Madeline Sinderberry takes first Stal Tops Australian Young Rider for 2021
Above: Madeline Sinderberry and Keilor Bamboo. Photo credit: Jasmine Dunmore Photography.
The first leg of the 2021 Stal Tops Australian Young Rider Series was held today as part of the 2021 Festival of Showjumping at Caboolture. For a link back to our story about the launch of the 2021 series, click HERE and to read about the massive influence Stal Tops has had on Jumping in Australia over the past 20 years, click HERE.
Today’s class saw 34 of the finest Young Riders combinations battle it out for not only a share in $4000 prize money, but for valuable series points. With only four legs in the series, points from every leg will count towards series totals so a good start is imperative.
Some fine jumping saw 11 combinations record clear rounds and when 10 of these came back for a jump off, only three could produce another clear to book a place on the podium. Third place went to Jess Rice-Ward and Denison Park Style from NSW, who took a careful 54.73 seconds around the jump-off course.
Jess Rice-Ward and Denison Park Style. Photo credit: Jasmine Dunmore Photography
Local rider, who is still eligible to compete at Junior level, Maleah Lang-McMahon, fresh from her wonderful clear round in the previous night’s first leg of the 2021 AJTL season, combined with the horse her father rode in the same AJTL event, K.S. Sovereigns Cadel to scoot around the jump-off course, clear, in 49.56 seconds, to take second. However, with a scorching time of just 46.80 seconds in the jump-off, the win went to NSW based 2019 Australian Young Rider Champion, Madeline Sinderberry riding Keilor Bamboo.
Maleah Lang-McMahon and K.S. Sovereigns Cadel. Photo credit: Jasmine Dunmore Photography
Madeline Sinderberry and Keilor Bamboo. Photo credit: Jasmine Dunmore Photography
So Sinderberry and Keilor Bamboo have the jump on the rest of the field and we look forward to the next leg of this series, scheduled to be held at Willinga Park in September. The top 10 placings in this class, as well as their Stal Tops Prize money and series points earned were:
|1st||Madeline Sinderberry||Keilor Bamboo||$1,500||11|
|2nd||Maleah Lang-McMahon||K.S. Sovereigns Cadel||$1,000||9|
|3rd||Jess Rice-Ward||Denison Park Style||$ 600||8|
|4th||Tayla Parlevliet||Flash Drive||$ 400||7|
|5th||Madeline Sinderberry||Camie Z||$ 300||6|
|6th||Anneliese Wansey||Kolora Stud St Patrick||$ 200||5|
|7th||Anneliese Wansey||Aveden Indigo||–||4|
|9th||William Wood||Powerhouse Park Ego Roc||–||2|
|10th||Sam Watson||Oaks Donatello||–||1|