Tom Mc Dermott showed everyone why he is the Current Australian Junior and Young rider Champion winning the class on the former Butcher twins horse SL Limerick, and running third on the lovely black thoughbred, SL Eclipse. Second in this class was Brooke Campbell of Yandoo Equestrians Services, riding the Brett Hickey owned Cartouche. Fourth was Melissa Julius riding her chestnut thoughbred by Favored Boy, Uptown Jonny and fifth was Tony Erickson of Jingellic riding Kostya.

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The Wallington Park Grand Prix was the class that everyone had been waiting for. This class also incorporated the third and final round of the Premier League which has been run over 3 shows, Bega Cup, PPSJC Vic champs and here at PFSJC. The ever dominant Tom Mc Dermott was first and second in this class riding SL Limerick and CP Rolex. Jess Barton of Barton Equine, who were generous sponsors of the show, was third on her lovely imported Land Capitol gelding Lamaze and fourth was Tim Clarke of Grasmere, riding his lovely Contango stallion, Belcam Catalyst. Tim with his 4th here and his 4th at the Vic Champs finished with a total of 42 points which declared he and Belcam Catalyst the winner of the 2011 Premier League, thus receiving the championship jacket and a cheque for $1,500.

Ally Lamb & Silverton

The next class for the day was the Andrew Long Master Farriers Mini Prix. This class was won by Ally Lamb riding her lovely Daley K mare Silverton. Second was the evergreen Morris Clarke of Mortlake riding the flashy paint horse Contagious, third was the only interstate member of the line up, Tom Mc Dermott riding his lovely SL Eclipse and fourth was Sam Williams riding his Isle Of Rahn. The last class for the day was the D grade Championship. Although this class was run late in the day, this did not deter the riders or the course builder, who built a changeling track. The winner of this class was the middle of the Watt brothers, Matt, riding his self made chestnut thoughbred Pakman. Second was former Victorian, now Sydney resident, Alex Rooney riding Yandoo Aphrodite. Third in this class was the ring 2 course builder Tim Haworth riding Kings Lane Woodstock and fourth was Steven Hill of Clunes riding his delightful Vivant gelding, Valliant Star.

Brett Hickey hard at work

All in all, this was a wonderful weekend of show jumping, over fabulous equipment, with thanks largely going to Brett Hickey for all of his hard work, a great venue and not to mention some excellent weather; it was almost like summer was here again!

All the way from Sydney, Jess Brown attended the Premier Floats Showjumping Championships.

Metal Corp and Midland Group A & B Grade A2 winners Tom McDermott & CP Rolex

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Report: Shauna Mclean Photos: Jasmin Dawe

s ip h s n io p m a h C te ta S Mallala Indoor Mallala Equestrian Centre was the host of the state Indoor Championship, with feature events like the Rae Brice Ladies Championship the state's Senior, Junior and Young rider Championships. Winners were treated to Garlands and beautiful woolen rugs made professionally by Sue Bloomfield. The Mallala Showjumping Committee worked hard to provide competitors with the good equipment and with the added bonus of a top dressing on the indoor , the surface was in top condition. The Lady's Championship was won by Michelle Clark who has made a huge dent in the sheild, with many previous wins. Young rider Rebecca Burns who’s mother Debbie a former world cup rider put in a strong performance for 2nd placing followed by Briony Temby 3rd.

