Brooke Edgecombe and LT Holst Andrea have continued their very consistent form with another grand prix victory, this time at the Central Hawke’s Bay A&P Show at Waipukurau to complete a hattrick at their ‘local’.
It is the third consecutive win in the Waipukurau Grand Prix for Brooke and Andrea. They were one of four from the 13 starters to come back for the jump-off where going last proved just the ticket. Melody Matheson (Havelock North) and Graffiti MH was second to go, and Brooke figured the only way to beat their quick and clear round was to take an inside turn to the last.
She was right on the money and came home in 37.71 seconds to Melody’s 39.6. Brooke’s win was their second from five starts, with she and LT Holst Andrea placing every time.
“She is pretty consistent and going well,” she said of the 10-year-old mare. “She is definitely the best horse I have ever had. It was a competitive field in that class but thankfully everything went to plan for us.”
She is rapt with Andrea’s progress, which she has carefully nurtured through the grades. “We try not to rush our horses and let them develop at the pace they want to. The main thing is to keep that consistency going for the whole season which is harder than you think.”
Brooke said course designer Heather MacDonald had produced some good courses throughout the two day show.
It’s a busy household at the Edgecombe’s Waipuk farm but Brooke, Oliver and helper Isla have a good system going that keeps everything on an even keel – with 15-month-old Sophie at the centre of it all.
In the nine-strong Country TV Pony Grand Prix, just Lucy Buchanan (Hastings) aboard Redcliffs Colour Me Quick and Lily Moore (Poukawa) aboard Showtym Highlight came back for the jump-off where again both girls were all clear. However, Lucy’s 38.86 second round just took the edge over Lily’s 40.54 effort.
Equissage Horse Grand Prix Series: Brooke Edgecombe (Waipukurau) LT Holst Andrea 1, Melody Matheson (Havelock North) Graffiti MHG 2, Simon Wilson (Waipukurau) McMillans Ariados 3, Katharine Van Tuyl (Palmerston North) Centavino 4, Logan Massie (Dannevirke) Intellect 5, Fraser Tombleson (Gisborne) Mea I 6.
Country TV Pony Grand Prix Series: Lucy Buchanan (Hastings) Redcliffs Colour Me Quick 1, Lily Moore (Poukawa) Showtym Highlight 2, Phoebe Burns (Hastings) Galaxy Masterpiece 3, Dylan Bibby (Onga Onga) Daisy Patch 4, Laura Foss (Havelock North) Silver Xanadu 5, Lilly Carpenter (Taihape) Tallyho Mystic 6.
FMG Young Rider Series: Jenna-Lee Rose (Dannevirke) Velocette 1, Olivia Ahlborn (Napier) Aorangi Legato 2, Ike Baker (Porirua) Vidal NZPH 3.
Dunstan Horsefeeds and EquiFibre Junior Rider Series: Olivia Apatu (Waipukurau) Astek Napoleon 1, Samantha Carrington (Takapau) Double J Breeze On 2, Phoebe Burns (Hastings) Jerry Maclary 3, Zara Waldin (Havelock North) U Can Dance NZPH 4, Georgia Percy (Masterton) Bluewater 5, Kimberley Carrington (Takapau) Double J Barmaid 6.
Hinterland Amateur Rider Series: Kaleigh Kent (Otane) Double J Sponge Bob Square Pants 1, Marcus Rose (Dannevirke) Kaipara Hold Up 2, Caroline Coop (Gisborne) Budgie 3, Lidy Loffler (Wairoa) Graceful 4, Jacqui Symes (Waipukurau) Double J Recall 5, Stacey Loye (Napier) Hana 6.
Dunstan Horsefeeds and EquiFibre Pro-Am Rider Series: Desiree Foxley (Hastings) Johnny Dodge 1, Amanda Illston (Masterton) Iguazu 2, William Lyles (Turangi) Midway Mangatu Bandito 3, Katie Hercock (Otane) Whimsical WDS 4, Amy Roydhouse (Hastings) Carino NZPH 5, Amanda Illston (Masterton) TMS Bravia 6.
Mitavite Speedi-Beet Six-Year-Old Series: Kim Best (Hastings) LT Holst Teacher’s Pet, Logan Massie (Dannevirke) Double J Kelvin, Luke Dee (Otaki) Corpaccio Xtreme and Jesse Linton (Hastings) LT Holst Elsbeth =1.
East Coast Performance Horses Five-Year-Old Series: Luke Dee (Otaki) Avenger Xtreme, Luke Dee (Otaki) Casino Xtreme and Alex Loiselle (Ocean Beach) Evandro NZPH =1
ESNZ combined Junior and Adult Equitation Rider Series 1m: Luke Dee (Otaki) Untouchable 1, Diana Cottle (Wellington) Morpheus Rising 2, Ella Miranda (Feilding) Kinnordy Go Girl 3, Jane Ward (Waipukurau) Meersbrooke Fire ‘n’ Ice 4, Georgie Wilson (Taupo) Velour 5.
Gyro Plastics Junior HOYQ High Points 1m: Claudia Parker (Taupo) Galaxy Supernova 1, Ella Miranda (Feilding) Kinnordy Go Girl 2, Antonio Matangi (Levin) Shoe Shine Polish 3, Georgie Wilson (Taupo) Velour 4.
The Ultimate Egg Co Amateur HOYQ High Points 1m: June Berrington (Whakatane) Kiwi Iron Mark 1, Merran Hain (Gisborne) Untouchable 2, Carmyn Strawbridge (Hastings) Just Kick On 3, Jane Ward (Waipukurau) Meersbrooke Fire ‘n’ Ice 4, Mary Petersen (Waipukurau) Amour 5.
NRM Open HOYQ High Points 1.1m: Merran Hain (Gisborne) Untouchable 1, Antonio Matangi (Levin) Shoe Shine Polish 2, Ashleigh Forde (Hastings)( My Gummi Bear 3, Sally Newall (Napier) Dark Secret 4, Carmyn Strawbridge (Hastings) Just Kick ON 5.
Cartown Cat A HOYQ High Points: Georgie Wilson (Taupo) Kaimai Huckleberry 1, Sam Brooks (Gisborne) Goldenwillow Romeo 2, Abbey Strang (Waipawa) Du Ciel 3, Isobel Jayne Bevitt (Gisborne) Buffalo Man 4, Sally Peffers (Dannevirke) Showtym Peaches and Cream 5.
Burger King Cat B HOYQ High Points: Georgie Wilson (Taupo) Summer Fiesta 1, Ella von Dadelszen (Waipukurau) Matai SB 2, Jessica McCann (Gisborne) Pine Hollow Bucket List 3, Oliver Bevitt (Gisborne) Hot Ice 4, Kate Shaw (Takapau) Benmore Pizzazz 5.
Aniwell Cat C HOYQ High Points: Kasey McKenna (Dannevirke) Champions Pride 1, Ruby Winder (Feilding) LVS Cookies and Cream 2, Hannah von Dadelszen (Waipukurau) Star Waka 3, Annie Moffett (Napier) Piripi 4, Bayly Jacobs (Porangahau) Rosemoor Peridot 5.
Story by: Diana Dobson, 11th November 2018
Cover Photo by: KAMPIC / Kerry Marshall. Brooke Edgecombe & LT Holst Andrea, Hawkes Bay A&P Show, Hastings, Friday, October 19, 2018