Billy Raymont comes out on top at Tamworth World Cup Show

TOO GOOD: Billy Raymont was at his best at the Tamworth World Cup Show. Photo: Oz Shotz Sports Photography
TOO GOOD: Billy Raymont was at his best at the Tamworth World Cup Show. Photo: Oz Shotz Sports Photography

Leader of the Australian FEI World Cup League Billy Raymont proved why he’s on top with a win at the Tamworth World Cup Show at the Australian Equestrian and Livestock Entertainment Centre (AELEC) over the weekend.

Queenslander Raymont and his horse Anton were too good in the feature class final at the North and North West Show Jumping Club (NNWSJC) hosted event.

The show jumper was met by two others in the final who had also rode clear rounds to progress.

NNWSJC committee member Jane Kibble said it was easy to see why Billy was leading the Australian FEI World Cup League after the weekend.

“Three riders had all gone clear in the first round and it was anyone’s to win in the final but Billy just rode masterfully,” Kibble said.

”Billy’s on a real winning streak and you can see why. He came out and rode beautifully.”

Second place went to youngster Kate Hinschen on Chironic Dominant Visage in just her second year competing at the Tamworth World Cup Show.

“You could see the experience of competing at higher levels shine through,” Kibble said of how far Hinschen had come in a year.

“She had a smile from ear to ear.”

It was the third time NNWSJC had hosted the event and Kibble said it was the best yet.

“This our best year in terms of the quality of the horses, the number of riders and the event ran really smoothly,” she said.

Top riders included Ron Easey, Chris Chugg, Katie Laurie and David Cooper.