It was fantastic to see competitors settled in and taking to the arenas today for the first of the classes in our 2022 championships, sponsored once more by Pryde’s EasiFeed. Boneo Park are delighted to be hosting the championships for the fourth time and are looking forward to a fantastic week of competition ahead.

Conditions today were cool and breezy with just a few showers breaking up the generally sunny conditions. A last-minute shuffle of arenas allowed the Pryde’s EasiFeed Main Arena to be rested, so that it will be in the best condition possible to accommodate the all-important finals of the major championships over the weekend.

We eased into competition today with just five classes held across two arenas. Let’s take a look at how today’s action unfolded.


The Championships commenced with the first round of the Verband Holsteiner Germany Future Stars Competition. This competition is for horses that are 6, 7, 8 or 9 years-old are not entered in any of the major championships at the show. Performances in this first round and tomorrow’s second round will determine the top 50% of combinations eligible for Saturday’s Final.

A total of 49 combinations braved the early chill, producing 24 clear rounds. The fastest clear round was achieved by Frida Lindgren and the mare Sovereign’s Halo.

With the fastest clear round heading into the jump-off, we could have expected this combination to feature strongly in the final placings and they did, going on to finish in third place. However, it was Lindgren who also went on to win the class with the gelding Van Damme with a flying jump-off performance in a time of just 36.89, almost a second clear of their nearest rival. Second place went to another Victorian combination, namely Andrew Lamb and Oaks Ever Red in 37.83 seconds. Frida Lindgren and Sovereign’s Halo went very close to securing a one-two finish with a very close third, stopping the clock at 37.93 seconds.

It was a wonderful class with a total of 14 combinations recording two clear rounds. The win will secure Lindgren and Van Damme maximum points in the series, heading into round 2 on Thursday, which is certain to be a very close competition. At the end of the class Sophia Gostelow, Australian representative to Holsteiner Verband Germany presented ribbons to all the placegetters, which are listed below.

1st Frida Lindgren Van Damme
2nd Andrew Lamb Oaks Ever Red
3rd Frida Lindgren Sovereign’s Halo
4th Rebecca Jenkins Incredible C
5th Josh Collins Oaks Kenya
6th Andrew Lamb Janory DP
7th Brook Dobbin Devos GP
8th Olivia Hamood Diamond B Bedazzled
9th Ally Lamb Glenara Chacco DP
10th Tess McInerney Quintation


The second class on Flemings Nurseries Arena 2 was the first round of the Kiernan Plant Hire Mini Prix. The Mini Prix competition is for horses that are not entered in any of the major championship series and with rail heights starting at 1.40m, only very good horses can be competitive at this level.

The start list had 46 combinations on it and despite a damp surface, high quality jumping ensued.

In total, there were 17 clear rounds with the fastest being achieved by the winner of the previous class, Frida Lindgren, this time with Mabobri De Mabribo in a time of 69.08 seconds.

The jump-off was an exciting affair with Tom McDermott and Warraleigh Park Cortez finishing clear and fast and holding the lead for a long time. That was until the last horse on course crossed the line. Once again, Lindgren andMabobri De Mabribo raced around the course, beating all comers to take the win. Their time of 34.92 seconds knocked Tom McDermott and Warraleigh Park Cortez into second place by a margin of 0.7 seconds. Jamie Winning-Kermond and Tulara Stolensky, stopped the clock in 36.65 seconds, to finish in third place.

It was a great class, with the first 10 placed combinations all recording double clears and only five and a half seconds difference between first and tenth. The second round of the Kiernan Plant Hire Mini Prix will be held on Thursday afternoon, before the final scheduled for Saturday.

All the placegetters in the class are listed below.

1st Frida Lindgren Mabobri De Mabribo
2nd Tom McDermott Warraleigh Park Cortez
3rd Jamie Winning-Kermond Tulara Stolensky
4th Olivia Hamood Knock Out 111
5th Adam Johnston Up
=6th Madeline Sinderberry Gredstedgaards Number One
=6th Tess McInerney Alpha Centauri
8th Amelia Douglass Upper Class Z
9th Clem Smith Whimsical WDS
10th Kate Rowe Tulara Connekta



The first round of one of the four major championships on the program was the final class on the Flemings Nurseries Arena 2 this afternoon. The second round is scheduled for tomorrow afternoon and the final on Saturday morning.

