Mt Gambier Festival with results of all classes

 The 31st Mount Gambier Showjumping Festival

Team Joyce had a lovely time at Mt Gambier for Easter. They have travelled to this particular show every year because of everything they have to offer. The facilities to camp are five star”, good power and water for the whole show, plenty of room for making horse yards and camping. The velodrome used as the  jumping arena is always perfect! They have two warm up areas which also have nice sandy soil which gives your horses every opportunity to have a solid warm up before  the class. The Mt Gambier showjumping club committee are very well organised with draws and class structure. This particular show has been running for 31 years and still going strong. Team Joyce the only things missing were Sarah and Tiffany. On the Friday night the club put on a dinner over in the footy rooms and this encourages everyone to get together. Wesley only took LH King Arthur as we have sold LH Beckham. Arthur loved all the attention of two strappers and for his first time in the velodrome his behaviour was spot on. We arrived Friday about 7.00pm and still had plenty of day light to make our 1 yard.

This picture shows all the truck parked on one side around the football oval.

This picture shows all the truck parked on one side around the football oval.

The beast parked in the middle on the other side of the oval.

The beast parked in the middle on the other side of the oval.

The view walking over to the velodrome from the truck parking area

The view walking over to the velodrome from the truck parking area

One warm up area

One warm up area

Perfect scenery for jumping

Perfect scenery for jumping

Second warm up area

Second warm up area, Wes and LH King Arthur on left

 

Wes putting studs in

Wes putting studs in

Wes and LH King Arthur

Wes and LH King Arthur

The first class for Wes and LH King Arthur was a nice encouraging 1.10m class and they jumped 2 clean rounds and placed 6th.

 

Taking studs out!

View watching the jumping from the Bendigo bank sponsored tent

View watching the jumping from the Bendigo bank sponsored tent

It was fabulous and very relaxing sitting under the cover and watch the jumping

It was fabulous and very relaxing sitting under the cover and watch the jumping

 

The jumping Velodrome

The jumping Velodrome

Another angle of the jumping arena

Another angle of the jumping arena

Wesley and his long time friend Geoff Evans having a chat

Wesley and his long time friend Geoff Evans having a chat

Airlie and her daughter Tana with our Milly Joyce

Airlie and her daughter Tana with our Milly Joyce

 

On the Saturday night people can just walk to the dinner bar and have a lovely well priced meal that  always dishes up a plate full of good heart food. It is called, “ Bobs Bar “.

LH King Arthur in his yard

LH King Arthur in his yard

The next day was a 1.20m class and again they jumped 2 clean rounds and placed 5th.

Wes with the sponsor of the class Jamie Smith from Antares Australia

Wes with the sponsor of the class Jamie Smith from Antares Australia

Wes sponsor Jamie Smith and Judge Kevin Taranto

Wes with sponsor Jamie Smith and Judge Kevin Taranto

 

On the Monday the hype is all about the 1.40m Championship and  the Blue Lakes Stakes Futurity. These are very exciting classes to watch even if you’re not a competitor. Wes had a go in the Futurity but had 2 rails so no placing in this class for Team Joyce. We left he grounds at about 4.00pm for the seven hour trek home to South Gippsland feeling relaxed and very satisfied with our show. “ Congratulations “to all the placegetters for the duration of the show. If you would like to read a list of the full results :

Happy Wes waiting for his turn to jump

Happy Wes and patient Arthur

5th rosette

5th rosette

Arthur picking grass after his class

Arthur picking grass after his class

 

A list of all the placing’s are listed below!

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results 2b

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