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Australia 3rd in Wellington $75,000 FEI Nations Cup

The Australian Showjumping Team of James Patterson Robinson on Niack de L’Abbaye, Harley Brown on Cassiato, Thaisa Erwin on Waddison, and Damien Guthrie on Gilmore 38 put in a great performance to finish 3rd in the tough Nations Cup class. The USA won the event, followed by Canada, then Australia.

James Patterson Robinson led the Australians with a superb double clear round on Ger Pols great stallion, Niack de L’Abbaye, one of only two posted by any rider, the other being McLain Ward on the great Sapphire.

The U.S. dominated the international field, and Wellington CSIO4* welcomed teams from Venezuela, Mexico, Australia, Ireland, Great Britain, Canada and Colombia. The U.S. Team never really looked in danger of sacrificing their lead, although the defending champion Canadians fought back in the second round to finish on 16 faults. HT2WSFR2DJV5


About Jono Farrington

Jono Farrington
Jono Farrington holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Oenology) from the University of Adelaide (formely the Roseworthy Agricultural College). He also holds a Post Graduate Degree in Business Management from Monash University. He worked in the wine industry for nearly a decade, completing vintages in Australia and Bordeaux, before setting up an equestrian training centre.

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