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Barnett wins Horseland CCI**

Barnett wins Horseland CCI**

With less than a rail between first and fourth, the anticipation was high for the final riders in the Horseland CCI**. Andrew Barnett and Bradgate Park Dante were fourth coming into the main arena, and with a faultless clear round, they bumped up into first place to finish on their dressage score of 45.90 penalties. Katja Weimann and BP Escapade finished second with one rail down and a score of 48.60 and Gemma Tinney and Annapurna were third on 50.80, incurring two rails in the final showjumping decider. Next up, the Thomas Food International World Cup Show Jumping...
Hazel jumps to the lead on Qantas Cross Country Day

Hazel jumps to the lead on Qantas Cross Country Day

Hazel Shannon and Clifford from New South Wales have jumped into first place after a thrilling day of cross country action at the 2016 Australian International Three Day Event (Aus3de) for the Qantas Cross Country Day. While Hazel picked up 0.4 time penalties in the Qantas Cross Country, she managed to jump to the lead, with an overall score of 52.50. Olympic and World Championship FEI Course Designer Mike Etherington-Smith’s cross country course provided huge jumps, technical lines and tight corners, with only six horse and rider combinations jumping clear, and only one combination to finish inside the optimum time of 11mins 25 seconds. Victorian Wilhelm Enzinger and Wenlock Aquifer slipped into second position, after picking up 3.2 time penalties on the cross country phase, leaving them with an overall score of 55.00 penalties. Andrew Cooper was seventh after the dressage phase, but now occupies third position after he was the only combination to complete the cross country course without incurring any jumping or time penalties. He will carry 59.70 penalties into Sunday’s Showjumping decider. In fourth position is Enzinger’s second horse (Britannica MVNZ) who shuffled up the list after a clear cross country and 5.6 time penalties. With the stars aligning today for Hazel, she says she was generally happy with the way the course rode and her horse performed. “I was really happy with the horse (Clifford) today,” she said. “He tried is heart out, and I couldn’t have asked for more. It was a tough course, but it rode how I thought it would after I walked the course, so that was a relief.” With less...
Townend makes history in Adelaide for CIC3*

Townend makes history in Adelaide for CIC3*

History was made in Adelaide as the first rider from the UK, Oliver Townend won the R M Williams CIC3* on a score of 58.10. Local rider and 2008 Silver Beijing Medallist, Megan Jones finished second on a score of 61.90. Close behind her was New Zealand’s Samantha Felton on Ricker Ridge Pico Boo on a score of 63.60. An international top three for an international event. Head along to Victoria Park tomorrow for the Thomas Foods International Show Jumping, make sure you head to Victoria Park to watch all the action, starting at 10.00am. Gates open at 7.30am. Purchase your ticket from the Main Box Office off Fullarton Road. Photo credit: Julie...
Gemma flys home after Qantas Cross Country

Gemma flys home after Qantas Cross Country

Gemma Tinney and Annapurna flew home over the last fence at the Qantas Cross Country Day, retaining their lead in the Horseland CCI**. It was a great day for Katja Weimann and BP Escapade who moved from fourth to second place, with a clear cross country jumping and time. Shenae Lowings and Venture Sky High are in third place, on the same score. It will be down to the wire in tomorrow’s Thomas Foods International Show Jumping tomorrow with less than a rail between first and fourth. Photo credit: Julie...
Ride and Drive a big hit!

Ride and Drive a big hit!

It was all smiles at the celebrity ride and drive tonight, part of the Barristers Block Wines Twilight Jumping with the Stars. Six teams of carriage horse and driver, Olympians and interschool show jumpers raced around a cones and jumping course. Well done to the winning team, consisting of Connor Reed (rider) and Deb O’Dowd (driver), with 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Silver Medallist, Megan...
Alycia Burton brings big crowds to Twilight Jumping

Alycia Burton brings big crowds to Twilight Jumping

Alycia Burton, New Zealand’s “Free Rider” star, charmed the crowds in her unique and entertaining performance during the Barrister’s Block Wines Twilight Jumping with the Stars, as part of the 2016 Aus3de. Alycia rode her palomino pinto horse, Classic Goldrush, with no saddle or bridle, jumping  up to 1.60m fences on the main arena in front of hundreds of spectators who cheered with enthusiasm. Alycia will be performing on Saturday on the main arena after the Masterclass with Christopher Bartle over cross country...