2011 Copabella Classic
A Classic Weekend!
The 2011 Copabella Classic was held on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 May in the
picturesque St Ives Showgrounds on Sydney's Northshore. Rain caused the delay of
the Classic for two weeks, but it was worth the wait with beautiful weather dawning
for the weekend. The best riders from around the country remained in Sydney after
the Sydney Royal and Weekend of World Cups, all keen to attend the prestigious
event and claim their share of the nearly $30 000 prize pool. Despite an unavoidable
calendar clash due to the new date with Hawkesbury Show the classes were filled
to capacity, the bigger classes especially well represented with nearly 40 riders in
the 1.40m Winnings Appliances Welcome Stakes on Saturday and the same in the
Emcee Equestrian Mini Prix on Sunday.