2016 Queensland Grand Prix Horse of the Year is ‘Guru’
Source: Jumping Queensland
Congratulations to Clem Smith & Leanne Bruggemann being owners of this great horse.
It came down to the final round Brisbane Isuzu Championship to find our winner. Smith’s other horse Delilah went into the round on 47 points & finished just out of the money leaving it open to either Guru or Co Pilot to catch up.
Guru was on 38 points and finished in second place in the class adding 9 points to his score giving him 47 equalling Delilah.
On a count back Guru takes the title topping off a very competitive season which saw him named the Queensland State Champion and the Queensland Country Champion. He will receive a Service Fee from Finch Farm plus the Mitavite $1000k bonus.
Runner Up Delilah & Clem Smith will receive $500 Horse courier Voucher plus $250 Equestrian Queensland $250 Membership.
Third Place with 45 points was Co-Pilot Robert Goodwin and he will receive a pair of JER Stirrups Australia Classic Stirrups & $200 Voucher from Edwards Saddleworld.
Our Leading lady Rider is Becky Jenkins who will receive Breastplate from Hawkesbury River Saddle Co & Harris Entertainment.
Congratulations to everyone and thank you to the horses for putting on some spectacular jumping over the season. Best of luck to all on your ventures down south.
Thank you again to our wonderful sponsors who support show jumping in Queensland it is very much appreciated.
Photo is Clem Smith & Guru with Rachel Lyle Queensland Sales Manager from Mitavite.