ANDREW Inglis took out the Ponderosa Timber and Hardware Senior Victorian Showjumping Championship at the weekend.
Inglis, from Maroota, rode his big bay imported mare Amira, jumping a slick fast round against the clock.
Runner-up was another in-form rider, Yarra Glen's Brook Dobbin, riding his evergreen little grey, GP Shine, with last year's Victorian champion Tim Clarke, from Mortlake, third.
The titles were hosted by the Port Phillip Show Jumping Club on the club's all-weather arena at the Lang Lang Showgrounds.
The organising committee, headed by prolific jumping competitor Phillip Stephens, from Warragul, did its upmost to keep an excellent jumping footing despite this year's record rainfall.
This event is also the second leg of the 2011 Premier League Grand Prix series.
The final leg will be held at the Premier Floats Showjumping Championships on March 20 at Teesdale, where the combination with most points will receive $1500 in prizemoney.
International course designer Leeson Sirett, from Colbinabbin, provided strong, technical courses for the three days of competition, where faultless jumping was always rewarded.
Only three horses jumped clear in the first round of the 1.40m to 1.50m senior title.
The 2011 Victorian Young Horse Championship went to Brooke Campbell, from Ebenezer, riding Star Peptalk, from local star Julie Sproull, riding Brown Nova, and Trevor March, from Tatura, third.
The event was sponsored for the 11th time by the Heywood family's Ponderosa Timber and Hardware.
Jamie Kermond, from Garfield North, won the National Bank D grade title, riding Copabella Cadiz. This combination also won the Joint Rejuvenate D grade.
Alex Rooney, also from Garfield North, won the Cardinia Council Futurity class, riding Hylton Park Calypso, and Amanda Barclay, from Lara, won the Superior Foods 1.25m class, riding SL Itza Worry.
Jamie Winning, from Ebenezer, won the Greig Family and Vicky McCathie maiden D grade, riding Yandoo Aphrodite, and Andrew Inglis won the D grade AM5, riding Grandiego, owned by Leanne and Laurie Grant, from Donvale.
Wes Joyce, from Jumbunna, won the Merlin Park A and B grade championship riding his lovely grey, LH Warsaw.
The Premier Floats Victorian Speed Championship saw a win to Melissa Julius, from the Wimmera, riding Another Sportsman, ahead of Jamie Winning's Hedge.
Third place went to Black Marlin, owned by Angela Ramsay, from Albury.