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difficult on course and with nine recorded stops at this combination he proved why he was Australia’s eventing coach for so many years. The overnight leader Tim Boland on Billy Elliot was one of the riders to have an issue with this fence, as well as a stop into the 2GB water, giving him 40 penalties and moving him out of the placings. The tough track proved influential to the field with just five other riders joining Chris and Newsprint with clear rounds. Shane Rose and Taurus moved into the lead with their clear, closely followed by Clarke Johnstone on Orient Express and Chris Burton on HP Leilani. Soigne Jackson also from Werombi, NSW made use of ex-racehorse Gold’s speed to produce a clear round climbing up the leaderboard to 8th place and 1 Tallara Barwick on Chief Justice also went clear, moving up from 22nd place into 11th. The top three places were separated by only 1.6 penalties which left no room for error in the final phase of show jumping. After the final vet inspection twenty of the thirty starters A Wonderful Weekend of Equestrian World went forward to the final show jumping phase of the Cups in Sydney – 7-8 May competition on Sunday afternoon. Starting in reverse order riders in the placings understood the need to go New Zealander Clarke Johnstone took out his second clear over the John Vallance designed track in order to Eventing World Cup qualifier for 2011 in Sydney, keep pressure on the leaders. snatching victory from some of Australia’s best riders in a close finish. The Sydney International Equestrian Emma Scott was second out on Jenbern Monyana with Centre looked its best for the Weekend of World Cups, two refusals on the cross country and 131.20 penalties. almost as good as it did in 2000 for the Sydney Olympics Emma rode a beautiful round going clear to show it when Australia won gold. The Equestrian NSW FEI World could be done and finishing in 19th place. The next clear Cup Eventing CIC3*-W class began on Friday with the was Emma Mason on F1 Pharinelli seven riders later. dressage phase, a test of harmony for horse and rider. Pharinelli had one stop cross country and carried 85.30 Heath Ryan set the standard high early in the class with penalties into the show jumping giving them a final a lovely test scoring 69.38%, just 45.90 penalties. He placing of 13th. Chris Burton, riding out of order with his held the lead until Clarke entered the arena on Orient first ride Newsprint went clear to secure 5th place. Craig Express 20 riders later performing a lovely test and Barrett brought the first of his rides, 8th placed Sandhills putting himself 0.5 penalties ahead. The lead changed Brillaire, into the ring going clear to move up into 7th. again when Tim Boland and GV Billy Elliot scored 70.74%, Craig’s higher placed horse Wendella Jamie, coming in giving them just 43.90 penalties. a few horse later, looked tired and took 5 rails ending in 11th place. Sydney 2000 Gold medallist Stuart Tinney Just 5.70 penalties separated the top ten places as sitting in 4th place on Vettori rode a calm, clear round to the competition moved to the cross country course keep the pressure on the top three. Chris Burton showed designed by international designer Ewan Kellet. Large great composure to keep the rails up with HP Leilani, crowds arrived on Saturday to watch the action as Chris reacting with emotion after safely crossed the finishing Burton left the start box on Newsprint. They recorded the line. Clarke Johnstone also displayed a maturity beyond fastest time of the day, going clear and moving up from his years with yet another clear round on Orient Express. 13th place after dressage to 7th. Heath Ryan followed All eyes were on Shane Rose and Taurus as they entered Chris with a clear round but had 17.6 time penalties for the final round. With no breathing space between 1st moving him down into 9th. Both Shane Rose and Chris and 2nd he had to leave all the rails up to keep his lead. Burton didn’t complete the course on one of their rides. An audible groan was heard as Taurus dropped the first Chris slipped on a corner with Alan Skinner’s Haruzac rail, giving victory to Clarke Johnstone, Shane finishing in and Shane retired APH Moritz at fence 18 after having a 3rd place behind Chris Burton. problem with the line of large, angled apexes at jump 14. This fence was picked by eventing legend Wayne Roycroft Rachel Smith in the hosted cross country tour as one of the most 36


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