Des most successful jumper
A key part of any agricultural show is the horse events, and it’s no different at Finley.
Competitors came from all over the district to compete in the showjumping, with many local riders taking home awards.
The Gordon Pyle Memorial trophy, for Most Successful Show Jumper, went to Des Gleeson. Results: Ring 1, Australian Stock Horses: Champion Filly or Mare – Viewhill Flare, K McCallum; Champion Colt or Stallion – Doublehaich Whataclassic, H Hinchliffe; Champion Gelding – Holsarma Ob Zyhra, E Bruce; Supreme Led ASH – Holsarma Ob Zyhra, E Bruce; Junior Hander, Under 18 Years – C Lea, Meroka Kayden; Champion ASH Hack – Viewhill Milestone, K McCallum; Champion Working ASH – Heatville Omni, E Bruce; Champion Buckskin – Kawana Park Honey Bee, E Abraham; Champion Quarter Horse – Blue Inxs, A Osler.
Ring 2: Champion Ridden Show Hunter – Yabba Lodge Simba, H Adams; Champion Local Ridden Horse – Timmy, C Dickens.
Ring 3: Champion Pony – Lantree Dolphin, H Dunmore; Champion Adult Rider – Gold Trace, R Keane; Champion Senior Rider – Lantree Dignify, B Roberson; Champion Junior Rider – Smoke, S Lilburne; Champion Hack – Kensinton, S McMaster.
Ring 4, Show Hunters: Champion Show Hunter Pony – Koora Lyn Poitier, S Belcher; Champion Show Hunter Galloway – Filou Lane Monty Carlo, F Marshall; Champion Show Hunter Hack – Another Grand, M Finemore; Champion Junior Shetland Pony – Spring Valley Rain, R Tryman; Champion Senior Shetland Pony – Silver Mountain Charisma, E Osler; Supreme Champion Led Shetland Pony – Spring Valley Rain, R Twyman; Champion Led Pony – Willowcrest Dreams, A Williams; Champion Led Hack – DP Prague, P Warhurst; Supreme Hack Led Exhibit – DP Prague, P Warhurst; Champion Led Riding Pony – Willowcrest Dreams, A Williams; Champion Led Part Welsh – Manorvale Look Again, S Love; Supreme Hack Under Saddle, Stephen Cuthbert Perpetual Trophy – Gold Trace, R Keane; Supreme Show Hunter Under Saddle – Filou Lane Monty Carlo, F Marshall.
Ring 5, Hunting: Champion On The Flat – County Kerry, J Taylor (Yarra Glen Hunt); Champion Junior Hunter – Cadence, A Ryan (Tocumwal Hunt); Champion Hunter of the Show – Annabelle, H Graham (Hume Hunt).
Ring 7, Pony Club: Allan Gardiner Memorial, Junior – Holly Arthur (Tocumwal Pony Club); Allan Gardiner Memorial, Senior – Emily Gastin (Finley Pony Club).
Luke Sibraa with his Champion Bird of the Show.