Lucie Aldridge rode Ollie Olae to eighth place in the Young Rider contest.
This year’s showjumping classes at Melbourne Royal have been outstanding. After a few very poor years of jumping after the grounds were redeveloped, the standard has slowly increased due to a small group of hard working jumping enthusiasts. Two of this group are course designer Gavin Chester (left) and Chief Jumping Steward Brett Hickey (right).
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Melbourne Royal Show mounted steward, Steve Peters yesterday was awarded the Presidents Medal for over twenty years outstanding service to the show.
Gracious Tom McDermott was pleased to accept his Prince of Wales Cup award from a former winner, Stan Fear.
Seventeen year old Jasmine Dennison rode Nicolossi to post a clear and then four fault round, to take fifth place in the Prince of Wales Cup.
West Gippsland dairy farmer, Andrew Lamb jumped clear and four riding CP Argento, for fourth place in the Prince of Wales Cup.
Katie Laurie and the scopey stallion, Cassebrooke Lomond just had four faults in the first round of the Prince of Wales Cup.
Last year’s Prince of Wales Cup winner Stephen Hill and Yalambi's Bellini Star, had to settle for seventh place this year, with four faults in the first round.
Twenty one year old, Brooke Langbecker jumped two good clear rounds riding her stallion, Quintago I for second place in the Prince of Wales Cup.
The young riders certainly dominated Prince of Wales Cup today. Sixteen year old Madeline Sinderberry jumped clear and twelve for sixth place aboard Oaks Kosmo.
Tom McDermott produced two good clear rounds riding Elegance De La Charmille to win the Prince of Wales Cup for the third time. Tom also placed third riding Diamont.
Ally Lamb stepped her Eagle Rock up from Group B to jump in the Prince Of Wales Cup. The scopey stallion jumped well with just four faults over the testing 1.50m track.
Brooke Langbecker jumped two very good clear rounds aboard her newly imported stallion, Beijing Laisalla, to win the Young Rider contest.
Tori Fair rode Ramirus in the Young Rider contest.
Talented Madeline Sinderberry rode JT Valentina to third place in the Young Rider contest.
Caitlin Clarke rode a nice round on Wyuna Park Stella in the Young Rider contest for sixth place.
Isobel Guinness jumped a double clear round aboard Oaks Donatello to take second place in the Young Rider contest.
Georgia Plain rode SWS Rejoicing to seventh place in the Young Rider event.
Merrick Ubank from Queensland, riding Ego Landmark took second place in the Group B One Round contest.
Accounts manager for Win TV, Aaron Hadlow rode the stallion, Twins Easton VDL to fifth place in the Group B One Round contest.
Tom McDermott has not been at Melbourne Royal for a few years but he is certainly making his presence felt on his return. Tom rode Alpha Activity for four faults in the Group B One Round contest. However, Tom was still fast enough to win the class.
Surprisingly on landing from this jump, Jess Barton parted company from Volador and unfortunately badly broke her ankle. Everyone wishes Jess a speedy recovery.
Stuart Jenkins rode Blackall Park Penny Lane to third place in the Group B One Round contest.
Katie Laurie jumped a good clear round riding Cero Caruso for fourth place in the Group B One Round contest.
Paul Brent riding Cavalli Park Aliyah jumped a clear round in the Group B One Round contest, for eighth place.
Erin Buswell jumped a very nice clear round aboard Quero Quero, for seventh place in the Group B One Round contest.
Tallara Cameron rode her scopey Oaks Come by Chance for a clear round in the Group C event.
In a very fast jump off of the Group C event, Yarra Valley horse dentist, James Harvey and Castlederg posted the quickest, to win the class.
Caroline Price riding her stallion, Calavino placed seventh in the Group C event.
Amanda Madigan riding Diamond B Versailles took third place in the early morning Group C contest.