Three wonderful days of Jumping competition wrapped up this afternoon at the beautiful Larapinta Equestrian Centre located on the southern outskirts of Brisbane. With action spread across four arenas, there was a class for everyone. Heights ranged from 60cm classes to the feature class of the weekend, the 1.40-1.45 Grand Prix, co-sponsored by Pink Hills Pastoral Company and BTL Plant Hire – held in warm sunny conditions, the spectators were not disappointed.
A total of 25 Queensland based combinations were on the start list for the two-round Grand Prix, set to tackle the Graeme Watts designed course, which saw four clear rounds, the fastest of which was achieved by Olivia Hamood and her family-owned mare Jane Fonda DVD. Also recording clear rounds were Peter McMahon and KS Sovereign’s Cadel and the newly-weds Billy and Tesse Raymont combining with Black Jack IXE and Allwynds Valherro respectively. The two round format saw these four combinations as well as eight other combinations who finished the first round with a single rail all returning for the second round, although with each of these combinations carrying forward their four faults into the second round, the four clear combinations held an obvious advantage.
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