Brisbane rider wins Warwick Horse Trials event
SHELDON rider Sheridan Sullivan won the Inglewood Quarries CCI Two-Star on Talent Time at the Warwick Horse Trials grounds at the weekend.
She led after the dressage with a penalty score of 57.3 in a sport where the lower score is the best.
Sheridan went clear in both cross country and showjumping and was within the required time frame so did not incur any time penalties.
Luke Harmer was second on My Foxy Lady.
In the one-star, Madison Simpson was victorious on Tiraumea Coachman from Stephanie McKay on Lucky Eight.
Warwick rider Kate Sexton was sixth on Ivy Bank Billionaire and won the trophy for highest placed junior.
The trophy is presented in memory of Mark Myers, one of the members of the club in its formation years and one of the best riders in the nation at the time.
Warwick Horse Trials Club president Richard King said the event attracted 140 riders and was a great event.
"We had elite horses on course during great Warwick spring weather," King said.
"Riders are over the moon with the continuing improvement to the course."
Course designer Tich Massey from New Zealand was happy with the way the course rode.
"I was impressed with how the riders rode the course. It is a country event and the level of difficulty at two-star was as expected.
"The riders had to work hard to make the time."
He was in town for a week before the event.