Clem Smith Showjumping

 

New Team Member

January 30, 2017

We would like to Introduce a new member to our Team
'Station Master' aka Stu

He is an 8yo Thoroughbred Gelding who Jessie is very happy to be campaigning.. Last season saw this super little horse crowned the 2016 Queensland Junior Country Champion and Runner Up State Junior Champion with his previous rider Jasmine Ritter.

Being one of the only Thoroughbreds on our Team we will be careful to keep him on a diet which is cool.

He is being feed the wonderful new Mitavite product 'Cool Crusada'.
Stu gets 2kg per feed plus chaff twice daily. Also some Performa 3 Oil once a day. All this and the lovely green grass around at the moment is ample to keep in top condition for showjumping and won't fizz him up.



 

Highlights with photo's 2016

January 30, 2017








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Queensland State Squads for 2017

January 30, 2017
Clem has been named on the Equestrian Queensland State Senior Squad for 2017 and Jessie has been named on 
the Equestrian Queensland State Young Riders Squad.  

Photo of Jessie & Copabella Tattiana jumping to 9th place in the Equitana Rising Stars Melbourne 2016



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2016 Wrap Up

January 29, 2017
WOW what a year.  We could not be happier with the Team.
 
Highlights of the year were

The year got off to a fabulous start with Clem & Delilah heading to New Zealand for Riding With The Stars.  Such a wonderful opportunity to be firstly asked to attend and then to place 2nd in the Grand Prix.  Thank you to Definitive Events and everyone involved it was spectacular.  Also thank you to EIAF for looking after Delilah flying over.

Clem & Guru winning both the Queensland State Senior Showjumping Cha...
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Mitavite

January 8, 2016
Here at Team Smith we have used and recommended Mitavite Feed for over 25 years their products are second to none.  Always Top Quality at an affordable price.  Our horses always look super and perform to a high standard.

There are products to suit all types of horses.  Some favourites in our feed shed are : Extra Cool, Sustainer, Extru Barley, Bonafide & Performa 3 Oil. 



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Horse Deals January Edition 2016

January 8, 2016
Clem appeared twice in the January Horse Deals Showjumping Edition

First in the Tack Box Favourites Article



& then in an Add for the Hawkesbury River Saddle Co & the great Platinum Jumping Saddles



 
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Longines World Rankings - Australian Riders Listing

January 8, 2016
Here are the Longines World Rankings for Australian Riders as at 31st December 2015
Note these points are from FEI Ranking Classes including World Cup Rounds.

Clem didn't compete in a lot of the World Cup Rounds this season due to work commitments but is
still ranked in the Top 30 which is very pleasing.







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Riding With The Stars

January 5, 2016



We are super excited to announce Clem & Delilah have been invited to compete at Riding With The Stars a new concept Event being held at Claudelands Hamilton in New Zealand.

Both Clem & Vicki Roycroft alongside Caroline Wagner will being going head to head against New Zealand's Best Jumping and Dressage Riders in a Stadium Atmosphere in front of 4000 people.

Clem will be competing in a Grand Prix Jumping Event on the Friday Night.

Big thanks to Kevin & Andrew Hansen and the Melbourne Equitana Tea...
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Team Smith 2016 Underway

January 5, 2016

Welcome 2016.

We endeavour to keep the Website more up to date - have been concentrating on the Facebook Page.

Team Smith are looking forward to another busy year of Jumping and Training here at Balaam Downs.

The jumpers are all back in work with an early start to the Season with Delilah & Clem heading to New Zealand in early February for the Riding with the Stars Grand Prix which will is very exciting.

We have Breakers arriving and will have a full stable within the next couple of days, some ver...


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'Alite' Runner Up Future Star of the Year !!

August 31, 2015
Our lovely chestnut mare Alite (Alice x Alimo) has finished Runner Up in the 2015 Aitkens Saddlery Future Star of the Year Series.  She was up against some very seasoned horses and we could not be happier with her progress.

She was unbeatable in the number 2 spot going into the last round and only one point behind the leader.  We opted not to compete at the last event as the horses are having a freshen up prior to their upcoming competitions down south.

