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1 on Capone, instead settling for the fastest four faults in was also problematic with 5 rails, a knock down and a fourth. Jessica Knox on Night Wish was 5th. fall attributed to it. Just four riders were clear in the first round. Nic Sheehan returned to the ring first up in the The Joint Performance Junior Final was held after the second round with Bonaventure and jumped clear in a Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon. Whilst the qualifier had time of 43.16 seconds. Bridget Hansen from Queensland half the field clear in the first round, this time Brad built riding the World Cup mount Nicalette NZPH followed a more challenging course. None of the juniors were with another clear round but was 5.14 seconds slower. clear in the first round so the six combinations with Tom McDermott showed the crowds what makes him four faults returned for the final phase. Jake Hunter and a champion with his commitment to making the time Midnight Rock were first out, fast and clear in a time needed for victory, but it wasn’t his weekend as Statford of 51.03 seconds. Shannon Breen, Maddy Smouha Ho, Delight refused the tight angle onto the big oxer at 4a Samantha Tripp and Jessica Knox, who had the fastest and Tom had an unplanned dismount leaving him with time of 50.04 seconds, all dropped a rail leaving just another 4th place. Olivia Hamood and Bucks Bunny had 2 Caitlin Howard from Rose Bay in NSW and PL Sherwood rails finishing in 3rd place. to challenge Jake. She opted to ride a careful, clear round to claim second rather than risk missing a place with a The perfect weather on Sunday saw the big crowds rail trying to beat Jake’s time, finishing the weekend with arriving early in time for the start of the Emcee a mature ride showing great promise for the future of Equestrian Mini Prix, filling the 500 seat stadium quickly. Australian show jumping. The edges of the arena were lined with spectators, all within meters of the action. 50 combinations were Long time sponsor of the Classic, Magic Millions, entered in the Mini Prix and the quality of horse and rider continued its support of the Young Rider Classes on both was impressive. Young Queensland rider Olivia Hamood Saturday for the Qualifier and Sunday for the Final. The was first out with GH Eternal Flame. They posted a good qualifier course was again encouraging and again half the time, but had a rail at number 7. A few riders later Olivia’s class were clear in the first phase giving Judge Katrina mother, Paula, entered the ring on Airtime Z GHP, the Dukats’ bell a workout, signalling the start of the second less experienced horse having 2 rails. Yandoo Park rider phase eleven times. Speed was important as just two rails Alex Rooney, originally from Garfield North in Victoria, fell in the jump off. Western Australian Young Rider Evie followed Paula with Hylton Park Calypso and was the first Buller was quick and clear in a time of 36.05 seconds clear in a good time of 73.50 seconds. 24 other riders with Yalambi’s Landor putting the pressure on the rest of joined Alex with Olympian Vicki Roycroft the fastest on the field. Tom McDermott, this time on Statford Delight, Welsom in a time of 70.16 seconds. was faster by 2 seconds in a time of 34.01 seconds and this time all the rails stayed up. With the best Young Young WA rider Evie Buller was first out in the second Riders from around the country still to enter the arena round on Yalambi’s Landor in the Emcee Equestrian Mini victory was not certain for Tom. Stephanie Tucker, also Prix. She was clear in a time of 44.22 giving the rest of from Western Australia, managed to get in front of Tom the field a good benchmark. Julia Hargreaves was clear on her horse Why Me with a time of 33.94 seconds. Then on Phantom Stealth in a time of 51.23 seconds, a popular James Arkins, inspired by his success at the Sydney Royal, ride with the crowd. Alison Rowland on Bickley Brook entered the arena and blitzed the course with Dreamtime Bianca took 4 seconds off Julia’s time but was not quite Invader in a time of 31.54 seconds. Olivia Hamood wasn’t quick enough to catch Evie. There wasn’t another clear able to better this time but she did move into 2nd place on until Sharon Slater and CP Ulixes posted one in a time of Bucks Bunny with a time of 33.59 seconds. Tom finished in 48.61 seconds, faster than Julia but slower than Alison. fourth place again, the second class in a row for him, with Alison returned to the ring, this time on Bickley Brook Evie in 5th place. Bella, taking another 3 seconds off her own time but still not quick enough to take the lead. Local instructor, The Magic Millions Young Rider Final held on Sunday George Johnson riding the hot little mare Wandaree Sprite was a tough track with a tight turn onto a big oxer owned by Catherine Wallace from Victoria, positioned combination followed by a tight related distance to himself between Alison’s two times with 46.36 seconds. a tall vertical that caused a few issues. The triple Tom McDermott recorded the fastest time in 42.63 combination in front of the Magic Millions VIP Marquee seconds but two rails fell, as they did for James Arkins 66


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