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Jessica Manson gallops into lead – Adelaide CCI4* 2014 events,Events

The Australian Stock horse is known as “the breed for every need” and Jessica Manson’s grey gelding, Legal Star, came to the fore when needed today on cross country at the FEI Classics™ in Adelaide. The 13-year-old Stock Horse Thoroughbred by Ringwould Legality kept his feet in deep footing coming out of the Rymill Lake, producing the round of the day and ensured the pair added just 2.8 time penalties over Wayne Coppings’ technical course, rising from sixth place to head the leaderboard after an eventful cross country. Despite being just 22, Manson from Millendon in Western Australia has had…

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Home town girl and Olympian Megan Jones leading after dressage – Adelaide CCI4* 2014 events,Events,Horses

Adelaide’s Olympian Megan Jones produced the winning test for the dressage phase of the FEI Classics™ series at the Australian International 3 Day Event in Adelaide with Kirby Park Allofasudden, slowly worked back into peak fitness after injury kept him from the London 2012 Olympic team. However, she was “disappointed” with the 51.5 handed out to the Thoroughbred gelding by Rustic Amber. “When I came out I was thinking more of about 44,” she said, but was nonetheless pleased to be in the lead. Fifty percent of the four-star field were Thoroughbreds and first and second place went to horses…

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Down under is where it is at this weekend – Adelaide CCI4* 2014 events

The charming South Australian city of Adelaide has put on its best “bib and tucker”, with Jacaranda trees covering the city in a beautiful pre-Christmas mauve haze, ready for the FEI Classics™ at the most prestigious equestrian event in the Southern Hemisphere, the Australian International 3 Day Event. This second leg of the FEI Classics™ 2014/15, which starts with Dressage on Friday (14 November), makes the most of its unique urban location, as the course winds its way around the city’s Park Lands. The event becomes more sophisticated and popular every year, helping to raise the profile of equestrian sport…

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