COLLEEN BROOK

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Posted by colleen brook on January 26, 2014 at 5:10 PM

I am riding ASB Quindoctro a bay warmblood gelding 10  years old. Quinny belongs to Nick and Holly Crowe.

Liz's little mare has a knock on her leg that needs a week or two treatment.

DAPTO AG SHOW 17-18TH JANUARY 2104.

After a hiccup with my truck I travelled down to Dapto approx 2 hours South of us .

The weather was beautiful with a cool breeze stopping the normal January heat from beconing unbearable.

Warren Priestly and Greg Backhouse were the CD;s.

NIck and I arrived just in time to tack up and ride in the A and B.

NIck finished 4th with a double clear and I was 6th after knocking the first fence down.

2nd day the big class was worth $1100.00 to the winner!

Quinny had one down in the first round and jumped a great round against the clock to be 5th.

KIAMA AG SHOW 24-2TH January.

I travelled on my own  this time. Kiama is a further 20 mins south of Dapto right on the boast. Kiama is a tourist town and has a famous attraction the 'blowhole' at the lighthouse., The blowhole is a hole worn by the sea in the cliff and the sea water rushes up and creates a big spray,quite spectacular on a windy day. The area also had a lot of cedar trees which were cut and sent to Sydney on ships in times gone by.

First day in the A and B Quinny was looking out at the practice fence which was right by the arena so no prizes for us.

I stayed overnight at Milly Clarke's parents place near Berry. It is a very pretty area and at the Clarke's place  the exciting wait is nearly over for the first foal from my imported mare Aruba!

2nd day in the big class, we knocked one down in the first round and Quinny jumped a cracking 2nd round to be the fastest of the day to be 4th. I stayed for the 6-bar and Quin jumped 1.70m to be 2nd. We had the 4th fence down in the 4th round. James Arkins won on Bling Du Rouet.

Andrew Inglis won Champion Rider , he has lots of horses to ride and mostly ones he and Jenny bred.

Next week Berry Show another 30 mins south of Kiama.

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