News / 18 July 2019

Australia’s premier showjumping competition to launch this September

Australia’s best showjumpers to compete for $230,000 in cash and prizes.

The countdown is on for Australia’s best showjumpers who are looking to compete with the best of the best to win $230,000 in cash and prizes. Part of this exciting competition will be the newly formed Australian Teams League, a competition that Willinga Park feels is going to change showjumping into the future.

Willinga Park, the Southern Hemisphere’s premier equestrian venue, has announced the Showjumping At Willinga Park competition will be held over four days, from 12-15 September. The pinnacle of competition, the Willinga Park Grand Prix will feature at midday on Sunday 15 September with more than $70,000 in prize money to be awarded on the picturesque Showjumping Field.

For the first time, the competition will also act as the first leg of the newly formed Australian Teams League, based on the internationally renowned Global Champions League. A total of 10, four-rider teams will compete at three different event locations, while representing various corporate groups. For each competition, only three riders can be nominated and one rider must be under 25. In this series, Willinga Park will be represented by Katie Laurie, Billy Raymont, David Cameron and young gun Brooke Langbecker.

“It’s always a pleasure for me, my family and our team to welcome the elite riders and spectators to our home here at Willinga Park,” says Terry Snow of Willinga Park. “We are excited to be chosen as the inaugural location for the Australian Teams League and we look forward to watching Australia’s best showjumpers battle it out for these substantial prizes ahead of Tokyo 2020.”

So far, several of Australia’s elite riders have confirmed their intention to compete in this unique competition including Australian greats Chris Chugg, Jamie Kermond, Billy Raymont and Vicki Roycroft. Defending Grand Prix winner from 2018 Katie Laurie says “I can’t wait to come back to the magical place that is Willinga Park. Last year my horses were on song, and I’m hoping we can do the same in 2019. We’re so lucky to have Terry Snow open his doors to the world-class Willinga Park.”

In addition to watching this unrivalled showjumping competition, visitors are also invited to take a stroll through Willinga Park’s award-winning gardens or take a guided tour of the renowned property on our Willinga Park Explorer. Market stalls will fill the trade village, and unique dining experiences will satisfy your food cravings. On Saturday 14 September and Sunday 15 September, children can enjoy the free kids zone, which includes a jumping castle and face painting.

Tickets are now on sale

Spectator tickets are available HERE

Competitors can register HERE

About Willinga Park

Willinga Park is a world-class equestrian centre set on 41 Hectares of the NSW South Coast.

Combining stunning architecture, sculptures, and a native botanical garden, it houses the latest in equine technology, has been home to numerous equine sporting events including the first-ever CDI 4* Dressage competition in the Southern Hemisphere. It has been used as a film set and for photo shoots. Its facilities include luxury stables, commercial cattle stud facilities and extensive facilities for the agistment and training of horses. Willinga Park also has Hereford cattle with some of the best breeding in the country. Each year, Willinga Park hosts several community-wide events and premier equine sporting competitions across dressage, showjumping and campdrafting. Willinga Park fully supports Australia’s athletes across equestrian disciplines and aims to fully support past and future Australian Olympians.

For more information contact: Kathleen Sweetapple | Communications and Media Officer | Willinga Park | 0455 22 77 11  | k.sweetapple@willinga.com.au

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