Syd3de ‘A Success’
Syd3de certainly delivered on their promise of being a true international event plus ‘feel’ – The team of OC members worked together as a true professional team should – All were a pleasure from start to finish, their drive, enthusiasm and happy faces made the event what it was 🙂 Plus the riders with their support, the well-attended trade stands, the CARS! Macarthur Motors just kept bringing them!! The event will build from here- If there is any of you that would like to join our fabulous OC for next year, we would love more positive input.
THE HORSELAND HOSPITALITY TENT Syd3de
The tent was a hub of laughter and constant enjoyment – I believe eventers can have a good time anywhere!! The amazing massage chairs (modelled by Rachael Lee and her fiancé Hayden Cooper) a massage therapist plus refresh corner was kindly donated by The Barker family – BUT what about the cupcakes!!! Another super idea and particularly well received as you can see with long time Horseland owner Mr. Richard Kennard and myself! The Kapsalis family were behind this! THANK YOU, you both made our riders and owners tent fabulous and fun!
Syd3de -Oceania Championships
To top off the event Stuart won the CCI4*-S on Elisabeth Brinton’s ‘Celebration’ – Great finish for Tinney Eventing with beautiful clear rounds (just time) for Wanda and Leporis bringing them into 11th and 12th in the same class.
Stuart, still holding his position as Chef d’equipe for Australia had his work cut out for him with 2 senior teams representing AUS in NZ 10th-12th May. With the new Olympic format in play it was not an easy competition to work with, let alone understand the new point score system! No doubt the FEI will have this new style and format all ironed out ready to go by 2010 Tokyo. On a good note AUS won senior and young rider Oceania Championships. Congratulations to all teams.
7th-10th JUNE-MELBOURNE International 3de- CCI4*-L Celebration, Wanda and Leporis
GEMMA- CCI2*-L Wasabi and The Barkers Sphinx.
13th-14th JULY- QUIRINDI -CCI3*-L Daisy, Pepper, DD
GEMMA- CCN3*-S Diabolo and Wasabi