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4 3 5 6 finish that came down to the last rail in the second round. Valhalla and Kermond were last on course in the first round with only one clear posted by David Robertson and Sharpe Seal. The big grey delivered a solid performance taking just one rail through to the next round. Second last out Kermond knew he had to post a clear second round in a fast time to put pressure on Robertson to go clear. The crowd held their breath as Valhalla left all the fences up in a good time of 51.52 seconds. Robertson brought the seasoned jumper Sharpe Seal back on to the Princess Anne Arena for their second round knowing he just had to ride clear to win the $3500 prize money. Their time was excellent but the last rail at the Copabella fence fell and Roberston had to settle for second place. Stomp, plus a dressage competition out on the Main Arena on Saturday. Other winners over the weekend included Northside Riding Club patron and Olympic veteran Vicki Roycroft On Sunday, local junior ‘pink’ junior riders entertained the who celebrated her birthday on Saturday with a win crowds in the break between the Studibaker Mini Prix and on Welsom in the Agnes Banks Equine Clinic Shooting the Copabella Grand Prix with a quadrille and proceeded Stars class. The super junior, Tom McDermott, who is to sell pink wristbands, raising $800 for the McGrath returning to form after a devastating fall earlier this year Foundation. Over the two days, Frenchs Forest Lions Club in which he lost one of his top jumping horses, Merriwar, provided the BBQ and the crisp morning air was filled won five classes over the weekend to add to his growing with the smell of bacon and eggs They were easily able collection of Copabella rugs. Aaron Hadlow and Preset to raise funds for a specific project that they had planned Whim won the Logans Insurance/ Musto Amateur and also donated the food needed to keep the army of Qualifier on Saturday and Les Symons won the Oaks volunteers working hard. Alan Hargreaves from Copabella Sporthorses Amateur Final on Sunday. Victorian rider Sporthorses praised Northside’s efforts towards hosting Brook Dobbin and Advisor won the Winnings Welcome the elite show similar to those run in Europe. Northside is Stakes on Saturday afternoon in front of Grant Hughes keen to continue the partnership in 2011 and enjoys the from the ACT and fellow Victorian, Kermond. As usual the opportunity to bring Australia’s best show jumpers to the Copabella Classic was far more than just a jumping show. Northshore of Sydney. The Copabella Classic will return to The weekend was action packed with trade stands, face the Princess Anne Arena on the 30 April 2011. painting, fortune telling, the Magic Millions Champagne Rachel Smith Tent, a VIP Marquee, Fashions on the Field and a Sod 59


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