Show Jumping New Zealand and the Northern Hawkes Bay (NHB) Area are thrilled to announce the NHB Area recipient of the ESNZ and NZPH Star Spotters Scholarship, Grace Cooney.

Grace is 13 years old, in year 9 at Wairoa College. Grace has been a member of Wairoa Pony Club for many years, she also hunts with Mahia Hunt Inc. and has fun competing at local sports meetings.

Grace rides Dancing Star known as Stars at home. Stars is a 15.2 dapple grey 6 year old, home bred East Coast mare. Grace along with the help of her Mum and stepfather broke her in, with Grace doing most of the training. Together they have enjoyed farm rides, pig hunting, and attended the Gisborne winter jumping days and local events including Wairoa Pony Club rallies. They have been jumping 80-90 cm. Stars has personality plus and loves to eat and drink anything on offer!

Grace and NHB Area are extremely grateful to ESNZ  and NZPH for this opportunity.

ESNZ Jumping Team
28 September 2020