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.

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