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ODE Glory for Sam & Slieveroe!

In only 4 months Sam and Glenormiston Slieveroe have gone from making their eventing debut to taking out the prized blue ribbon and to top it off, Sam won the pointscore trophy awarded to the Zone rider with the lowest penalties!

 

Sam & Sly after their ODE Win and the High Pointscore Zone Rider Trophy

 

Sam and Sly recently competed at our local Zone 7 Pony Club ODE held at the Denman Pony Club grounds in what was only their 3rd ODE start in the Junior C Grade division. The combination put together a seriously impressive dressage test to score 70.9% and sit them in 2nd placing on the leaderboard. They followed this on the Sunday with a brilliant and bold Cross country run which was just a little too fast and with 6.8 time penalties they remained in 2nd place.

Sam & Sly scored a brilliant 70.9% in the dressage phase Sam & Sly over the C Grade brush Sam & Sly heading for a clear showjump round
     

 Following a faultless showjump round Sam and Sly moved into the lead and took out the blue ribbon and the magnificent trophy rug sponsored by the Hunter Thoroughbred Breeders Association.  To sweeten the victory even further Sam was awarded the Marsh Carney trophy for the Zone rider with the lowest penalty points. It turned out to be a very successful weekend!