Wings - WA Showjumping - February Newsletter

WINGS
February Issue 2004

Newsletter for Showjumping
WA(EFAWA) Editor - Jacqui Moon Phone 9574 6056
see also www.showjumpingwa.com.au

Welcome to a huge 2004 from Showjumping WA

In This Issue :
Report & Results from the Jump WA Summer Series.
Awards Night Friday Feb 20th.
World Cup Update
WASJA News
Course Designers and Judges Seminar on Feb 28th.
2004 Dates

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Showjumping WA Awards Night

SNIPPETS

From the Summer Series. On average about 100 horses attended each of the days and heat did not seem to be an obstacle. It was great to see a lot of new faces there and some really talented horses were spotted.

Changes at the EFA again. CEO Lorraine O’Neil –Cooper has resigned and Vice-Chair of the Board Robynne McTaggart has stepped in voluntarily on a temporary basis until a replacement is found. You might already notice some difference with her weekly email blasts about what’s happening weekly at the EFA and SEC and hopefully from an inside perspective now she can recommend a stable working system for the office.

Showjumping WA were shocked to discover last week that Branch has decided to sell the "grassed car park block" that had previously been earmarked for development into all weather arenas. The money raised will go into a Foundation and the interest only earned returned to the development of the sport.

A letter has been sent to Branch requesting further details and discussion before a final decision is made.

The block is being offered for Tender.

There is a possibility of a BIG competition for Young Riders this year with a WA team attending the National final next year. The winner of the National final then gets a trip to Ireland for the International event. Watch this space.

Following on from the success and popularity of the Summer Series the SJ WA Committee is looking at holding four more events in April, May, July and August. One or more of these may be at the RAS. The idea being to cater for our younger riders and also provide support classes for those combinations looking to compete in the World Cups later in the year.

Acting CEO Robynne McTaggart has come up with the great idea of a year Calender including all

disciplines that we will all be able to put on our fridges. This will be sent to you free of charge very soon.

Handbooks are at the printers so will be available to members very soon. It is a must read for competitors.

A reminder to members to make sure your horses are fully registered and have an up to date grading card before competing officially. It is the responsibility of all owners to know the Rules of competition and to this end I would encourage everyone to actually read their 2004 handbook when they get it and then keep it in a handy place.

A huge Thank-you to all the Volunteers who helped us with the Summer Series. Your support was fantastic and very much appreciated, although we did note that Course Builder Fred Freeman did seem a little frazzled when he had about 40 people in the arena with him to help change a course!

A little ditty. Observers including David Dobson and Les Bunning pricked their ears when they overheard Greg Moon calling out to Nell Henry across the arena at the Summer Series, "have you decided on a baby name yet?". A little shocked David then asked Nell if she was in the "family way" and Nell replied "no not me my mare!".

Leaderboards will be run on our grading points system and will be overseen by our Registrar Merredith. This will hopefully be much easier to apply points to etc.

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Friday February 20th, 7.00pm

Venue – Jo & Les Bunnings’, 74 Albert Rd, Middle Swan.

Free Lamb Spit, BBQ & Salads

BYO Drinks and utensils

Serious and not so serious awards to be presented
will be a great evening of fun and entertainment.

RSVP for catering purposes to Jacqui on 95746056 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Course Designers & Showjumping Judges Seminar

February 28th at the SEC

9am - 12.30 pm   Course Designing with Derek Dobson and some input from Fred Freeman after attending the recent Sydney International Course.

12.30 - 1.30 pm    Lunch

1.30  -  4.30pm    Judging with Rita Dobson including documents relating to interpretation of some of the new Judging rulings and general information with Murray Britza.

Cost: $25 per session ie. Session 1= Course Designing Session 2= Judging

Total Day Cost: $ 40 Lunch and Morning Tea Included

Open to all Course Designers and Judges from EFA and PCAWA plus interested riders, coaches, Pony Club K Certificate Riders and the general public. This will be a very informative and interesting seminar to attend and we encourage all CD, Judges, Trainees, Riders and interested general public to attend. To book your place please call the EFA office on 92961200.

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SHOWJUMPING WA SUMMER SERIES 2004

The Summer Series held over four weekends in January was the brainchild of Linda Dobson and Robynne McTaggart and we thank them for their foresight and hard work in putting what turned out to be a really successful series together. On average around 100 riders attended each day and the hot weather was no deterrent to us dedicated horse people. It was fantastic to see lots of new faces and horses and from the response we have had since I think many people not only found it educational for horse and rider but a very enjoyable social outing as well. We have also had many comments about the very high standard of the marshalling and how everyone was very clear about the running order of things.

