Cool-as Clarke captures Adelaide!

Clarke Johnstone and Balmoral Sensation put in another perfect show jumping round (Image: Libby Law Photography)

Clarke Johnstone said that he has always loved Adelaide – and he’ll love it even more now that he has won the Mitsubishi Motors CCI4*!

Clarke with the little cup he gets to keep – along with a Mitsubishi car for a year and a bit of prize money.  (Image: Libby Law Photography)

A clear round from Megan Jones put pressure on Clarke and ‘The Snowman’, but he showed how brilliant he is in this kind of situation, also jumping clear to take the win.

The Kiwi contingent on their feet in the stand after Clarke and Ritchie jump clear

Clarke’s mother Jean said she couldn’t watch all the round, but there were plenty of Kiwis whose eyes were glued to the pair.  The place erupted when they cleared last jump.

Clarke gets a great hug from proud mum Jean. (Image: Jane Thompson)

We will have a full story tomorrow, including an explanation from the Ground Jury about the 50 penalty rule that caused so many issues at this event.

Congratulations also to Donna Edwards-Smith who finished seventh on Mr Hokey Pokey and 13th on Tangolooma.  Ginny Thompson was eighth on Star Nouveau and Andy Daines was 10th on Spring Panorama.

Look out for more posts on Facebook, and full coverage of the event in our next magazine.

There was champagne sprayed at the prize giving and there may well be some cracked open tonight! (Image: Libby Law Photography)