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1 2 It was the first world cup qualifier for 13 of the 22 horses competing in round one, the 12 highest placed combinations started in round two over a different course and held under lights in front of a packed stadium. The shorter, less technical second round proving tough enough - there were no clear rounds. Fourth was Brook Dobbin form Yarra Glen in Victoria riding GP Shine finishing on 13, fifth to David Robertson from Timor riding Sharpe Seal with 16, the next three placings going to the young guns, Jamie Kermond from Garfield riding Valhalla 17 penalties, Amanda Madigan from Glossodia riding Alondra 18 penalties, and Hilary Scott from The Oaks riding Oaks Pro Ratina on 25 penalties. Smith, elated with the win said “This is one of my most 2010 Sydney Royal Easter Show memorable wins, Dark Ages was great, and the pressure – World Cup Qualifier in round two was tough”. First Jumping World Cup Qualifier of the “Most of the events are based in the major cities along 2010 Season the East Coast,” Clem said. “And it’s much easier to get to an event rather than Central Queensland.” Clem Smith from Toowoomba in Queensland jumped the only clear round from twenty two starters in the South Australian Wendy Schaeffer riding Koyuna Sun Set Sydney Royal Easter Show’s Jumping World Cup Qualifier. won the 2010 EFA Cup presented by Equestrian NSW. Experience and a calculated ride in the second round Jenny Sheppard gave Smith an exciting victory riding the 14 year old Dark Ages owned by Neville and Lyn Rose. Last to ride The Copabella Classic in the second round, Smith had to finish with a score – 17th-18th April 2010 less than eight penalties. He a rail down at fence 5, a 1.50m vertical towards the main grand stand caused the For the past four years Northside Riding Club has hosted crowd to gasp as he steadily finished the course in 63.00 the Copabella Classic on the Princess Anne Equestrian seconds leaving a final score of four plus one time penalty Arena at St Ives Showground. Club Vice President, Jane just three penalties ahead of the runner up Grant Hughes Robinson has put her heart and soul into this show from Weston in Canberra riding Emmaville Ricochet. jumping spectacular and this year’s event, held on 17 Hughes also placed third riding Yakity Yak, both horses and 18 April, was a credit to both her and the volunteers finished on eight penalties with one rail down in each who dedicate themselves to Northside most weekends round, his horses making their CSI-W debut. of the year. Over the two days of competition big crowds watched Australia’s best jumping horses and riders Sydney Olympic course designer John Vallance from competing for prize money and glory in ten competitions Orangeville designed the course setting a technical 1.45 culminating in the prestigious Copabella Cup. Victorian to 1.55m track of 18 jumping efforts for the first round. rider Jamie Kermond and the imported grey stallion Thirteen of the starters collected penalties at fence 10 Valhalla III won the Copabella Grand Prix in a nail bighting the treble of vertical, oxer, oxer, the 1.45m x 1.50m oxer at 10c hitting the floor ten times. 1 Royal Easter Show - Clem Smith riding Dark Ages wins the Sydney World Cup qualifier/Jenny Sheppard 2 Jamie Kermond wins Copabella/Furdography 3 Tom McDermott – Copabella/Furdography 4 Tom McDermott on SL Eclipse – Copabella/Furdography 5 Samantha Tripp – Copabella/Furdography 6 Fashions on the Field/Furdography 58


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