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2 3 Tarraleah Park CCI2* Over The Top Equipment CCN Pre Novice Natalie Blundell riding her palomino Just A Blonde took The Pre Novice class attracted the largest field with the lead on dressage day on a score of 50.4 with two out 27 starters. Sandy Lucas was happy with her win on of the three judges agreeing that the test was the best of Diamond Affair after the pair pulled up from third after the day. The judge who didn’t agree was overseas visitor, dressage thanks to clear cross country and showjumping David Lee from Ireland, who had Lauren Balcomb and rounds. Shane Rose was once again in the prize winning Kootamootoo as his top choice and which consequently line up – this time finishing on his dressage score with put Lauren into second place on dressage night. Contenda while Jessamy Walsh and Better on Sunday added only 0.4 time penalties to her eight placed The places didn’t change much after cross country day dressage test which saw her finish third overall. with the top five riders remaining in the same place. The few problems that occurred on the course were well Telstra Young Event Horse spread out and seven out of the 15 combinations who started cross country made the time. Jessamy Walsh also enjoyed success in the Young Horse Class where she won the 5 year old division of the Telstra It was showjumping day that was to prove the downfall Young Event Horse Championships, riding Mr Walker. In for overnight leader, Natalie. While the two riders, Shane the 6 year old section it was Claudia Graham riding the Rose and Lauren Balcomb, who jumped before her ex-racehorse by Quest for Fame, Double Vision. After managed to go clear Just A Blonde couldn’t match their putting up such a good performance in the CCI3* up performances and with two rails down dropped back to until the final showjumping fence, Victoria Luxford, could finish fourth. A delighted Lauren Balcomb collected her at least be comforted by her win in the 7 year old Young winnings, finishing the event on her dressage score. Event section with another ex-racehorse, Miss Perfect. Junior rider Isabel English was kept busy with three The judges, Wayne Roycroft and Winks Armstrong, rides in the CCI2*. By the end of the weekend all her awarded the overall winner’s prize to Claudia Graham’s horses finished next to each other in eighth, ninth and Double Vision. tenth place. The winner of the Racenet Bloodstock junior section was Kirby Delamont riding her own, Badger Bay, the former three star ride (some years previously) of Will Enzinger. Kirby not only won the junior division but also finished in a creditable sixth overall – a performance both she and her parents were delighted with. Euitak Excell CCI* The final top five riders in the Equitak Excell CCI* class showed their domination by holding onto their top five places throughout the competition. Will Enzinger rode Wenlock Aquifer to victory adding nothing to his winning dressage score of 41.5. All the judges agreed that his was the best score of the day. This was the pair’s first one star win although they had a couple of pre novice wins earlier this year. Emma Mason and Poker Face were just over five marks behind Will and only two marks 1) SYD 3DE - First thing Friday morning. Photo credit to Rachel Smith between the next three riders, Juana Andreou, Tim Boland 2) SYD 3DE - Chris Bates on Adelaide Hill SJ and Shane Rose. 3) SYD 3DE PN - Sandy Lucas on Diamond Affair 41


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