Leanne Bruggeman winning the C & D grade class aboard Redcliff with 2 nice clear rounds. Leanne and Redcliff on a role with wins and placing in all classes they have started in over the last few weekends. Western Australian Junior and Young rider Evie Buller took out 2nd place, Evie making the trip worthwhile also having a number of wins and placings throughout the show. Third went to Little Miss Sunshine and Adam Metcalf. In the South Australian Indoor Championships we saw a small but capable field competing for the State title. The first round seeing Jeff Evans aboard Fieldbrook Coruna jumping a Michelle Clark & Belcam Gambler, winners of both the SA Indoor super round giving fences air until the last line resulting in 12 faults. Matt Afford and Kaluna Senior State Champs & SA Indoor Ladies Champs Thunderstruck also with 12 faults, left it to the last two riders Michelle Clark and Belcam Gambler and Google with Kym Mosey the baby off the class. It wasn’t hard to see that Belcam Gambler had the advantage with many years experience under his belt at the top level although Google and Mosey gave it a fair shake. Equal on 8 faults after the first round heading into the jump off Mosey was in the box office seat. Michelle jumping a clear second round, the pressure was on Mosey all things going to plan until the end of the course and a loss of stirrup for Mosey resulting in the unbalancing of Google, finishing with an 8 fault round. So we once again saw a great class and a great result with Michelle taking home both the Ladies and State Indoor Championship Titles. The Junior Championship was taken out hands down by one of the most popular Junior riders our state has to offer, Jasmin Dawe with her lovely personality and photography skills has made a real impact in our state. Jasmin and her mount Rip It Up have come a long way and with Reno's clean and scopey jump have made a reliable partnership. Evie Buller finished 2nd on her Yalambis Colandra with a rail in the first round and clear in the second. Celtic Warrior and Annalise Robinson 3rd and CTD Hendrix 4th followed by Sam Bezzina and Taucan Sam 5th. The Young Rider Championship saw young Evie Buller and Yalambis Uklahoma take out the money, Uklahoma a very stylish jumper had placing all weekend and was very well ridden by Evie. Nicole Bruggemann 2nd on her newly acquired mount Bluesta in only her second class look to be forming a nice partnership. Briony Temby and the Jeff Evans and Gemma Lochel mount Con Pleasure finished in 3rd place. Croftlea Merrydance and Nicole Bruggemann 4th with Sir Luke and Rebecca Burns 5th. The outdoor arena mainly featured height classes with a Mini Prix Sunday afternoon this was won with the only clear round by Kaluna Charlie and Kym Afford, Charlie a talented jumper with a big heart took home the money.

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Leanne Bruggerman riding Redcliffe

Evie Buller (WA) & Yalambi's Uklahoma

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Angaston Show 2011 Anyone who has been to Angaston knows it's one off the best Agricultural shows with beautiful ground, new showjumping equipment supplied by Anthony Thomas, with a good programme combining both height and graded events sets the scene for a great weekend of jumping. The Junior One Round Stakes was well supported by a high standard of junior riders It was nice to see Annalise Robinson bring home the money aboard the new and very speedy mount Celtic Warrior, Reece Boylan finished 2nd aboard the talented Robbies Gunn and 3rd went to Toucan Sam and Sam Bezzina all the way from Mildura. It was good to see Sam back in the saddle after a bad fall last year. The Senior One Round Stakes was a hotly contested class with many senior riders opting to give their top horses a start before the main class. Anthony Thomas and Levitation Taking out the class , followed by Mystrious Ways and Michael McClean 3rd to another top horse Finke and Robbie Atkinson.

Anothony Thomas & Levitation NZPH

Circuit classes are run throughout the state at Agriculture shows with points being gained. The winner is presented with a rug and prize money at our EA Horse of the Year Dinner in January. The A&B class was taken out by Anthony Thomas and Levitation, Anthony proving to be at the top of his game with his new mount. Matt Afford and Kaluna Thunderstruck a close 2nd followed by Belcam Gambler and Michelle Clark 3rd.

The C&D Novice circuit was won by the promising Tra La La ridden by Clive Reed who against the clock is very hard to beat, Oliver’s Puzzle ridden by Kate Broad took out 2nd place and 3RD went to Red Cliff and Leanne Bruggemann. The Senior 1.30m One Round Stakes was won by Mysterious Ways and Michael McClean with a fast clean round followed closely by Anthony Thomas on Volcan and 3rd went to Tra La La and Clive Reed. Sarah Hurrell from Loch in the states Eyre Peninsula took out the money in the Junior One Round Stakes aboard her Alladar, Nicole Bruggemann finished 2nd on Hennessey and 3rd to Toucan Sam and Sam Bezzina. The A&B Championship was a top event with our state's best. Anthony Thomas and Levitation blew them away with a fast clear, 2nd went to Michelle Clark aboard Belcam Gambler with a clear but slower time and 3rd to Finke and Robbie Atkinson who had Anthony on time but unfortunately had the last fence down. The Junior Championship was won by Annalise Robinson who has come a long way and is proving to be a force to be reckoned with in the juniors, she has a good team of horses and a supportive family. Annalise had a successful show not only winning with Classic Omen who is owned by Anthony Thomas and also placing 3rd on Celtic Warrior, Nicole Bruggemannn finished second on the big mare Croftlea Merrydance , she also has a strong team off horses going at the moment. Matt Aord & Kaluna Thunderstruck Angaston Show once again was a fantastic show enjoyed by all.

