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The winner of the CIC3*, George Sheridan, was happy to pick up the winners rug and prizes regardless of how many riders were in the class. Judy Clarke was all smiles as she waited for the presentation of the CIC2* class which she won riding Diablito Meanwhile Aaron Moyes, winner of the CIC* riding Lyn Coombe’s Tiger Moth, didn’t have it all his own way during the weekend. “I made a little mistake on my 2* horse on the cross country course which resulted in him stopping and me going over his head! But Tiger Moth, who I have been riding for about a year, was great so that made me feel a bit better.” Third time lucky for Wagga Horse Trials - 23-24 July After a year of challenging weather conditions in 2010 which saw the club postpone and then cancel its event, the newly named Riverina Equestrian Association WW Horse Trials (formerly Wagga Wagga Horse Trials and 1 Hunt Club) ran its first event since 2009 in Wagga Wagga in July. After a week of spectacular balmy weather in the week leading up to the event the day dawned on the cold side but the arenas and course looked green and inviting The Australian One Day Event and the going was superb – a welcome change from the Championships – Berrima Horse Trials dust of 2009. - 1-3 July The day ran incredibly smoothly despite the organising committee being a bit nervous about getting through Berrima Horse Trials played host to the Australian One the 120 entries before running out of daylight. However Day Event Championships, although it would be fair to this was successfully achieved with the help of say that very few of the riders had ever heard of the co-operative and considerate competitors, some very Australian One Day Event Championships before. I asked professional stewarding from Dave Shields, Phil Cock the President of Berrima Horse Trials, Vince Roche, if the and Sarah Boothey along with resident commentator title they held has, up till now, been hidden away. Jane Barnes who kept the classes rolling through. The “You could say it has been hidden away in the cupboard. trouble free running of the day was topped off with some For the last two years it has been held at Wandin, in exceptionally efficient, error free scoring from Peta Cock Victoria, and for about the previous ten years nobody and her assistant Rebecca Jahn. Feedback from the applied to run them. The Australian Championships used competitors including a serious contingent from Victoria, to be an active title in the 1990’s and we hope to run it was all very positive and the placings were well spread for the next two years restoring some of its grandeur. We amongst our travellers, local competitors and junior just felt it would tickle peoples’ interest in the event and riders, with many putting up their hand to come back to it certainly helped us from a sponsorship point of view.” the September event. 3 5 38


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