Uni student focused on Sydney Royal campaign

JAMES Hetherington might not have won one of the many classes he entered at the recent Tamworth Showjumping Championships in the Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre (AELEC) but he might have set a platform for success at the Sydney Royal Easter Showjumping.

The young Tamworth university student contested a number of events without ultimate success but that didn’t faze the confident young equestrian.

“I had about 44 rounds all up,” Hetherington said.

“My two good horses competed in the Grand Prix. It was their last competition before the Sydney Royal.

“I finished eighth in the Grand Prix with PP Master Class. That was the main lead-up for him for Sydney.”

The 11-year-old chestnut gelding has been working along well over the past four years for Hetherington.

“He’s finished  seventh in the last two world cup jumps. He’s got another world cup event two weeks after the Royal.”

Jay Bee Caribu is a more inexperienced 11-year-old black gelding Hetherington has been bringing along.

He finished third in the Futurity in Tamworth and can also figure in Sydney this week.

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