Run as a single round class and sponsored by 4cyte, the class kept the large crowd watching entertained late into the afternoon.

The winners who went clear and over 1.5 seconds faster than their nearest rivals were the NSW combination of Charlie Magnier and his gelding Master Stevie G. Second place, in a time of 56.17 seconds were Lucy Borrack and Mighty Tosca. Third and fourth place went to South Australian Visitor Imogen Lindh. She was third in combination with the mare Licaviv in a time of 56.35 seconds. The combination which came overall second place in the 2021 Children’s Championship, Imogen Lindh and BIackall Park Koraleigh were placed fourth today in a time of 57.16 seconds.

With a total of 17 clear rounds, the rest of the Children’s Championship is sure to provide an enthralling competition. The placegetters in today’s class were as follows.

1st Charlie Magnier Master Stevie G
2nd Lucy Borrack Mighty Tosca
3rd Imogen Lindh Licaviv
4th Imogen Lindh Blackall Park Koraleigh
5th Joel Lamb Springin Matilda
6th Sienna Holdsworth-Rose Coolart Farm Short Torque
7th Tanner Robinson Charlie
8th Tanner Robinson Cracker
9th Harley McNaughton Rosthwaite Belvedere
10th Sienna Holdsworth-Rose Atlas E


The Emerald Series is run over two rounds, before a final scheduled for Saturday and is restricted to horses with 16 points or less at the close of entries. Today saw the first round of this series open proceedings on Tulara Warmbloods Arena three, with a large field of 71 combinations on the start list. With 30 clear rounds, the scene was set for a massive jump-off. At the half-way point in the jump-off, Olivia Hamood and Boseda had shown the others a clean set of heels, setting the standard with another clear round and a time of 39.18 seconds. However, in the second half of the jump-off, two combinations eclipsed their performance. The Queensland combination of Cody Tincknell and Lady Quincella Gold, fresh from a pair of wins in 1.10m classes at last weekend’s Arilla Cup show, rocketed around the jump-off track, clear in 37.76 seconds to claim the victory. Second place with a jump-off time of 37.92 were James Harvey and Yirrkala Celeste, a combination which finished in third place in this series last year. Hamood and Boseda ended up in third.

It was a high-quality class, which saw 21 combinations go double clear and sets up what is sure to be a closely fought series. The placegetters in this class were as follows:


1st Cody Tincknell Lady Quincella Gold
2nd James Harvey Yirrkala Celeste
3rd Olivia Hamood Boseda
4th Robert Goodwin Caveton Park Legacy
5th Paris Castledine Tulara Flare
6th Lachie Wake Riccardo MVNZ
7th Tori Stuckey Tulara Colette
8th Amie McMaugh Pure Diamond
9th Vicki Roycroft Copabella Ventura
10th Ally Lamb Fantasia



The second and final class on the Tulara Warmbloods Arena 3 today was the Southern Cross Event Hire Open 1.10m class. There were 71 combinations on the start list and 24 of them achieved a clear round. This conditions of this class did not include a jump-off, so the winner was the quickest of the clear rounds, and that combination was Queenslanders Sarah Weiss and Twins Delux. They were the only combination to break the 60 second mark, although the second and third placegetters went very close. Second place, with a time of 60.46 seconds were the winners of the earlier First Round of the Emerald Series, Cody Tincknell and Lady Quincella Gold. Just 0.03 seconds behind them in third place was Des Gleeson and Mingara Vonbella.

In all there were 24 clear rounds, demonstrating how well many competitors are jumping at the moment. The list of placegetters in this class appears below.

1st Sarah Weiss Twins Delux
2nd Cody Tincknell Lady Quincella Gold
3rd Des Gleeson Mingara Vonbella
4th Simone Sorensen Yalambi’s Karajini
5th Susanna Verco Captivate
6th Katelyn Staples KC Spotabug
7th Ally Wake Olympia MVNZ
8th Courtney Scott Pearls N Diamond

It was a fantastic day to kick-off the championships and all bodes well for a successful and entertaining championship.