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Jumping against the clock

SportJoanne Eisemann

SHOWJUMPING IS a great spectator sport with lots of action-packed riding!

The Meander Valley Council Jumping Tasmania State Titles 2018 are being held at the Westbury Showgrounds on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th of December.

The event is run by Jumping Tasmania North and there will be two rings and classes of show jumping consisting of riders of various ages and ability levels.

Championship classes will see riders strive to complete the course within a set time without knocking any poles without refusals at the fences, over two rounds. Riders who manage to do this

successfully then go into a third round which is a jump off against the clock.

The other type of class is a Speed class. Riders in these classes aim to complete the course in the quickest time without having any poles down or refusals.

There is a Trade Expo where local businesses will display their products; food and coffee vans will also be on site. Jumping Tasmania North is very fortunate to have many local businesses and services sponsoring and supporting the event.

Spectators are welcome and encouraged. Entry is free of charge!

Jo Geard of Westbury jumps her horse Ambervale Smudge. Photo by Jess Honan

Jo Geard of Westbury jumps her horse Ambervale Smudge. Photo by Jess Honan