Team Joyce are extremely proud to announce an old favourite LH Folly owned by one of the top Young Riders in Australia ‘Jess Hurley’ have made it to the top in showjumping. LH Folly and Jess have been chosen for the Equestrian Australia National Young Rider Recognition Squad. LH Folly stars again .This fabulous pair ended up 14th in the Equestrian Australian Young Rider rankings with scores taken from the events held during the 2015 showjumping season. The Young Rider section is selected from riders aged 16-21 years of age.
Recognition Squads for eventing, dressage, jumping and Para-Equestrian have categories throughout the senior and developmental stages including youth, whilst acknowledging combinations that have demonstrated performances at competition level worthy of recognition during the previous 12 months.
Within the Jumping National Recognition Squad there are three categories – Seniors, Futures and Young Rider.
National Recognition Squads for Jumping will be reviewed annually.
Current as of 2 March 2016
In 2016 Equestrian Australia will again run the National Young Rider Selection Series. The series will take place across all states and use a standardised course designed by one of Australia’s leading course designers. If you wish to know more detailed information about the National Squad
Some words from Jess herself about Fol Star’ LH Folly
Folly has definitely given me confidence over the bigger tracks as we’re consistently jumping 1.30cm courses now. I always feel safe and know she’ll look after me. As I have recently turned 21 years which means this is my last year in the Young Rider Section my biggest goal is aiming for a good run in to enter the Young Rider division at Australian Showjumping Championships in September. The jumps easily get up to 1.45m-1.50m on the last day and it gives me great pleasure to say I know she will take me up and over each obstacle because I managed to achieve it last year and she also took Tiffany Joyce around the same class three years ago finishing in the top 20 combinations which is a massive feat. This horse has a large stride for a little girl standing at 15.2hh , her strength and will to jump are bigger and better than many horses of her size. She is a little pocket rocket who is a lot of fun, eats anything in sight, prefers the paddock to the arena and gets sick of flatwork very easily haha. LH Folly is a very special mare!
Team Joyce wish this combination all the very best it feels fantastic to know your old faithfuls have loving caring homes and are so well looked after in every aspect. Jess you have done us proud and will continue to do so in the future no matter what goals you set to achieve. Everything Jess wishes and dreams for is possible because good things come to those who attain the sense of what is best for you and your horse and are willing to wait as patience is the key to success in the future. Thank you for keeping us updated we love the news, stay in touch !