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Local star wins trifecta

Hazel Shannon on Clifford in the last event of the Australian International three day event. PHOTO BY JEDD JOHNSTONE

LOCAL Mutchilba resident Hazel Shannon has been ushered into the history books after her recent win at the Australian International three day event.

The event hosted over a November weekend is the country’s premier for equestrian sports and even regards selections for the Olympics.

Mrs Shannon won her division for the third time in a row; a feat of this stature has never been accomplished in the southern hemisphere, until now.

Mrs Shannon is one of only five people in the world to accomplish this feat.

“It’s unreal, it hasn’t really sunk in yet,” she said.

“I would really like to thank my family who has been there for me throughout this entire journey plus my trainer; Heath Ryan.

“I would also like to thank Kerry and Janet Snow the owners of the horse Clifford, without them this wouldn’t have been possible.”

After this stellar achievement Mrs Shannon is looking forward to even greater heights with her sights set upon the Australian Olympic team.

“This event has a lot of contributions toward the Olympic games,” she said.

“My goal is to be selected for the Australian Olympic team.”

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