May 8, 2019

More than 120 riders and their horses are competing at the annual Roma Show this weekend across a three-day equestrian program.

Senex Energy is sponsoring all three major program events – dressage, show jumping and show riding.

Participants from three-year-olds to former Olympians will compete in various classes, with the coveted Champion of Champions hat to be won.

“This is the 133rd Roma Show and equestrian events have been part of it all from the beginning. We always have a lot of fun,” show jumping steward and executive member Clancey Smith said.

An action-packed program covers dressage on Thursday as well as show jumping on Friday and Saturday.

For budding champions, don’t miss the Beginners Ring in the saddling enclosure on Friday, with guided 3-year-old riders and other events.

“This is a special part of the program for those under 14 years of age,” Ms Smith said.

“We have a fancy-dress competition and judging for the quietest, fattest, hairiest and fastest apple-eating horses. Everyone has so much fun.”

With more than 300 entries, including competitors from Victoria, New South Wales and around Queensland, the show jumping is a feature event.

A highlight of the program will be the participation of former Olympians Ron Easey, who competed in Sydney in 2000, and Russell Johnstone, who competed at Atlanta in 1996.

Pictured (L-R): Brooke Boland, of Roma, who will be competing and show jumping steward Clancey Smith.