Tegan Fitzsimon and Windermere Cappuccino bagged another EvoEvents Horse Grand Prix win today, this time at the Cartown Central Districts Show Jumping and Show Hunter Championships at Foxton.
The West Melton duo haven’t been off the podium this season, with two wins, two seconds and a third in their Grand Prix starts.
Today they headed home 13 other combinations to take victory over an “up to height and technical enough” course designed by fellow South Islander Donella Still.
Four combinations came back for the jump-off where Tegan, as first to go, had to set the pace. She and her 11-year-old Mr Consistent were double clear, coming home in 44.74 seconds. Only Katharine Van Tuyl (Palmerston North) aboard Centavino managed to leave everything up, coming in for second in 48.24 seconds.
“The course rode really nicely,” said Tegan. “My plan is always to go double clear. For us it is about preparation for our World Cup rounds. I didn’t do anything super tight or crazy in the second round, I just kept him rolling. He is naturally quite a quick horse, so if I keep my rhythm we are usually all good.”
She says Jeff McVean has made an immediate impact on the team. “He has been invaluable in training, in the warm-up and at shows,” said Tegan.
She enjoys being first out as it tends to keep things on track. “You ride the course you walked then,” says the 30-year-old. “You stick to your original plan because you aren’t swayed by what you see others do.”
She, groom Emma Jackson and her four horses are gypsies at the moment, floating from show to show. “We are on the road for four weeks this time, living out of the truck full time, just in different locations.”
Today’s win topped off a great show with only four faults between the team. Windermere Cappuccino was second in the 1.35m, LT Holst Harley sixth in the 1.2m and the two six-year-olds Global PH Cupid and Harley both clear on debut in the 1.25m. Tegan opted not to take them through to the jump-off.
In the Country TV Pony Grand Prix, Penny Borthwick (Masterton) picked up another win, finishing first on Rednalhgih Cowan and placing third on Foxden’s Merlot. Fourteen started the class with five coming back for the jump-off where the top four were all double clear. Penny secured the win with her 41.96-second effort with Tessa Mason (Hawke’s Bay) and Mr Acho second in 42.41.
Central Districts Show Jumping Group chair Stephen Nickalls said it had been a brilliant weekend with around 440 horses and riders competing. COVID had caused a lot of extra work but he said it was something everyone was getting used to. “It is the environment we live in now so we just have to get on with it and manage things,” he said.
EvoEvents Horse Grand Prix Series (in conjunction with Cartown): Tegan Fitzsimon (West Melton) Windermere Cappuccino 1, Katharine van Tuyl (Palmerston North) Centavino 2, Jeremy Whale (Hampton Downs) Idol D 3, Sophie Scott (Palmerston North) Glenbrooke Rich as Roses 4, Simon Wilson (Waipukurau) McMillans Ariados 5, Vicki Wilson (Hawke’s Bay) Carpaccio TWS 6.
Country TV Pony Grand Prix Series: Penny Borthwick (Masterton) Rednalhgih Cowan 1, Tessa Mason (Hawke’s Bay) Mr Acho 2, Penny Borthwick (Masterton) Foxden’s Merlot 3, Chloe Roylance (New Plymouth) Tallyho Cleopatra 4, Annie Moffett (Napier) Korokipo Kid 5, Reef Hicks (Hawke’s Bay) Bits & Pieces 6.
Harrison Lane Pro Am Rider Series (in conjunction with Equivets NZ): Larina Dolman (Gisborne) Kiwi Lansing 1, Lucy Fell (Palmerston North) Faratona STS 2, Anna Parsons (Havelock North) Snapchat Me 3, Nicholas Beal (Pukekohe) Sacramento 4, Sam Whale (Hampton Downs) Fleur DeLacour 5, Mathew Dickey (Taranaki) Waitangi Imak 6.
FMG Young Rider Series (in conjunction with Kyrewood Park Saddlery): Sam Carrington (Takapau) Double J Breeze On 1, Francesca Corich van der Bas (Paraparaumu) LDS Cardo 2, Sam Carrington (Takapau) Double J Hurricane 3, Dylan Bibby (Onga Onga) Magic Dragon 4, Sophia Scott (Palmerston North) Lakota 5, Sophie Scott (Palmerston North) Waitangi Skynet 6.
Mainland Coachwork Junior Rider Series (in conjunction with Back on Track): Jaimee Whittaker (Havelock North) Empress VWNZ 1, Charlotte Sowry (Palmerston North) Sunny Boy 2, Brendon Terrill (New Plymouth) FIS Outrageous 3, Chantelle Smith (Palmerston North) Glentai Mockingjay 4, Milly Waldin (Havelock North) LT Holst Cor Blimey 5, Makayla White (Hastings) Kiwi Showtime 6.
Dunstan Horsefeeds Amateur Rider Series (in conjunction with Lease Solutions): Kaleigh Kent (Otane) Double J Sponge Bob Square Pants 1, Nicole Watson (Stratford) OhMyHolly 2, Nigel Horton (Kumeroa) Mandalay Cove 3, Brent Anderson (Taranaki) Detailed MSH 4, Janine Kirkbeck (Otaki) Leandres GNZ 5, Lara Quinn (Oakura) Outlander 6.
