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Posted by Christine Armishaw on 16/09/2017.

Who Will be Crowned Australian Showjumping Champions?

The scene is set for a thrilling final day of competition at the Pryde’s EasiFeed Australian Showjumping Championships tomorrow at Werribee Park in Victoria.

Reigning Senior Australian Champion Jamie Kermond is at the top of the leader board going into the final of the senior title after going clear on Yandoo Oaks Constellation in yesterday’s second round qualifier.

Kermond has a 1.5 penalty lead over Aaron Hadlow on Vahlinvader and James Arkins is sitting in third with Da Vinci’s Pride. The narrow margin between the top three riders will make for a nail-biting final round.  

The 2017 Australian Junior and Young Rider Championships will also be decided tomorrow in the Pryde’s EasiFeed Arena.

Defending Young Rider Champion Madeline Sinderberry is in the lead and Jessie Rice-Ward is equal first in the junior division with Conor Reed.

For all current championship standings go to

Top NSW based rider Tom McDermott dominated all the action in the main arena today with wins in the Future Stars and Mini Prix classes. It was the perfect way to celebrate his 24th birthday.

Tomorrow some of Australia’s biggest racing names including Melbourne Cup winning jockey Michelle Payne, leading trainer Mick Price, Peter Moody and former jumps jockey and Caulfield Cup winning trainer Ciaron Maher will play a role in the Off the Track Jockey Challenge from 10:30am.

Two riders at a time will compete in a best of three jumping rounds battle of the sexes. They will all be riding retired racehorses.

The Off the Track Jockey Challenge line-up of riders and horses includes:

Michelle Payne


8YO gelding by Exceed and Excel

11 starts for 1 win and now a 1* Eventer

Jake Bayliss


27 starts mainly jumps races

17.1hh, 10YO gelding by Ekraar

Now eventing Preliminary and 1.05m showjumping

Mickey Dee  

Oh I Say 

Bred by Emirates Park in NSW (grandsire Zabeel)

Very competitive Junior/Young Rider horse

Nikita Beriman

Victorius Hit

52 starts for 4 wins

11YO gelding by Mossman (Nikita rode this horse in 2014 at Yarra Valley for a 5th placing)  

Melissa Julius


Competed this weekend in the Amateur Series

10YO gelding 34 starts for one win

Ben Allen

Sting 20 starts

Showjumped up to 1.15m

8YO gelding bred by Darley in NSW by Refuse to Bend

All the main competition action starts tomorrow at 7:30am and gates open from 7am.

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