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The Rock-itt : December 2011
that is just how Tom makes them all look. 2nd was Copabella Gamelan, a gelding by Grand Cavalier owned by Copabella Sporthorses and ridden by David Cameron. 3rd was the lovely big grey mare Cyra, a Holsteiner by Carulus I ridden by Jack Maunder. Tom and LH Annie-Elka also won the Yirrkala Stud Open 1,20m class on Saturday. Sarina Jukiewicz won the 5 year old class in the Oaks Sporthorses Young Hor se Qualifying event at the NSW State Show Jumping Championships with CW Conquest, a gelding by Conquistador br ed by Diamond B Stud The Emcee D grade championship round 1 kicked off in Arena 2 with over 60 competitors, a third progressing to the jump off. The class was won by Tom Little on Gunpoint in a time of 39.18 seconds. Winning Appliances Amateur champion Martin Gostelow Jess Brown and Equus Echo were second ahead of Gabrielle Briland on the Copabella Visage progeny who has her sire’s looks and technique Copabella Vertigo. Points from round 1 carry forward to join with round 2 held on Saturday and the top thirty were eligible to nominate for the final held on Sunday with the rest competing in the consolation 1.10m two phase class. Round 2 on Saturday was testing for the 70 competitors in the class. Just seven riders were clear over the course. Sarah Jasper added a first place to her 5 th from the day before with a clear round in 69.68 seconds on Chiltern’s Coat. Jamie Winning and the lovely young gelding Tulara Balouch were second, Jessica Spence and Mike Manly were third and Daniel Engbers added another 4th to his round 1 placings on Millpark Tuesday. Daniel went on to win the championship and Sarah Jasper was reserve champion. Third, Fourth and Fifth place winners in the Equestrian NSW Senior Championship Round 1 After the welcome party on Friday night that involved dancing to After Dark (mostly by the Gostelow Equestrian Team), a band featuring ring 2 judge Michael Archer as the drummer, jumping action began on Saturday m orning with the After Dark Junior Championship Round 1 class over a Brad Longhurst track. Nickaela Malby, hot off her win in the FEI Children's Jumping Gold Tour at the Saddleworld Australian Youth Show Jumping Festival a weekend earlier, won the class on the zippy little chestnut Redshot in a time of 58.60 seconds. 2nd was Samantha Tripp on the imported grey mare Romantic Dream and third was Jessica Knox on Night Wish. Round 2, held on Sunday was won by Western Australian Evie Buller on Yalambi’s Corlandia. Jessica Knox and Nightwish were second in a time of 43.66 seconds and Jack Maunder on Cyra was the fastest 2nd round four faulter in a time of 37.09 seconds to secure third place. Kelly Slater and He's Crafty jump in the morning fog The final round held on Monday with the top twenty juniors returning to the ring in reverse order. The only rider to have two clear rounds was the talented Sam Tripp onboard the equally talented Flowervale Diamond. Jessica Knox was faster on Nightwish but the pair had a rail to give them 2 nd place, as did Evie Buller on Yalambi’s Corlandia to finish 3rd . Monika Herfurth, Bridget Crosato and Jack Maunder all had clear second rounds but their first round penalties held them back, with Jack finishing in 4 th on Cyra as the fastest four faulter and Bridget was 5 th with Silenzio II. Jessica Knox was the most consistent over the three days of competition to win the Junior Title and was congratulated by her thrilled mother Sue Knox from the Yirrkala Stud. Evie Buller was just one point behind for Runner Up. The fog lifted for the second round of the young rider Tekna Saddles Selection Series and Western Australian Evie Buller took 6 seconds off the f astest time to win the class, and the Tekna Saddle The Tripp Family Young Rider Championship round 1 was won by Tom McDerm ott on Capone, in his last year of young rider. He was also second with SL Eclipse. Harry Owens was third on CP Southern Cross. The second round of the Tripp Family Young Rider Championships began before the fog lifted on Sunday morning and the ghostly shapes of the horses could just be seen by Judge Michael Archer. The class was run over the Tekna Saddles Young Rider Selection Series course designed by Brad Longhurst as part of the Australian series sponsored by Tekna Saddles. The track was tough and only seven out of 21 riders through were clear as they entered the second phase. Evie Buller won the class and the Tekna saddle and entered the Championship Final in an excellent position to win the title. In the seeded final on Monday Monique Barrett and Deo Juvante were the only combination to have a double clear giving them victory in the class. Evie Buller and Yalambi’s Landor were 3 rd and Toni Scattergood was fourth on Dee Jay West securing them Champion and Runner Up respectively in the Tripp Family Young Rider Championship Title. Yandoo Laughton’s Legacy