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1 2 Silver Hills – 12-13th November Deloitte Australian International 3 Day Event 19-20 November On the weekend of the 12th and 13th of November, Silver Hills Farm, Oakdale, held its second one day event of the The Deloitte Australian International 3 Day Event had it year. Despite Equitana Sydney taking place the same all. Great horses, great riders, great action with a result weekend (which meant that entries were down at Silver that surprised even the CCI4* winner, Stuart Tinney Hills), the ever confident event organiser, Equestrian NSW riding Tim Game’s Panamera. Volunteer of the Year, Bronwyn Doong, was as keen to run “I’m a bit shocked to be honest,” said Stuart. “She is a as good an event as they usually do. lovely jumper and I thought I had a chance to go clear if By the end of dressage on Saturday afternoon there I rode her well, but I didn’t really think I would win. Lying was suspense in the pre novice class results, with two fourth going into showjumping day isn’t a bad place to of the top three places taken by juniors who only had be because you just go out and do your job and that’s 0.6 penalties between them. The eventual winner of the all you can do. I’m just really pleased that she went well class was Jessica Green riding Inspire Me who had led and really it’s all about the big picture looking towards the dressage on a score of 49.8 and added just 0.8 to London next year. that score coming in two seconds over the cross country For the first time the Adelaide event was part of the optimum time. Two juniors, Michaela Beattie and Brianna HSBC FEI Classics™ Series, something that Event Peet filled second and third places. Director, Gill Rolton, has fought long and hard for and no In the preliminary class it was junior rider, Dayna one was more pleased than this former Olympic rider. “I Lumb riding Mahogony Breeze, who led the class after think it fantastic that we are now part of the HSBC FEI dressage, but only by 2.7 penalties ahead of Gordon Pratt Classics™ Series. It has really raised the profile of the and Kenny. Sunday’s show jumping and cross country event both here in Australia and overseas,” said a tired confirmed Dayna’s successful achievement. She not only but happy looking Gill at the end of the event. placed first in the preliminary class but her performance The cross country course designer, Wayne Copping, was with Mahogony Breeze throughout the weekend also pleased with the overall outcome of the day saying, “I breezed them into the ‘top performance by a junior’ title think the course achieved its purpose. Our aim was to of the weekend. get several riders round clear and we got 12 and only two The junior introductory class ran along similar lines to the managed to make the time, so I think everyone is pretty preliminary class with the dressage leader, in this case happy.” Caitlin Hawkins, going on to win the class. Riding Repeat Onto the action in the CCI4* which saw one of the Performance, Caitlin was far enough in front that even crowd’s favourite riders, Megan Jones with her Beijing a rail down in the showjumping phase kept her ahead of partner, Kirby Park Irish Jester, back at the top of the second placed Isobel Guinness riding Folkin Integrity. leader board after dressage day. “I’m delighted to have In the introductory class A Frail and Abedon Ambition Jester back here,” said Megan. “He felt great today and looked like winning the class after posting a great we’ll just see how the rest of the weekend goes.” It has dressage score of 32.3. But a few time penalties cross been a long road to recovery for Jester who suffered from country and a rail down showjumping dropped the pair travel sickness followed by laminitis when he went on his back to second allowing Linda Vilas and Bling to win the journey to WEG in 2010 and was never able to compete. class finishing on her third placed dressage score of 38.3. Second behind Megan was Stuart Tinney on the second of his two rides, Panamera, while Shane Rose and Taurus Silver Hills thanks its sponsors: Coprice, Merial, lay third. Horsesafe Flooring, De Stephen McClintock, Menai Blinds and Macarthur Stockfeeds for their support. After a scorching dressage day the god’s were kind and cross country day cooled off to be pleasant for horses and riders. 48


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