Australian Jumping are saddened to hear of the passing last week of Geoff Harley – a very competitive showjumper for many years.
Born in Morawa, a town in the Mid West region of Western Australia on 31st October 1943 to a farming family and parents John and Dulcie, Geoff was destined to be a horseman. In his early years, Geoff started off in the Gin-Gin Pony Club with his favourite horse Bimbo.
Geoff quickly developed a deep passion for riding and the family would travel WA from Forrestfield with horsefloat to ride at country shows. By the mid 1950’s, now a boarder at Guildford Grammar School (GGS), he was making a name for himself in the sport. Particularly at WA’s premier event, the Perth Royal Show where, with his horse Lady Christine, he was the Water Jump Champion (an event no longer held today).
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