When Julie Davey spied LT Holst Freda as a two-and-a-half-year-old she was captivated by her colour and that the very well performed LT Holst Andrea was her mother. Turned out she made a good call.
The Hastings combination won their second age group championship at the Sally Apatu and John Bostock National Young Horse Championships when they triumphed in the Matthews Hanoverians Seven-Year-Old title class.
They won as the only double clear, adding the championship to their four-year-old crown. They’ve constantly been placed though and been in the line-up of the five and six-year-old championships. Freda was bred by Ewen McIntosh and is by Colman.
“It’s always lovely to win a title and quite an achievement for three days of jumping,” said Julie. “I still get nervous coming into these just because I don’t want to make a mistake for Freda.”
The combination also won the style prize. “She is quirky. She is very horse shy and is hard in the warm-up because she is always running away from horses or spinning but is a totally different animal at home.”
Julie didn’t expect to be the only double clear. “The conditions played a bit part with the ground so heavy . . . there are some very good seven-year-olds out there. I just really wanted to win for her here,” said Julie. “She is such a good horse and deserves it.”
She feels Freda is a horse with everything going for her. “She is pretty, a nice type and jumps beautifully . . . she hopefully has an exciting future ahead.”
Coming in for second equal were four faulters Jeremy Whale (Hampton Downs) aboard Bannockburn ECPH (by Cassiano, out of Ngahiwi Emillionaire – bred by East Coast Performance Horses) and Oliver Edgecombe (Waipukurau) Fiber Fresh Kasalla (by Kannan, out of Fiber Fresh Casallita – bred by Karen Burnett).
Matthews Hanoverians Seven-Year-Old Young Jumping Championship Final: Julie Davey (Hastings) LT Holst Freda (by Colman, out of LT Holst Andrea – bred by Ewen McIntosh) 1, Jeremy Whale (Hampton Downs) Bannockburn ECPH (by Cassiano, out of Ngahiwi Emillionaire – bred by East Coast Performance Horses) and Oliver Edgecombe (Waipukurau) Fiber Fresh Kasalla (by Kannan, out of Fiber Fresh Casallita – bred by Karen Burnett) =2, Sophie Scott (Palmerston North) Joopiter (by Euro Sport Centavos, out of Just Joop – bred by Sonya Mason), Daniel Webb (Hunterville) WSJ Apache (by Double J Repicharge, out of Cheyenne), Sophie Scott (Palmerston North) Benrose Casino ECPH (by Cassiano, out of Ngahiwi Red Rinse – bred by East Coast Performance Horses), Samantha Carrington (Takapau) Double J Hurricane (by Euro Sport Heartbreaker, out of Double J Breeze – bred by Double J Stud) and Lucy Olphert (Queenstown) Kiwi Strike (by Kiwi Coronation, out of Kiwi Maze – bred by Fernhill Stud) =4.
Style Prize: Julie Davey (Hastings) LT Holst Freda.
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19 December 2021