Northern Branch


Showjumping Tasmania North

Email: [email protected]


2015/2016 Committee


Ann Patterson



Jo McFarlane


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Vice President:

Helmut Rechberger


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Immediate Past President:

Ian Jago



Rebekah Tyler


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Michaela Van Rooye


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Riders Representative:

Robert Casey


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Young Rider Rep:

Courtney Swain


General Committee:

Kirsten Towns

Jo Geard

Robert Casey

Elsie Richards

Freyr Colvin

Abigail Viney

Samantha Stone

Laura Johnson

Lucy Jenkins



The Tasmanian Showjumping Association Inc. was formed in February 1975, by a group of horse enthusiasts throughout the state who’s interests were focused on Show Jumping.   

The original committee positions were as follows:

President:  Mr Jim Osborne

Snr Vice President:   Mr John Ibbott

Vice President:   Mr Des Hills

Secretary:    Mrs Elizabeth Richards

Publicity Officer:   Mr Lindsay Chilcott

Treasurer:    Mrs Marie Viney

Six Committee positions:

Misses J Atkinson

A Patterson

Mrs Judith Kilby

Messrs M Jasen,

Geoff Richards

Chris Taylor. 

In 1983 a discussion took place by the state council and it was decided that a restructure into 3 branches would take place.  South, North & North West branches were formed with each branch having to nominate a representative/s for the state executive.  It was resolved that each branch would have a committee of 12. At this meeting it was decided that the awards of Senior & Junior “Show Jumper of the Year” would be conducted over the 10 spring shows. 

  1. Burnie
  2. Launceston
  3. Longford
  4. Hobart
  5. Ulverstone
  6. Westbury
  7. Scottsdale
  8. Deloraine
  9. Devonport 
  10. Stanley (Circular Head)   

1984 was the start of the “Fotheringham Futurity” now known as the “Future Stars” and this event was run as a feature at the Westbury Show. 


Life Members

Current life members are as follows:-

  • Mr Denis Hill
  • Mr John Ibbott
  • Mrs Ann Graves
  • Mrs Isabel Casey
  • Mr Wes Saunders
  • Ms Ann Patterson
  • Mr Geoff Richards  
  • Mrs Elizabeth Richards
  • Mrs Judith Kilby



Now is a great time for new members to join as our membership year is from the 1st May 2015 to the 30th April 2016 and Show jumping Tasmania North has so much on offer for you and your horse.

This season we have a new and preferred method online via Nominate/ Subscribe Online.

Click onthe link below:


Membership rates will be the same as last season

  • $55 senior
  • $45 Junior (under 18 as of the 1st January)
  • $115 Family (2 seniors & 2 juniors)
  • $20 Non-rider


Roll of our Club

  • Our club was formed to provide for show jumping enthusiast in Tasmania.
  • We provide our members with instruction from local and interstate coaches as well as competitions both in-house and in conjunction with the Agricultural Show Society of Tas.
  • Our club is involved in the running of Show’s in the North, including Royal Launceston, Longford,
  • Westbury, Scottsdale & Deloraine.
  • We commit to supply equipment and personnel for the running of the Official Ring (usually named
  • Ring 1).  This includes our showjumping gear, set up prior to the show, during and at the conclusion.
  • Each individual show society is invoiced for the hire of our equipment, a fee that is set each year by our branch.  
  • A committee person from our branch is (not always but usually) assigned to be on the show committee
  • and liaise with the show society on matters including sponsorship, judges, course designers, ribbons, event schedules, accommodation and general running of the show on show day/s.  


Contact list of Instructors:

Over the last financial year we have utilised the following instructors for Club Days and Clinics:

Nicki Brown – Hobart 

  • 0438 344 796

Ben Netterfield – Murrambateman  

Paul Williams – Victoria

Claire Walker – Longford  

Jo McFarlane – Westwood  


Showjumping Equipment

  • Mitsubitshi Curtain Side Truck
  • Covered-in Trailer
  • Covered Judges Trailer
  • Approximately 50 Potted Plants
  • 80-150 Poles
  • 10-15 Planks/Gates
  • 12 sets Showjumping wings
  • 6 sets Showjumping wings (practice)
  • 1 water tray/jump
  • Electronic Timing Gear
  • 2 sets Start & Finish Boards
  • Plastic red/white flags (approx. 10)
  • Judges case – complete with stationery
  • Course Design Measuring Wheel/Tape
  • Height stick
  • Rope
  • Plastic chain, with 2 large green garbage bins
  • Entrance & Exit gates 

Equipment is available for hire. Bookings can me made via the Treasurer. Below is a like to more information regarding our club equipment.




Our Branch is currently in the process of making a few changes to our merchandise. This is available to purchase at Clinics and Competitions throughout the Showjumping calandar. All merchandise is kept in the club van so just ask one of our committee members about how to purchase any item. Below is a link to our current merchandise we have to offer.




Please take some time to look through some photos taken throughout the 2014/2015 Showjumping season.

Photo Gallery


For any other information regarding our branch feel free to contact a member of our committee.