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News from Vicki

28 January 2009

The Central Coast Showjumping Club finally had it's Championships last Sunday after the first attempt in December was rained off. Sunday's weather was mercifully mild after a hot, hot week, and a great day's competition was seen. Team Roycroft riders went really well, with Lee Warneke posting an unbeatable time in the jump off of the 1.10 on her little superstar, Strawberry Girl (aka Puzzle), starting off 2009 as they finished 2008, where they recorded good wins and placings at the Iss-Tempo Show at SIEC. Sophie Miller then picked up the gauntlet, and had a great win in the 1.20 class on her still relatively new ride, King's Style (aka Levi), showing the benefits of their training with George Morris. Close 2nd was yours truly on Noblewood Park Cougar, who felt fantastic, but I fell into the trap of going into cruise mode, after this lovely manouverable stallion was one of only two of us (Johnny Cooper being the other) to negotiate quite a tricky turnback inside a vertical onto a double. Cougar did it so easily I thought we were home and hosed, but didn't take into account Levi's huge thoroughbred stride, and Sophie's smooth riding! Irish made me feel a bit better with a win in the 1.30 class, still in his long, running martingale and cherry roller snaffle! Carrie and Tarryn Innes also went well, Carrie being double clear in the 1.10, and Tarryn a pole each in the 90 and the 1m. Sara Ryan and Shrek improve all the time with a good round in the 80, her second ever jumping competition. Sarah Meale looked great with a 3rd placing on Cassini's Girl in the 1.20, and also 3rd in the 1.30 on Rivoli Panther, with George Johnson and Ozbred 2nd. Sam Lyle slayed us all in the 80 and 90, although Strutter's Ball is really feeling like an operator now with a 2nd and 4th placing in those two classes. He is now being ridden by Norwegian visitor, Christina Stabell, who is here riding with us til April. Have a few on schooling now to keep me busy, and No Secrets, the Grand Prix horse of Colleen Brook's is here for training and quarantine, prior to being exported to Japan next month, as he has been purchased by clients there. Morisset Show this weekend, then Nowra the weekend after, always a great show. Between that National Jumping, World Cup and High Performance Panel Meetings, and a trip to Queensland to conduct a Clinic, no rest for the wicked. But it will be a quiet Royal Easter Show for me, with only two to enter, Irish and Cougar, so that should be a quieter time for me...

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