Stuart Jenkins is making the most of his opportunity to ride Robbie and Sarah Allen's, 'Blackall Park Penny Lane'. The grey mare is usually ridden by Stuart's wife , Becky, who is on maternity leave. Stuart took fifth place in the hotly contested Mini Prix on the final day of jumping at the 2018 Royal Melbourne Show.
Smiles all round from the Melbourne Royal jumping committee, judges . The four days of jumping only works well with the hard working, passionate committee, the footing declared the best ever and riders from all east coast states and South Australia attending.
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Aaron Hadlow won the recent Gatton World Cup Qualifier riding his, 'Vahlinvader' Valhalla/Brilliant Invader and today this wonderful combination jumped four and clear to take second place in the Melbourne Royal World Cup Qualifier.
Tom McDermott rode his Diamont de Semilly mare, 'Diamont' to post four and four to take seventh place in the Melbourne Royal World Cup Qualifier.
Seventeen year old, Madeline Sinderberry was part of the dominant young force in the Melbourne Royal World Cup Qualifier. She trains with Tulara and Dave Cameron and rode her, 'Oaks Kosmo' (Conquistador/Jalisco B) to post five and clear for sixth place in the Melbourne Royal World Cup Qualifier.
Tom McDermott was declared Champion Jumping Rider and he is pictured aboard his super Clinton mare, 'Elegance de la Chaemille'. They jumped eight and clear to take seventh place in the Melbourne Royal World Cup Qualifier.
There is no doubting which direction Ally Lamb intends to turn. She is pictured aboard her super talented Eurocommerce Berlin stallion, 'Eagle Rock' during the Melbourne Royal World Cup Qualifier.
Successful Queensland rider, Merrick Ubank jumped four and four aboard his Alimo gelding, 'Alantinus' to take ninth place in the Melbourne Royal World Cup Qualifier.
James Harvey jumped one of just three first round clears in the Melbourne Royal World Cup Qualifier riding his own and Des Russel's Cardento gelding, 'Tyrone VDL. Two down in the second round saw the talented pair finish in tenth place.
Another talented young jumping rider, Brooke Langbecker rode her Quidam de Revel/Capitol 1 stallion, 'Quintago 1' to jump four and clear for fourth place in the 2018 Melbourne Royal World Cup Qualifier.
In only her second World Cup Qualifier, 18 year old, Jasmine Dennison aboard her careful Australian bred, 'Nicolossi' (Wirragulla Nicklaus/ Clover Flush mare) outrode her older peers and created history by winning the Qualifier with the only double clear. The young rider, who trains with Laurie Lever leads a band of talented young riders emerging as a serious force in domestic showjumping and like some others she has international aspirations.
Gippsland dairy farmer, Andrew Lamb is pictured aboard his talented Vivant gelding, 'CP Argento' during the Melbourne Royal World Cup Qualifier today.
Tori Stuckey is pictured aboard her , 'Finch Farm Cab Sav' by Charlemagne Ego Z making a super jump during the Melbourne Royal World Cup Qualifier today.
Steven Hill is pictured aboard his talented Conquistador mare, 'Yalambi's Bellini Star during the World Cup Qualifier today.
Katie Lawrie jumped four and clear aboard the typey Lansing stallion, 'Casebrook Lomond' for third place in the 2018 Melbourne Royal World Cup Qualifier.
What a debut. First out in her first ever World Cup Qualifier, Melissa Blair from NSW posted a super clear aboard her imported Zirocco Blue mare, 'Zidora'. Clear until the very last fence in the second round they finished in a very creditable fifth place.
"Catch me if you can" said Tom McDermott aboard Rory Hovell's home bred, 'Yalambi's Finnigan'. The opposition came close, but they couldn't catch the talented and now very experienced young rider who rode away with the Mini Prix.
Successful Victorian professional rider, Russell Johnstone rode Gregor and Sandra McCann's imported stallion, 'Dondersteen' to third place in the strong Mini Prix today.
Erin Buswell rode her wonderful imported, 'Quero Quero' to take sixth place in the Mini Prix today.
2017 Melbourne Royal Mini Prix winners, Rhys Stones and ,'Tulara Colmar' came close to making it back to back wins, but the talented young professional rider from NSW had to settle for second place today.
Amanda Madigan rode Helen Chugg's Vivant mare, 'Diamond B Vivienne' to post two super rounds and take fourth place in the hotly contested Mini Prix today.
Talented South Australian rider, Nicole Bruggemann is pictured aboard her well named, 'White Wash' during the Mini Prix on the final day of jumping at the 2018 Royal Melbourne Show.
Katie Laurie from Tamworth in NSW added just one time penalty to an otherwise perfect round in the Mini Prix riding, 'Esteban MVNZ'.
Jess Stones jumped clear until the very last fence in the Mini Prix aboard her, 'Daimond B vermont'.
To claim the Champion Group C Jumping Horse title, James Harvey had to win riding his own and Des Russel's imported, 'Castlederg'. And win he did with a super round against the clock.
Angela Dobbin rode another of Wendy Keddell's talented New Zealand bred horses, 'Miranda MVNZ' to take fifth place in the Group C jump off class today.
Brook Dobbin rode Wendy Keddell's New Zealand bred, 'Leopoldo MVNZ' to second place in the Group C class today.
Jess Stones continues to impress with her , 'Chatina' that took third place in the Group C class today.
Josh Collins came to Australia from New Zealand via Europe and has looked good all show. He is pictured aboard, 'Cornel' during the final Group C class of the 2018 Royal Melbourne Show.
Melissa Blair from NSW is making her first visit to Melbourne Royal Show. She is delighted with her imported , 'Gigant Z' that took fourth place in the Group C class this morning.