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Annual Euroa showjumping event moves to bigger Violet Town site

VIOLET TOWN BOUND: The Euroa Jumping Classic has moved to Violet Town to accommodate more competitors and spectators. Pictured is competitor and committee member Adrian Bright at last year’s event, held at the Euroa Showgrounds. PHOTO: Clair Dobie

ONE of Euroa’s most popular equestrian events has made a move to Violet Town to accommodate more spectators and competitors.

The Euroa Jumping Classic, which has been held at the Euroa Showgrounds for the past four years, will this year be held at Shadforth Reserve, Violet Town, former home of the golf club before it closed its doors late last year.

The event organisers have a two year commitment to hold the annual event in Violet Town, after discussing their plan with Strathbogie Shire Council and the Violet Town Action Group (VTAG), which both support the move.

With a “vibrant, new committee” on board in 2015, all of which are horse riders, organisers are confident the four day event will be the best yet.

Head organiser Kim Hewlett said the classic had simply outgrown the showgrounds, as last year subsequent entries were denied because of a lack of space.

“We couldn’t take any more entries last year and the showgrounds car park was too full, so there was not enough room for more people to watch the events,” she said.

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