We saw many young children attending and many people that had not been to a jumping event before. Hopefully now we have them hooked! The training rounds of 40cm and upwards were extremely well supported with some heights having upwards of forty rides in them. What was also fantastic was the amount of people who pitched in on the day and helped change courses and helped pack away. As I said on the front page Fred was a little perplexed when he had about 40 people in the arena to help him change a course, but the extra help made all the heavy work much easier for us and hopefully we can muster these crews again in the year.

The Improver Series saw the first two Saturday heights at 1.00m and the third and final at 1.10m. In the first two qualifiers David Dobson and the imported Noblewood Park Olinda took the honours from a strong competition from Bridget Keily, Sue Robertson and the young rider we all thought did a great job Paul Curtis.

The third qualifier was dominated by the fast improving Young Rider Sophie Vaughn who took first on High Rail the Favourite and also second on

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Improver Final Winner – Sophie Vaughn & new mount Foxley XL

Third went to the well named Willie or Wonti and Natalie Hibbert and four to the consistent Sam Lloyd and Sandhurst.

In the Final we saw Sophie and Foxley XL as the only clear in a strong jump off field, with the improving Sam Lloyd and Sandhurst Second, 3rd to another always near the top Bridget Keily, 4th Noblewood Park Olinda and David Dobson and fifth to another young rider Kate Border and Sambuca.

Sophie won some fantastic prizes which included a lovely sheepskin padded saddle cloth from John Wiltshire Saddlery of Adelaide and some feed from Mitavite whose display on the day outside the office looked very impressive. Placegetters throughout the series also received vouchers very kindly donated by Europa – where would we be without them? Others received bags of the feed supplement Copra and Westcoast Saddlery were also a fantastic supporter by supplying a selection of grooming equipment. For an independent saddlery this was fantastic support. We also thank Milne Feeds and Mundaring Veterinary Hospital for their donations of vouchers.

A very big thanks to all our sponsors who certainly provided some great prizes, which certainly helped to make the series a great success.

From a fundraising point of view we made over $5,000 to go towards the running of the World Cups and we are now planning our Winter series.

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World Cup Update

Over the past month there has been a concerted effort at National to take one and even all three of our World Cup fixtures away from us and there has been quite a campaign taking place. Thankfully cooler and more sensible heads have prevailed thanks largely to our National representative David Dobson and we can now with certainty move full steam ahead.

It has not only been in the East that there has been some consternation about us running WC’s here as there have been a few riders voice their concerns about the possibilities that "our horses are not ready, all the Eastern Staters will take all the prize money, and all the prize money will be on the World Cup only". We hope that over the Christmas break we have spoken to these riders and have answered their concerns.

The SJ Committee are looking to run a series of events through the year that will introduce WA horses to WC like courses.

There will be full support programs for each of the World Cup shows that will cater for all levels of riders and horses.

If Eastern State horses win most of the WC money then so be it, this will show us where our riders and horses are in comparison with the rest of the country. If our level is not good enough then we have to improve. Part of the reason for having these classes here in the first place is to provide the riders and spectators in WA with the opportunity to compete against and see these riders and maybe aspire to ride at this level. If we do not provide this type of competition for our riders then what level do they have to aspire to?

Governing Committee

On the operational front a governing committee has now been formed and about eight further sub-committees are being formed in the coming week. These will cover the areas of Administration, Operations, Marketing/Media, Hospitality, Volunteers, Education, Technical and Special Projects. If you would like to be a part of one of these working committees then please contact Robynne McTaggart at the EFA office on 92961200.

Programs for each of the shows will be set in the next few weeks and then sent out to all WC riders in the East. We have already had conformation that leading rider Anthony Thomas will be attending and bringing four other riders with him.

03/04 World Cup End of Year Results- by Jenny Sheppard.

Chris Chugg has topped the overall rider points score in the Australian 2003/4 WC Qualifiers. Chris and his homebred gelding Diamond B Ego also won this years "Golden Grand" trophy for the best horse of the season.

Second overall was Tim Amitrano of Cooroy, Qld and third was Andrew Inglis of NSW. Two of these top three riders are eligible to compete at the World Final in Milan, Italy in April.

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Special Offers :

Combined Farrier Supplies Special Offer for Wings Readers!!

You can buy from Combined Farriers Supplies (who normally only supply to the trade) top quality studs, stud kits, hoof dressing and any farriering tools you might need at trade prices. Ring Jan or Aaron on 95252478

Dianna Downs-Stoney is importing an excellent quality range of showjumping gear such as chaps, horse jumping boots, headcollars, girths& gaiters from the Slovak Republic and she is donating $3 from each sale to Showjumping WA.

