Country TV Pony Grand Prix Series Winner – Sophie Geddes riding Te Ngaio Raggamuffin pictured at Show Jumping Canterbury Labour Week


Canterbury Rider Sophie Geddes and her pony Te Ngaio Raggamuffin continued a stellar start to their season when they won the Country TV Pony Grand Prix today (Sunday) at the Marlborough Area Spring Jumping Show.

Sixteen year old Sophie is just finishing Year 11 at Lincoln High School and has been riding Raggamuffin since the end of 2016. Prior to starting her show jumping career the 11 year old mare did three seasons of polo before her jumping talent was noticed. Sophie has recorded an impressive list of results at top level with Raggamuffin which saw them place third overall in the Country TV Pony Grand Prix Series last season. Sophie says “she’s in her second full Pony Grand Prix season and is exceeding all expectations. Raggamuffin has been jumping awesomely this season for four consecutive Grand Prix wins, jumping out of her skin every time I enter the ring!”

The Equissage Horse Grand Prix was won by Rose Alfeld and My Super Nova. Nicole White and LC Samson placed second. Both these combinations are returning home to the South Island after competing in the Opening round of the FEI World Cup New Zealand League at the Royal A&P Show in Hawkes Bay.

Georgia Allison and Paintball won the FMG Young Rider class on debut, with Beth Coleman and Sea Minor placing second. Sea Minor’s daughter Sea Coral won the Harrison Lane Pro Amateur Rider series class ridden by Gus Taylor.  

Courtney Townsend and Corofina ECPH won the Main Events NZ University Series class. Younger sister Sophie won the Equifibre Junior Rider series class on Kingslea Kiwi. Sophie on her young horse Wildheart also finished first equal in the East Coast Performance Horses Five Year Old class with Nicole White and Kamina VDL.

Rose Alfeld on Eye Catcher NZPH and Margot Curtis on Portobello Regazza were first equal in the Cheleken & Ultramox Six Year Old Series class. Timothy Richards and Firebird won the Dunstan Horsefeeds Amateur Rider class.

Marlborough Show Jumping will host the 2019-2020 South Island Show Jumping and Show Hunter Championships on the 15-16th February 2020.

Marlborough Spring Jumping Show

Equissage in conjunction with Mainland Horse Coachwork Horse Grand Prix Series

1st – Rose Alfeld & My Super Nova

2nd – Nicole White & LC Samson


Country TV in conjunction with Ashwood Park Retirement Village Pony Grand Prix Series

1st- Sophie Geddes & Te Ngaio Raggamuffin

2nd – Johanna Wylaars & Wembleybrook Tiffany

3rd- Anna Nalder & Mangakaraa Carbon Copy

4th – Molly Moffatt & Glenardon Sky High


Harrison Lane in conjunction with Bayleys Pro Amateur Rider Series

1st – Gus Taylor & Sea Coral

2nd – Tamara Silcock & Kiwi Red Label


Dunstan Horsefeeds in conjunction with Patchett Ag Air Amateur Rider Series

1st – Timothy Richards & Firebird

2nd -Jordan Murray & Lucius GNZ

3rd – Georgia Reid & Double J Escape

4th – Sophie Williams & Banjo

5th – Tessa Silcock & Vincenzo

6th – Michal Wells & Gravel Hill


FMG in conjunction with Equine Restore Therapies Young Rider Series

1st – Georgia Allison & Paintball

2nd – Beth Coleman & Sea Minor


 Equifibre in conjunction with O’Donnell Park Barging Junior Rider Series

1st – Sophie Townsend & Kingslea Kiwi

2nd – Margot Curtis & Flirtini

3rd – Peita Milne & Global PH Mylorde

4th – Anna Nalder & Icebreaker II

5th – Jakob Pascoe & Waitangi Wifi

6th – Peita Milne & Ngahiwi Warrior


Cheleken & Ultramox in conjunction with Windermere Equestrian Six Year Old Series

1st = Rose Alfeld & Eye Catcher NZPH

1st = Margot Curtis & Portobello Regazza


East Coast Performance Horses 5 Year Old Series

1st = Nicole White & Kamina VDL

1st = Sophie Townsend & Wildheart


Main Events NZ University Series

1st – Courtney Townsend & Corofina ECPH


Cavelleria Toscana in conjunction with TC Nicholls Horse Mini Prix Series

1st – Nicole White & Lil LeRoux

2nd – Rose Alfeld & My Super Nova

3rd – Nicole White & LC Samson


Canterbury Saddlery Pony Mini Prix Series

1st – Anae Shadbolt & Inspecta Gadget

2nd – Lily Plunkett & Ace

3rd – Molly Moffatt & Tironui Firecracker

4th – Bella Taane & Kennebrook Jester


Burnett Electrical Horse Teschmaker Trophy 1.15-1.20

1st – Becky Harkess & Lamaze

2nd – Georgia Reid & Double J Escape

3rd – Peita Milne & Global PH Mylorde

4th – Becky Harkess & Chello Xtreme


By Rosa Douglas

4th November 2019