IT was called a Showjumping Spectacular and for the riders who converged on Emu Creek Pony Club the event lived up to its name.
Riders from age eight up to 65 took part in the event at Terang on Saturday and Sunday, jumping rails from 0.35 metres up to 1.30 metres.
Organiser Wendy Kelly said the event received about 200 entries from across Victoria and South Australia, with several riders jumping aboard two horses.
Kelly said the two days went as well as planned, heaping praise on “a hard-working and wonderful committee” which brought the event to life.
“We probably had about 200 horses out there, so really good numbers,” she said.
“We had them from Gawler in South Australia and the other way as far as Bacchus Marsh.
“We started at 8.30am Saturday morning and we finished at 8pm on Saturday night, although Sunday wasn’t quite as long.”
Performance pony classes:
Gold — 1st Viewmount Numbus, Asha Kelly; 2nd Linbil Southern Cross, Charlotte Sheldon; 3rd Fudge, Charlotte Conroy.
Silver — 1st Dixie Diva, Verity Watt; 2nd Minnie, Tilley Fair; 3rd Lydbrooke Ambassador, Ripley Watt.
Bronze — 1st Bogart, Charlotte Conroy; 2nd Muffy, Hannah Bufton; 3rd Roy, Asha Kelly.
Pony 128cm and under, rider under 14 years:
Champion — Bobble Gum, Indi Officer; reserve champion — Tommy Gun, Caitlyn Leach.
Pony 138cm and under:
Champion — Smokey, Harry Bufton; reserve champion — Stanton Park Houdini, Cassie Johnson.
Pony 148cm and under:
Champion — Olli, Tilley Fair; reserve champion — Linbil Southern Cross, Charlotte Sheldon.
Rider under 13 years:
Champion — Mac Peterson on Billy the Kid; reserve champion — Harry Bufton on Smokey.
Rider under 16 years:
Champion — Will Allen on Ancient Secret; reserve champion — Lizzy Kelly, Little Miss Lulu.
Rider under 19 years:
Champion — Jock Goold on Puggles; reserve champion — Rosie Allen on Contagous.
Rider under 25 years:
Champion — Gerald Monteith on Tough Times; reserve champion — Amie McMaugh on Aliquot.
Rider over 25 years:
Champion — Martin Beltrame on Ty; reserve champion — Vicki Parker on Roc’n Shorty.