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Jumping to success

EQUESTRIANS from all over Australia gathered in Korumburra over the weekend for the Holden Show Jumping Classic.
Riders and their mounts took part in more than 800 jumping events at the Korumburra Showgrounds.
“This year we have had the most entries in our history,” event organiser Sandy Carfrae said.
“I love doing it but it takes a lot to run it.
“Without the Hill family helping, we wouldn’t get it done.”
Wonthaggi Pony Club staffed the arena while Korumburra Pony Club provided catering and judging took place from the Lions Club caravan.
“It’s very community minded,” Ms Carfrae said.
Competitors came from Sale, Bunyip and Western Australia to compete.
Ex Olympians Gavin Chester and Jenny Parlevliet also rode.
“It’s been a great weekend.
“Our major sponsors are Holden Australia, Leongatha Holden and Hygrain horse feeds.
Ms Carfrae said organisers had been overwhelmed with applicants to compete.
“We’ve had to turn people away this year.”
She said the event raises money to support the venue.
“It all goes back into rejuvenating the showgrounds,” she said.
The show jumping classic has been held in Korumburra for about six years and took place at the Leongatha Show before that.
The Shandley family supports the show, as do the Beecrofts.
Rider Charley Beecroft won the Herb and Ada Shandley Memorial Ladies’ Jump on her horse Wonder Flash.
“It was great to see a local win it,” Ms Carfrae said.

Winner: Charley Beecroft of Nyora and Wonder Flash won the Herb and Ada Shandley Memorial Ladies’ Jump in the Holden Show Jumping Classic in Korumburra.

Winner: Charley Beecroft of Nyora and Wonder Flash won the Herb and Ada Shandley Memorial Ladies’ Jump in the Holden Show Jumping Classic in Korumburra.

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