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Ryan Wood Eventing Tokyo 2020 Hopeful

Mr MATT KEAN ( Hornsby ) ( 13:28 ): When it comes to eventing, Ryan Wood is not horsing around. Today I am proud to congratulate and commend the success of Ryan Wood of Dural, who has emerged with incredible success in American eventing. Joan Wood has said that Mr Wood has always had a natural connection with horses, starting from when he rode at Dural pony club with his older sister. However, it is not only his natural ability for riding that has carried him to ride internationally but also his incredible dedication and inspiration from other riders.

In May this year, Mr Wood, riding a horse named Powell, won the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event and then went on to win the Bromont CCI Three-Day Event in Canada. Furthermore, this year, Mr Wood was the only Australian representative in the 2016 Rolex Kentucky CC14, competing with three very impressive horses. Although Mr Wood narrowly missed out on Olympic selection for Rio, he was highly commended by selectors for his performance and has his sights firmly focused upon Tokyo 2020. I look forward to cheering Mr Wood on at the Tokyo Olympics.

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