Eventing, which encompasses Dressage, Cross Country and Show jumping was held over three days. Dressage was the first of the three disciplines, with Emily and Jocular Vision not placing well on the leader board. The Cross Country (XC) course showed its true colours on day two however, with penalties to several competitors, though not for our local, Emily Gray and Jocular Vision. They were the only competitors to double clear the XC at this year’s event – well done!
Emily Gray and Jocular Vision (the XC machine) unfortunately, did not go onto compete on day three. Jocular Vision sustained a tiny cut (approximately 2cm) to the outside of his coronet band whilst acing the XC course. As announced on the Emily Gray Equestrian Facebook Page, Jocular Vision will make a full recovery from the small cut, though a sad and hard decision it was to withdraw from the competition.
New Zealand rider Clarke Johnson finished in first place, Australian Olympic Rider Megan Jones second and fellow Australian Olympic rider, Stuart Tinney in third. The event is a stepping stone for riders who hope to represent Australia at the World Equestrian Games and Olympic Games.
Well done Kukerin local Emily Gray, and Jocular Vision on all your efforts at this year’s event!