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1 2 APH Moritz wins CIC3* at Berrima - September 15-16, 2012 Eventing can be a confusing sport for outsiders and judging by the amount of head scratching that was going on in the lowest level class at Berrima it would appear that it can still be confusing to those on the inside. Shane Rose took out the win in the Saddleworld CIC3* with the full of character APH Moritz. This little bay horse is super talented but it looks to take all of Shane’s experience to keep him ‘grounded’ and doing what he should be doing. That said the pair led the small 3* class from start to finish ahead of Jessica Rae riding Plenary Indulgence. Shane also managed to pick up first and second prizes in the Animal Company CIC*. The win went to CP Qualified with his stable mate Shanghai Joe taking home the red ribbon. Hamish Cargill enjoyed a weekend with some good results when he won the Tertini Wines CIC2* riding Starburst and finished fourth in the Gladiator Floats EvA80 class. Sadly had Hamish not had three rails down in the show jumping with The Matrix in the EvA80 class he would have won - but then disappointment is one of the seven stages of eventing. John Jumps to Victory at Canberra - October 28-28, 2012 After the snow at Lynton a couple of weeks prior to the Canberra event everyone was ready for … pretty much anything. However the sun came out, the wind stayed away and the only thing you had to worry about was wearing a hat and sunblock Some riders in the higher level classes had chosen Canberra as their last run prior to Adelaide, while other’s had opted to run at Lynton and just took part in the dressage and show jumping phases. Stuart Tinney riding Pluto Mio, who led the dressage phase of the Horseland CIC3* had decided on the latter. The pair scored a 43.2, which is a long way above the 55.2 they scored last year. There is no doubt Pluto is now looking a much softer, relaxed horse than he was 12 months ago. They went on to show jump clear and will head off to Adelaide knowing that their preparation has been pretty much as they wanted it to be. Lying equal second after dressage was Craig Barrett (Sandhills Brillaire) and Natalie Blundell (Algebra) on a score of 48.6. While Craig managed clear cross country rounds on both of his horses (he was also riding Wendela Jamie who finished in overall fifth place) Natalie came unstuck when Algebra ducked off the arrowhead after coming out of the water. Natalie quickly came around and jumped the option arrowhead but her 20 penalties dropped her down the leader board and despite a good clear show jumping round the pair finished sixth overall. 3 46


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