Kevin McNab rides Kelecyn Cognac to victory in the two-star at the eventing.
Kevin McNab rides Kelecyn Cognac to victory in the two-star at the eventing. Gerard Walsh

Warming up for Olympic Games

KEVIN McNab has won a few classes at major eventing competitions in Warwick but reckons it's not enough.

In the two-star class, the feature event of the weekend, McNab went clear in cross country on Saturday and showjumping yesterday so kept his score of 50.6 from the dressage on Friday.

The Mt Tamborine rider was on board Kelecyn Cognac, a horse he believes has the ability to be a possible for Olympic selection in 2016.

"The horse is going well with a second and now two firsts in his last three dressage competitions," McNab said.

"There is plenty of talent there but we need to do a lot of work between now and any possible Olympic spot."

Mattea Davidson was second in two-star on Fairbanks Cargo with a score of 59.5.

She was a close second on 53.1 after the dressage but was hit with 6.4 time penalties in the cross country to finish with a score of 59.6.

Hannah Walls also went clear in showjumping to maintain third place.

When it comes to Olympic selections, McNab still has a slight hope for 2012 and more hope for 2016 on Clifton Pinot.

Yesterday, he competed in the three-star competition which was won by Bella Mowbray to fine tune his horse for an impending trip to the United States.

There was some success for locals with Selena Madsen and Cathy Jones both recording seconds in lower classes.

The event attracted 200 nominations.


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