Showjumping Shield Team winners
On Sunday 16th August the Bealiba & District Pony Club hosted the Midland Zone Team of Four Ride and Show Jumping Competition. This event is held annually with shields being awarded to the winner of both the Flat Ride and Show Jumping Team Event.
All clubs within the zone are invited to participate. Clubs participating in the Flat Ride are given a copy of a dressage test which is to be ridden in a 30 by 60 metre arena. A judge allocates points for each movement throughout the test; scores are then tallied to determine the placings.
There were seven teams entered in this event, six from Bealiba and one from Bendigo. Scores were extremely close between the seven teams with the winning team being Bealiba D; team members were Harley McGrath, Ruby Toohey, Steffie Conway and Abby-Rose Fry.
Second place was awarded to Bealiba E; the team consisted of Katrina Scilini, Kylie Scilini, Tarah Youngson and Corey Youngson.
Bealiba Team A placed third, the team members were Samantha Palmer, Louise Conway, Edwina Fry and Guinny Jones.
Bealiba Team C placed fourth, team members were Alicia Billinghurst, Katelyn Billinghurst, Hilary Jones and Maddy Harris.
Bealiba Team F placed fifth, team members were Alicia Billinghurst, Brooke Stuart, Leah Holt and Demcy Gibbs.
Bendigo placed sixth, team members were Hannah Mika, Shannon Stone, Morgan Maud and Shaleah Bray.
Bealiba Team B finished in seventh place, the team comprised four sisters riding together, which is very rarely seen. The girls were Hannah, Molly, Paigan and Ingrid Gould.
Sashes were awarded to the sixth placegetters with Bealiba’s Team B being presented with the Perpetual Shield which will be inscribed with the clubs name and held at Bealiba Pony Club rooms for the next 12 months.
Show jumping is a very popular discipline in the Midland Zone with many club inviting top show jumping instructors to teach at their clubs. A total of 69 riders entered the showjumping event.
Pony Club riders graded A, B, C, D, E & F were required to compete in two different events. Individual placings were awarded from first to sixth place.
The Show Jumping Team Event allows clubs to enter teams consisting of up to five members from different show jumping grades. The three best scores are taken to determine the team placing.
At the end of the competition scores are tallied to determine the winner and placing’s of the Midland Zone Show Jumping Shield.
There were ten teams entered with Bealiba A taking out first place, the team consisted of Samantha Palmer riding Scrumpy Jack, Steffie Conway riding Bella, Harley McGrath riding Snow Plough, Alicia Billinghurst riding Apache and Justina Shanahan riding Rose.
In second place was Maldon A, third place was Maryborough A, fourth place was Bealiba C, the team consisted of Harley McGrath riding Doug, Hannah Gould riding Bold Maraad, Edwina Fry riding Contagious, Katelyn Billinghurst riding Landsborough Pheonix and Ingrid Gould riding Jazz Mitchell.
Fifth place was awarded to Bealiba B, team members were Abby-Rose Fry riding My Friend Flicka, Samantha Palmer riding Skew Wiff, Louise Conway riding You Sexy Boy, Cade Cohalan riding Barry and Ruby Toohey riding Lady Di.
Sixth place was awarded to Maldon B.
The Midland Show Jumping Shield will remain at the Bealiba Pony Club for the following year.
The Riverside & Tom’s Whiskers Perpetual Trophy awarded to the best performed A or B grade horse on the day was won by Bealiba’s Samantha Palmer riding her lovely chestnut gelding, Scrumpy Jack. Samantha performed extremely well to take out first place in both B Grade show jumping events.
Samantha and Scrumpy Jack will have their names engraved onto the Perpetual Trophy and were given a small trophy to keep.
The competition ran smoothly with three show jumping rings in operation. One of these was the new sand arena which was officially opened on the day.
Bealiba Pony club members are very excited about this new addition to their grounds and look forward to using it at upcoming rallies, camps and competitions.