Anna Nalder and Icebreaker II recorded their third Junior Rider win in a row on Saturday at the Southern Canterbury A&P Equestrian Show held at Waimate.

The Nalder family have enjoyed many seasons of fun and success with the big grey gelding known as ‘Ben’. Fifteen year old Anna has recently taken over the ride from older sister Tayler. Saturdays Equifibre Junior Rider Class saw a three way jump off. First out Noah Coutts and Surreal finished with four faults in 35.09 for third place. Mackenzie Causer and Finch Farm Lassall were clear in a time of 31.25 which saw them place second. An inside corner to the last line helped give Anna and Ben the fastest time of 28.86 to win.


There was a close Jump off in the Dunstan Horse feeds Amateur Rider Class after all three riders in the jump off produced double clear rounds. Margaret Ridley and Tallaght finished in 31.75 for third place. Sonia McKerchar and Desire NZPH were Second in a time of 30.69. A slightly faster time of 30.44 gave Kirstin Beaven and Dolly NZPH the win.


Eight returned to jump off in the Harrison Lane Pro Am Rider Class. Chris Harris on the stallion Commissioner finished on top after a fast round, jumping clear in 31.47. Second place went to Luci Askin and Flying Dutchman DHU in a time of 33.22 with Kate Perry and Casiraghi placing third in 34.74.


Steffi Whittaker and On The Point Eve were the winners of the FMG Young Rider Class recording the only clear round.


Rain overnight Saturday and during the showing classes on Sunday morning forced the cancellation of the Ring One Jumping classes which included the Horse and Pony Grand Prix.  Tony Hutton was the course designer in Ring One which was run by the SCNO SJ Group. Emma Barker designed Ring Two, run by the Waimate Pony Club.


FMG Young Rider Series

1 – Steffi Whittaker – On The Point Eve

2 – Olivia Brown – RH Kukumoa

3 – Molly Buist-Brown – Vali

4 – Caitlin Adams – Hammertime

5 – Jaimee Bird – Euro Champgne

6 – Tamara Coster – Whakanui De L’Amore


Equifibre Junior Rider Series

1 – Anna Nalder – Icebreaker II

2 – Makenzie Causer – Finch Farm Lasall

3 – Noah Coutts – Surreal

4 – Milly Robinson – Enzo GTO

5 – Makenzie Causer – Finch Farm Corsage

6 – Rosa Buist-Brown – Bellick ST


Harrison Lane Pro-Ameteur Rider Series

1 – Chris Harris – Commissioner

2 – Lucinda Askin – Flying Dutchman DHU

3 – Kate Perry – Casiraghi

4 – Tyler McKee – Lumarzo

5 – Katie Meredith – Ngahiwi Double Cross

6 – Grace Percy – Kiwi Spirit


DUNSTAN Horse Feeds Amateur Rider Series

1 – Kirstin Beaven – Dolly NZPH

2 – Sonia McKerchar – Desire NZPH

3 – Margaret Ridley – Tallaght

4 – Jayne Beattie – Lowlands Scnapps

5 – David Hutton – Rolux

6 – Emma Power – Mojito GNZ


OPEN Horse 130-140cm

1 – Tegan Fitzsimon – Windermere Cappucino

2 – Lucinda Askin – Portofino