Madi Sinderberry and Balentino – 2021 Australian Future Stars Champions
Above: Madeline Sinderberry and Balentino.
The final of the Kiernan Plant Hire Future stars bring together the best 6, 7 and 8-year-old horses in the nation. After two rounds through the week, Madeline Sinderberry and Balentino had set the pace finishing third in the first round and then following it up with a win in Round 2.
A total of 31 combinations entered today’s final and over a track which challenged the riders, there were just four clear rounds. The first clear round in the jump off was recorded by Phil Stephens and Baluce in a competitive time of 49.04 seconds. They were in the lead until second last out, Josh Collins and Yalambi’s Ikon had a fantastic round. They went fast and clear in 47.53 seconds and looked set for the win.
Above: Phil Stephens and Baluce
Above: Josh Collins and Yalambi’s Ikon
It was going to take an extraordinary performance by the last combination on course, Madeline Sinderberry and Balentino. Extraordinary they were! They managed to get around the course more than a second quicker and the title was theirs. Future Stars was the name of the class and there is no doubt that future stars were on display.
CLASS 33: KIERNAN PLANT HIRE – FUTURE STARS (FINAL) – MINIMUM 1.30m
|2nd||Josh Collins||Yalambi’s Ikon|
|4th||Stuart Jenkins||Fairview Cambridge|
|5th||Jamie W Kermond||Yandoo Honolulu|
|6th||Emma Smith||Bittern Park Karmen|
|7th||Stuart Jenkins||Fairview Alicana|
|9th||Rhys Jones||Riverton Kanntador|
|10th||Melissa Blair||Connollys Karuba|
|11th||Tyrone Latham||Yirrkala Harriett|
|12th||Steph Fenn||DF Balou Bird|