Thanks to Aitkens for their continued sup...
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Team Smith

August 29, 2015
We are excited to be forming Team Smith.  
We have started a Facebook page 'Team Smith' you will be able to follow the Team and will also find information about major show jumping events in Australia.  
'Always Enjoy the Ride'





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Product of the Week

August 26, 2015
JER STIRRUPS 

One of the best things to come into our Tack Room for many years have been Jer Stirrups.  We purchased a pair for Clem & Jess going back three years ago and were that impressed became the Australian Distributor.

Not only are they very aesthetically pleasing they are very good to use.  Clem has found that he rarely looses his stirrups because of the grip but  if you happen to they are easy to get back as they go back to their original position.

Italian made to the very best of stand...
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Belcam Cosmic & Jessie

August 24, 2015
Here is a lovely photo of Jess and her beautiful (Colin) Belcam Cosmic competing at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

Jess is super keen for the upcoming Australian Show Jumping Championships where she will be riding two horses in the Junior Championships section

Jess is very proud to be an Ambassador for Kingsland Equestrian Australia and also a Mini Sponsored Rider for Promection Mini.  

Photo credit Julie Wilson



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Kartoon de Breve

August 24, 2015
We are rapt to have Kartoon de Breve (Kenny) back in work.  He sustained a small injury early this season and is now back on the Show Team looking great.

Here is a beautiful photo of our team favourite taken during the World Cup at Sydney Royal Show this year where he placed 8th.  Such a great technique.  

Kenny was imported from France and is by Quidam de Revel.

Photo credit Julie Wilson



 
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Hawkesbury River Saddlery

August 24, 2015
Have a chat to Clem about trying a Hawkesbury River Saddlery Company Saddle - whatever the discipline they have something to suit you.

Designed by riders, top quality leather, very well made and great prices.




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Aitkens Saddlery Future Star of the Year 2015

August 20, 2015
This is the current leaderboard going into the last round of the Aitkens Saddlery Future Star of the Year 2015.

Our young star Alite is in an unbeatable Runner Up position against some wonderful horses.  

Clem & Copabella Tattiana were the 2013 Winner of this Series.




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Homefront Update

August 19, 2015
We have a full stable here at Balaam Downs with a variety of Breakers and horses here for Jump Start Training.  A very busy month ahead.

Things are a tad dry and we are looking forward to early Spring rain.

Next month we head down South with a full truck for the Boneo Cup Show and then onto the 2015 Australian Show Jumping Championships.

Exciting times ahead with our wonderful team that we have this year.  Guru & Delilah will both be in the Senior Championships and we think they have a wonderful...
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Coaching Update

August 19, 2015
Clem has a one day Clinic coming up at NADEC at Mudgeeraba Pony Club Grounds on the 5th September.  Please get in touch with Ian Baldwin at NADEC if you wish to attend.    He is looking forward to catching up with everyone down there and has some further dates booked in for the remainder of the year.

He had a great time on his recent trip to Darwin.  Always so well looked after and great to teach such an enthusiastic group of riders.  

Also another successful Clinic was held in July at Calliope...
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Queensland win the National State Of Origin

August 14, 2015


Clem was very proud to be a member of the Queensland State Team who won the first National State of Origin Teams Challenge Event. It was a super event and the boys were very proud Queenslanders thanks to Becky Jenkins on her great job as Team Manager.


Winning Queensland State Team - Clem Smith Delilah, Merrick Ubank Alantinus, Billy Raymont FF Alaska, Stu Jenkins Animation. 
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Queensland Winter Series Shows Wrap Up

August 14, 2015
The Winter Qld Show Series kicked off at the Gatton Ag Show in the third week of July.  We are the Jumping Ring Organisers at this show and are very proud what a super two days of competition we had.  Riders from four states lined up and the jumping was super.  Our team were a little short on work as we are so busy with the show but did not disappoint with wins and placings.

Next show is the fancy GHP Grand Prix Show at Kilcoy we took a big team over of 7 horses.  They were all super our young...
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Kingsland Winter Collection

August 14, 2015


The new Kingsland Winter Collection is now available at stockists around Australia.  A wonderful collection of clothing for both casual and competition.
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Australian Show Jumping Championships 2015

August 13, 2015
We are once again very proud to be sponsors at the 2015 Australian Show Jumping Championships the Premier Event on our Show Jumping Calendar.

www.clemsmithshowjumping.com and Jer Stirrups.

Who will be named the 2015 Champions.  It is shaping up to be a great event.

