Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Success at Horse Trials; Rider High in Praise of Eventing Facility

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Success at Horse Trials; Rider High in Praise of Eventing Facility

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Byline: Gerard Walsh

EVENTING: There is a new two-star eventing champion in Warwick and major changes in the Warwick Horse Trials Club committee at Morgan Park.

There were 200 horse-and-rider combinations at the first event for the year, the Inglewood Quarries Warwick Horse Trials CNC.

Gympie primary school teacher Brett Cantle won on Premonition, a horse owned by Lars and Madonna Hedberg.

"This is my first two-star win in Warwick," he said.

"Premonition is an imported stallion from Germany and is good at all three disciplines in eventing.

"He usually wins the dressage and has only hit three show jumping rails in two years. He hasn't had any cross country penalties.

"If we keep him sound physically and mentally, the aim is to go to three star."

Cantle though acknowledges that the jumps get tougher as a horse-and-rider combination goes up in class.

As for the possibility of going on to the Olympics, Cantle said it was everyone's dream to compete at the Olympics. …

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