jump into equitana day one with full flight jumping day
Day one at EQUITANA Melbourne will be one you’ll remember. Following days jam-packed schedule, we will be in full flight all night from 6:30pm with this high energy, fast paced and electric display of Australia’s top jumping talent.
the ott jumping masterclass and night show is only accessible with a day ticket or super ticket
meet our jumping star presenterS
This year we are delighted to announce that we have not one but 2 Australian Olympic representatives presenting the OTT Jumping Master Class.
Scott Keach and James Paterson Robinson.
Scott commenced his career as an Eventer, who grew up in South Australia. He first made it to the world stage when he represented Australia in Seoul at the 1988 Olympics where he competed in our 3-day event team. 28 years later he remerged at the Olympics Rio Olympics representing Australia in Showjumping. Scott is known as a true horseman who is seen as the ultimate all-around coach, he has been heavily involved with the American Eventing squad. Today he is based in Ocala Florida, where he still competes at an international level. This will be one of the first times Scott has returned to Australia as a coach, if you’re a Showjumper or eventer Scott’s knowledge and insight is second to none!
James Paterson Robinson started his equine career in Geelong Victoria where he competed in the show arena, winning multiple champion boy riders at all the major Royal Shows around Australia. It was however the show jumping that really excited him. In 2000 he made the decision to pack up and head to Europe. He hit the big time when he claimed victory in the 2012 Bourg-en-Bresse CSI4* Grand Prix in France, this win secured his debut at the 2012 London Olympics. Four years later he joined Scott at Rio where he finished in 53rd place individually and 13th as a team. Today JPR (as many know him) is based with his partner in Sydney, where they run JPR equestrian. He has a sound knowledge and understanding of working with the horse and rider to ensure the best possible outcome.
The two bring diverse knowledge and insight that couples their individual styles.
thursday night show
Full flight jumping
knock out stakes
The Knock Out Stakes will feature Australia’s top jumping riders racing head to head in a mirrored course, two at a time. The quickest competitor will go through the next round. The knock-out style format means that eventually the two fastest riders will face-off for the final and the winner will be crowned CHAMPION.
all or nothing gamble
In ‘edge of your seat’ fun, the All or Nothing Gamble, never before seen in Australia, will have prize money up for grabs and will challenge our top jumpers to their limits. The catch is, round by round, they have to risk all their prize money for the chance to play on and win more.
other thursday highlights include;
OTT express eventing
Express Eventing will see the fast-paced action of eventing: Jumping and Cross Country, will be featured on one day only! Come and see who will be crowned the EQUITANA Australia Express Eventing Champion!
In this fun but serious competition, and for the first time ever at EQUITANA Melbourne, Working Equitation will be a competition in its own right.Showcasing the skill and training of both horse and rider, the obstacle style and obstacle speed classes will see amazing skill, communication and timing all rolled into one