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2016 Shahzada


Melissa Longhurst Wins 2016 Shahzada

After building a 1 1/2 hour lead on Day 4, Melissa Longhurst and Pioneer Park Wings of Sudan won the 2016 the Shahzada in a combined time of 38:56 for the 400 kms over 5 days. Clare Feary and Die Kinder Junrei came in second, with a time of 42:37. Gary Pevy and Halimas Esdikam were third in 43:42.

Of the original 45 starters, 22 finished all 5 days.

Winner of the 3-day 120-km Mini-Marathon on Thursday was Elizabeth Moir, riding Coolahlee Park Shaman in a total time of 14:35. Of the 103 starters, 69 completed all 3 days of 40 km.

For complete results, see http://www.shahzada400.com/


Day 3

On Day 3 of the 5-day 400-km Shahzada, Lightweight Melissa McCullough and Forbes View Sienna continue to lead with an overall time of 21:10. Lightweight Melissa Longhurst and Pioneer Park Wings of Sudan are 22 minutes behind.

45 started the ride on Day 1. With 2 more eliminated or retiring on Day 3, that leaves 32 still in the ride, with 2 more days to go.

Nicolle Brown and Kie-Al Nasarian lead with a total time of 7:00. 103 started, with 21 pulls so far.

Results are at:
http://www.shahzada400.com/


DAY 2

On Day 2 of the 5-day 400-km Shahzada, Lightweight Melissa McCullough and Forbes View Sienna have the lead with an overall time of 13:16. Lightweight Melissa Longhurst and Pioneer Park Wings of Sudan are 7 minutes behind.

45 started the ride on Day 1. 4 more riders were eliminated on day 2, leaving 38 still riding on.

The 3-day 120-km Mini Marathon began today, with 103 starting and 13 eliminated. Two riders are tied for the lead with a time of 3:35: Andrew Jonkers and Girilambone Comet, and Kylie Jonkers riding Girilambone Venus.

Unofficial results are here:
http://www.aeraspace.com.au/RideResultsDetail_S.aspx?eventid=28356&ridenumber=1

and here:
http://www.aeraspace.com.au/RideResultsDetail_S.aspx?eventid=28356&ridenumber=2


DAY 1

45 were entered for the 400 km, with 42 finishing day 1. Lightweight Melissa Longhurst and Pioneer Park Wings of Sudan have the overall lead, finishing the 80 km in 6:27.

Unofficial Results from Day 1 400 km are here:
http://www.aeraspace.com.au/RideResultsDetail_S.aspx?eventid=28356&ridenumber=1


36th Shahzada

The 36th Shahzada will be held from Monday, 22nd to Friday, 26th August in St Albans, north west of Sydney, NSW.

Shahzada is the ultimate test for horse and rider of 400km over five days up and down the beautiful mountains surrounding the picturesque Macdonald Valley, sometimes three times in the one day.

For those on younger, less experienced horses, the Mini Marathon of 120km over three days will be held from Tuesday, 23rd to Thursday, 25th August. Both rides are held in St Albans with horses and riders camped all around town venturing out on each leg up and down the legendary tracks of the Woomera, Transmission, McKechnie's, Boyd's, Prestons and The Steps with a promise of perfect Shahzada weather, lots of fun with heaps of social events and activities to keep everyone smiling throughout the week.

We hope that all those who completed the Mini Marathon in 2015 will move up to the Shahzada and have a go and for all those seeking to complete The Big Three (State Championships, Shahzada and the Quilty on the same horse in the one year) this is definitely the time.....lots of help from our expert and friendly vetting team not to mention all those around you - everyone wants you to be successful.

Check out the Shahzada website www.shahzada400.com and see what happened in 2015. For all information contact Shahzada secretary, Sue Todd at suetodd@activ8.net.au or phone 0263 797218 and leave a message.

There is nothing like the bond that you achieve with your horse marathon riding.....if you don’t do anything else in endurance, you have to ride Shahzada!! This will be "the ride of your life"!!!!!