Team Emcee Apparel Hold on to the Lead as they head to the AJTL Final!

After a brilliant performance in the third leg of the Australian Jumping Teams League in Sale, VIC, Team Emcee Apparel have held onto the lead in the overall standings. Going into the competition, Team Emcee were leading by 3 points, with Team Equine International AirFreight close behind.

Flying the flag at Sale were team members Jen Wood, Jess Tripp and Jessie Rice-Ward, all travelling down from NSW for the teams competition. The first round saw only two teams finish on a score of 0, once again the ladies of team Emcee Apparel showed their incredible consistency, all finishing with clear rounds. Equine International AirFreight, running second on the leaderboard, were also all clear in the first round, with a slightly faster time and went into the second round in the premier position. Chatham Park, Martin Collins and Willinga Park were close behind on 1 penalty, meaning there was no room for error if the team was to maintain their first round position.

Round two saw a shake up on the leaderboard, with a mistake from Chris Chugg from Equine International AirFreight dropping them out of contention for the lead, meaning that Team Emcee had to keep their score as low as possible to achieve a podium finish. And that they DID! With two more clears from Jen Wood and Jessie Rice-Ward and just 4 penalties from Jess Tripp, Team Emcee finished in 3rd position after team Chatham Park and Team Willinga Park.

This result means team Emcee has pulled ahead in the leaderboard, now 5 points clear of Willinga Park who sit in second and Chatham park in third.

We look forward to the final leg, to be held at the Chatham Park Summer Classic at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre  this weekend.

Emcee Apparel’s Team in the Australian Jumping Teams League

We are very excited to have an Emcee Apparel team in the inaugural Australian Jumping Teams League. A brainchild of Michelle Lang-McMahon, the first competitions of this kind were held at the Aquis Champions tour shows in 2018 and 2019.

The 2019 full season will consist of 4 competitions, the first being held at Willinga Park on the NSW south coast in September, followed by and event at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre in October, Sale World Cup Show in November and the conclusion at the Summer Classic, again at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre in December.

Team Emcee Apparel is the only team in the league consisting of all women, and we are so proud to be supporting the ladies in our sport! The team is made up of Amanda Madigan, Jennifer Wood, Jess Tripp and Jessie Rice-Ward, all of whom have had great success in recent months and are coming in to the Australian Jumping Teams League in great form!

We are looking forward to following Team Emcee’s journey in this first year of the AJTL league.

Equine Lifestyle Festival

Emcee Apparel and Matrix Equestrian were at the Equine Lifestyle Festival this weekend. What an incredible event!
We couldn’t believe our eyes when we saw how the Hawkesbury Showgrounds had transformed into an international standard arena. The white tents and green grass really helped to create a buzzing atmosphere and it was easy to see how excited all the competitors and trade stall holders were about having an event of this caliber in the Hawkesbury. It was a huge shame the rain set in to dampen the weekend, leaving us all trudging through mud but the competition went on and in spectacular form.

We were excited to be bringing a number of new styles and colours to this show, we fast tracked them from the summer collection we are currently developing (which should be here by December) so that we could showcase a sneak peek of what is to come. Again it was very exciting to see so many of our shirts in the arena as well as seeing the new range in action with a number of competitors deciding to wear their new Emcee Apparel riding wear right away.

The Emcee Apparel sponsored team had a great weekend. On Friday, Charlie Kinder came 2nd in the Junior class on Merry, and Billie Kinder won the 1m on Spotlight. On Saturday Maverick Miles won the first Young Rider class on Emcee Gwynedd and was second on Twins Landsong among a tough field of top Young Riders. Billie continued her form winning the 1.05m open class and second in the 1.10m. By Sunday the ground was very wet, with many competitors staying home but Maverick braved the wet weather, and felt for the sake of the event, he needed to start in the young rider final.

It was a pleasure to be part of such a wonderful concept. The Kevin Hansen and his team clearly put in a lot of effort to make this show as spectacular as possible. When we had time to slip away from the trade stand we had a lot of fun watching all of the different attractions, from the bison campdraft to the Horseball tournament. We, and I’m sure everyone else who attended the Equine Lifestyle Festival, look forward with anticipation to next years event.

NSW State Interschools

Matrix Equestrian and Emcee Apparel visited the NSW State Interschools competition at the Sydney International Equestrian Center last weekend. We were excited to sponsor the dressage and the eventing this year, with some very impressive competitors and great competition. We would like to congratulate all the winners of our Matrix Equestrian gift vouchers and thank those who braved the cold and rainy weather to visit us at the trade stand at the indoor arena.

Special congratulations to Emcee Apparel sponsored rider Billie Kinder who won the 2015 NSW Intrschool Overall Primary Rider on her two horses Bobby and Diesel, and to Emcee Apparel sponsored Rider Charlie Kinder who was 1.10m Reserve Champion on Merry.