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2 3 and Dreamtime Invader who was within 0.07 seconds of careful clear round on Advisor at the risk of knocking a Tom’s time. Evie held the lead from start to finish, Alison rail with a slower time than Ingrid and Vicki or keeping was 2nd and 4th, George 3rd and Sharon 5th. the pace up at the risk of taking more than one rail. His time of 57.01 seconds was the slowest in the second The feature class for the event, the Copabella Grand round but his gamble paid off and the rails stayed up Prix, had 25 entries from Western Australia, Queensland, giving him victory in the Copabella Grand Prix as the only Victoria and New South Wales, all keen to take home double clear combination. Ingrid was 2nd and Vicki 3rd. the massive $5,000 winner’s cheque. Ingrid Clarke from Grassmere in Victoria started the class with a clear round With nearly 300 rounds of show jumping over the on PS Monet in a time of 87.57 seconds. Despite making weekend and around 2000 spectators over the two it look easy, only 2 other riders replicated this result, days, the Copabella Classic once again proved itself to a NSW’s Vicki Roycroft on Kartoon De Breve and Victorian highlight on Australia’s jumping calendar. Other highlights Brook Dobbin on Advisor. The 2010 winner of the class, of the weekend included the Fashions on the Field, an Jamie Kermond jumped Des Gleeson’s Valhalla clear with intrinsic part of the Classic, that was won by Vivian one time penalty, as did David Dobson on AS Akon and Liogas who claimed nearly $1000 worth of prizes from Olivia Hamood on Nero GHP. The four faulters also going hairdresser Joh Bailey and designer Lisa Ho. With the through to the second round were Ally Lamb on Penrose, large number of trade stands, pink riders raising money Tim Clarke on Caltango, Chris Chugg on Diamond B Vigo for the McGrath Foundation, face painting and fortune and Andrew Inglis on Amira. telling, it really was a Classic Weekend. The second round was jumped in reverse order with Style & Substance Amateur Qualifier - Victorian Ally Lamb and Penrose first out. The second Angela Dobbin & GP Shine fence fell giving them a combined score of 8 penalties Equestrian Australia Amateur Final - over both rounds. NSW’s Andrew Inglis was next out and Ella Avery & Yalambi Ultima V was not happy with how Amira felt, electing to retire the The Tripp Family Junior Qualifier - talented mare after the 6th fence. Caltango ridden by Rachel Spresser & Digger Victorian Tim Clarke had the second last fence down, right in front of the 150 guests in the Magic Millions Joint Performance Junior Final - Marquee, bringing his score to 8 penalties. Despite being Jake Hunter & Midnight Rock the fastest over the shortened course in a time of 50.43 Magic Millions Young Rider Qualifier - seconds, Diamond B Vigo with Chris Chugg on board James Arkins & Dreamtime Invader looked like she had finished the round before, bringing Magic Millions Young Rider Final - 4 fences down giving her a total of 20 penalties. Young Nicholas Sheehan & Bonaventure Queensland rider Olivia Hamood added just one rail to Agnes Banks Equine Clinic Shooting Stars Futurity - her time penalty from round 1 with Nero GHP giving her Nicholas Sheehan & Bonaventure a total of 5 penalties and 6th place overall. Des Gleeson hoped the luck of the Irish was with Jamie Kermond Winning Appliances Welcome Stakes - and Valhalla but they too had the big oxer in front of the Andrew Inglis & Amira marquee down resulting in a total of 5 penalties, their Emcee Equestrian Mini Prix - time of 51.98 seconds was good enough to give them Evie Buller & Yalambi’s Landor 4th place. Western Australian David Dobson had an early Copabella Grand Prix - rail with Argyle Stables Akon, giving them a total of 5 Brook Dobbin & Advisor penalties also. David was a few seconds slower than Rachel Smith Valhalla to finish in 5th place. Ingrid Clarke knocked the big oxer at jump 3 with PS Monet but everything else remained in its cups for a total of just 4 penalties 1) Copabella Classic GP Winner – Brook Dobbin and Advisor in a time of 55.11 seconds. Vicki Roycroft was looking 2) Vicki Roycroft, on behalf of Equestrian Australia and Jumping good until the upright four from home fell giving them 4 NSW, presented Tom McDermott with his award for 2010 National Show Jumping Junior and Young Rider of the Year for 2010 penalties in a time 0.81 seconds slower than Ingrid’s. 3) Brook Dobbin and Advisor Brook Dobbin was faced with the dilemma of riding a Photos: Furdography 67


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