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  • Writer's pictureFran Cleland

Country championships attract a huge field of entries

ABOVE: Tiny Tot winner Lacey and Kristen Cowdroy with Yarra Heights Playmate. Picture: LORELLE MERCER

WHILE the EA Show Horse National titles were being run at in Sydney, another 400 show horse exhibitors made their way to the NSW Country Show Horse Championships at Dubbo.

In ring one on Friday, preliminary classes were well filled and Linley Arnold Wardle’s choice for champion pony was Chelsea Johnson’s Whitehall Medicine Man.

Brooke Talbot rode the preliminary show hunter champion Jazzabelle and, in the owner rider, classes, champions included Ellie Rudder’s Carlinton Park Motown in the galloway section andTatum Bradley’s Wexford Whobegotyou was champion show hunter pony.

Winners in the child’s ridden classes were Westlake Matisse ridden by Ella Stringer in the galloway section and Rochelle Tubb’s EBL Lust in the show hack.

On Saturday, classes were judged on points with Vanessa Punch, Shaun Pascoe and Ashley Harris officiating.

Georgia Dalley and Eagle Park Venus was a unanimous choice as winning leading rein show hunter, and with big quality classes in the rest of the program, a win was well earned, as the scores showed.

ABOVE: Olivia Deeg and Woranora Nikita. Picture: LORELLE MERCER

Winners included Tori Lee Wall’s Bamborough Ari, Eli Roots’ Imperial Vagabond, Eliza Kearney’s KG Mister Maxwell, Eliza Douglas’ Silkwood Royal Blue, Jade McClusker’s Belle Vixen and Andrea Goldrick’s EBL His Royal Highness.

The same three judges were back in ring centre on the Sunday where they chose Allanah Lee Hayes’ Lyndhurst Miss Hong Kong as champion leading rein pony.

Rubee Spencer’s Swanreach Flirtatious was the small pony winner and galloway wins went to Ellie Rudder’s Carlingford Park Motown and Vikki Kearney on Lyndhurst Wonderland.

The hack winners were Willowcraft Braveheart, Rosie Bloch, and Tasman ridden by Tahlia Wells.

Ring two on Friday was judged under the capable eye of Vanessa Roach and her champions in the big group of newcomers included Jan Lyons’ Lyndhurst Wonderland and Jessica Waite’s Fairwood Masterpiece.

Abbey Douch’s Croxley Silence and Brie Aitkins’ Wenone Artistry met in the championship for preliminary horse with Wenona Artistry winning.

Eliza Kearney’s KG Master Maxwell was the preliminary champion galloway and Ella Parrish’s Dicavalli Destiny was champion show hunter hack.

ABOVE: Gracie Goodyer and Alanddi Furst Glance . Picture: LORELLE MERCER

In an innovative section for horses ridden by riders over 50, classed as the Masters, Wangilla Coster and Tahlia Wells took the champion sash.

Shaun Pascoe dealt with ring three and chose Clare Buckley’s Winterfell Park Gusto as his preliminary champion galloway and Amy Diebert’s LAC Remember Me for champion show hunter pony.

Tahlia Wells showed the champion owner rider show hunter hack and in the Masters class, Debbie Johnson MacNeil’s Rosemont Ace Of Hearts was champion galloway.

Ashely Harris had a full ring of Masters where Melissa Scott took the pony championship with Private Collection, Clare Buckley’s Winterfell Park Gusto was champion galloway and Tracie Lee Wells’ Asman was champion hack.


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