Shipwreck Coast Showjumping Champs 2011

This weekend we travelled home to Warrnambool for the weekend for the Shipwreck Coast Showjumping Championships. I brought home with me Lamaz, Carisma (Izzy) and Volador (Chubby).

Friday afternoon I took the two young horses, Izzy and Chubby to jump in the maiden D grade. It was Chubby’s first start in a Maiden D and he was really well behaved, jumping clear but with a circle to get onto a obscurely positioned fence costing 4 faults.

Saturday Morning both horses started in their first D grade jumping around really well with 1 rail each. The 1.30m was the main class on Saturday, which was run over 3 rounds. Lamaz jumped double clear and then fast in the final round but unfortunately had one down in the jump off to finish in 3rd Place. The class was won by Laurie Lever riding Cinabar and 2nd went to Russell Johnstone riding Centurion.

Sunday was Championship Day. The D grade Championship was won by Tim Clarke riding Longview. The C & D Grade Championship was won by Melissa Julius riding Mae West. The main event for the Day, the Sungold Milk A & B Grade Championship was run in between races. There were only a handful of starters in this class, which was run over three rounds. Lamaz Jumped really well, although he was quite stirred up with the crowd and big screen etc. He jumped triple clear, but not quite fast enough in the jump off leaving us once again in 3rd place. The class was won by Russell Johnstone who won the class on one of my favourite little horse Centurion, with 2nd place going to Laurie Lever and Belcam Chancellor.

Lamaz during the A & B Grade Championships Photo By Warrnambool Standard

As always it was a very pleasant show; however this year it was unfortunately poorly supported. Many thanks go to the Warrnambool Racing Club for organising such a fantastic weekend of showjumping on one of the best surfaces we jump on all season.

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