The truth about 3500kg towing – motoring.com.au

COMMENTOne of the big selling points of the latest crop of family-friendly, dual-cab utes is their impressive three-tonne-plus towing capabilities. When the new Toyota HiLux arrives here in October, there will be no fewer than six one-tonne utes capable of towing up to 3500kg, including the Holden Colorado, Isuzu D-MAX, Nissan Navara, Mazda BT-50, Ford

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Finding the Fifth Leg: Kim and Sparky’s Amazing Save | Eventing Nation – Three-Day Eventing News, Results, Videos, and Commentary

Kim Severson and Fernhill Fearless became celebrities over the weekend when photos surfaced on social media of their amazing save at the big hammock tables on Derek di Grazia’s Pine Top CIC3* cross country course.

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Rose takes first and second at 2015 Aus3de

Olympic silver medalist Shane Rose dominated the podium at the 2015 Australian International Three Day Event, taking out first and second place in the Adelaide CCI 4*, bringing them one step closer to his goal of representing Australia at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Leading into Sunday’s ATCO Showjumping decider Rose was already ranked first and second after dominant performances in the dressage and cross country phases. He also had a five penalty lead over New Zealand rider Clarke Johnstone but with Rio on the horizon it was important that he also produce clear rounds in the showjumping. Riding Virgil his round in the showjumping went according to plan and the pair finished on their dressage score of 50.80. Last into the arena was Rose’s horse CP Qualified and the pair knocked one fence which added four penalties to their score but it didn’t affect their lead and the pair rode to victory with a score of 49.30. “I knew Clarke would be really hard to beat and we have about six Aussie guys that are here that I knew would be up there,” said Rose. “I think both horses have performed very well and it would have been great to jump clear on Qualified but to run first and second in this field is what I was hoping I could do. “Before the event I said I would be pretty disappointed if I didn’t finish in the top four. I have very competitive horses and I felt if I did a good job that we’d be close. “Coming down here I openly said here that this is where I wanted to qualify and get selected for Rio.” The Adelaide CCI4* was an important event for Australian Eventing Riders and none more so than Rose who knows what it takes to make it to the Olympic Games. “I don’t think (the road is) any easier after this weekend, it’s just clearer and this is certainly the way I wanted to try and get there. “All those tentative plans I put in place on where I’m going to go and how I’m going to try and get to Rio I can hopefully act on and get there with everything firing and put ourselves in a position when we can win.” “I know I’m competitive against anyone in the world on those two horses but I have to make sure on dressage day that I do a better job than what I did on Friday. “We have eight months or so to get that right but I’m confident we’ll be able to polish that off,” he said. Johnstone’s clear Showjumping round helped him to solidify third position with a score of 54.10, while Olympic silver medallist Sonja Johnson (Parkiarrup Illicit Liaison) finished fourth after she too produced a clear jumping round and finished with 59.40 penalties. Final Top Ten: 1. Shane Rose, CP Qualified 2. Shane Rose, Virgil 3. Clarke Johnstone, Balmoral Sensation 4. Sonja Johnson, Parkiarrup Illicit Liaison 5. Michaela Martindale, Kinnordy Gatow 6. Katja Weimann, BP Flamboyant 7. Hazel Shannon, Clifford 8. Isobel English, Feldale Mouse 9. Sturt Tinney, Pluto Mio 10. Megan Jones, Kirby Park Allofasudden Full list of results are now available to view on the Aus3de website, www.australian3de.com.au. The 2015 Australian International 3 Day Event (Aus3DE) is the triathlon of horse sports and the pinnacle of equestrian sport in Australia. It is one of the six top level Federation Equestre International (FEI) Classic Series events held around the world annually. For more information visit www.australian3de.com.au. More photos at www.horseoz.com/photos Regards Walter News – Views – Reviews – Free Classifieds HorseOz will donate half of the proceeds from all Premium Video and Business Adds placed with HorseOz ForSale to Project Hope Horse Welfare Victoria website www.horseoz.com

Rose flies home on Qantas Cross Country Day

Rose flies home on Qantas Cross Country Day 21 November 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Olympian Shane Rose has topped the leaderboard in first and second (CP Qualified and Virgil), after a thrilling day of cross country action at the 2015 Australian International Three Day Event (Aus3de) for the Qantas Cross Country Day. The Beijing silver medallist flew over the last Qantas jump to the finish line on a time if 11.08 on CP Qualified, adding just 3.2 time penalties to his overnight dressage score, bringing their total after the cross country to 45.30 penalties. Rose’s second horse Virgil was seventh after the Dressage phase but now occupies second position after he was the only horse to complete the cross country course without incurring any jumping or time penalties. He will carry 50.80 penalties into Sunday’s Showjumping decider. This is the first time that Virgil has competed at CCI4* level and Rose said he took it all in his stride. “Virgil’s been ready for (this level for) a while, he’s a super horse, an amazing jumping machine. “He could win medals as a Showjumping horse probably. He has a great gallop and today he was up on his time the whole way around,” he said. Rose says he still has some work to do, but is confident that both horses have the ability to go all the way. “With CP Qualified, I just need to touch up on a few things, I need to get my preparation for the (dressage) test a bit better. “Virgil just needs time to get stronger, he’s a big lump of a horse with super power. “I’ve got two exceptional horses so I’m very privileged. There’s a lot that could go wrong between now and tomorrow and then in the next nine months leading into Rio but so far everything is on track so we just need to make sure we keep going that way,” he said. New Zealand rider Clarke Johnstone riding Balmoral Sensation is in third position after he also produced a strong cross country round which picked up just four time penalties (for a total score of 54.10). Katja Weimann and BP Flamboyant, who were second after the Dressage phase remain in contention but have moved to fifth position after picking up 11.2 time penalties (for a total score of 60.30). Olympic silver medallist Sonja Johnson and Parkiarrup Illicit Liaison were the big movers of the day, moving from 15th to 4th position after collecting just 1.2 time penalties (for a total of 59.40). The Australian International Three Day Event CCI4* concludes on Sunday with the ATCO Showjumping phase. Final day action begins at 10.00am before the main event starts at 3:15pm. The results at the end of the cross country day of competition were as follows: 1. Shane Rose, CP Qualified 2. Shane Rose, Virgil 3. Clarke Johnstone, Balmoral Sensation 4. Sonja Johnson, Parkiarrup Illicit Liaison 5. Katja Weimann, BP Flamboyant 6. Megan Jones, Kirby Park Allofasudden 7. Andrew Cooper, Black Crest 8. Sturt Tinney, Pluto Mio 9. Hazel Shannon, Clifford 10. Soigne Jackson, Gold Full list of results are now available to view on the Aus3de website, www.australian3de.com.au. The 2015 Australian International 3 Day Event (Aus3DE) is the triathlon of horse sports and the pinnacle of equestrian sport in Australia. It is one of the six top level Federation Equestre International (FEI) Classic Series events held around the world annually. For more information visit www.australian3de.com.au. Three Phases…Two Hearts…One Passion. Regards Walter News – Views – Reviews – Free Classifieds HorseOz will donate half of the proceeds from all Premium Video and Business Adds placed with HorseOz ForSale to Project Hope Horse Welfare Victoria