Call Diana on 92504518 for more details.

 

Coming Event

Coolup Horse &Pony Club is holding a two-ring unofficial showjumping day on the 21st March.

Fred Freeman is the course builder and they do have safe & freshly painted jumping equipment, with some different fill.

Ring 1: Class’s at 60cm, 75cm, 90cm, 105cm & 110cm

Ring 2: Classes at 30cm, 45cm & 75cm

 

Ideal place to give your young horses some inexpensive experience.

Contact; Sharon on 9530 3403 for more info

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Summer Series Results

JACKPOT - 90CM

10th

17th

24th

31st

Last Laugh - Kelly Anne Crowe

1ST

1ST

2ND

1ST

Magnitude - Linda Dobson

2ND

Crimson Leo - Kelly-Ann Crowe

3RD

4TH

Starways Romeo - Melissa Cooper

4TH

Makie Jet - Courtney McGill

5TH

Belwara Beldur - Stephnie Neaves

6TH

So What - Les Bunning

7TH

6TH

Becky Johnson - Skye

2ND

3RD

Rocket Socks - Bridget Kiely

3RD

Dark Emma - Jill Howell

4TH

1ST

3RD

Fair Go - Paul Curtis

5TH

7TH

Ganesha - Kathy Mills

7TH

It is True – Hannah Henry

5TH

Meadowbranch Magic - Natika Barber

6TH

Sandhurst - Sam Llloyd

2ND

Beajolia - Jill Howell

4TH

Skye - Becky Johnson

5TH

Delta Rosa - Jill Howell

6TH

Mr. Maxwell – Sam Llloyd

7TH

JACKPOT 100CM

10th

17th

24th

31st

Last Laugh - Kelly Anne Crowe

1st

Rave - Kim Porter

2nd

Nahema Ishtar - Sue Robertson

3rd

1st

Makie Jet - Courtney McGill

4th

N.W.P. Olinda - David Dobson

5th

3rd

Moselking - Les Bunning

6th

Gundibachi - Jocelyn Scott

7th

7th

Dark Emma - Jill Howell

2nd

2nd

Feeling Wise - Bridget Kiely

3rd

3rd

4th

Fair Go - Paul Curtis

4th

7th

Central Park - Julia Conti

5th

6th

Mr. Maxwell – Sam Lloyd

6th

Sandhurst - Sam Lloyd

1st

1st

Rocket Socks - Bridget Kiely

2nd

DVZ Fuerst Figaro - Rodger Kamman

4th

Skye - Becky Johnson

5th

6th

Foxley XL - Sophie Vaughan

5th

High Rail the Favourite - Sophie Vaughan

7th

JACKPOT - 110CM

10th

17th

24th

Feeling Wise - Bridget Keily

1st

1st

Central Park - Julia Conti

2nd

2nd

2nd

N.W.P. Olinda - David Dobson

3rd

1st

4th

Sandhurst - Sam Lloyd

4th

Combined Danzaman - Amy Harper

3rd

Ultimate Park Lexus - Jenny Goodman

4th

High Rail the Favourite- Sophie Vaughan

3rd

IMPROVER QUALIFIER

10th

17th

24th

31st
N.W.P. Olinda - David Dobson

1st

1st

4th

Nahema Ishtar- Sue Robertson

2nd

Rocket Socks - Bridget Kiely

3rd

2nd

3rd

So What – Les Bunning

4th

Last Laugh - Kelli Ann Crowe

3rd

Fair Go – Paul Curtis

4th

Imperial Currency - Steve Waddington

5th

High Rail the Favourite - Sophie Vaughan

1st

Foxley XL - Sophie Vaughan

2nd

1st

Wilie or Wonti - Natalie Hibbert

3rd

Sandhurst - Samantha Lloyd

4th

2nd

Run for Me - Anna McGregor

5th

Sambucca - Kate Border

5th

 

Show Dates for 2004.

The following is a list of shows that we have been informed of at this time.

February

15th HillsShowjumping Assn

Serpentine Horse & Pony Club.

March

7th WASJA at Wanneroo

21st Hills Showjumping Assn.

April

11th &12th WASJA at the RAS

18th Hills Showjumping Assn

24th Showjumping WA

May

2nd WASJA at RAS

8th Gidgegannup & Hills ARC

16th Hills Showjumping Assn.

29th Showjumping WA

June

6th WASJA

20th Hills Showjumping Assn.

