Noah Coutts & Surreal after taking out the Junior Rider Series Class


The on-form combination of Noah Coutts and his new horse Surreal recorded two wins at the Ashburton A&P Show held over the weekend. On Friday they won their third consecutive Equifibre Junior Rider class.  They followed this up the next day by collecting the June Cresswell Tray for winning the Open Horse 1.20m Table C. 


Surreal and Noah have quickly formed a solid partnership having been together for just 6 weeks. “Rosie’s a super mare. Plenty of revs, sensitive, brave and very honest” says a beaming Noah after their winning weekend. “She has an unorthodox style so there’s an element of keeping calm and hanging in for the ride but we’re working each other out. I’m incredibly lucky and big thanks to Tim Myers for trusting me with her”.  Surreal is an 11 year old mare, bred by Vicki Prendergast out of her Olympic eventing mare Sanderston by Cardento VDL.


Noah was a member of the winning South Island trans-Tasman Junior and Young Rider team competing at Werribee in Australia last month. The fifteen year old is a year 11 student at John McGlashan College. Noah has also previously competed at Grand Prix level on the pony stallion Bizzie Canoodling who is now being ridden by younger brother Quinn. Bizzie Canoodling stands at stud at the family’s Mosgiel based Grassyards Farm, who is the sponsor of the Show Hunter NZ Category B Pony High Points Series for this season. 


Ashburton A&P Show Results

Country TV Pony Grand Prix Series

1st – Pippa Collins & Waiotahi Bell


FMG in conjunction with Lysaght Horse Coaches Young Rider Series

1st – Molly Buist-Brown & Vali

2nd – Steffi Whittaker & On The Point Eve

3rd – Olivia Brown & RH Kukumoa

4th – Caitlin Adams & Hammertime

5th – Jaimee Bird & Euro Champagne


Dunstan Horsefeeds Amateur Rider Series

1st – Margaret Ridley & Tallaght

2nd – Angela Ruddenklau & Anthem

3rd – Emma Power & Mojito GNZ

4th – David Hutton & Rolux

5th – Emma Power & Tuxedo

6th – Jaquie Webb & Hot Chocolate II


Equifibre Junior Rider Series

1st – Noah Coutts & Surreal

2nd – Anna Nalder & Icebreaker II

3rd – Olivia Adams & Castelada II

4th – Pippa Collins & Double J Barman

5th – Rosa Buist-Brown & Mountain Eutopia

6th – Makenzie Causer & Finch Farm Corsage

7th – Rosa Buist-Brown & Bellick ST


Quaid Construction Horse Mini Prix Series

1st – Kimberley Bird & Cera Casina

2nd – Kimberley Bird & Roxette ECPH

3rd – Olivia Brown & RH Kukumoa

4th – Katie Meredith & Ngahiwi Double Cross

5th – Molly Buist-Brown & Vali

6th – Olivia Robertson & Grandaire


Bayleys Real Estate Horse 1.20m Table C

1st – Noah Coutts & Surreal

2nd – Molly Buist-Brown & Vali

3rd – Emma Power & Mojito GNZ

4th – Harry Feast & Accolade HSH

5th – Olivia Brown & Darryl RH

6th – Pippa Collins & Double J Barman


Clean Gardens Pony 1.10m Table C

1st – Madeleine Haugh & Tuscan Treo

2nd – Olivia Adams & Windward Finnick

3rd – Quinn Coutts & Bizzie Canoodling

4th – Charlotte Bota & Aorangi Bella


By Rosa Douglas

4th November 2019