Riders thrive at REA Horse Trials | Photos, video

Around 160 competitors were greeted with perfect conditions for the Riverina Equestrian Association (REA) Wagga Horse Trials over the weekend.

GOING CLEAR: Alexandra Cloros flies over the cross country course with Play It Again Of Astral during the REA Horse Trials. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

GOING CLEAR: Alexandra Cloros flies over the cross country course with Play It Again Of Astral during the REA Horse Trials. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

Wagga’s Clare Anderson was one of the big winners, taking out the new 1.5 star event.

The class is a new addition to eventing across the state was the toughest of the eight class up for grabs.

It combines 2 star dressage and showjumping events with a 1 star cross country course to give competitors experience at higher levels.

After narrowly trailing Emily Dockray after the dressage test, a clean round in the showjumping gave Anderson the lead.

She maintained her advantage in the cross country to win by 3.7 penalties.

REA publicity officer Elaine Furze said it was a perfect weekend for the event.

“It was absolutely fantastic,” Furze said.

“The weather was just spectacular and everyone was extremely happy.

“It worked really well and we had a lot of new people there and they were really impressed with the facilities and all very happy to come back again.”

Wagga’s Imogen Hanna also completed a fitting end with My Haven Mariah.

The pair won their first event six years ago and finished on a high, winning the 60 centimetre class.

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