15 to 18 November 2018
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Thomas Foods International Show Jumping Day

Thomas Foods International Show Jumping Day

Nail-biting precision

The event culminates in the excitement of stadium show jumping against the clock, where just one hoof put wrong can mean the difference between winning the biggest prizemoney for Eventing in the southern Hemisphere and and nothing…. Competing in reverse order of placing, horse and rider negotiate a twisting course of 14 obstacles as the clock ticks on, accruing penalties for dropped rails, refusals and run-outs. A single rail down adds four points to their score, if they drop two, it’s eight points. Many a rider who has been leading throughout the dressage and cross country phases has lost the competition with a stray rail or time penalties in the closing moments of the round. It is not until the final rider is through the finish flags that the winner is known, keeping spectators, competitors and commentators on their toes to the very end.

Kirby Park Allofasudden 2nd in the CCI4* at Adelaide in 2014 Photo Credit : Stephen Mowbray