All set for Young Horse finals at DJWTS
Above: Phillip Lever and Bonita
The second day of the annual PSI DJWTS Show, held at the National Equestrian Centre in Werribee has wrapped up. For a full wrap of Day 1, click HERE.
Once again, the young horses were the main focus of the jumping program, with second round action in all series and the last chance to qualify for finals, to be held on Saturday.
The competition on arena 1 started with the 7-year-olds taking centre stage in the second round of the Antares 7- year-old Jumping championship. A total of 22 combinations lined up for their shot at a place in the 10-combination field for tomorrow’s final. The winner of the class was the warmblood mare, Bonita (Sire Balou du Rouet & Dam Alondra), bred by the Barton family and owned by Jessica Pateman. Bonita was expertly piloted around the course by Phillip Lever, obtaining a score of 85.10%. Second place went to the Tulara Warmbloods product Tulara Lady Zirocco (Sire Zirocco Blue & Dam Sire Colman) ridden by Jamie Winning-Kermond. The horse is owned by Cara Palm and finished with a score of 83.87%. In third place were Devos GP (Sire Dieu-Merci Van T&L & Dam Sire Cluysenaer VD Heffinck) ridden by Brook Dobbin. Devos GP is a warmblood gelding, owned by Dobbin and his wife Angela and finished with a score of 82.63%. The first six placings in this class were.
Antares – Australian Young Jumping Horse – 7-year-olds – Round 2
|2nd||Jamie Winning-Kermond||Tulara Lady Zirocca||83.87%|
|3rd||Brook Dobbin||Devos GP||82.63%|
|4th||Ally Lamb||Kiara DP||82.50%|
|5th||Stephen Dingwall||Cavalier Crescendo||82.20%|
|6th||Jennifer Wood||Oaks 007||81.93%|
As a reward for their consistency (third in round 1 and second in Round 2) Tulara Lady Zirocco will go into tomorrow’s final with a slight lead over the field, however, with the top five combinations separated by just over three points, it is sure to be a closely fought title.
The next class on arena 1 was the Southern Cross Event Hire jumping competition for 6-year-olds. The winners of the class were CF Comanche (Sire Cera Cassiago & Dam Sire Cristallo 1) and Gabrielle Chugg with a score of 84.63%. Bred by Christalline Farm and owned by Chuggy Equestrian, this grey gelding looks to have plenty of promise. In second place were the winners of Round 1, Blue Balou PS (Sire Action Blue & Dam Sire Chacco Blue) ridden by Billy Raymont with a score of 84.27%. Bickleys Leviosa (Sire Cassiago & Dam Sire Indoctro) placed third, with NSW based Amber Fuller in the saddle with a score of 84.40%.
The top 6 placegetters in this class were:
Southern Cross Event Hire – Australian Young Jumping Horse – 6-year-olds – Round 2
|1st||Gabrielle Chugg||CF Comanche||84.63%|
|2nd||Billy Raymont||Blue Balou PS||84.27%|
|3rd||Amber Fuller||Bickleys Leviosa||83.20%|
|4th||Gabrielle Chugg||CF Edelweiss||83.03%|
|5th||Tom McDermott||It’s A Pleasure||81.40%|
|6th||Clint Beresford||Oaks Chingo||81.03%|
Having won yesterday’s first round and filling second place today, Blue Balou PS and Billy Raymont, will take a lead of just over 1.5 points into tomorrow’s final, with CF Edelweiss and CF Comanche, both to be ridden by Gabrielle Chugg in second and third place respectively.
Third class up on the main arena was the second round of the Trailrace jumping competition for 5-year-olds. In a repeat podium from yesterday’s first round, remarkably, the same three combinations filled the first three places in the same order.
With a score of 85.63% (the highest score we have any seen in any young horse class all show), the class was taken out by Diamond B Chatterbox (sired by current World Cup Class horse Cornel & Dam Sire Vivant) and Emma Collins. Second place went to Diamond B Franklin (Sire Emerald Van T Ruytershof & Dam Sire Conquistador), ridden by Victorian Ally Lamb, with a score of 83.90%. The NSW based combination of James Paterson-Robinson and Condor (Again sired by Cornel with Dam Sire Zirocco Blue) had to settle for third, with a score of 83.03%. The first 6 placings in this class were:
Trailrace – Australian Young Jumping Horse – 5-year-olds – Round 2
|1st||Emma Collins||Diamond B Chatterbox||85.63%|
|2nd||Ally Lamb||Diamond B Franklin||83.90%|
|4th||James Paterson-Robinson||Team Priestley Katniss||82.07%|
|=5th||Chloe Hughes||Cil Dara Dainty||81.90%|
|=5th||Russell Johnstone||Tulara Cascinne||81.90%|
Having won both rounds, Diamond B Chatterbox and Emma Collins will head into tomorrow’s final with a lead of more than 2.5 points, in what is sure to be an exciting affair.
The final class of the day was the second round of the Andoo competition for four-year-olds. The win, with a score of 82.13%, went to Diatava DP (Sire Diamont De Semilly & Dam Sire Spartacus), expertly ridden by Ally Lamb from Victoria. This horse was bred and is owned by Ally. They took the win by the slender margin of just 0.16% from the second placed Konsider It Done D (Sire Comme II Faut & Dam Sire Cassini I), ridden by Sally Simmonds, who repeated their second placing from yesterday. Third place went to Bellatrix VP (Sire Big Star) ridden by Victorian based rider Samuel Williams with a score of 81.80%. The first six placings in this class were as follows:
Andoo – Australian Young Jumping Horse – 4-year-olds – Round 2
|1st||Ally Lamb||Diatava DP||82.13%|
|2nd||Sally Simmonds||Konsider It Done D||81.97%|
|3rd||Samuel Williams||Bellatrix VP||81.80%|
|4th||Clay Simmonds||Dionysos EQB Z||81.57%|
|5th||Sophia Hill||Tulara Ziniero||81.43%|
|6th||Nathan Wood||Si Van Heiste||77.70%|
Having placed second in both preliminary rounds, Konsider It Done D and Sally Simmonds will head into tomorrow’s final with a lead over the other nine competitors of more than three points.
