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Posted by Toni Venhaus on 07/04/2016.
Sue Hearn on Remington winner of the CDI Pryde's EasiFeed Grand Prix CD
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Stars shine at second day of competition at Sydney CDI***

Sue Hearn has won the Sydney CDI Grand Prix - the final event in Australia for Rio hopefuls to obtain qualifying scores for upcoming Olympic nomination events in Europe.

Partnering with her 14 year old warmblood gelding Remmington, Hearn received a score of 68.42, narrowly defeating the second placed combination of Judy Dierks and Diamond Star which earned 68.26 from the judges.  

In the first of the events for young riders, Mary Warren and Mindarah Park Raphael scored 66.36 per cent to win the Agnes Banks Equine Clinic Young Rider FEI Team Test CDI-Y, with Katharine Farrell riding Gregory Farrell's Luxor 118 to victory in the Mulawa FEI Under 25 Intermediate II (CDI-U25) with 67.32 per cent.

Susan Elekessy and Don Rubin took out the Trailrace - Equipe Saddles, Grand Prix (CDN) with 64.58 per cent.

The day also saw the first round of the young horse classes, with the 4-, 5- and 6-year-old classes all won by male riders.

Taking out round one of the Saffron Performance Horses Sydney CDI Young Horse Championships 4-year-old class was David McKinnon on Freestyle MS, while Rodney Martin rode SPH Renaissance to victory in the Mustad Saddleworld Sydney CDI Young Horse Championships 5-year-old class with 87.2.

Gordon Pratt on Bloomers Simply the Best won round one of the Saffron Performance Horses Sydney CDI Young Horse Championships with 83.6.

For today's full results, go to

The action continues tomorrow (Friday, April 8) with the Equestrian Australia FEI Grand Prix Special (CDI3*), Equine Podiatry & Lameness Centre - FEI Intermediate I (CDI 3*), I.R.T. Advanced copetition, plus individual young rider and round two of the young horse championships.

The popular trade village will be operating all day, and tickets are still available to be purchased online.

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