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5 6 Shane Rose had two rides in the CIC3* class and finished second on APH Moritz and third on the less experienced Virgil. “They were both good. To finish with just a few time penalites from cross country added to your dressage score is always nice – and I have to let the ‘old man’ beat me sometimes,” joked Shane. Virgil, who is known for his impressive jump, certainly gave the crowd their ‘wow’ moment as he jumped the flyer fences at the road crossing giving them so much air Shane must have felt he was never coming down. The CIC3* track caused nine of the riders to either retire or be eliminated. This may have been due to the field being slightly less experienced than in previous years, while tiredness could have been another factor. The undulating ground at Lynton is renowned for requiring a fit horse and certainly some of the horses (and riders), across all the classes, were looking a bit weary as they came up the hill to the road crossing, which was about two fences from home. The Baxter Boots CIC2* attracted 59 riders with Victorian rider (and dad to be) Wilhelm Enzinger taking home the winners rug and prizes. Despite picking up 6.4 time penalties Will managed to go into the lead, just 0.1 ahead of second place Christine Bates riding Delago. A small field of eight contested the Equitak Excel CCI* with Charlotte Price wining the class riding Dustbin. Originally from UK Charlotte is now based in Queensland where she is running the Kelecyn yard, the home of Kevin McNab who is overseas. Charlotte finished on a score of 54.7, nearly 20 marks ahead of second placed Stevie Shakoff riding Notsureyet. The Bayer sponsored CIC* was won by Victorian rider Katya Weimann. Karen Irwin was one of only three riders in The Animal Company EvA105 (A) class to finish on their dressage scores and as her test, which scored 45, was the best of those three Karen, riding Wilson emerged the well deserved winner. The Animal Company also generously sponsored the EvA105 section B where Victorian rider Christopher Height won the class riding Devils Mistress. Lying third after dressage on a score of 49.2 Chris moved into the lead after adding nothing to that dressage score. Meanwhile dressage leader, Robert Palm, riding Parklands Oakley was eliminated after a fall at fence eight, while Annabel Armstrong, who had been lying second after dressage picked up 7.2 time penalties and finished fourth overall. The preliminary cross country course at Goulburn is considered on the big side (but never trappy) and because of this horses generally cope pretty well, despite several riders hitting the panic button on their approach to a fence. However for the first few riders it wasn’t a fence that caused a problem more the sand on the road as they cantered over it. Horses stopped, propped and one even managed to dislodge their rider. As the class went on the sand seemed to become less scary … sometimes you never can tell what horses will look at! Local rider Miriam Broadhurst won the Equiscape Photography EvA95 (A) on her home bred Beethovens Symphony who is enjoying a good run of success at this level. Prydes Easifeeds sponsored both the EvA95 (B) and (C) with Tim Boland taking out section B and Thea Horsley section C. Tim had an ‘interesting’ event with a mixture of good and bad results. The EvA 95 result was a good moment as was the second place with Umunga in the CIC2*, however a fall with Lord Limerick in the same class saw Tim in hospital on Sunday night with a couple of broken bones in his neck (thankfully they are apparently the best bones to break in your neck if you ‘have to’ break bones in your neck although it’s not to be recommended!) and a broken wrist. The final EvA95 section was sponsored by Birds Equisports, who sell a range of equipment for horse and rider and is run by ‘Bird’, the daughter of Grant and Mim Poolman who are often seen at events in their roles as vet and dressage judge. The class was won from start to finish by Andrew Barnett riding Bradgate Park Fonzie. Andrew was the only rider all weekend to produce a sub-forty test and he finished at the end of the weekend on that score of 36.6. 1) Shane Rose and APH Moritz in CIC 3 star at Lynton 2) Sappho Ranson-Elliot with Bonza Troy in CIC 3 star class, Lynton 3) Stuart Tinney and Pluto Mio winner of the CIC 3 star class, Lynton 4) Hamish Cargill and Tahoe, 3 star Lynton 5) Katie Henderson and Foolproof at Lynton 3 star 6) Stuart Tinney and Pluto Mio jumping for the podium finish at Lynton Images by Main Event Photography 45


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