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Showjumping will be spectacular

Emerging Australian junior champion Olivia Hamwood, on Nero, will take part in the Nambour May Weekend Showjumping Spectacular.
Emerging Australian junior champion Olivia Hamwood, on Nero, will take part in the Nambour May Weekend Showjumping Spectacular. Submitted

SPECIAL guest at the Gympie and District Sportsman’s Association 2009 Sports Star of the Year Awards, Tim Amitrano, will headline a line-up of talent at Nambour’s May Weekend Showjumping Spectacular.

To be held on May 1 and 2, the event is being held by the Sunshine Coast Showjumping Club.

Event spokesperson Joy Ringrose said the Nambour Showgrounds would be the venue for competition.

“The event will take place on an 800m course, similar to the ones used in the big overseas competitions, covering the entire oval,” she said.

Spectators of this exciting sport will have every opportunity to absorb the action with grandstand seats available.

In total, over 250 riders from all over Queensland will be arriving in Nambour to contest the event.

Highlighting the event’s pull, riders will also be arriving from New South Wales in addition to Bridgette Hanson from New Zealand.

“Over 17 World Cup riders will be performing, as well as riders of all ages,” Ringrose said.

The main event will be the 1.4m A-Grade jumping competition to be held at noon Sunday.

Meanwhile, the indoor arena will also be in use with various classes to be staged over the weekend. Classes will be held during the daytime only.

Entry to the public is free and canteen facilities will be available to spectators.

Further information on the Sunshine Coast Showjumping and Equestrian Club can be found at www.sunshinecoastshowjumping.com.au

Gympie Times


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