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Posted by Equestrian Australia on 11/03/2024.

Australian Eventers dominate at Land Rover Horse of the Year

It was a great three days in the office for our Senior Eventers competing in the CCI4* at the Land Rover Horse of the Year in New Zealand this weekend. Shane Rose and Virgil took out the Individual honors and the Australian Team, comprised of Andrew Barnett & Go Tosca (owned by Kate Burnheim), Oliver Barrett & Sandhills Special (owned by Prue Barrett), Kenya Wilson & Sandros Salute MW (owned by Lynette Winteringham, Ian Campbell and Kenya Wilson) and Sophia Hill and her own horse, Humble Glory dominated the 4* Oceania Championship. After the showjumping, Australia finished on 161.3 penalty points for their best three combinations, with New Zealand on 203.

Above: Shane Rose and Virgil with Steve Kenchington from Land Rover New Zealand. Photo Credit: Libby Law Photography

In the Individual competition, the Aussies also filled the remaining spots on the podium with Olivia Barton and Hollyander HG (owned by Robert Weight) 2nd and Andrew Cooper and Sharvalley Thunder (owned by Andrew) 3rd.

For full results for the CSI4* visit

The CCI3* saw the New Zealanders hold on to the Oceania with 124.7 penalty points to Australia's 130.2. Molly Lines and her own horse Tadpole finished on 38.2 and put her firmly on the podium in third place.

For full results for the CSI3* visit

We thank everyone at Equestrian Sports NZ and HOY for making this such an enjoyable show. What an honour to have the trophy presented by the New Zealand Prime Minister, the Hon. Christopher Luxon.

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