Eventers contest triequathon
AUSTRALIAN World Cup eventing representative Kevin McNab will be in Warwick this weekend with two two-star horses for the Clark Tanks Equestrian Triequathon at Morgan Park.
McNab is a longstanding member of the Warwick club and almost always nominates the greatest number of horses at Warwick events.
This weekend, he will compete on Kelecyn Cognac and Kelecyn Divergence in two-star.
Warwick Horse Trials Club event secretary Arianne Hall said McNab would not get it all his own way in competition this weekend.
"Brisbane rider Debbie Kopp has been very successful this season on King Kim," Hall said.
Another to watch is Toowoomba eventer Mattea Davidson on Fairbanks Cargo.
Mattea has been quietly moving up the grades on Cargo and will be especially hard to beat if she is near the lead for the start of the third discipline, showjumping.
Hall said Mattea's husband, Shane, was the first rider from Australia to compete in the World Junior Horse Championships in showjumping in Europe.
"Mattea has been coming to Warwick for four years and was placed in one-star earlier this year on Cargo," Hall said.
Others in two-star are Emma Dougall (Mt Tamborine) on Belcam Bear, Birkdale rider Madeline Wilson on Levi Red Jeans and Kate Rogers, of Brisbane, on Papas Dream.
There are 224 nominations in all classes, including Olympian Rebel Morrow, who will compete on two horses.
Morrow is the only three-star rider but will be judged in the competition when she competes at the end of two-star.
Hall said the three-star cross country course would be the toughest at the weekend, with 24 jumps.
Dressage for the higher-level riders will be held tomorrow with cross country and showjumping on Sunday.
Forty volunteers will help run the event. Admission is free.