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1 2 Scone - September All three winners in the introductory classes finished on their dressage scores. Joanne Perrottet won section A Following on from a good win at Canberra CIC3* Emma which Emily Coggan and Raquel Frogley took out B and Mason and F1 Pharinelli clocked up another win, this C respectively. I don’t know if it is coincidence but it time in the CNC3* class at the Mount Arthur Coal Scone always seems to be that the newcomers classes provide Horse Trials. Emma was lying second after dressage, us with the best horses names - ranging from the plain just as she had done at Canberra, but moved ahead of and simple ‘Pug’ to the highly descriptive ‘Master Teddy dressage leader Eleanor Osborne by riding the fastest Edward’ and ‘Buena Vista Friar Tuck’. Maybe as the time of the day cross country (still picking up 2.8 time horses move up the grades and have to be registered the penalties) and having just one rail down show jumping names become more grown up ... either way it is always while others had several more. fun to look through the list of newcomer/encourager The hotly contested CNC2* class was sponsored for horses and wonder if they look like their name. As for the the first time by Robson Civil Projects (courtesy of CEO results of the newcomers class it looked as if two classy Bruce Farrar). The eventual winner was Kevin McNab horses finished at the top with Glandorie Western Star, riding Kelecyn Ice Age who finished on a score of 55.6, ridden by Paula Hocking, winning section A and Owendale just 0.2 ahead of second placed Annabel Armstrong riding Fleet Street giving Emily Coggan her second win of the Bubble and Squeak, who in turn was just 0.5 ahead of weekend. Sam Lyle and Foxdale Amalfi. Only three riders, Kevin being one, managed to go clear and under time cross NSW State Championships – The Baxter’s country and then also went on to be the only rider to Horse Trials at Lynton - October follow that up with a clear and under time show jumping In years to come when retired eventers are standing in round. the cold watching their grandchildren ride, listening to The two CNC1* classes were won by their dressage them complain that it’s too cold to ride the ‘Goulburn leaders with Tim Boland and Mercator Du Ry winning snow story will be told’ - “When I was eventing we rode in section A and Claudia Graham notching up another 1* the snow and the freezing cold wind, where your fingers win with Park Street Vision. The two pre novice classes were so cold you couldn’t feel the reins and plaiting attracted over 30 riders in each and the cross country went out of the window because I couldn’t even hold the course proved to be tricky enough with nearly a quarter of elastic bands and we didn’t complain.” the 60 pre novice riders suffering run outs of one sort or Well maybe not complain but at Lynton there was another. a certain admission of the fact that eventers are However there were no such problems for the winners of completely mad to even contemplate getting on a horse both classes, Ashleigh Dand and Kevin McNab, who went in the wild weather conditions that the NSW State clear cross country and show jumping to finish on their Championships, held at Lynton, Goulburn, were subjected dressage scores. to. People walked around in a daze, gathering up anything that would give them some protection from the weather It often seems to be that in the lower level classes those and found out for themselves which horse rugs were the riders who can put together a winning dressage test will warmest. Of course there were those who had come go on to win the class and that was certainly true in two prepared and still looked good despite the conditions of the three preliminary sections at Scone. In Preliminary and anybody who wants to look the part whilst attending B class Tim Boland took home another winners ribbon wintery events should contact Angela Shacklady who this time aboard Astronomical and Evelyn Williamson looked wonderful and reasonably warm all weekend! riding Olney Park Flash won section A - both riders had led the dressage. Elizabeth Wolstenholme pipped Brianne Heffernan to the post in the Preliminary C by going clear in the show jumping (just two time penalties) while Brianne took two rails down and dropped back to second. 36


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