​World class showjumping events returns to Glen Innes | Photos

 Show Jumping: A competitor from last year's  Photo Create Spring Show Jumping event at the Glen Innes Show Ground, clears a jump. Photo: Tony Grant

Show Jumping: A competitor from last year's Photo Create Spring Show Jumping event at the Glen Innes Show Ground, clears a jump. Photo: Tony Grant

A field of world class show-jumpers will compete in the second annual Photo Create Spring Show Jumping event at the Glen Innes Show Ground on October 3 to 5.

Show Jumping - Andrew Hancock, Mike Norton, Ron Easy, Brock Harvey, Carly Overton, Allison Ostenfeld, Nicola Geddes

Show Jumping - Andrew Hancock, Mike Norton, Ron Easy, Brock Harvey, Carly Overton, Allison Ostenfeld, Nicola Geddes

The weekend will see two arenas running with the whole main ring at the showground being utilised. 

Show Jumping - Ron Easy

Show Jumping - Ron Easy

The event is free for the public to attend and it is an opportunity to witness some of the best show jump horse and riders in Australia compete for over $17,000.00 in prize money and trophies

Chief Steward Scott Brown said the event is being run in conjunction with the World Cup Qualifier in Tamworth on the following weekend.

Show Jumping - Andrew Hancock (Pres) Scott Brown, Mike Norton (S.G. Trust

Show Jumping - Andrew Hancock (Pres) Scott Brown, Mike Norton (S.G. Trust

“A lot of the competitors are using our event as the perfect lead-up to that event,” he said.

The timing of our event will ensure a high quality of horse and rider combinations and we are confident that this year's event will be bigger and better than the first one as we push to make this a nationally recognised event on the equine calendar.”

Mr Brown said there has been a lot of interest shown by competitors with riders coming from all over NSW and interstate to compete at the event.

“The Glen Innes Show Society is very excited about the interest that has been shown by many past, current and future Olympic riders who have indicated they will attend,” he said.

“Olivia Hamood has won a World Cup Qualifier, she won the Gatton World Cup Qualifier in July and If she continues her good form she may well qualify for the world cup, David Cooper is also an Olympian who is competing at our event as is Clem Smith who was Queensland Equestrian of the Year, Paula Hamood who was last years Grand Prix winner, Gemma Creighton who is the daughter of ex Olympian Guy Creighton and of course Ron Easy who is a long-time supporter of the Glen Innes Show.

“The blue ribbon event on the program, the Photo Create Grand Prix  will be held on Monday and will see the very best horse and rider combinations in Australia compete for a prize pool of $4000.00 in that event.” 

Mr Brown said the competition will commence at about 8 am on Saturday morning and will run through to Monday evening. 

“Sunday’s jumping will be spectacular with four Championship Jumps appearing on the program,” he said.

“Anyone wanting to see Show Jump Riding of the highest order should make their way to the Glen Innes Show Ground over the weekend as the jumps will be big and the competition world class.” 

“We are now setting our sights on making this an annual event and we are very keen to see this event grow and to provide our community with something that promotes Glen Innes in a positive way.”

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