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Avenel Horse Trials - April 28-29,2001
Three inches of rain (whatever that is in mm!) just prior to the event produced perfect going on the cross country course. The sun shone all weekend, and provided the best conditions for eventing for both competitors and spectators.

Mr & Mrs Gerry Ryan, the new Landowners of "Grenada Park", and Manager Danny Penna, supported the Committee to conduct the event Entries were down considerably from previous years, however, the four classes conducted were exciting classes right down to the final score.

Shane Rose riding "It's a Knockout" led the Open Intermediate Dressage by 5 points from Will Enzinger and "Feurikus". David Middleton & "R.U.N.V.S." 0.3 behind in 3rd place. John Bird with two rides "Barney Rubble" and "Woodmount Fame" were the only two horses to post double clears on the cross country course. "It's a Knockout" collected just 3.6 penalties.

Young Rider Bianca Craddock with "Lord Brigalow", after a good dressage of 56.7 in =7th position jumped a great clear round on the cross country and collected just 2.4 time penalties. Shane Rose's clear round in the showjumping with just 3 time penalties captured the winners prize in the Open Intermediate on a score of 54.0 penalties.

"Barney Rubble" jumped a clear round for John Bird for 2nd place to finish with 58.8 penalties. Bianca Craddock also jumped clear for third place for a total of 59.1. John Bird with "Woodmount Fame" took 4th place on 73.3 followed closely by Debbie Browell and "Go Easy" on 76.5 penalties Will Enzinger & "Feurikus" second after Dressage unfortunately collected a refusal on the cross country, along with 24.8 time penalties, clear showjumping with 3 time to drop down the rankings to 11th.

The Stella Cup was won by Bianca Craddock riding Lord Brigalow. John Winchester of Avenel presents the Stella Cup in memory of his event mare "Stella" who lost her life in bushfires.

Open Intermediate Final Results
1st     It's a Knockout         Shane Rose      54.0
2nd     Barney Rubble           John Bird       58.8
3rd     Lord Brigalow           Bianca Craddock 59.1
4th     Woodmount Fame          John Bird       73.3
5th     Go Easy                 Debbie Browell  76.5
6th     Milsons Point           Shane Rose      77.3
7th     GV Top of the Line      Olivia Bunn     80.7
8th     GV Danzar               Olivia Bunn     88.1
1st     Northern Cosmo          Robert Goodwin  53.8
2nd     Chief Wigham            Emily HOdgson   56.4
3rd     Result                  Robyn Richards  57.2
4th     Rythym "N" Blues        John Bird       57.6
5th     Gambler BOy             Tracey Savage   63.2
6th     Extravagant Habit       Siobhan Melican 63.4
Pre Novice 1
1st     Ruby Red                Karalyn McDonald 44.4
2nd     Branigans Flying Hi     Murray Lamperd   49.2
3rd     RPC The Third Man       Angela Nippers   57.0
Pre Novice 2
1st     Blackall Park Chablis   Kellie Welsh            52.8
2nd     Dargan's Grey           Suzanne Heislers        55.4
3rd     Adloo Casey             Matt Laurie             58.0