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1 2 Eventing Equestriad Australia CIC - May dressage instead of fourth! As it was the error didn’t make any difference to the final placing and it was a ‘Wonderful’ was one word that could be used to describe wonderful result for this combination who will be heading the Eventing Equestriad Australia event recently held for Melbourne CCI* in June. at Camden. Others could include ‘great’, ‘fun filled’ and ‘innovative’. Certainly the riders and spectators Tara Sheridan proved in an all too dramatic way what an appreciated the effort the forward thinking committee up and down sport eventing is. Tara won the Pre Novice had gone to in producing their second event which, A class riding It’s A Miracle after leading from dressage certainly from the outside, looked to run even better than and adding nothing to her dressage score of 46.10 - a their first. The event wasn’t without its share of dramas, wonderful result. A little later in the day Tara was being including the arrival of the care flight helicopter to fly attended to by care flight medic’s after suffering a fall out an injured rider, Tara Sheridan (who thankfully wasn’t in the CIC2* with Prince Solomon. There were no such injured too badly) but any dramas were dealt with in a dramas for Lindsey Stewart who won the Pre Novice B quiet, efficient way and the ‘show went on’. section riding Inspire me. Sitting on a dressage score of 35 and then taking a rail down in the show jumping And what a show it was. Kevin McNab took out a win in left Lindsey just 0.5 ahead of Lauren Balcomb and TS the CIC3* riding Belcam Caesar. Kevin finished less than Fantasia but she held onto that lead after going clear and a mark ahead of Christopher Burton and Holstein Park under time cross country. Leilani which stopped his former fellow Queensland rider from taking out his third win with this talented mare in Three of the four preliminary winners led from the front, just over four weeks, having recently won Albury CIC3* with three of them, Emma Armstrong, Emma Mason and the Sydney CIC3*-WC. Kevin’s win was well deserved and junior rider Michaela Beattie scoring over 70% in as the pair led from day one being the only rider to earn the dressage. Meanwhile in hotly contested preliminary over 70%. C section Emily Kendall moved up from seventh after dressage to win the class with less than four marks But Christopher Burton didn’t have to wait too long at the separating the top six riders. prize giving before he collect his usual share of first place rosettes. First of all he won the CIC2* class riding Allan Skinner’s Haruzac. Lying third after dressage Christopher moved into the lead after going clear show jumping and 1 Equestriad May PN Tara Sheridan on Its A Miracle cross country with only 2.8 time penalties. Dressage 2 Equestriad May 1 Star Cassandra Webb on Dutch Determination leader Rachael Lee who also clocked up a double clear 3 Equestriad May 2 Star Chris Burton on Haruzac but her 5.2 time penalties proved costly as she slipped back to finish in second place, only 0.4 behind Christopher. Then Christopher also went on to win the CIC1* A on a new ride, Underdiscussion, who I believe is owned by a syndicate of keen eventing owners. The CIC1*B was won by Cassandra Webb riding Dutch Determination who finished on a score of 49.3, while Christine Bates blotted her copy book with Adelaide Hill in the fact that the pair finished on their dressage score, which they have a wonderful habit of doing, but an error of course in the dressage test saw them finish sixth after 3 29


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