Brooke Langbecker and Black Jack IXE 2019 Future Stars Champions
The Kiernan Plant Hire Future Stars Title is a much sought after component of the Pryde’s EasiFeed Australian Jumping Championships. Open only to horses that are either 6, 7 or 8 years old at the time of the competition. The Championship is designed to showcase the up and coming young horses which may be the stars of our sport in the future. The Championship was fought out over two qualifying rounds and a final today held on the Main arena.
Round 1 was the very first class on the Main arena, held way back on Wednesday morning. The start list had 53 of the brightest young horse names on it and saw 18 combinations go clear in the first round. An exciting jump off saw eight of these combinations again go clear. Katie Laurie and Dandelion prevailed in a time of 39.93 seconds, just 0.4 seconds faster than Tom McDermott and Yalambi’s Harvard. Billy Raymont and YPH Capulet filled third place just 0.2 seconds further back. All the placegetters from Round 1 are listed below.
Wes Joyce and Oaks Volta
Pryde’s EasiFeed Main Arena
CLASS 1: Kiernan Plant Hire – Future Stars Round 1 – 1.30m
The first ten placegetters in this class were:
|2nd||Tom McDermott||Yalambi’s Harvard||$200|
|3rd||Billy Raymont||YPH Capulet||$175|
|4th||Tom McDermott||Cachassini II||$150|
|5th||Billy Raymont||YPH Picasso||$120|
|6th||Wes Joyce||Oaks Volta||$100|
|7th||David Cameron||Bensons Femme Fatale||$75|
|8th||Mykaela Briggs||Jellystone Park Cinzano||$75|
|9th||Brooke Langbecker||Black Jack IXE||$50|
|10th||Brooke Campbell||Copabella Camouflage||$50|
Round 2 was conducted on Thursday afternoon and was run as a speed class. This time Tom McDermott went one better than in Round 1. McDermott and Yalambi’s Harvard, this time went one better than in Round 1 to take the win by recording a clear round more than 2 seconds faster than his nearest rival. And that nearest rival you ask? Well it was again McDermott, this time on Cachassini 11. It should be noted that in a fantastic display of jumping, McDermott also rode different horses into both fifth and seventh placing. Another familiar name filled third place, however, this time Billy Raymont was in combination with YPH Picasso. Official placings for the Second Round are listed below.
Tom McDermott and Cachassini 11
CLASS 9: Kiernan Plant Hire – Future Stars Round 2 – 1.30m
The first ten placegetters in this class were:
|1st||Tom McDermott||Yalambi’s Harvard||$350|
|2nd||Tom McDermott||Cachassini 11||$275|
|3rd||Billy Raymont||YPH Picasso||$220|
|4th||Olivia Hamood||Sundance GHP||$120|
|5th||Tom McDermott||Carl Aus Pausin||$90|
|6th||Clem Smith||Oaks Conjurer||$70|
|8th||Billy Raymont||Tulara Cassiko||$50|
|10th||Brooke Langbecker||Black Jack IXE||$40|
After the second round, all the competing combinations were ranked based on their combined performance in both Rounds 1 and 2 and the top 50% of the field were invited to contest today’s final.
A total of 25 combinations lined up for today’s final. Unlike the major championship series, all combinations came into today’s final on an equal footing as Rounds 1 and 2 only served to qualify for entry for the final for the top 50% of the ranked competitors.
Under cloudy skies and on a course becoming increasingly challenging, only 7 combinations recorded clear first rounds to qualify for a jump off.
Melissa Blair and Gigant Z were first out in the jump off, however, took a rail to finish on four penalties. Next out was David Cameron and Bensons Femme Fatale who took three rails to take away their winning chance. Tom McDermott and Carl Aus Pausin took two rails to take away his final chance of winning despite taking four winning chances into today’s final. The Round 1 winners Katie Laurie and Dandelion were next and recorded a single rail, however, their time was good enough to have them sitting in the lead with just three combinations to come.
Katie Laurie and Dandelion
Victorian entrants Wes Joyce and Oaks Volta were next to attempt the jump off course and they went brilliantly to record the first double clear and take the lead. The penultimate combination were Queenslander, Brooke Langbecker and her stallion Black Jack IXE and they attacked the course at a scintillating pace to complete it 2.5 second faster than Joyce. What made it all the more special for Langbecker was that they also recorded a double clear and sat in the lead with just one combination to come. Unfortunately for Olivia Hamood and Sundance GHP, they were not able to snatch a last- minute victory and a single rail relegated them to fifth place. Official placegetter were as follows:
Olivia Hamood and Sundance GHP
CLASS 32: Kiernan Plant Hire – Future Stars FINAL – 1.30m
The first twelve placegetters in this class were:
|1st||Brooke Langbecker||Black Jack IXE||$1,500|
|2nd||Wes Joyce||Oaks Volta||$1,200|
|4th||Melissa Blair||Gigant Z||$600|
|5th||Olivia Hamood||Sundance GHP||$420|
|6th||Tom McDermott||Carl Aus Pausin||$360|
|7th||David Cameron||Bensons Femme Fatale||$300|
|8th||Billy Raymont||YPH Capulet||$240|
|9th||Tom McDermott||Yalambi’s Harvard||$120|
|11th||Shane Davidson||Viva Blue||$100|
|12th||Brooke Campbell||Copabella Camouflage||$100|
Australian Jumping congratulates Brooke Langbecker and Black Jack IXE for their fantastic performance as well as the rest of the competitors, on what was a wonderful championship.