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Grand National Show Jumping Challenge 2012 Sydney Polo Club photos and story; MiSociety 9 September 2012

Grand National Show Jumping Challenge 2012 – lifts the bar yet again
Sydney Polo Club, a truly magnificent polo club estate in the heart of Richmond , New South Wales, was the superb setting for the Grand National Show Jumping Challenge 2012 weekend long event held in glorious Sydney Spring weather.

Sydney Polo Club founders and visionary owners Rachael and Peter Higgins hosted a packed V.I.P. Marquee section situated in the middle of four competition jumping arenas.  Knowledgeable show jumping VIP’s and other less well versed folk exchanged notes and gossip on the premium Gold Grand Prix event and other classes of the competition whilst enjoying lunch, drinks and colourful cupcakes.

Grand National Show Jumping Challenge in 2012 drew the country’s show jumping royalty plus a large attendance of spectators demonstrating that show jumping has come to the fore as a spectator sport.  Show jumping is rapidly attracting people who are realising that watching world-class riders in such beautiful surroundings whilst socialising with others makes for a really top day.

Grand National Show Jumping Challenge 2012 offered impressive prize money for the successful riders and their mighty steeds but the event organisers made great efforts to involve the watching public including a ‘walk the course’ segment guided by Olympian Vicki Roycroft.

As ‘MiSociety’ reluctantly said goodbye to the paddocks now lit by the brilliant sunset we passed by the many enormous luxury horse trailers parked waiting to load up the day’s competing ponies.  These trailers boast facilities that would not go amiss in a very decent human hotel – show jumping horses must be smart, they have seemingly found the ultimate equestrian lifestyle.

 
Red Carpet photos, VIP photos and social photos; all photographic images are ©copyright MiSociety 2012 and may not be reproduced without permission – We only publish a selection from the many we have from each event. How to purchase high resolution photos

Grand National Showjumping Challenge 2012 Over the jumps

Grand National Showjumping Challenge 2012 Over the jumps

Grand National Show Jumping Challenge 2012 Sydney Polo Club

Rebecca Higgins at Grand National Show Jumping Challenge 2012 Sydney Polo Club

Rebecca Higgins

Grand National Show Jumping Challenge 2012 Sydney Polo Club

Julia Hargreaves cu 2

Julia Hargreaves cu 2

Grand National Showjumping Challenge 2012 Over the jumps

Grand National Showjumping Challenge 2012 Over the jumps

Grand National Show Jumping Challenge 2012 Sydney Polo Club

Grace Clayton, Vanessa Clayton, Bevin Clayton at Grand National Show Jumping Challenge 2012 Sydney Polo Club

Grace Clayton, Vanessa Clayton, Bevin Clayton

Grand National Show Jumping Challenge 2012 Sydney Polo Club

Grand National Show Jumping Challenge 2012 Sydney Polo Club

Grand National Showjumping Challenge 2012 Over the jumps

Grand National Show Jumping Challenge 2012 Sydney Polo Club

Georgia Higgins, Rebecca Higgins, Peter Higgins, Belle Higgins at Grand National Show Jumping Challenge 2012 Sydney Polo Club

Georgia Higgins, Rebecca Higgins, Peter Higgins, Belle Higgins

Grand National Show Jumping Challenge 2012 Sydney Polo Club

Grand National Show Jumping Challenge 2012 Sydney Polo Club

Grand National Showjumping Challenge 2012 Over the jumps

Grand National Show Jumping Challenge 2012 Sydney Polo Club

Valhalla horse thirsting for a beer - Jamie Kermond at Grand National Show Jumping Challenge 2012 Sydney Polo Club

Valhalla horse thirsting for a beer - Jamie Kermond

Grand National Show Jumping Challenge 2012 Sydney Polo Club

puppies have fun too at Grand National Show Jumping Challenge 2012 Sydney Polo Club

puppies have fun too

Grand National Show Jumping Challenge 2012 Sydney Polo Club

Grand National Show Jumping Challenge 2012 Sydney Polo Club

Grand National Showjumping Challenge 2012 Over the jumps

Grand National Show Jumping Challenge 2012 Sydney Polo Club

Georgia Higgins, Belle Higgins at Grand National Show Jumping Challenge 2012 Sydney Polo Club

Georgia Higgins, Belle Higgins

Grand National Show Jumping Challenge 2012 Sydney Polo Club

Winners breaking out the champagne at Grand National Show Jumping Challenge 2012 Sydney Polo Club

Winners breaking out the champagne

Grand National Show Jumping Challenge 2012 Sydney Polo Club

Grand National Show Jumping Challenge 2012 Sydney Polo Club

Grand National Show Jumping Challenge 2012 Sydney Polo Club

Grand National Show Jumping Challenge 2012 Sydney Polo Club

Grand National Show Jumping Challenge 2012 Sydney Polo Club

Grand National Showjumping Challenge 2012 Over the jumps

Grand National Show Jumping Challenge 2012 Sydney Polo ClubGrand National Show Jumping Challenge 2012 Sydney Polo Club

Food was great at the VIP marquee at Grand National Show Jumping Challenge 2012 Sydney Polo Club

Food was great at the VIP marquee

Grand National Show Jumping Challenge 2012 Sydney Polo Club

Jamie Kermond on Valhalla at Grand National Show Jumping Challenge 2012 Sydney Polo Club

Jamie Kermond on Valhalla

Grand National Show Jumping Challenge 2012 Sydney Polo Club

Over the jumps ...oops at Grand National Show Jumping Challenge 2012 Sydney Polo Club

Over the jumps ...oops

Grand National Show Jumping Challenge 2012 Sydney Polo Club

Hugh Parry-Okeden, Sophie Roberson, Shelby at Grand National Show Jumping Challenge 2012 Sydney Polo Club

Hugh Parry-Okeden, Sophie Roberson, Shelby

Grand National Show Jumping Challenge 2012 Sydney Polo Club

Julia Hargreaves walking the course with fans

Julia Hargreaves walking the course with fans

Grand National Showjumping Challenge 2012 Over the jumps

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Grand National Show Jumping Challenge 2012 Sydney Polo Club

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