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Re: [RC] Tom Quilty Gold Cup ride report, part 3 - D'Arcy Demianoff-Thompson

That is such great news Jay!  Congratulations to you and all of your people.  Loved you recap of the day and the storm.  I can't even imagine what those riders and horses were thinking or feeling.  Amazing fortitude to say the least!  Take care, Jay, again thank you for the recap!   We miss you guys.  Come back to the US soon!!!!

On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 6:36 PM, Jay Randle <splendacrest@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
We were finally able to vet the three horses through, and they all passed with flying colours.  So, Tarni and Ingrid had attained the coveted silver buckle of a Quilty completion!  Charisse still had the final leg of 14kms to do, as did Gerard Bou on Splendacrest Fiesta.  Both arrived back at the ride base on happy healthy horses, and both then vetted through easily.  Splendacrest rider Amanda Powell had been riding Summit Park Ras for Lisa Stone of Marburg Manor, and this combination also completed at this stage.  And we were now up to a total of 5 completions!
The remaining two Japanese riders, Takeshi Ito and Satomi Kitamura, took a little longer to complete the last two legs, but also arrived back at ride base with healthy happy horses, and both vetted through very well at the finish..... another 2 completions to add to our total!!!
So we finished the ride with 2 Vet Outs, 2 Withdrawals, and 6 Buckles from the horses in our camp, with an additional buckle gained by Amanda Powell on her borrowed mount.  Another Japanese rider, Yukinobi Horiuchi riding Pinfeather owned by Alwyn Torrenbeek, was also successful in gaining his first Quilty buckle!   All in all, a very good result, and one that I am very proud of!  
At the presentation ceremony on Sunday afternoon, the final results were posted, with our riders placing as follows:
Ingrid Ambrosiussen riding Shaah:  4th Junior in 14:03
Tarnia Kittel riding Splendacrest Dryad:  13th Middleweight in 14:03
Gerard Bou riding Splendacrest Fiesta: 26th Middleweight in 16:20
Amanda Powell riding Summit Park Ras: 14th Lightweight in 16:22
Charisse Glenn riding Bacchante Silver Lace:  29th Middleweight in 18:06
Takeshi Ito riding Splendacrest Perfection:  50th Middleweight in 21:53
Satomi Kitamura riding Mt Eerwah Silver Mariner: 23rd Lightweight in 21:53
A huge thanks must go to Barb Timms and her capable organising committee.  You all did a magnificent job under stressful conditions on the day.  In fact, 'thanks' is not enough..... please consider all of you hugged very tightly!!!

Best regards

Jay Randle
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D'Arcy L. Demianoff-Thompson

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[RC] Tom Quilty Gold Cup ride report, part 3, Jay Randle