Jamie Kah to jockey for spot in Olympic equestrian team after racing career

Star jockey Jamie Kah has her sights set on the Olympics when her racing career winds up. This is the sport the talented horsewoman hopes to compete in.

Top jockey Jamie Kah competing in a show jumping competition. Picture: Tazzie Eggins
Top jockey Jamie Kah competing in a show jumping competition. Picture: Tazzie Eggins

Leading jockey Jamie Kah was facing up to some tricky new obstacles last weekend in an environment far from group 1 races and grand racetracks.

The superstar of the Victorian racing industry was just another name in a competitor’s list at a local showjumping competition held at Boneo Park on the Mornington Peninsula last Sunday.

While she showed a clean set of heels, jumping a clear round on her horse December Hill Brax in the 104cm class, luck failed her in the later 115cm class and she had several rails down.

Kah has often talked about her dream of competing in showjumping at the Olympics and while that is an ambition for her life after racing, local showjumping competitions are on her radar for now.

Jamie Kah in action at Mornington Peninsula. Picture: Tazzie Eggins
Jamie Kah in action at Mornington Peninsula. Picture: Tazzie Eggins

“Show jumping is a great release for me and I just love working with my off the track horses,” Kah said.

“Now competitions have started up again, we will try and get to more when I’m not racing. I can’t wait to see myself and my horses improve this year, whilst also having a lot of fun.”

The Boneo Park event attracted a number of sporting-related identities among its competitors including former footy great Don Scott and Sarah Moody, wife of top racehorse trainer Peter Moody and mum of AFLW players Breann and Celine.

Originally published as Jamie Kah to jockey for spot in Olympic equestrian team after racing career

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