Eleanor Osborne in action mand one of her horses in three-star dressage action at Morgan Park.
Eleanor Osborne in action mand one of her horses in three-star dressage action at Morgan Park. Gerard Walsh

Impressive weekend of sport action

THE National Farmers Warehouse International Queensland Three-day Event at Morgan Park this weekend is the first of the major horse power sports events for 2012.

Eventing is one sport where riders can mix with some of the best in the world, including Olympic gold medallists.

A 14-year-old footballer will never get the opportunity to play with or against Harry Kewell but in eventing every horse-and-rider combination starts off in the lower levels.

Olympic gold medallist Stuart Tinney is not in Warwick this weekend but has been a regular at Morgan Park.

Every rider with a new horse starts in the lower classes, every Olympic combination starts at the same level as weekend riders having a bit of fun.

One rider to watch this weekend is Emma Osborne, of Allora, who has four horses in action at Morgan Park and, like Olympian Rebel Morrow, has her eyes on the 2016 Olympics.

 

Motor racing

IT is a quiet month in motor racing at Morgan Park Raceway due to nearby horse events but fans chasing a bit of a motor sport fix better head to the raceway next weekend for the sprints action.

The clubs at Morgan Park seems to be co-operating well.

I am not sure if a bit of motor noise puts off the horses but certainly it is better for the fans and that is what sport is all about.

Once the eventing is over on Sunday afternoon, all horse power focus turns to the Barastoc Polocrosse Nationals, which start on April 23.

There are about 20 state representatives from the clubs of the Southern Downs, Warwick, Cunningham, Clifton and Killarney, in teams.


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