The most prestigious individual class on the Jumping @ Willinga program was held yesterday afternoon under a beautiful clear sky and in front of a large and excited crowd.
With total prize money of $70,000 and $25,000 to the winning combination, the Willinga Park Grand Prix attracted an ultra-high-quality field of riders and horses. With more than half of the riders involved in the Australian Jumping Teams League (AJTL) first event on Friday, backing up for another dip at the significant prize money on offer, the field was worthy of a World Cup Qualifying round. With WEG representatives, Olympians, Australian Champions, winners of numerous World Cup classes and one of New Zealand’s brightest young stars all competing, the crowd could not have wished for a better spectacle.
What could be better for the jumping enthusiast? A beautiful day, a stunning venue, a fantastic course built by Graeme Watts and the best riders and horses that this country has to offer soaring over 1.50m fences in a thrillingly close competition.
Please click here to read the rest of the article as it appears on the Australian Jumping website.