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Russell Johnstone jumps to victory

Russell Johnstone and Daprice in action - © Adele Severs/EQ Life

Russell Johnstone and Daprice in action

© Adele Severs/EQ Life


Victorian based showjumper Russel Johnstone was victorious last weekend at the Royal Adelaide Show, winning the World Cup Qualifier class with the very talented 11-year-old bay gelding, Daprice.

Russell and Daprice were the only two out of the 18 combinations in the class to produce a double clear round in the World Cup Qualifier class.

Second place was awarded to Jessica Barton and Celso. This combination produced the quickest second round, with a time of 62.58, with four faults.

Third place was awarded to James Harvey and Tyrone, also with four faults.

Click here to see the full list of results.

Congratulations to Russell and Daprice!

The Jumping Selection Panel have closely been observing scores from various Australian World Cup Qualifier and Grand Prix classes, as scores and placings from these events are considered part of the   nomination criteria.

Combinations campaigning from Australia will be considered from performances in the Grand Prix or World Cup classes at the following shows:

  • (A) Gatton World Cup - 4th August 2019
  • (B) Adelaide Royal World Cup - 5th September 2019
  • (C) Willinga Park Grand Prix - 15th September 2019
  • (D) Melbourne Royal World Cup - 24th September
  • (E) Australian Championships Grand Prix - 10th November 2019
  • (F) Adelaide 3DE World Cup - 14th November 2019
  • (G) Sale World Cup - 24th November 2019
  • (H) Sydney Summer Classic World Cup - 7th December 2019
  • (I) Boneo Park Classic World Cup - 26th January 2020
  • (J) Boneo Park World Cup - 2nd February 2020
  • (K) Sydney Royal Easter Show grand Prix - April 2020 (date to be confirmed)

Click here to read the Nomination Criteria for the Australian Jumping Team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.






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