AFTER another well managed event on a course gaining a reputation for being one of the toughest in the country, Coffs Harbour's annual one day event is fast becoming one of the must-do stops on the Australian equestrian circuit.
Event director Mandy Baston couldn't have been happier with the weekend.
"It was a fantastic weekend," she said.
"The reputation Coffs Harbour's now getting is that the event is the equal to any in Australia."
Considering that the event started six years ago as low level event, the amount of respect that it has gained in such a short period of time is quite extraordinary.
The two star cross-country course was tough and is now being treated as a very serious international course after improvements were made by designers Dr. Vince Roach and local Zeno Baston.
While the major event was won for the second year in a row by Shane Rose and his trusty horse, All Luck, it was the strong contingent of riders from the local area that most pleased the Event Director.
"The local class was extremely well attended with 20 riders entered," Baston said.
"Overall we had 30 local riders entered throughout all the classes."
The local class trophy went to Tehani Vicario, riding Hosanna Domingo.