Sam and Clyde attended the prestigious Australian Showjumping Championships at WerribeePark on the weekend of 16 & 17 September 2017. Sam reports that they competed in the 1.00m and 1.04m classes, having one rail in each class, an impressive effort for a new competition
On the Sunday, Clyde participated in the novelty jockey challenge, but he was a bit frisky and neither jockey nor Clyde performed to their best.
Samantha held a Freshman Day on Saturday 12th August 2017 at Manderang South Pony Club as part of the club she started, Central Victorian Show Jumping Club. It was well attended and we drove out to see her and Clyde in action too on a beautiful sunny afternoon. A few riders went home with bags of FSF Horse Muesli and a bag of Combo Chaff. Well done to Sam for organising such a great event and cheers to her parents Veronica and Lincoln for their support on the day too.
Samantha and Clyde competed at the Neanger Park Dressage Jackpot on Sunday 30th July 2017. She felt that neither test was Clyde’s best efforts however they still managed to place 5th in one and 3rd in the other to come out 5th overall! Well done Sam and Clyde.
With the competition scene starting up again after a winter break, Sam and Clyde have been preparing by having a number of dressage and show-jumping lessons.
Samantha and handsome Clyde came out over-all winners at the Dunolly HRCAV Trials in Level 2 on the weekend of May 6-7 2017! Dressage produced mixed results for Sam coming in 2nd place, 8 points behind the winner, but true to Clyde’s form – Cross Country was sensational with a clear round, and 2 rails down in show jumping.
Samantha’s instructors have confidence that Sam and Clyde have the ability to make it all the way to 3* eventing and she has a number of events and clinics booked in for the year ahead. Samantha is very proud and excited to be part of the Victorian Eventing Squad meeting every two months at Werribee Park.
Freemantle Stock Feeds is proud to continue as a major sponsor of Sam’s efforts for a 3rd year in 2017. We wish her success in her riding endeavours and thank her being such a great ambassador for our brand. Sam states that she is “honoured to continue representing (FSF) throughout 2017 and beyond. I love how fat your chaff keeps my horses, and how shiny your muesli mix makes them!”
Stay tuned for updates on events where Sam and Clyde will be competing so that you can talk to her about her endeavours and Freemantle Stock Feeds products.
SAMANTHA’S COMPETITION SCHEDULE
16 – 17 September 2017 Australian Showjumping Championships @ Werribee Park