The first major show of the 2024 calendar year took place last weekend when Boneo Park held its World Wetlands Day Jumping Championship. Commencing on the Friday Australia Day holiday and continuing through to Sunday, the action was spread across three rings to accommodate over 200 riders competing with over 400 horses. There were classes for everyone, with competitions ranging from 0.70m up to the 1.50m-1.55m Grand Prix.
The Browns Sawdust Grand Prix was the feature event of the program, which brought together ten of the best Victorian combinations around. Held over two rounds, there were four clears in the first round and remarkably, each of these four incurred four faults in the second round. Time was the decider and the win with a second round time of 51.71 seconds went to Ally Lamb and her handsome grey stallion Eagle Rock. Settling for second were Phillip Lever and 14-year-old gelding Billionaire NZPH finishing in 53.56 seconds, with Robert Palm and Jaybee Vibrant less than half a second adrift in third.
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