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Great Southern junior rider Shantelle McMahon returns strong results at Equestrian In The Park in Perth

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Shantelle McMahon competing at  Equestrian In The Park.
Camera IconShantelle McMahon competing at Equestrian In The Park. Credit: TCSM Photgraphy

Kendenup equestrian rider Shantelle McMahon impressed at the Equestrian In The Park event over the weekend, returning strong results across several sections at Burswood Park on Saturday.

The junior rider was named as the Best Regional Rider in the Off the Track section on her thoroughbred Japanoz Warning Signal aka Hazard competing in front of hundreds of spectators.

The event is a mixture of solid cross-country fences and showjump fences and needs to be completed swiftly but with the least amount of penalties.

The grounds are beautifully manicured and it pulls hundreds if not thousands of spectators each year, with special guest and Olympic rider Andrew Hoy featuring this year.

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The 2022 Grand Prix course was believed to be the most challenging yet with some of the best riders in WA coming together at Burswood Park for the pinnacle of equestrian sporting action. McMahon and Hazard entered the junior section and competed against the best riders in WA.

The 16-year-old has been training all year in the lead up to the prestigious event and it paid off with McMahon performing strongly across all of her categories.

McMahon was leading her class after the first section but unfortunately took a rail in the jump off leaving her in 3rd place, despite finishing with the fastest time.

She won the Off the Track section and collected Best Regional Rider as a result. Impressively, McMahon placed sixth overall across the open section, junior section and diamond class against a total of 71 other riders.

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