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Robbie Atkins & Finke

Mundulla Show Mundulla near Bordertown in the states south east saw our state's top riders compete over three days with height jumping on the Friday and graded classes Saturday and Sunday. Mundulla is set amongst large gum trees with a perfect oval enabling competitors to have a good sized practice and main arena. Friday's programme of height classes starting at 90cm up to 1.20m gave horses and riders the opportunity to have a good look around the course with nice equipment on offer. Saturday saw Kristy Bruhn from Mt Gambier have a super day with 2 wins, aboard her thoroughbred mount Costadel, previously a race horse owned and trained by her family. 2nd went to extremely experienced rider and coach Fiona John who made the trip from Victoria and taking 3rd place was Junior Rider Annalise Robinson and My Motivation. The Novice Circuit was taken out by Clive Reed on Tra La La, 2nd to Fiona John on Jubliee Bay and 3rd to Kaluna Salute ridden by Matt Afford. Determination was what spectators where treated to in the A&B circuit and if anyone knows the first two riders in the placing Kristy Bruhn and Anthony Thomas long time friends but very fierce competitors towards each other. Unfortunately for Anthony, Kristy had the sit and he was piped at the post on time. Kristy aboard Habarty did a super fast clear from Anthony and Levitaion 2nd, Clive Reed and Silvo finishing third. Sunday was championship day and what a day it was the first class which was the Junior Championship Paige Jardine and CTD Hendrix. Paige a very capable rider who purchased Hendrix from Queensland over 12 months ago have come a long way and are in fine form. The super pony Rip It Up finished 2nd. Paige Jardine also took out 3rd place on the grand old horse Terrific. Annabel Fairweather and Otavious 4th and My Motivation and Annalise Robinson 5th Paige Jardin & CTD Hendrix

Kristy Bruhn had a great show aboard 3 of her horses

Kaluna Salute and Matt Afford where stand outs in this class jumping the only 2 double clears taking out the C grade Championship winning himself a nice rug and a very happy rider taking home some diesel money. This horse has definitely earned his keep over the last few shows. Costadel and Kristy Bruhn taking out 2nd place opted to take it easy as the horse had just turned C grade that weekend . 3rd to Young rider Rebecca Burns and Sir Luke followed by Jumpstar and Allanah Johnson 4th and Bantry Bay and Adam Beckel 5th. The A&B Championship was set to be a national standard course with John Wilsher building a testing but jumpable course with the second round going up two holes and fences sitting around the 1.60m mark. Levitaion ridden with precision by Anthony Thomas won the class hands down with two smart clear rounds. The perfect preparation before Anthony heads to New Zealand for the HOTY. Belcam Cosmic and Kristy Bruhn took out 2nd place and 3rd went to Anton and Jeff Bloomfield, Clive Reed and Silvio settled for 4th with Reggie Roosters Van Betz 5th. The Young Rider Championships was won by young Victorian Rider Jonothan Smith and Sanskrit Park Vision, Jonothan also took out 4th and equal 5th place in the class. Annalise Robinson riding classic Oman finished 2nd and the Grand old horse Bradley and Briony Temby in 3rd Briony was also equal 5th.

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Contact Olivia & Paula - 07 5497 1263 Advertising deadline for next magazine 20th April 2011 Please send all advertising material direct to Please ensure when sending images that they are high resolution/quality. They should be at least 500kb-1mb in size. Whist there are no design fees for us to design your adverts in Go Jump Magazine, there is artwork release fees if you want to use that advert in any other publications. Supplied finished artwork is welcomed. 40 Go Jump Magazine

Go Jump Magazine, April 2011  

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