July

4th WASJA

9th-11th Geraldton Combined Equestrian Club.

18th Hills Showjumping Assn.

24th Showjumping WA.

August

8th WASJA at SEC.

15th Hills Showjumping Assn.

22nd Showjumping WA

September

5th WASJA at RAS?

11th Chapman Valley Ag Show.

12th Walkaway Pony Club

18th Northampton Ag. Show

18th& 19th PCWA Showjumping Championships at SEC.

25th Central Midlands Ag. Society

26th Hills Showjumping Assn.

October

2nd – 4th Perth Royal Show including World Cup Qualifier

8th – 10th WASJA & Showjumping WA Spring in the Valley & World Cup Qualifier.

16th & 17th Serpentine Horse & PC including World Cup Qualifier

22nd & 23rd Esperance Ag. Show

22nd & 23rd Harvey Ag. Show

30th Smithbrook – Southern Forrests Showjumping.

November

12th&13th Albany Ag. Show

19th & 20th Collie Ag. Show

26th & 27th Wanneroo Ag. Society

December

3rd & 4th Osborne Park Ag Society

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W. A. S. J. A.

MEMBERSHIP FORM 2004

 

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Senior Membership ( Riders over 18yrs) $60: --------------------------------------------

Junior Membership (Riders 18yrs & under) $45: -------------------------------------------

(PLEASE TICK TYPE OF MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED)

BENEFITS OFFERED TO WASJA MEMBERS:

No charge for First Aid Levy. Non members will be asked to pay $10 per show.

Reduced entry fees. Being a member will save you $ 5 to $10 per class.

Insurance cover at all WASJA organized events.

Voting rights to all members 18yrs and over.

IT IS THE REQUIREMENT OF ALL WASJA MEMBERS THAT THEY OR A NOMINATED PERSON, HELP FOR A MORNING OR AFTERNOON, AT ONE FIXTURE DURING 2004. PLEASE SIGN BELOW. NO MEMBERSHIP WILL BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT A SIGNATURE..

 

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CHEQUES MADE PAYABLE TO W.A.S.J.A and please forward with completed membership form to Gail Hellier, 172 Hawtin Rd, FORRESTFIELD WA 6058. Your 2004 membership card will be sent by return mail.

From the Jump WA Shop:  Caps – Very stylish, great quality and really comfortable to wear. Won’t fly off in the wind. Navy base with red and white binding and your choice of either red or white logo - $16.50

Life in Western Australia is now encompassed in an informative and entertaining new book titled "Lunatics, Legends and Lotharios" written by Dr Glen McLaren.

Lunatics, Legends and Lotharios traces the development of the sport in this State from the earliest recorded showring jumping event in 1879, when a two-guinea prize was offered for the quaintly worded "…best hunter to be tried at the leaping bar in the Show Yard." Within a decade showring jumping, which consisted of hunter events or high-jumping, was a highly popular feature of city and country shows. Women quickly carved a niche for themselves and almost immediately were competing successfully against male riders.

The gradual evolution of the sport into modern day showjumping, which encompassed the incorporation of military events, handy-hunter classes, and the arrival of "Olympic events" is traced carefully and often humorously. The subsequent role of Peter Cooke, Laurie Connell and Alan Bond during the 1980’s when the sport grew to previously unimagined heights, and the dispiriting crash and slow but inspiring restructuring in the 1990’s are also examined. Overall, this eminently readable work, which incorporates reminiscences from 35 interviewees and over 80 photographs, some dating back to the 1890’s will provide hours of interesting and informative entertainment, as well as make an ideal reference work or gift.

About the Author

 Born in Your in 1948, Glen McLaren showed a love of horses from an early age and received his first pony, Biddy, when eight years old. The numerous falls he endured at the time stood him in good stead in later life, when he ran a large scale horse breaking business at Ascot for over 20 years before taking up showjumping in 2000. During this time he undertook tertiary studies, culminating in a PhD in Australian History from Curtin University. Subsequently he has had eight monographs and numerous articles published on social, economic, institutional and industrial history. The ninth, Lunatics, Legends and Lotharios, his history of showjumping in Western Australia has been a labour of love.

Lunatics, Legends & Lotharios – by Dr Glen McLaren $33
plus $4 P&H for postal orders only.
Jump WA Caps $16.50. Please state Red or White Logo
Jump WA Hats $44.00

Caps, Hats & "Lunatics, Legends and Lotharios"
Please Fax To: 9574 6056
Or post to 315 Reen Rd, Gidgegannup. WA. 6083
Or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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