Kelowna horse jumping event spotlights local and provincial talent

More than 200 horses take part in Kelowna Riding Club event

Kelowna riders Emma Bosma

The Kelowna Riding Club Spring Classic drew more than 200 horses and competitors from around B.C. and Alberta for the first bronze-level competition of the season late last month in Kelowna.

Kelowna riders Emma Bosma, Tatjana Gjesdal and Georgia Webb were among the local riders at the event that placed in the top 10.

Bosma was champion of the 1 metre Junior Amateur Division as well as Reserve Champion in the 1 metre M Open Division and Reserve Champion in the 1.10 metre Open Division.

Gjesdal placed in the ribbons in the Beginner Hunter Classic Class as well as Short Stirrup (2’3”) and Pre-Children’s Hunter Division (2’6”).

Webb placed second in the Pre-Children’s Equitation Medal Class and place well in the Pre-Children’s Hunter Division (2’6”).

All told, Kelowna riders did well placing in the top 10 in many events.

Rider Caitlin Fountain on horse Athena IV took first place in the BigSteelBox Open 1.1 metre jumper division. Second place went to Bailey Zulinick on horse Volante and third to Kelly Bose riding Oliver Twist.

The event showcased timed Olympic-style horse jumping as well as the hunter class, which judges both the horse and rider on style and movement as well as on the quality of the rounds themselves.

In the hunter class, the $500 Hunter Spectacular went to Halle Rippel on Sinatra. The beginner $400 Hunter Classic went to Halle Gainey on Sterling Silver.

In the jumper class, Zaragossa ridden by jumper Ashton Rice took home the $400 Gambler’s Choice, open to all horse rider combinations that have shown in class. Viridon ridden by Anthony Lothian captured the $400 1.10 m Mini-Prix and Victoria Johnstone on Sunwest Orion captured the $400 .85 m Mini-Prix.

Just Posted

Kelowna’s Gospel Mission serves annual Christmas dinner

Between 700 to 800 meals were served Saturday to the community

Your weekend story highlights

Every Saturday, the Capital News will highlight stories from the week

The Paperboys visit Kelowna

Check out the Rotary Centre for the Arts Jan. 27

Let it snow in Kelowna

Snow is in the forecast for this week

Photos: Adventuring in Stuart Park

Have you seen Friday’s edition of the Capital News? Check out the photos featured

All aboard the Summerland Christmas Express

The first train of the Summerland Christmas Express schedule.

Porter blanks Blades in Rockets’ road trip finale

Rookie netminder stops 40 shots in Kelowna’s last game before Christmas break

All aboard the Summerland Christmas Express

The first train of the Summerland Christmas Express schedule.

Meningococcal clinics open this Sunday

Interior Health is stepping up efforts to get young people vaccinated against Meningococcal.

Update: RCMP arrest domestic assault suspect west of Kamloops.

The RCMP Emergency Response Team made the arrest at around 4:30 p.m.

Owl found dead after eating rat poison leaves B.C. woman concerned

After finding the owl on her Surrey property, Christine Trozzo says the poison is a concern for kids

Change to CPP death benefit panned as insufficient to cover funeral costs

Funeral Services Association of Canada lobbied governments to raise the value to $3,580

#MeToo at work: Employers play a role in fixing culture of sexual harassment

B.C. workplaces are getting ahead of being the next MeToo debacle, calling on experts to train staff

Most Read