JNSW Amateur Series for 2022 kicks-off at Gundagai
This weekend will see the first round of the 2022 NSW Amateur Jumping Series conducted as part of the three-day jumping program at the Gundagai Show. It is hoped that the 2022 series can be run through to its conclusion, unlike the 2021 series, which only ran for six events from February to June, when it was discontinued because of COVID-19 lockdowns.
Despite the abbreviated season in 2021, undoubtedly, the star of the show was Gundagai-based Jim Scobie. Based on the point score table on the jumping NSW website, when the competition was suspended, he was sitting in a tie for first place with himself, as well as being placed in equal third. The top 10 on the 2021 point score are as follows:
|=1st||Jim Scobie||Boomerang Café||30|
|=3rd||Jim Scobie||Fernhill Aussie Balou||29|
|=3rd||Sarah Dreverman||Emmaville Van Gogh||29|
|=5th||Natalie Do Souza||Romley Corsair||18|
|7th||Damien Churchill||Franklins Peace||16|
|=8th||Elizabeth Hoy||Where’s Cameron||11|
|=8th||Sean Geraghty||Bellhaven Sanskrit||11|
|10th||Samantha Harrison||Springfield Firefly||10|
The 2022 season kicks-off with a bang, with rounds at Gundagai this weekend and two rounds next weekend at the State Indoor Championships in Tamworth and at the Canberra Cup. March will see rounds at the Goulburn Agricultural Show and the Hunter Championships at Rutherford. Round six will head back to Equestrian Park in Canberra at the NSW Country Championships in late April. There is then a break through to the Waratah Show at SIEC in August, punctuated only by the June Winter festival at Camden. In September, round 9 is scheduled to be held at the Hunter Region Spring Show, followed by the NSW State titles at EPIC in Canberra. The final round will be at the Summer Classic at SIEC in December.
With only the best six performances by each participating combination counting towards determining the series final placings, competitors will be looking to make a strong start over the next couple of weekends.
We look forward to what promises to be an exciting series.