Results round up of Faraway Easter Carnival Endurance Ride 26th-28th March, Queensland.
In extremely hot and humid conditions, Blue Chip sponsored national champion endurance rider Brook Sample and his wife Leigh Ann took an unprecendented 22 horses to the Faraay Easter Carnival Endurance Ride. With an army of strappers and riders we are thrilled to report that out of the 22 horses, only 2 were withdrawn (one due to an unwell rider) and the remaining 20 all completed their rides! There were some notable placings –
26th March 80KM
Rod Field won the HWT section on Brookleigh Louise, Zac Brewer taking 5th spot in this class on Gheerulla Sargent.
Brook Sample and Amber Sole were equal 19th in the MWT category of the 80K on Brookleigh Federer and MG Chisel respectively, and in the LWTcategory equal 4th went to Martina Drasalova on Gheerulla Quiana and Malin Olsson on Gheerulla Carley. Gheerulla Larissa and Aloha Blue Opal also completed their 40km rides this day.
27th March – 40KM training ride
Gheerulla Dallas, Gheerulla Delia, MG Avelina, MG Tayla and Brookleigh Dylan all completed.
28th March – 80KM
Aloha Blue Pearl ridden by Shimpei Miyamoto took 3rd in the HWT category. In the MW category, Brook came 10th on Brookleigh Beyonce, and in the LWT category, Shelley Ann Kimber riding Gheerulla Sherriff and Leigh Ann Sample riding Brookleigh Bailey took equal 8th. Gheerulla Jagger ridden by Louis Haguiara Porto Alegre and Gheerulla Larissa ridden by Floor Braunius were equal 10th.
Last but not least, Matthew Sample on Brookleigh Milo took the 3rd spot in the Junior section and a win in the best conditioned.
Those familiar with endurance will know what a fantastic achievement these results represent, and our many congratulations to Brook and Leigh Ann and the horses from the Brookleigh/Gheerulla Stud. Brook feeds all his horses on Blue Chip Pro and uses Blue Chip Liquid Joint RLF to nourish and protect joints – these results are a testimony to optimum nutrition and the fantastic training given to them by Brook and his wife.