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4 Mirrabooka – 1-2 October and only one rail showjumping saw Christine move up from her third placed dressage score. The showjumping With the weather gods threatening to ruin everyone’s was influential with only four of the remaining 11 riders weekend the enthusiastic team at Mirrabooka horse trials jumping clear. Fiona Hughes showed she still has what it were fortunate that the sandy soils of Moruya were able takes to be competitive finishing in second place on Like to cope with Saturday nights downpour. The going on a Charm and Shane Rose finished the weekend in third Sunday was safe though it did mean riders were, sensibly place, moving up from tenth after dressage, riding WP cautious with many incurring time penalties. Sister Act. The CIC3* class was taken by Shane Rose with his very In the pre novice, preliminary and junior introductory classy thoroughbred Il Vici. Shane was second after classes the dressage leaders went on to win their dressage behind Christine Bates and Delago but 10.4 sections. Christine Bates riding Lord Windsor in the time penalties cross country and two rails showjumping pre novice; Caitlin Foulis riding Heart of Gold in the saw Christine slip back to second place. preliminary and Emily Redman riding Antonic in the Junior The CIC2* class saw the return to competition of Sandy intro. Rebecca Lindwall and Frankie led the introductory Lucas’ good mare Arissa. It was a winning return with class in the dressage phase but lost her lead with a rail Sandy second after dressage, clear and fastest cross down and the class was won by Gordon Pratt. The top country and only one down showjumping. The mare is three place getters in the encourager class all finished now hopefully back on the road to Adelaide in November. on their dressage score. Hayley Perrin riding Court Jester Shane Rose took his lovely young Vivant horse Virgil very moved up from second after dressage to the winner’s steadily cross country after leading the dressage and position. Keira Holstegge riding Black Magic had a great by jumping the only clear round in the showjumping they weekend to moved up from ninth to second and Carly Hay finished in second place. and Mr Rabbit also did well to move up from eleventh to third. Twelve starters faced the judges in the CIC1* class with Christine Bates, riding CP Qualified, finishing on top of the score board. A clear and under time cross country 5 43


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