While the focus was on the young horses in Arena 1, there were also three classes of fantastic jumping competition on Arena 2,
The morning action started with the second round of the Theault Silver Tour over 1.20m where the three placegetters from round 1 were also the placegetters today. In Round 2, the win went to yesterday’s third placed Charlie Magnier and Quinn Z, who completed the course, clear in 56.28 seconds. Round 1 winners Tom McDermott and Quintation were second today in a time of 58.42 seconds, again finishing in front of Chloe Versteegen and Cera Quantero, third in a time of 60.12 seconds. Chloe also managed to fill fourth place with the mare Elegance De La Charmille, a former mount of Tom McDermott’s. We look forward to tomorrow’s Theault Silver Tour final, when these three are sure to continue their battle for the title.
Above: Charlie Magnier and Quinn Z
The top six placegetters in this class were as follows:
THEAULT – SILVER TOUR – ROUND 2
|1st||Charlie Magnier||Quinn Z|
|3rd||Chloe Versteegen||Cera Quantero|
|4th||Chloe Versteegen||Elegance De La Charmille|
|6th||Jamie Winning-Kermond||Tulara Wat Colblensky|
The next class on Arena 2 was the World Cup warm up class. After 30 combinations took to the course in yesterday’s Wyndham City FEI World Cup warm up, only 20 fronted today with a number of riders choosing to rest their horses for tomorrow’s big event. As today’s class, over the 1.45m fences, unfolded, the spectators may have experienced a certain sense of deja vu. As was the case yesterday, Frida Lindgren and Mabobri De Mabribo were very early in the order and as they did yesterday, they produced a clear fast round to set the standard that nobody else could match. Their clear round in 75.81 seconds secured the win as the only combination to go clear. A total of nine combinations, all finishing on four faults fought for the podium placings with Billy Raymont and Yirrkala Cameron prevailing to take second. Third place, with a time of 75.57 seconds, just 0.4 seconds behind were another Queensland combination, Gemma Creighton and Dada Des Brimbelles Z. The top six placings in the FEI World Cup Warm up class were as follows:
WYNDHAM CITY – WORLD CUP QUALIFIER WARM UP CLASS
|1st||Frida Lindgren||Mabobri De Mabribo|
|2nd||Billy Raymont||Yirrkala Cameron|
|3rd||Gemma Creighton||Dada Des Brimbelles Z|
|5th||Clem Smith||Oaks Conjuror|
|6th||Jamie Winning-Kermond||Tulara Stolensky|
The second round of the JPR Equestrian Current Stars Series concluded the action from Day 2. A total of 41 combinations presented for the class, where 13 combinations recorded clear rounds to qualify for a jump off. The last combination out in the jump off were Tom McDermott and the wonderful looking black stallion Lincoln MVNZ, who snatched the victory with a dashing clear round in just 38.25 seconds, in a repeat of yesterday’s winning performance. Their ride relegated Queensland jumping legend Clem Smith and Quantico 12 to second place, with a time almost a second slower than the winner. Young NSW based rider, Madeline Sinderberry and Camie Z were third, just 0.16 seconds behind. It was a thrilling jump off which was a fitting way to end the day. Given that McDermott and LINCOLN MVNZ have won the two lead up rounds, it would be a brave person to bet against them taking all before them in tomorrow’s final. The top six placegetters in this class were:
JPR EQUESTRIAN – CURRENT STARS – ROUND 2
|1st||Tom McDermott||Lincoln MVNZ|
|2nd||Clem Smith||Quantico 12|
|3rd||Madeline Sinderberry||Camie Z|
|4th||Phillip Lever||Blue Steel NZPH|
|5th||Savannah Hopkinson||Bittern Park Karmen|
|6th||Emma Smith||Oaks Abracadabra|
There was just one class on arena three today. The second round of the Taranto Glass Bronze Tour culminated in an exciting 19-way jump-off. As was the case yesterday NSW Junior Rider Charlie Magnier and Master Stevie G showed the rest of the field how it was done by taking the win, double clear, in a jump off time of 39.01 seconds. As was the case in the second round of the Silver Tour, Australian Senior Champion rider Tom McDermott had to settle for second behind Magnier, this time piloting Yalambi’s Kandy Ripple with a jump off time of 39.42 seconds. It was an improvement of one place for this pari, who were third in Round 1. Victorian rider Nellie Rogers combined with her warmblood gelding, Valiant Star to take third today with a time of 40.14 seconds.
Above: Charlie Magnier and Master Stevie G
With wins in both of the preliminary rounds, Charlie should head into tomorrow’s final full of confidence. It will be quite the performance if he is able to clean sweep the series, against, in some cases riders with much greater experience than himself. The top 6 placegetters in this class were:
TARANTO GLASS – BRONZE TOUR – ROUND 2
|1st||Charlie Magnier||Master Stevie G|
|2nd||Tom McDermott||Yalambi’s Kandy Apple|
|3rd||Nellie Rogers||Valiant Star|
|5th||Holly Bolzon||BPH Affresco|
We congratulate all the winners and placegetters from today and look forward to a day full of finals action tomorrow.