ACT Endurance Riders Association
Snowy Zone Championship Brookvale 5–7 October 2013
ACTERA turned on the championships for Snowy Zone this year. Brookvale looked a picture on the October long weekend, one huge green lawn dotted with glossy black cattle and a flowing creek. Sixty-three brave souls of the 72 pre-noms ventured into the mountains for a challenging ride through Brindabella National Park, one of the most beautiful national parks in NSW. o get those stunning views, you have to take the high road!
There was something for everyone, a four-leg 120 km championship ride, an 80 km ACTERA ride, a two-leg 50 km training ride and a 20 km introductory ride. There were no vet-outs in the introductory ride, and even in the other rides withdrawals or timed-out were more common than vet outs, so horses were very well managed. Congratulations horses and riders!
A huge thank you to all the 40 gorgeous volunteers, the dedicated vets and the cherished chief steward who each put in even more this year with a 120 km championship course and a 15-hour ride time making for a Monday best conditioned workout and presentation for the Snowy Zone Championship. A very special mention for the truly awesome Kim Stephens from Snowy Zone who kept that computer on-task all weekend and taught the ropes to a number of admin tent newbies! This ride would not happen without the contribution of each one of you!
We are also very grateful to our sponsors: Atlas Anatomy Remedial Massage, Bendora Arabians, Hands On Massage, Madgwick Lodge, Masters, PremiAir Hire and ZemZem Arabians.
Total number of riders: 21. Average completion rate: 52.4%
1 Marty Moran on Jelignite Jack in 10h:11mBC
Completion rate: 40% (2 of 5)
1 Talea Hasko-Stewart on Blake's Heaven Bombora in 9h:08m BC
Completion rate: 60% (6 of 10)
1 Vetea Facchini on Trigger in 8h:51m BC and first across the line
Completion rate: 66.7% (2 of 3)
1 Georgia Curry on Blake's Heaven Venus in 10h:50m
Completion rate: 33.3% (1 of 3)
Total number of riders: 16. Average completion rate: 68.8%
1= Alan Lindsay on Kintamani Silver Motif in 8h:48m
Completion rate: 75% (3 of 4)
1 Bruce Carter on Daharm Zayesha in 8h:18m BC
Completion rate: 100% (3 of 3)
1 Wendy Jesson on Star Jasmine in 8h:18m BC – winner of the Allen Blundell trophy for horsemanship
Completion rate: 57.1% (4 of 7)
1 Cybele Coddington on Wanstead Abracadabra in 9h:30m – winner of the Bruce Neal trophy
Completion rate: 50%
14 entries, 6 completions (42.9%), 5 timed out, 2 withdrawn and 1 vetted out
12 entries, 10 completions (83.3%), 2 withdrawn and none vetted out