  
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Sponsors

August 13, 2015
We would like to extend a big thank you to our wonderful sponsors.  We very much appreciated your continued support.

Mitavite - nothing but the best feed for our team and all the horses here at Balaam Downs.  Top quality products and very economical prices.  Feeds to suit top level performers to the old pensioners in the paddock.  If your not feeding Mitavite then you should be.

Kingsland Australia NZ  beautiful Equestrian competition riding and casual clothing.  Jessie, Clem and Sharlene love ...
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Updates

August 13, 2015
We will get some updates onto this website later today.  For some reason we have not been able to access our webpage.  It has been very frustrating though all good now.

The Jumping Team has been super starting from the Western Run right through to the end of the Qld Winter Show Series.  

Things are very busy here now at Balaam Downs until we head off down South next month for Boneo Park and the Australian Show Jumping Titles 2015.  Exciting times.

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Sydney Royal - Jessie

April 17, 2015
This is a beautiful photo taken by Stephen Mowbray of Jessie and Colin.  Capturing the moment of joy after jumping clear in the Junior Grand Prix Class.  Love your work Stephen. 

Jess and Colin proudly outfitted by Kingsland Australia/New Zealand.



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Dunkeld Pony Club Camp - Woodlands 2015

April 16, 2015
Clem had a great time teaching out at the Annual Dunkeld Pony Club Camp at Woodlands which is South West of Mitchell.

He said it was great to get back to the grass roots with wonderfully keen kids.  Thanks to everyone for making Clem feel so welcome he had a great time.

Here is a copy of a lovely email Clem received after the camp.

To Mr Smith,

I am writing to thank you for the award that you gave to me at Woodlands Pony Club camp on the weekend, I felt very lucky to have won a prize from yoursel...


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Mitavite - Partnered Rider Video

April 16, 2015
Check out the You Tube Link on our Sponsors Page to Clem's Interview with Mitavite's Rachel Lyle.

We have been proud to be sponsored by the wonderful feed Company for over twenty years.

Our horses always look superbly conditioned and perform to the very best of standards.

'Feed Right Feed Mitavite'  - Top quality horse feed and economical prices.

Currently in our feed shed you will find Xtra Cool, Munga, Extru Barley, Performa 3 Oil, and Bonafide.



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Kartoon De Breve Video

April 9, 2015
To the right of this News Feed thee is a video link of Kartoon De Breve and Clem's cracking Jump Off round in the Sydney Royal Easter Show FEI ** World Cup Class.  They jumped one of only three clears in this round.

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Sydney Royal Show Wrap Up

April 9, 2015
Jess was super excited to be riding at Sydney Royal Show for the first time.  Such an honor to be accepted to ride in the Junior Classes this year with big nominations.

It was a very wet start to the show with jumping being postponed on day one and all the classes being condensed into a three day program.  Big thanks to the Show Society for managing to reschedule it all so the kids did not miss out.

Jess rode beautifully in all her classes, Colin was a little off form but saved his best to last...
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Jessie & Belcam Cosmic Sydney Royal

April 3, 2015
Jessie is excited to be heading into Sydney Royal Show - this is her first time competing at this very prestigious event.

We would like to thank both George Sanna and Amber Fuller for having Jess & Colin stay this last week at the wonderful Chatham Park your help and coaching is very much appreciated.

Both Jess and Colin will be smartly attired in some wonderful new items from the beautiful Kingsland Collection, big thanks to Kate & Jenny from Kingsland Australia NZ for your support.

Jess would ...
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Pictured below is 

Guru Winner Stangfever Grand Prix 2015

photo credit Oz Shotz

 

Delilah pictured below is our latest member of the team.  She is a 9yo by Indoctro out of Flower Power.  She was bred and campaigned by Katie Laurie nee McVean.  We feel she has a huge future ahead of her.

http://vimeo.com/112261102

Above is a video link to Delilah 2 Rounds when placing 2nd at the Shepparton World Cup Show 2014.


Runner Up Australian Showjumping Champions

Clem Smith & Guru 




2013 Len & Betty McVean Memorial 

Winner Clem Smith & Guru 


The Sis Everingham Memorial Grand Prix 2013 Clem won with Guru and was Runner Up with Kartoon de Breve 


Copabella Tattiana
Aitkens Saddlery Future Star of the Year 2013
Runner Up Ruby Australian Showjumping Champion 2013 

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