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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
Novice 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