JUMPING WITH THE STARS YOUNG JUMPING HORSE CHAMPIONSHIP
As with all major equine events the sponsor are paramount and the sponsors of Dressage and Jumping with the Stars allowed Sue McKay and her fabulous team put on a magnificent show. Naming rights sponsors included Performance Sales International, Bates, Sofitel Mansion & Spa, International Horse Breeders, International Racehorse Transport & KB Finance Solutions. This year we are pleased to have the support of principal sponsors Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office, as they celebrate the forthcoming Olympics, and Ezybonds Global Payments. Woodleigh International also joined this year as a logo sponsor. The event is also supported by a large number of companies and individuals.
Event Director - Sue McKay
Chairperson Susannah Clarke
Event Director Sue McKay
Event Secretary Clare Wheatley
Jumping Director Alexandra Wright
Treasurer Sue Smith
Presentations Katrina Bolmat
Sponsorship Deb Van lersal
Media Caroline Colby
Appeal Com. Pres. Heidi Vowles
Winner of the 6 year old Young Jumping Horse Championship and overall winner of Young Jumping Horse Championship Champion of Champions was Glenara Bellinger (below).
Melissa Froesch rode the beautiful mare to win the final speed round of the six year old class and after riding all three Jumping Champions Melanie Landmeier deemed the bold chestnut as the Champion of Champions.
Keeping it in the family, Glenara Bellinger has done what her sire had done before her. In the first year of the Young Jumping Horse Championships - 2002, Glenara Bellinger's sire Warlord II took out the title.
Glenara Bellinger Ridden by Melissa Froesch
SIRE: Warlord II
DAM: Miss Cognac
DAM SIRE: Sir Fleet
In 2008 the young jumping horse competition was run in three age groups, 4, 5 & 6 year olds.
HOW WAS THE SCORING CALCULATED?
SCORING Young Horse Classes
Horses were judged on jumping technique and scope over fences and rideability between fences Judges were considering:
• correct strides between related distances, being on
• the bit, changes etc. A score from 10 (highest) to 0
• (lowest) will be given.
• For each rail down deduct 0.5
• 1st refusal deduct 1.0
• 2nd refusal deduct 2.0
• 3rd refusal elimination
A minimum of 15 horses per age group will progress to the second round.
For the 4 and 5 year old horses 2nd Qualifier:
One round only: Judging was on jumping scope, technique and rideability. One mark between 10 and 0 given with 10 being the highest.
For the 6 years old horses 2nd qualifier:
1st round: Judging was jumping scope, technique and rideability. One mark between 10 and 0 given with 10 being the highest. The best 6 scored horses had a jump off against the clock.
Height: approx. 120 cm
Final Placings in each class
4, 5 and 6 year olds - points over two judged competitions were added together (highest score being the winner).
In case of equal points - the placing in the 2nd round determined the winner.
The Champion of Champions was chosen from the winners of each age group.
Go to 4yo Young Jumping Horse Championships