Gauteng ride away with top honours

2010-08-07 00:00

DAY two of the City of Durban Sunshine Tour SA Showjumping Championships at the Cyril Geoghegan Cycle Stadium yesterday saw plenty of action.

Gauteng riders dominated three of the four classes and KZN rider, Grant Langley (Shongweni), claimed third and fifth prizes on two different horses in the opening class of the day — the 1,35 m Hau Family Welcome Stakes.

This class was won by Tracy Davids on Cambridge Blakeney Boy, followed by Rainer Korber from Gauteng on Lavandou.

All entries for the 1,40 m Equestrian Affair Welcome Stakes were from Gauteng. This speed round was won by Jonathan Clarke on Davetsaub Ajax.

The 1,50 m Remade Welcome Stakes, also a speed round, saw all four top positions going to Gauteng riders. Stuart Walker on Son of Hawaii was the winner, Lorette Knowles-Taylor on Vitaline Aristoteles the runner-up and Dominey Alexander on Alzu Baracuda third.

Today’s Grand Prix will decide which 24 riders qualify for the final SA Championship on Monday.

In the 1,30 m Ciplavet Competition, the top three were again from Gauteng, with Leona van Amstel on Davenport Relic coming in first, Dominey Alexander on Cellehof Stud second and Lara Bechet on Satume du Pachis third.

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