Student beats coach in battle for two-star in Warwick

VICTORY: Courtney Stubberfield riding Wallawest Kaos wins the two-star at the Inglewood Quarries One-day Event at Morgan Park as part of Warwick Horse Trials Club 21st anniversary celebrations.
VICTORY: Courtney Stubberfield riding Wallawest Kaos wins the two-star at the Inglewood Quarries One-day Event at Morgan Park as part of Warwick Horse Trials Club 21st anniversary celebrations. Gerard Walsh

EVENTING: It was coach versus student in the battle for the winning rug in the two-star event at the Inglewood Quarries One-day Event at the Warwick Horse Trials Club at the weekend.

The two-star was the final event of 21st anniversary celebrations for a club which hosted five World Cup qualifiers, state and national championships, won numerous awards and is still hosting one international event a year.

Going into the showjumping in two-star, Courtney Stubberfield and Wallawest Kaos was leading her coach Mattea Davidson riding APH Charlie Brown.

Both went clear in showjumping for Stubberfield to record her first win in Warwick and set her on the path to competing in two-star at this year's Adelaide Three-Day Event, the highest profile eventing competition in Australia.

"I was going to win either way as a coach or rider,” Davidson said.

"My horse APH Charlie Brown is still very young at six. I would love to go to the Olympics but what horse, who knows.”

Stubberfield works for Mattea Davidson and her husband Shane who run Davidson Equestrian in Toowoomba.

The event at the weekend went like clockwork with all classes on schedule and the Saturday night dinner a sell out. Even a little weekend rain didn't deter the enthusiasm.

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