Stars of the future sparkle at Willinga Park today
The Jumping @ Willinga show, back after a two-year break, saw another day of wonderful competition at the magnificent equestrian facility that is Willinga Park today. While the first two days of competition (click HERE and HERE for our full wraps of the action) were fantastic, today saw the competition rise to new heights in excellent spring weather conditions at Bawley Point on the NSW South Coast.
The action on the main grandstand arena opened with the Cox Architecture Children’s Grand Prix Spectacular and although there were only seven combinations entered, the competition from these youngsters was hot. Three clear rounds gave rise to an intriguing jump-off, where only one combination recorded a double clear to take the win. Amelia Tsilfidis and Pride Of Gold, who yesterday won an Open 1.10m class, were the well-deserved victors from Joel Lamb and JB Little Gun in second and Charli Stevens and CR Cruising, who both took a rail in the jump off.
Above: Amelia Tsilfidis and Pride Of Gold.
The Hisway Futurity Spectacular was the next class set down for decision on the main arena. There were 35 combinations entered and the class conditions saw the top 12 invited back for a second round. There were five double clear performances with the combination going quickest in the second round being Frida Lindgren and Van Damme. Their second-round time of 49.74 seconds was enough to relegate Amelia Douglass and Yalambi’s J’Adore (50.30 seconds) into second place, with Savanna Hopkinson and Bittern Park Karmen rounding out the podium.
Above: Frida Lindgren and Van Damme
The final class of the day on the main arena was the third Leg of the 2022 Stal Tops Australian Young Rider Series. With the top four combinations in the point score after the first two Legs engaged in today’s class, the pressure was on right from the beginning today. For the full story on this class, please click HERE to go to a separate article.
On the Yandoo Park Arena 2, there were classes ranging from 1.00m to 1.20m with the opener at 1.00m. The Kelvin Grove Equestrian Adult and Junior competitions were the first classes to be decided. In the Adult section, the win went to Hollie Spence and Ego Miss Moet who were the fastest of 10 combinations which did not disturb the rails. The win for this combination followed their win in a similar class on Thursday afternoon. Similarly, the winners of the Junior division were no strangers to the top of the podium. Yesterday afternoon, Jada Burgun and given its speed, the appropriately named, Missile Higgins won a Junior 1.00m class and they were back at it again this morning. In a convincing win, Burgun and the Missile were clear and 2.5 seconds faster in the second phase than their nearest rivals, Kayla Hogg and Line Em Up Charlie. It was a great effort from this promising combination.
The rails were put up to 1.10m before the next class sponsored by Camden Hire. There were two sections, namely an Open section and another restricted to Amateur riders. In the Open section the win went to the experienced Andrew Inglis and Cavalier Carolus with almost a second to spare over Skye Sylvester and Celerity Park Fantastik. In the Amateur section, the win went to Alisa Williams and Willybling, going one better than their second placing in the amateur class on Thursday.
Above: Alisa Williams and Willybling. Photo Credit: Simon Scully Photography
To wrap up the day, Tarraleah Park were the sponsors of the two 1.20m classes, which had an open section and a section restricted to 6 and 7-year-old horses. The Open section was dominated by Charli Robinson-Smith who finished in first and second place. The win was with Martango in a phase-two time of 32.72 seconds and the second place was with Carisma II in 32.80 seconds. Third place went to Clara Palm and Dutch Man Retto just 0.14 seconds slower. In the young horse section, things were about as close as they could have been without a tie. First place went to Brooke Hickey and Tulara Flare in a second-phase time of 30.28 seconds, just 0.02 seconds faster than Ella Hayward and Edena DP. Also clear and over a second slower were Olivia Hamood and Boseda in third.
It was a great day of Jumping and we look forward to tomorrow when the Junior Grand Prix, the Mini Prix and the Grand Prix will be decided.
Congratulations to all today’s winners and placegetters as listed below.
GRANDSTAND ARENA – RING 1
CLASS 15: COX ARCHITECTURE CHILDREN’S GRAND PRIX SPECTACULAR – 1.10m
|1st||Amelia Tsilfidis||Pride Of Gold|
|2nd||Joel Lamb||JB Little Gun|
|3rd||Charli Stevens||CR Cruising|
|4th||Katy Robinson||Pure Obsession|
|5th||Jorja Lenehan||SR Barnaby|
|6th||Jordan Smith||Country Vision|
CLASS 16: HISWAY FUTURITY GRAND PRIX SPECTACULAR – 1.35m
|1st||Frida Lindgren||Van Damme|
|2nd||Amelia Douglass||Yalambis J’Adore|
|3rd||Savanna Hopkinson||Bittern Park Karmen|
|5th||Frida Lindgren||Sovereign’s Halo|
CLASS 17: STAL TOPS YOUNG RIDER SERIES – ROUND 3 – 1.35m
|1st||Sally Simmonds||Oaks Kingfisher|
|2nd||Jess Rice-Ward||Denison Park Style|
|3rd||Tori Cureton||Equus Archer|
|4th||Tyla Hackett||Global PH Cocofino|
|5th||Bella Du Plessis||Onessa MVNZ|
|6th||Georgia Apps||Finch Farm Viduka|
YANDOO PARK – RING 2
CLASS 18A: KELVIN GROVE EQUESTRIAN – ADULT – 1.00m
|1st||Hollie Spence||Ego Miss Moet|
|2nd||Emerson Stuchbery||Indiana Goodtimes|
|5th||Lori James||Bond Girl SHP|
|6th||Emma Kwasha||Diamond B Verona|
CLASS 18B: KELVIN GROVE EQUESTRIAN – JUNIOR – 1.00m
|1st||Jada Burgun||Missile Higgins|
|2nd||Kayla Hogg||Line Em Up Charlie|
|3rd||Katy Robinson||Pure Obsession|
|4th||Hannah Doolan||Prince Shamar William|
|5th||Rianna Reeves||Ennovyar C Est Moi|
|6th||Chloe Copp||Falson Island|
CLASS 19A: CAMDEN HIRE – OPEN – 1.15m
|1st||Andrew Inglis||Cavalier Carolus|
|2nd||Skye Sylvester||Celerity Park Fantastik|
|3rd||Jack Haynes||She’s A Diva|
|6th||Lily-Rose Baxter||Foxhill Cruise|
CLASS 19B: CAMDEN HIRE – AMATEUR – 1.15m
|2nd||Georgia Gall||Along came Polly|
|3rd||Rachael Vella||Vellara Delirium|
|4th||Charlotte Chambers||Amaretto MVNZ|
|6th||Rachael Vella||Cordelia Ego Z|
CLASS 20A: TARRALEAH PARK – OPEN – 1.20m
|2nd||Charli Robinson-Smith||Carisma II|
|3rd||Clara Palm||Dutch Man Retto|
|4th||Jennifer Wood||I Pod|
CLASS 20B: TARRALEAH PARK – HORSES 6 AND 7 YEARS – 1.20m
|1st||Brooke Hickey||Tulara Flare|
|2nd||Ella Hayward||Edena DP|
|5th||Kate Hinschen||Calouandra PS|
|6th||Josephine Connors||Oaks Kestrel|
Results sourced from online.equipe.com