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Posted by Christine Armishaw on 18/01/2019.
Sue Hearn and Remmington

World Class Competition, Culture and Captivation at the Boneo Park Classic

The Boneo Classic is just around the corner. With a picturesque backdrop setting the stage, it’s the place to be for all dressage and jumping enthusiasts to be this Australia Day long weekend.

Keen equestrian spectators and family alike are sure to find plenty of entertainment at Boneo. This thrilling event showcases some of Australia’s best horse and rider combinations, all vying for international selection over three days of world-class competition.

One of the key highlights of the event is the Pacific League World Cup Dressage Final. Sue Hearn on ‘Remmington’ and Rozzie Ryan on ‘Adonie’ and ‘Jarrah R’ are top contenders for the title.

These two riders took out the top two spots at their last FEI Grand Prix Freestyle, at Equitana in Melbourne. Sue and Remmington pipped Rozzie and Jarrah at the post, winning by a margin of just 0.995%. Can Sue do it again, or will Rozzie claim top honours?

Para-Dressage is also a highlight at the Boneo Classic. World famous grade 3 Para-Dressage rider Emma Booth is back with her beautiful Mogelvangs Zidane. This is the first time the duo will compete since the World Equestrian Games in Tryon in September 2018. The pair have been training hard and are looking on-point.

In the grade 2 Para-Dressage, Joann Formosa on ‘Worldwide PB’ and Bridget Murphy on ‘Koora-lyn Sunrise’ will go head-to-head. Comradery is a big part of this sport, but once these ladies are in the arena, they’re in-it-to-win-it.

Nail-biting show jumping rounds-out the event, with the main jumping attraction being the final of the Australian World Cup Jumping Series.  The current leaders of the series, Aaron Hadlow and ‘Vahlinvader’, will be leading from the front, trying to secure the series title. Current runners-up, Kate Hinschen and ‘Finch Farm Cadel’, are coming in hot though, and Kate has victory in her sights.

Boneo wasn’t exaggerating when they said it would be fun for the whole family. They’re putting on pony rides, face painting, a Rusty French Skye Sands Racing Car Display, games, an extensive food and wine village and loads of other entertainment. Best of all, entry is Free for spectators, see you there!

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