We are lost for words!
Our amazing all girl Emcee Apparel team stormed to victory in the first leg of the inaugural Australian Jumping Teams League event at Willinga Park on the weekend.
In each competition, the teams nominate 3 of the 4 riders to compete in each league event, our team comprised of Amanda Madigan, a very experienced grand prix rider along with the two rookies of the team, Jess Trip and Jessie Rice-Ward and fourth member Jen Wood as on ground support.
Amanda showed her experience as the first rider of the competition to post a clear round on her fabulous and consistent Diamond B Vivienne. The track held no prisoners, with even many of those who jumped clear rounds picking up some time faults for their efforts. Second rider for team Emcee was Jess Trip on her Diamond B Verona, they too posted a clear which was backed up by final rider Jessie Rice-Ward’s clear round on her experienced CP Southern Cross.
Round two invited the top 8 of the original 10 teams with Team Emcee as one of only 3 teams to pick up no faults in the first round of competition. Once again, Amanda and Vivienne posted a clear round, followed by Jess and Verona who did the same. By the time it was our final rider’s turn to go, Jessie, who has been in form for the past few shows, had to keep it together and and ride clear so the Emcee Apparel team could finish as the only team on a best possible score of 0 over the two rounds of competition. And they did it to secure the win for Team Emcee Apparel!
We are so lucky to have these wonderful ladies on our team and they certainly did us proud at Willinga Park. We look forward to the next leg, to be held on October 1 at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre indoor arena.