About The Club

Hunter Valley Showjumping Club commenced in the Hunter area in the late 60’s and was held on various properties until settling at the Appletree Road, Barnsley grounds, where it stayed until the end of 2003.  With the desire to find a showjumping friendly ground, the club moved to Salt Ash and then in 2006 to Maitland Showgrounds. After a short time at a private property (The Ranch at Anambah), the club is now settled at the Rutherford venue – Bradley Park (Maitland Polocrosse Grounds)

The aim of the “Not for Profit” club is to provide quality showjumping in training and competition for all, from novice to the professional and to promote the sport of showjumping throughout the Hunter Valley.

The club ONLY uses qualified course designers, judges and coaches, and with the support of many volunteers and experienced officials, we maintain a high standard of safety, ensuring the enjoyment of the members and the welfare of all horses.

 

The club is fully insured through Equestrian Australia, affiliated with Equestrian NSW.  The use of quality, up to date equipment is important to the club and the majority of the profits go directly back to equipment and the riding surface, and the remainder to cover insurances and basic running costs of the club.

Heights commence at 45cm and continue through to 1.20m and higher if required. Members range in age from young children to senior riders, with all levels of experience from novice to professional.  Ongoing training courses and hands on experience are provided by the club for those interested in furthering their knowledge. The Maitland Polocrosse venue (Bradley Park) is now the permanent home of the HVSJC and we thank the Polocrosse Club for making us welcome. The club makes use of the 3 polocrosse fields that include ample warm areas. The facilities includes parking, permanent office and canteen space along with Shower and toilet facilities.

Hunter Valley Showjumping Club is managed and operated by volunteers. Extra volunteers are requested to help out on club days and rewarded with “free round” vouchers for their efforts. Showjumping events are held once a month at differing times (refer to calendar) with training days and competition days.  As well as monthly club events we also present two open shows per year that are run over multiple rings and multiple days (Hunter Region Championships and Spring Championships)