Bega Showjumping dominated by locals

MOGILLA’s Lane Clarke was the star of the show at the Bega Cheese New Year Showjumping Celebration.

Lane, 15, recorded an impressive five wins, two runner-up finishes and a third to stamp his authority on the competition.

Impressively, Lane was one of the youngest competitors at the four-day event.

Lane’s performances and post-ride interviews drew generous response from the crowd, indicating he was a fan favourite.

Lane and one of his horses, Burnbrook Jumbuck, topped the leader board for pointscore in ring one, sharing the honour with Sydney’s Stephanie MacKillop.

Saturday saw Lane register two victories in ring one and another win in ring two.

Lane’s top form continued on Sunday with a victory in ring one, before securing another win in ring one on Monday.

Showjumping stalwart Jenny Beresford said Lane “dominated the competition”.

Lane also finished fifth in the Bega Showjumping Cup (see back page). 

Lane’s dad Brett Clarke also displayed strong form, recording two victories and a third place finish.

Others to impress at the celebration include Cobargo’s Caitlin Reid on her horse Asta La Vista.

Reid won four events in ring two, including two on Monday, to top the pointscore in that ring.

“Caitlin absolutely dominated the ring two pointscore,” Beresford said.

“There was no-one anywhere near her with 18 points overall and the nearest competitor was on six.”

Bega’s Clint Beresford enjoyed an impressive competition.

Clint, 21, secured a win on his horse Emmaville Jitterbug in the open six bar in ring two on Friday.

Clint also had two runner-up finishes, a third and fifth placing.

Craig Matthews, of Bega, secured two third place finishes at the competition.

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