Hard ground af­fects tri­als

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Hard ground at a Sil­ver Fern Farms prop­erty caused many top rid­ers to with­draw from the Ar­ran Sta­tion horse tri­als in Taka­pau at the week­end.

There were 176 en­tries, although not ev­ery­one com­peted be­cause of the hard ground.

Sa­man­tha Fel­ton won the Red Snap’r CIC3* class rid­ing Ricker Ridge Rui, de­spite amass­ing 25.2 time penal­ties dur­ing the cross coun­try por­tion of the event.

Pa­pakura rider Re­nee Faulkner was sec­ond on Ru­bin­star HH, hav­ing in­curred 15.6 time penal­ties.

Matthew Grayling, of New Ply­mouth, won the 2* class on Winky Fo­ley’s NRM Trudeau ahead of overnight leader, Amanda Pot­tinger from Have­lock North, rid­ing Just Kid­ding.

Many com­peti­tors use the event as a fi­nal run be­fore the Aus­tralian Three-Day Event.

PHOTO/WAR­REN BUCK­LAND

A rider en­ters a wa­ter jump un­der close scru­tiny dur­ing class 2 of the Ar­ran Sta­tion spring horse trial in Taka­pau on Sun­day.

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