It’s been a fruitful weekend for some of New Zealand’s top showjumpers with success across three countries.
Samantha McIntosh has had two good wins at the CSI2* in Madrid. She and nine-year-old Disco Z won the medium tour and aboard James she took out the small grand prix. There were just three through to the jump-off where James was the only double clear.
In Poland at the Poznan CSI4*, Bruce Goodin placed ninth aboard Copain VDB Z in the 1.45m Medium Tour against the clock class. Sixty started the class, which was won by Andrzej Oplatek (POL) and El Camp in 63.38 seconds. Bruce stopped the clock at 66.74. Bruce also picked up a second and an 11th in the 37-strong CSI1* 1.35m two phase class. Bruce and ECS Chacco Blue JR were second with their double clear in 29.09 seconds, with Heartcore L just inside the prize money in 11th, also double clear in 34.84 seconds. The class was won by Omer Karaevli (TUR) aboard Livingstone Van Het Peggershof in 28.18 seconds.
At the CSI4* in Tryon, USA, Sharn Wordley and Gatsby were second in the 20-strong $36,000 1.45m Sunday Classic. Kristen Vanderveen and Bull Run’s Almighty took the win in 64.47 seconds with Sharn coming home in 62.83.
The horse details:
Gatsby – owned by Sharn Wordley
ECS Chacco Blue JR – owned by Jeff Bork
Heartcore L – owned by Logshogs Gard
Copain VDB Z – owned by Horse4sales & ES Jumping & Services AB
Disco Z – owned by Colin & Toni McIntosh
James S – owned by Xavier Tirant
For full results, head to www.worldofshowjumping.com
By Diana Dobson – HP Media Liaison