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  • Writer's pictureFran Cleland

Championship win makes return trip for Kristy a pleasant one

ABOVE: Winner of the SA Senior Championship 1.40m Kristy Bruhn and James’ Bentley. Picture: TY MANNING

KRISTY Bruhn made a happy return to Mount Pleasant for the South Australian Showjumping Championships.

It had been more than two decades since she rode in the arena.

“It was a great event,” she said.

“Talunga Park at Mt Pleasant is a beautiful venue with a fantastic surface.

“I hadn’t been there since I was a junior at the Australian Championships in 2000 but I won’t stay away that long again.”

Kristy won the senior 1.40 championship with James’ Bentley bred by Hayden James and Rachael Berry of James Equestrian in Queensland. “I purchased Bentley as a three year old and he’s had a bit of an interrupted career but he’s now nine and getting established at that level,” she said.

Father and daughter took out second and third place, with Adam Metcalf riding MEC Aston alongside her sire Anton, now back in South Australia, owned and ridden by Michelle Clark.

Winner of the 1.20m championship class was Fieldbrook Vienna owned by Jeff Evans and ridden by Ashleigh Westcott.

The 1.05m championship class was won by Millicent Quigley-Smith on board EABS Moretti.

Junior competition was strong with Ella Manning and Oaks Be Sweet winning the junior 1.20m championship and Bella Masters’ Samsonite winning the 1.30 title.

In the supporting events at Mount Pleasant, Kristy had another win with Viva Baluna in a 1.15 class.

Courses were designed by Sue Ryan using Equestrian SA equipment that John Wilsher created for them quite a few years ago now but it’s been beautifully maintained and is much appreciated.

The John Sheekey Memorial Volunteer of the Year Award presented each year by Equestrian SA Jumping went to Tim Clark.


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2023 Mt Pleasant and SA Championship Showjumping Results
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