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World cup qualifier

The Northern Victoria show jumping club hosted a round of the World Cup qualifying event. It was the main event in a three-day show.The two riders with the most points earned in the various World Cup rounds all over Australia in 2012 will then compete overseas in the final next years.

November 13, 2012 4:04am

Winner Tim Clarke and Caltango


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Mortlake’s Tim Clarke and his mount Caltango edged out the competition to pocket a World Cup qualifying round win at Shepparton at the weekend.

World Cup show jumping

Sharon Slater on CP Ulixes finished second with two clear rounds, and less than three seconds slower than winner Tim Clarke in the jump-off.

Clarke, who was equal third-ranked rider going into the ninth qualifying round on Saturday, jumped two clear rounds and was the fastest around the WB Hunter Reserve course.

The duo pipped NSW’s Sharon Slater on C.P. Ulixes and Paul Brent on Animate.

Slater also jumped two clear rounds and was less than three seconds behind Clarke.

Clarke and Caltango also won the qualifying round at Gawler on September 2.

Event secretary Philippa Davison said the ntsa‘‘weather was turned on brilliantly’’nteweather was perfect for the Northern Victorian Show Jumping Club event.

‘‘We had great spectators for the Saturday afternoon and throughout the whole weekend,’’ Davison said.

Queensland rider Paula Hamood won the other feature class, the Talent Spotter for up-and-coming young horses.

Davison said it was a hotly contested class with about 100 entries over three rounds, and Hamood jumped three clean rounds and was fastest in the third round.

Benalla’s Lachlan Waddell was successful in the junior classes and claimedntsabothnte first on Racing Flavour and second on Shaggy in the junior under-16 class.

Mount Gambier’s Kristy Bruhn, who went into the World Cup qualifying round in second place, won the A and B-grade one round stakes which was the first class of the weekend.

The horse she rode, TB Haberty, won the Shepparton World Cup qualifier in 2010.

Former Shepparton resident and Olympic Games rider Jeff Bloomfield and his mount Pilot won the C-grade championship and placed in another class.

Jamie Winning from Ebenezer, NSW, was successful with several wins, including the A and B-grade mini prix on Alpha Centauri and high placings in other classes.

 

 

 

 

Sharon Slater on CP Ulixes finished second with two clear rounds, and less than three seconds slower than winner Tim Clarke in the jump-off.

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