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Mitavite International Horse Trial - Day 3 Mitavite International Horse Trial - Day 3 CREDIT: Timeless Images Photography
Mitavite International Horse Trial - Day 3 Mitavite International Horse Trial - Day 3 CREDIT: Timeless Images Photography

Australian Jones claims HSBC FEI World Cup Eventing title

Monday 13 April 2009, 7:28AM
By Bevan Houlbrooke
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KIHIKIHI

Australian rider Megan Jones and Kirby Park Irish Jester (pictured)
completed the show-jumping phase of the first HSBC FEI World Cup™
qualifier at Kihikihi with the same effortless confidence that had
defined their performances in both the dressage and cross-country
phases. The combination completed the competition on their dressage
score of 38.1 penalties to win the first prize of $23,500 - the
largest prize ever offered in New Zealand for eventing. Heelan
Tompkins and Sugoi, last year's winners, secured second prize after
also completing the show-jumping clear to finish the competition on
48.1 penalties. Despite dropping a rail, Matthew Grayling and NRM
Parklane Hawk held on to their 3rd place with 54.2 penalties, with
Jonathon Paget and Clifton Promise in 4th place with 61.4 penalties.