Shepparton's WB Hunter Reserve will come alive this weekend with a feast of showjumping at the Victorian State Championship.HANNAH DRISCOLL March 14, 2014 4:10am
Tocumwal’s Anthony March will be one to watch in the main event at the Victorian State Championship, which begins today.
Northern Victorian Showjumping Club is hosting the Victorian State Championship at WB Hunter Reserve in Shepparton from today.
The feature event is the Open Senior Victorian Champion 2014 with the jumps 1.5
All finals will be on Sunday, including juniors 18-and-under, young rider 16-21-year-olds and amateur riders over-21 state titles.
Across all the divisions there have been about 300 horses entered.
There is a total of more than $20
‘‘It’s been run for long time, but it’s the first time we’ve had it in Shepparton so it’s a great win for the whole area really,’’ Prime said.
‘‘We’ll have people coming from all over the state and interstate as well — South Australia and some from NSW coming in as well.’’
There are 16 combinations entered into the open senior event, with the biggest local hope being Tocumwal’s Anthony March.
He will be pitted against former Olympian Russell Johnstone and Jamie Coman.
There is also a lot on the line for horses entered in the age group divisions.
‘‘Six, seven, eight-year-old horses will qualify for a final later in the year which will put them onto an Australian team list, which is pretty significant,’’ Prime said.
‘‘It’s for young horses that are going to be developed by the national federation for either world equestrian games or future Olympics, Rio and beyond.’’
Prime said they had worked closely with Greater Shepparton City Council to organise the event, and also Shepparton Cycling Club as part of the event will be in the centre of the velodrome.
‘‘The cycling club is working with us, the council is working with us, to make sure the ground’s watered, we’ve put sand through it, it’s been fantastic what they have been doing,’’ Prime said.
Entry is free.
Competition starts at 8
The Open Senior Victorian Champion will begin at about 11
A man was treated for chemical inhalation and taken to hospital this morning.
In a day made for football at the sun-bathed Lavington Sports Club Oval the 2015 Yarrawonga Under 16 Pigeons showed their class with a comprehensive victory in the AWJFL Grand Final against Wodonga.
Tatura and Murchison SES Units were two of 28 Victorian State Emergency Service volunteer units to receive new equipment recently, as part of the annual AAMI equipment handover program.
With no luxury of a double chance available to either of them, Moama coach Simon Maddox and his Tongala counterpart David Newman know that a loss in Sunday’s first semi-final will mean the end of season 2015.
ROCHESTER police say hoon drivers and anyone disobeying road laws should prepare to lose their car.
Young Bombers pull off last quarter comeback to win under-16 premiership.
More news as the Seymour Show edges closer.
Berrigan public decides drainage works location
A THREE-MONTH-OLD girl from Heathcote who died on Sunday night did not have any physical signs of injuries when ambulance arrived, according to police.
Cobram Barooga leaders and tourism operators have welcomed the launch of a new tourism strategy focusing on events, which aims to attract more people to the Murray River.
Cancer claims one of its fiercest combatants.
Water allocations were increased in the Goulburn-Murray Water region today.
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.