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1 Scone – 24-25 September Shane Rose and his exciting mount Taurus, owned by veterinarian John Walker, proved an unstoppable combination with an emphatic win in the Mt Arthur Coal CNC3* at the Scone Horse Trials. Shane and Taurus led the 3* field from start to finish, with the expressive bay establishing a lead in dressage, adding a small cross-country time penalty and show jumping clear. This combination denied a win to Emma Mason and F1 Pharinelli, former winners of this event. Shane and his wife, Niki, who are the driving forces behind the Bimbadeen Park team, took nine horses to Scone which offered a lucrative $15,000 prize pool and attracted a record 450 entries. As always, there were plenty of local entries with junior and amateur riders competing against Australia’s elite. Junior rider, Isabella Bowditch-Macintyre, won the junior division of the CNC* on Grandios while Camilla Arnott, from Scone, on the implacable Mr Nibbles won the junior introductory class. Grayce Pryor whose father, Justin, is among an estimated 200 volunteers who regularly help out at Scone, won the junior newcomers on Sir Clive. Scone Horse Trials president, Margot White, thanked 2 volunteers and landowners of the Gundy venue, north of Scone. “We had amazing entries, I think it was a record for a one day event, we did a draw with about 450 and about 428 dressage tests were completed,” she said. “It was a great weekend, a lot of work had been done on the course and it looked fantastic, with all of the grades enjoying new tracks.” Article Bronwyn Farr 1) Scone 3 star - Niki Rose on Milford Monarch 2) Scone 2 star - Emma Armstrong on Cassilis Park Pendragon 3) Scone 1 star - Daiki Chujo on GT Printemps 4) Mirrabooka PN - Phillip Pollen on Highland Charmed 3 5) Mirrabooka CIC 2 star - winner Sandy Lucas on Arissa 42


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