Eventing in Australia was severely affected in 2020 by the dreaded Covid restrictions, as 2021 got underway I reckon we thought things might just get a little better!
In May, Sydney 3DE was in full flight! The organising committee took on the task of running national classes from 60cm upwards, at the same time the long and short format 1*, 2*, 3* and 4* classes AND the potential Tokyo Olympic representatives competing.
The Tokyo class included the Kiwis, Maddie Crowe riding Waitangi Pinterest, Clarke Johnstone riding Balmoral Sensation and Bundy Philpott riding Tresca NZPH. Our Aussie’s challenged the Kiwis riding the Olympic dressage test, a 4*O cross country course. which was approx. 8mins 42 secs. (and should have show jumped twice to follow the Olympic format over 1.25 first round and 1.30 for the individual medals to be decided). here’s the link to the results, disappointingly the beautiful Balmoral Sensation was retired after this competition.
June long weekend, 12, 13 and 14th was Melbourne International 3DE. Everyone was so sad to hear the news that the event was unable to run!!!
- 3 team members, 1 travelling reserve/ substitute
- Score for phases completed prior to withdrawal/elimination
PLUS penalties for all non-completed phases
DRESSAGE : 100
XC : 200
SJ : 100
- penalty for substituting rider 20
- 2 show jumping rounds, first round (1.25) to decide team standings second round (1.30) to decide individual medalists (best 25 scores to compete this round).
Lets keep a record of the selections,
|TIPSTER||TEAM MEDALS||INDIV GOLD|
|ANDY B||GER GB AUS||MIKKI|
|JANET||GB GER AUS||MIKKI|
|ROSE||GB GER AUS||TOM MCEWEN|
|TIMMY||GB AUS GER||MIKKI|
|BOYD||USA AUS NZ||BOYD|
|BAZZA||GER AUS FRA||SANDRA AUFFARTH|
|HELEN||NZ AUS JAPAN||SHANE|
|second choice||GB AUS FRA||MIKKI|
|WALLACE||GB GER NZ||TOM Mc|
|OLVI||GB NZ JAPAN||TOM Mc|
|HENDO||GER GB AUS||MIKKI|
|FIONA||GB NZ AUS||OLI T|
|COLLEEN BROOK||AUS GER FRA||A HOY|
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