Summer finally arrived in Sydney, just in time for the last Jumping event of the year. Originally slated for August, the Waratah Showjumping event was held in sweltering conditions at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre (SIEC) over the past three days.
The hottest day was Saturday which coincided with the main two classes of the show and it is probably fair to say that the scorching temperature was the winner.
The Caliera Performance Horse Futurity saw only nine combinations entered, four of which achieved clear rounds. Remarkably three of these were ridden by young-gun Madeline Sinderberry (with Balentino, Camie Z and Keilor Bamboo). The other clear combination was Izabella Stone and Conchita Ven De Helle. Before the jump-off could commence, to avoid another round in the heat, the riders called a truce and decided to split the first to fourth prizemoney and call all four combinations as equal first.
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