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Posted by Equestrian New South Wales on 18/12/2014.
Edwina Hutton-Potts
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NSW - The Winner Takes It All !!!

Australasian Show Horse Wrap Up

Equestrian Victoria were again the hosts for what is the most prestigious event on the Show Horse Calendar, the Australasian Show Horse & Rider Championships held at Werribee Victoria on the first weekend in December.

The ENSW HOTY held in March at Sydney International Equestrian Centre was the qualifying show for the New South Wales contingent to represent at the Nationals. Both Winners and Runner-ups were welcomed to compete, and in the circumstances that neither were able to, then the third place getter was invited resulting in a great response and some tough competition from the NSW competitors.

 Day 1 of competition was a great success for the NSW team;

  • Kate Treneman-Duncan took out the Large Show Hunter Pony, with her highly decorated Owendale Rembrandt
  • Brendan Kelly beat a field of girls to win the hotly contested Junior Rider 12 yrs & under Championship riding his Lawlington Park Rendition
  • Jessica Gacki-O’Sullivan tied for the Runner Up but unfortunately had to settle for third place following a re-score.
  • Allan Dillingham’s Robbanie Chart Topper, ridden by the talented Trinette Crawford, was declared Runner Up Medium Pony over 12hh & ne 13hh
  • Eliza Douglas rode her own Burnewang Cup of Diamonds to claim the Runner Up Medium Show Hunter Pony
  • Maia Murray produced a beautiful workout riding her own Robbanie Mister Squiggle in the Large Pony class to place third.

The second and final day of competition saw some further fantastic results:

  • Kim Martin kicked things off taking out Runner Up Small Show Hunter Galloway with Raymond Haber’s Saravale Focused, while Belinda Williams finished in fourth place riding her Congarinni BMW.
  • The only NSW representative in the coveted Large Galloway Championship Chelsea Morelli did not disappoint riding a faultless work out to stand ahead of the field with her own AP First Impressions.Chelsea Morelli
  • Matt Snell rode Headley Park Xpectations nominated by Graham Colvin to be awarded Runner Up Large Show Hunter Galloway.
  • Emily Lord rode beyond her years to claim third place riding Kaesbrook Gladiator.
  • After being invited to have a lesson with Charlotte Dujardin at Equitana, Edwina Hutton-Potts rode her horse Heathmont Echo (main pic) to perfection to be sashed the winner of the Senior Rider 18 years & Over class
  • Taelar Rae Williams was just pipped at the post for third place in this competitive class. Taelar rode Troy Wilsons imported Warmblood mare Shakira LP.
  • The highlight for NSW team was when Michael Christie rode his own and Joh Bailey nominated Mikimoto, to win the Small Hack Championship ahead of Annabel Mulready with DP Mayfair taking out Runner Up with unanimous scores from all three judges for both competitors.
  • In the second last class of the Championships, Emma Adams was back in the saddle for the third of her ride’s for the show, stepping aboard her own Juliett to claim back to back Large Show Hunter Championships. 
  • Troy Wilson and his lovely mare Shakira LP finished a credible third in this much-loved class.

Brendan Kelly

With points allocated to each Champion, Runner Up and Third Placegetter it was a tie break between NSW and Victoria following the completion of all classes. As the saying goes, there can be only one winner, and with a count back to the number of Champions it was NSW who were triumphant with the overall winner of the Team Championship.

The entire NSW Show Horse team are to be commended, representing their state proudly throughout the duration of the competition.

The ENSW Show Horse Committee would like to take this opportunity to congratulate not only the winners and place getters, but indeed the whole team and their supporters for showing great team spirit and respect to fellow competitors and officials. You all did the state proud and we look forward to future team successes at the next National Championships in 2015.

Enjoy the holiday season and best wishes for a safe and happy Christmas.






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