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Around the world of eventing

   Jake Barham presents Cadbury KSNZ for Abbey Thompson at Puhinui International Three Day Event 2020


While it was, hopefully, the last weekend without competitions in the UK and Europe remains largely under EHV-1 lockdown until April 12th, there was still plenty of eventing action happening in other parts of the world


New Zealand

Jake Barham won his first international CCI4*-S at Puhinui, near Auckland in New Zealand, where we hope to be able to return for the CCI4*-L later this year. Jake and his 15-year-old Australian thoroughbred Atlan moved up from fifth place after the dressage while one rail in the show jumping and the fastest cross country ride of the class bagged them the win.

Abigail Long and Cruising Guy took second place and Abby Lawrence on Anonymous rounded out the top three.

Clarke Johnstone and Balmoral Sensation led after the dressage but withdrew after the first phase.

Kyle Calder riding Apertyx continued their winning ways in the CCI3*-S and Heelan Tompkins took the CCI2*-S riding CP Aurelio



Galway Downs International Horse Trials, California

Australia’s Clayton Fredericks designed the CCI4*-S and CCI3*-S cross-country courses at Galway Downs which were won by Erin Kellerhouse riding Woodford Reserve and 18-year-old Alina Patterson and her own Flashback


Stable View Spring FEI CCI-S 1*/2*/3*/4*

Marilyn Little and the 16-year-old RF Scandalous won their second CCI4*-S in a row at Stable View, Aiken but Phillip Dutton and Z put the pressure on, finishing just 0.3 off the lead. Buck Davidson riding Erroll Gobey took third place