Matthews Hanoverians Seven-Year-Old Series: Vicki Wilson (Hawke’s Bay) Empress VWNZ 1, Sophie Scott (Palmerston North) Joopiter 2, Sam Carrington (Takapau) Double J Hurricane 3, Nayton Mitchell (Palmerston North) Chuckles 4, Alex Loiselle (Ocean Beach) Haupouri Ferrari NZPH 5, Jeremy Whale (Hampton Downs) Bannockburn ECPH 6.
UltraMox Six-Year-Old Series: Siobhan Ryan (Wainuiomata) I am Rex, Heloise Tolo (Wellington) Pierre de Soleil, Ike Baker (Hawke’s Bay) Double J Graduate and Ash Hart (Hastings) Kiwi Royal =1.
East Coast Performance Horses Five-Year-Old Series: Ike Baker (Hawke’s Bay) Lt Holst Emric, Sam Carrington (Takapau) Double J Odin, Brigitte Smith (Mangaweka) Kiwi Capitol Hill, Charlotte Conder (Wellington) Centarosa, Nayton Mitchell (Palmerston North) Ballenciaga, Tara Gower (Ohura) Riverhills Legend, Anneke van Rooyen (Taumarunui) Awaroa New Edition and Ike Baker (Hawke’s Bay) Kiwi Captain =1.
NRM Open High Points Series: Jacqui Symes (Waipukurau) Takapoto Sienna 1, Nicholas O’Leary ( ) El Diablo 2, Anna Parsons (Havelock North) Snapchat Me 3, Molly Pike (Marton) Zig Zag 4, Amanda Illston (Masterton) Arizona Park 5.
Petticoat Lane Performance Horses Adult Equitation Series: Rebecca Conole (Masterton) Private Benjamin III 1, Nicholas O’Leary (Wanganui) El Diablo 2, Georgie Murrow (Palmerston North) Riverview Minnka 3, Diana Cottle (Palmerston North) Travino 4, William Ford (Wanganui) Banfeinni 5.
Carousel Equestrian Amateur High Points Series: Jacqui Symes (Waipukurau) Takapoto Sienna 1, Rebecca Conole (Masterton) Tripoli 2, Diana Cottle (Palmerston North) Travino 3, Rebecca Conole (Masterton) Private Benjamin III 4, Gerardine Wood (Hawera) Burton 5.
ESNZ Show Hunter Junior Equitation Series: Sophie Hayes (Wellington) Moulin Rouge 1, Ella Kingston (Wanganui) Harleen Quinzel 2, Olivia Woodward (Palmerston North) Whittaker II 3, Hazel Jones (Plimmerton) Atlan 4, Leah Bibby (Onga Onga) Tiberus 5.
ESNZ Show Hunter Pony Equitation Series: Kaitlin Brown (Wairoa) Tawa 1, Zoe Wilson (Pukerua Bay) Step it up 2, Poppy Tatham (Masterton) Wembleybrook O’Driscoll 3, Zahara Winyard (Masterton) Fidget Spinner 4, Ella Rouse (Gisborne) Ruby Tunes 5.
BoP & Waikato Show Hunter Groups 12 & Under Equitation Series: Lily Kent (Waipawa) Ataahua Rapture 1, Isabelle Murrow (Palmerston North) Cardonald Beauden Barrett 2, Lucy Oliver (Peka Peka) Mr Mika Choo 3, Kate Procter (Palmerston North) Trevellyn Blue Bell 4, Sophia Neale (Palmerston North) Sonrise Essence 5.
Sport Horse Junior High Points Series: Molly Pike (Marton) Zig Zag 1, Sophie Hayes (Wellington) Moulin Rouge 2, Leah Bibby (Onga Onga) Tiberus 3, Jennalee Rose (Dannevirke) Silent Obsession 4, Ella Kingston (Wanganui) Harleen Quinzel 5.
Hokonui Sport Horses Cat A High Points Series: Aggie Shearer (Feilding) Vanance Rosalie, Sophia Neale (Palmerston North) Petal 2, Sophia Neale (Palmerston North) Sonrise Essence 3, Poppy Tatham (Masterton) Nikau Rockstar 4, Lily Kent (Waipawa) Ataahua Rapture 5.
Fiber Fresh Cat B High Points Series: Lucy Oliver (Peka Peka) Mr Mika Choo 1, Emily Oliver (Kapiti Coast) Summer Fiesta 2, Katherine Walker (Paraparaumu) My Hulla Balu 3, Poppy Tatham (Masterton) Wembleybrook O’Driscoll 4, Isabella Murrow (Palmerston North) Cardonald Beauden Barrett 5.
Aniwell Cat C High Points Series: Kaitlin Brown (Wairoa) Tawa 1, Bridie King (Pahiatua) Puketawa Celtic Legend 2, Zahara Winyard (Masterton) Fidget Spinner 3, Lottie Bull (Atiamuri) Out of the Mist 4, Zoe Wilson (Pukerua Bay) Step it Up 5.
For full results, head to www.evoevents.co.nz .
November 28, 2021