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2 3 The afternoon weather was warm for the Section 1 horses – their competition a Table A2. Five horses jumped clear to claim the prizes. Chris Chugg rode a polished, neat and tight round to claim victory aboard Alondra in 72.57 seconds over a super track set by Werner Deeg. Again the options were ‘doable’ which rewarded good riding and careful jumping – the track 1.45 to 1.50m. Brook Dobbin and Advisor also took the options and jumped a super clear just behind Chugg in 72.62 seconds for second. Matt Afford, now from Gatton in Queensland jumped a conservative clear to claim third in 75.57 seconds, fourth to the inform Hilary Scott riding her lovely chestnut mare Oaks Miss Scarlet who jumped an ‘equitation’ round in 77.54 seconds. Fifth place went to Paul Brent from Coldstream in Victoria riding a safe clear round in 83.72 seconds aboard the stunning stallion Animate. Tom McDermott and Katie McVean, the speed demons, jumping with one rail down in 67.84 and 67.92 seconds respectively. Just two jumping classes were held on Easter Monday, 9 April. The huge storm from Sunday night was not evident on the main arena – the footing still perfect and the horses jumping well. Werner Deeg built a strong 1.35m track with some great lines. The horses continued to jump well with nine clear to jump off against the clock, making it one of the most exciting jump-offs of the show. Another great win to Jamie Kermond riding the ever improving Yandoo Laughtons Legacy, who jumped clear in 40.25 seconds. A very good second to Aaron Hadlow riding his lovely black mare BB Albury clear in 41.23 seconds, third to Andrew Inglis riding the chestnut mare Fiorella 104 clear in 41.42 seconds. Robert Moffatt riding Finch Farm Viduka was clear in 43 seconds and Emma Smith riding Wondaree Ash finished fifth clear in 43.25 seconds, Billy Raymont and Kalandro was also clear in the jump off. The prestigious EFA Perpetual Cup AM5 was next for the Section 1 horses – the course a strong 1.40 to 1.45m track introducing a triple bar into the combination and the impressive Australian Flag planks also made an appearance. Four horses jumped clear in the first round with yet another win going to the eighteen year old gun from Wagga Wagga – Tom McDermott riding a fast and daring round against the clock to clinch victory in 40.69 seconds aboard CP Rolex. Second was New Zealander, currently residing in NSW, Bridget Hansen riding her super little mare Nicalette NZPH – jumping clear in 43.36 seconds. Chris Chugg putting one rail on the floor at the first fence to take third place riding Diamond B Vigo in 46.27. Brook Dobbin and Advisor finishing fourth with one rail down in 47.95 seconds. Tom McDermott and Statford Delight were the fastest four faulters to slot into fifth place. This concluded the Section 1 Classes with the title of Best Performed Horse in Section 1 won by Chris Chugg and Alondra. The area allocated for the final Section 2 Class on Tuesday 10 April was a little smaller and Werner Deeg set a track at 1.40 to 1.45m that masterfully used related bending lines, giving the Section 2 horses a chance for the World cup qualifier the following day. Tom McDermott and the wonderful mare CP Romantic Dream blitzed the field to win from Evie Buller riding Yalambi’s Landor. Sharon Slater slotted into third riding CP Ulixes and Nick Taliana riding Ambrose fourth – just four horses jumped clear in the first round. George Johnson and Wondaree Sprite, the fastest of the four faulters, slotted into fifth followed by Ally Lamb riding Penrose and Andrew Inglis aboard I Casper. This was the final class for the Section 2 horses and those starting in the World cup welcomed the perfect preparation. The Leading Horse Trophy for Section 2 was won by the super little imported mare Romantic Dream who, piloted by Australia’s most successful young rider, jumped sensationally all show – just one rail down throughout. Vicki Roycroft won the Six Bar held under lights riding the black stallion Noblewood Park Casino Royale who flew an amazing 1.78m over the final fence. The crowd enjoyed every round and absolutely going wild when Vicki was the last and only rider to clear the tall final fence. 1) Robert Moffat and Finch Farm Viduka won the Mini Prix 2) 2011 Miss Showgirl Hilary Scott and Oaks Miss Scarlett 3) Shane Rose is on track for his second Exhibition Eventing Grand Final Title, winning the Sydney Qualifier for the second year in a row Images by Furdography 71


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