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1 NSW State Championships – Lynton 15-16 Emma had been lying second on dressage day behind the October leader, Tim Boland, who enjoyed a fault free weekend on GV Billy Elliot. However a few time penalties on cross Emma Mason made a repeat performance of her success country saw him slip back to fifth. Equal second with at last year’s Baxter Boots NSW State Championships by Emma after dressage was Shane riding APH Moritz who winning the CIC3* again riding F1 Pharinelli. “I’m thrilled slipped down the order after a run out at the angled rails. to have won again,” said Emma, who went on to explain, “Moritz is a little cheeky,” smiled Shane. “I have been “I was amazed that I remembered to bring the trophy playing with bits in the last few starts because he has back that I won last year but it was only when I looked at just been a bit annoying with the odd run out here and it that I realised I have forgotten to have it engraved. Now there. I’m trying to negotiate between speed and control I have another year to get that done!” … and maybe I haven’t got it quite right yet.” The popular and well respected Lynton event drew Kiwi rider, Alice Montgomery, finished second behind fantastic entries in the star classes, with 37 in the CIC3* Emma riding Gordon. Lying ninth after dressage Most of the riders in the CIC3* would agree that Lynton Alice finished just one second over the time cross provides the perfect opportunity for a good run prior to country which pulled her up to second going into the Adelaide CCI4* four weeks later. The course, which runs show jumping phase . With one rail down this classy over undulating country, was testing enough but there combination had to be content with a great second was nothing tricky, just good solid, well-built fences with placing. The only horse who made time on cross country good distances. “Pharinelli was great on cross country” was Shane Rose riding Il Vici. This was only Il Vici’s said Emma. “But I had a ‘life’ at the water. I still don’t second run at 3* level and his cross country performance know what happened and I’m not sure how I lived to moved him into third place going into show jumping. tell the tale - we drifted a little bit right coming into the Sadly three rails down saw the pair finish ninth. “I didn’t water and I can remember thinking this isn’t going to be ride him as well as I should have done,” admitted Shane, pretty but then … I don’t know, Pharinelli’s experience “but he is a super horse for the future so I’m still pretty came through, he sorted it out and we were on our excited about his performance.” way. The rest was amazing. I was slightly disappointed In overall third place was Stuart Tinney riding Pluto Mio. when I finished to see I was about 15 seconds over time Stuart was happy with his weekends work which, in the because it felt like I was really travelling but then I saw 3* also included a seventh with Panamera and an 11th that everyone, except for Shane, had time penalties so with Orchard Hill. “It’s been a good weekend,” said that was fine. It was a really good course as our last Stuart. “Lovely venue, good course, good weather – it run before Adelaide. It’s great to come away feeling didn’t snow! The ground was a little firm so I didn’t run like we’ve tackled some good questions and come away the legs off any of the horses but they were all good, so feeling very confident, I didn’t feel like I was going out for I’m pleased.” a walk in the park and knew I had to keep my mind on the job but it was our last run before Adelaide so it gave us just what we needed.” 44


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