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Stuart Tinney celebrates victory at the Melbourne International 3DE!

Stuart Tinney and Celebration cross the finish line - © EQ Life

Stuart Tinney and Celebration cross the finish line.

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By Equestrian Life

Stuart Tinney has won the CCI4*L feature class at the 2019 Melbourne International Three-Day Event, leading from start to finish with the lovely chestnut Celebration. They jumped clear today, and with just two time penalties on yesterday’s cross country they finished the event on 30.9. No one finished on their dressage score, but Stuart was certainly one of the closest!

MI3DE has proven to be a successful event for Stuart and Celebration, with the pair winning the CCI2* (now CCI3*L) last year.

Second place went to Tim Boland and the handsome Napoleon. They had one rail down today, but with just 5.2 time penalties on cross country yesterday, they ended on a very competitive score of 42.1. In third place was Victorian Andrew Cooper and Oaks Onyx; Andrew produced one of only five clear rounds today, and with just 3.2 time penalties yesterday they finished with 42.2.


Tim Boland and Napoleon - © EQ Life

Tim Boland and Napoleon.

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Andrew Cooper and Oaks Onyx - © EQ Life

Andrew Cooper and Oaks Onyx.

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Fourth place went to Emma Mason and Aramatai Fox on 45.3; as the best performed mare, Aramatai Fox received the Wild Oats award.

Next came Tanya Schmidt and Laurentino on 45.8; Stuart Tinney with Leporis on 47.3 and Wanda on 49.0; Simon Tainsh and Punching in a Dream, who was the best placed off the track thoroughbred with 51.8; Jessica Rae and Rascal on 53.0; and Sarah Clark on LV Balou Jeanz rounding out the top ten on 54.9.

In the CCI3*L, Tim Boland and Menlo Park won on a score of 36.9 from runners up Sophie Fox and Mr Pig on 42.2.


Tim Boland and Menlo Park, winners of the CCI3*L - © EQ Life

Tim Boland and Menlo Park, winners of the CCI3*L.

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The CCI2*L event was won by Samuel Jeffree and Woodmount Lolita on 28.3, just pipping Ben Tyson and Equineaffair Cassanova on 28.5. In the CCI2*L Junior, it was Oliver Barrett and Sandhills Special who led from start to finish to end the day on their dressage score of 27.8.

Congratualtions to all!









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