Sam Lyle wins CCN 4Star at Sydney Eventing Summer Classic | An Eventful Life

Sam Lyle wins CCN 4Star at Sydney Eventing Summer Classic

   Sam Lyle and BF Valour


An Eventful Life filmed all competitors on cross country at

Randwick Equine Sydney Eventing Summer Classic 2021 - order or view videos here


Sam Lyle and BF Valour produced the second fastest cross country ride of the CCN4* class at the REC Equine Specialists Sydney Eventing Summer Classic today to take the win.

No-one made the optimum cross country time of 6:15 but Sam and the 11-year-old warmblood gelding made it round in 6:41 to add 13.6 time faults and finish in the lead on 47.80. One of the last riders to go in this class, the overnight leader Sam Fasher on Sulitanos, was having a good ride around the course without any jumping penalties when he held his hand up at Fence 17 and opted to walk home.

Emma Mason and Warrego Marco Polo looked impressive through the first water complex, where the supporters and helpers allowed at the event had gathered to watch in the shade of the trees. It was a busy part of the track with jumps into and in the water followed by a skinny and then a canter around the edge of the water to a corner, but all of the combinations made it through.


   Emma Mason and Warrego Marco Polo


Emma added 14.4 time penalties but, like Sam Lyle, her clear show jumping round and good cross country time moved her into second place on a finishing score of 51.20

Heath Ryan and Bronze Boy R produced the fastest ride of the day and they finished in third, where they had started after the dressage.

CCI3*-S winners: Katie Taliana and Revelwood Wynston Street

CCN3* winners: Andrew Barnett and Go Tosca

CCI2*-S winners: Madison Simpson and Flying Star

CCN2* winners: Emma Bishop and Cassilis Park Figaro

CCN1* winners: Hannah Klep and Tulara Chicouve

CCN1*-S: Hannah Turner and Locomotive Breath

Our full reports from across the classes coming up later this week …

Final results here

   Heath Ryan and Bronze Boy R