It may have been a last-minute idea but it didn’t stop keen riders jumping at the chance to get some competition practise.
Border Districts Showjumping Club held a pop-up show on Saturday, October 8 after a string of cancelled showjumping classes at agricultural shows due to continued wet weather.
The “no frills” event – minus ribbons but with prize money up for grabs – was well-supported with 46 riders and more than 100 horses.
Spokesperson Jess Bertram said the last-minute event’s popularity showed the importance of shows for riders. Results included:
1st Mingara Lucy, Georgia Michael; 2nd Sky Dancer, Neville Green; 3rd Betty, Tull Canning; 4th Gundowring Cosmo, Kelsey Mull
1st Tuppal Winchester, Christine Staats; 2nd Jamison, Wendy Kimpton; 3rd Megaboss, Renee Hoysted; 4th Kapeta Wilvery, Kate Evans
1st Tuppal Winchester, Christine Staats; 2nd Tuppal Mac, Christine Staats; 3rd Just Banjo, Bryan Curnow; 4th Windy, Frank Reynolds
1st Prince Calef, Kacey Ledger; 2nd Dangiera Park Secret Faith, Paul Brent; 3rd EABS Moretti, Des Gleeson, 4th After Dark, Mick Unthank
1st Cheech BFD, Chelsea Hair; 2nd Desert Sands, Taylor Anthony March; 3rd Yabba Dabba Doo, Tania Harding
1st Luchia Elmare, Scottie Barclay; 2nd Mingara Mystique Des Gleeson; 3rd Cheech BFD, Chelsea Hair