Adelaide International Horse Trials
NSW Riders have early grip on
The first phase of the horse trials, the dressage, was held at the Victoria Park Racecourse today.
In second place after the dressage is Stuart Tinney, also of New South Wales, riding Tex, on 85 points. Hes five points ahead of Matt Ryan, from New South Wales, on Overlander.
The only South Australian in the 4-star class, Tara Trebilcock, of Stirling, is in equal 7th place on 95 points, 25 behind the leader, on her mount Lewis.
Todays leading combination of Natalie Blundell and Billy Bathgate finished 11th at this years Taupo, New Zealand, three star event.
Twentyseven horses and riders were tested in dressage today, which was the first competition at 4-star (Olympic standard) at the Adelaide International Horse Trials.
The exciting TAB cross country will be held in the citys East Parklands tomorrow, Saturday, from 10.45 a.m., and the show-jumping phase will decide the winner on Sunday.