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The Rock-itt : December 2010
junior Steph Mackillop on the super jumping pony Alcheringa Tradition. Sarah Beale was 2nd and 4th on Alabama Rose and Willie Wonka with Emily Mann splitting them in 3rd place on KS Patches. Martin Gostelow was 5th on Carrassino and Hannah Lewis' other grey Cool Magic finished 6th. There were 20 entries in the Gostelow Equestrian Centre 115cm class. The well designed course had just the right number of riders return for the second round and time was the deciding factor in the placings with most horses going clear in the jump off. Alice Drewett and Wozitu had a good round that won them 6th place. Caitlin Howard on PL Sherwood calmly completed their round to finish in 5th place. Samantha Tripp smiled her way around again on Flowervale Diamond finishing 4th and Martin Gostelow showed how quickly Carrassino can turn up to fences finishing in 3rd place. Hannah Lewis took the lead with a moving round on Cool Magic, previously owned and ridden by Julia Hargreaves from Copabella Sporthorses. Mark Atkins entered the ring, this time in his riding gear, and proved he isn't just a designer. He rode perfect lines on Yandoo Barnaby to keep his time under the faster looking combinations and winning the event to the cheers of the crowds watching. The highlight event in the Mitavite Ring was the NRC Masters 80cm class. The class was introduced to the competition schedule in order to encourage mem bers who ride as a hobby, giving them a chance to feature in the winner's circle so often dominated by fearless juniors and well horsed professionals. Peter Mitchell, who began jumping only a few years ago placed 6th on Precious Habit, a talented ex- eventer. Andy Moss placed 5th on Read the Book and organiser Rosemary Allen was 4th on Annie. Greg Mann was 3rd on Harley Sirocco, who had to carry his bag of Xtra Cool back to the float packhorse style. Gail Swadling and Medley were 2nd with Karen Higgins on Magnum Starblaze finishing in 1st place. Karen and her daughter Rachel spent the day marshalling and judging along with a team of other volunteers including the very cute little helpers from the local pony club. During the presentation Rosemary thanked the volunteers, judges and officials who helped run the event. " It was a very successful end to the year and you all played a big part in making it so. W e hope to see you all back again in 2011." The first monthly show jumping competition is scheduled for Sunday 13 February 2011. Volunteers are always needed and full training is supplied. It is a fun and rewarding way to contribute to the community and everyone is welcome. Sponsors and Volunteers make NRC Dressage Divine! Despite the weather forecast predicting rain until March 2011, Northside Riding Club was blessed with divine weather for the dressage championships. The Princess Anne Arena in the St Ives Showground was picture perfect for the two day event that had Official classes on Saturday and Associate classes for club members on Sunday. The dressage team at Northside Riding Club, all volunteers, worked tirelessly to host the final event for 2010. A few glitches to the judging schedule were quickly averted by phaseheads Jess Canabou and Jane W ebster allowing competition to continue smoothly. Anne Jeffery almost single handedly scored 200 tests and an army of helpers filled the many other roles required. Volunteering is an excellent way to give back to the community and Northside Riding Club encourages anyone to join in and learn about the sport. Judges and officials enjoyed a gourmet lunch provided by P'Neenies, a local cafe situated at Terrey Hills Shops. The common lunch break for the judges allowed them to catch up with one another in the friendly environment NRC is renowned for. Rider Julie Moulden organised a BBQ to raise money for a charity called Hands Across the Water, which was established in Thailand to provide orphanages for those children whose parents were killed in the boxing day Tsunami's. In January Julie will be completing an 800km bike ride across Thailand to help raise money and awareness for the orphanages and charity. Thanks to fabulous sponsors organisers were thrilled to be able to present the winners of each class with championship sashes, prize money and prizes, including bags of Mitavite Xtra Cool. Nine championship rugs supplied by Brighton Saddleworld were also awarded to the overall winners of each level based on the highest percentage when both same level tests were added together. Other sponsors of the event included The Aussie Farrier, Randwick Equine Centre and Hunter Valley Warmblood Stud who had one of their lovely young horses place in the Mitavite Preliminary class. Northside Riding Club will be running a midweek dressage competition in February 2011 and the first official competition is scheduled for Sunday 20 March. Clinics and protocol days will also be added to the calendar. Visit www.northsideridingclub.org.au for more information.