The 2018 eventing season finished with the prestigious “Equestrian in the Park” which took place on 1 December in the beautiful setting of Taylor Reserve Perth on the banks of the Swan River.
This world-class, adrenaline-packed event attracted a first-class field of competitors including Olympic, National and International riders and is proudly presented by the Town of Victoria Park and McInerney Ford. It is a unique opportunity for elite competitors at the top of their game to compete for serious loot, including two cars donated by McInerney Ford and lucrative cash prizes. It’s also a chance for non-horsey spectators to watch this demanding and athletic sport up close and right in the city. Stylish VIP marquees, lounges and a Fashions on the Field competition drew a crowd of 3500 spectators to the 2018 event.
Riders must qualify to enter in either Grand Prix or the Diamond class and the competition is fierce.
Local rider Lucy Atty from Moora competed in the Elite Grand Prix Class on her horse A Bit Taboo, (affectionately known as Ned). Cheered on by her fans – many from Moora and surrounds – Lucy completed a nail-biting clear round over a course of spectacular jumps to go through to the jump-off.
The combination finally took an excellent 5th place, winning a cash prize in the prestigious competition. First place was won by New Zealand Olympic champion legend Sir Mark Todd riding Diamond Thief.
Our Moora duo also placed third in the ‘Off the Track’ competition awarded to ex-racehorses. Congratulations to Lucy and Ned for such an outstanding performance amongst world-class horses and riders!