Tegan Fitzsimon and Windermere Cappuccino went two from two in winning the second round of the POLi Payments World Cup at the Feilding A, I and P Show at Manfeild.
The West Melton combination were the only ones to come home double clear over the Kevin Hansen-designed course, held in the indoor arena.
It was a small but competitive class that saw clears in the second round from young gun Sophie Scott (Palmerston North) aboard Waitangi Skynet, Maurice Beatson (Dannevirke) with Central Park and Brooke Edgecombe (Waipukurau) on LT Holst Andrea. However, all were carrying first round faults, leaving it to Tegan to just leave everything up.
“I do love him,” she said of her two-time World Cup series winner. “He was so good out there.”
She knew, with Sophie to follow her in the second round, there was no time for complacency. As it was, this well versed team came home with plenty to spare, crossing the flags in 71.98 seconds for the fastest time of the second round. Sophie and Waitangi Skynet filled second spot with a total of four faults in 74.59 seconds with Maurice third on four faults in 79.06 and Sophie fourth aboard her big grey Glenbrooke Rich as Roses with eight faults in 78.03.
Tegan said she enjoyed the course. “The track rode really nicely and it was a decent height for being indoors. After watching Sophie’s second round on Waitangi Skynet, I knew I had to be quicker so I let him travel the whole way around.”
It was the third consecutive time Windermere Cappuccino had gone double clear at the Feilding December show.
The aim for this South Island duo is always double clear. “That’s the plan,” she says. “Nice consistent double clears and we are just working on consolidating things and tidying up a few loose ends.”
She says much of that input is coming from her trainer Jeff McVean who was working on the finer details, giving her a lot more confidence. “He is making important little changes that are making a big difference this season,” she says. “I am not really used to having someone on the ground like that at shows.”
Attention now shifts to the National Young Horse Show Championships this coming weekend for the third World Cup qualifier in four weekends.
Tessa Mason (Hawke’s Bay) and Mr Acho notched the only clear in the opening round of the Country TV Pony Grand Prix to take the win ahead of Penny Borthwick (Masterton) who was second with Foxden’s Merlot and third on Rednalhgih Cowan who both had four faults in the opener.
It was a good weekend for Takapau’s Carrington sisters with Sam and Double J Breeze On winning the FMG Young Rider class and Kimberley aboard Double J Barmaid taking the Mainland Coachwork Junior Rider class.
Showjumping, POLi Payments World Cup (NZ) Series (second round): Tegan Fitzsimon (West Melton) Windermere Cappuccino 1, Sophie Scott (Palmerston North) Waitangi Skynet 2, Maurice Beatson (Dannevirke) Central Park 3, Sophie Scott (Palmerston North) Glenbrooke Rich as Roses 4, Brooke Edgecombe (Waipukurau) LT Holst Andrea 5, Daniel Webb (Hunterville) WSJ Centaur 6.
Country TV Pony Grand Prix: Tessa Mason (Hawke’s Bay) Mr Acho 1, Penny Borthwick (Masterton) Foxden’s Merlot 2, Penny Borthwick (Masterton) Rednalhgih Cowan 3, Sarah Nelson (Taupo) Phantom Warrior 4.
FMG Young Rider Series: Sam Carrington (Takapau) Double J Breeze On 1, Sophie Scott (Palmerston North) Lakota 2, Sophie Scott (Palmerston North) Waitangi Skynet 3, Lilly Carpenter (Taihape) Kinnordy Rhani 4, Samantha Megchelse (New Plymouth) Rata Mill Eclipse 5, Karis Spurway (Taranaki) Maddox Allheart 6.
Dunstan Horsefeeds Amateur Rider Series: Amelia Clark (Auckland) Master of Hossack 1, Nigel Horton (Kumeroa) Mandalay Cove 2, Kaleigh Kent (Otane) Double J Sponge Bob Square Pants 3, Nicole Watson (Stratford) OhMyHolly 4, Jaime Watters (Colyton) Solstice 5, Luce Williams (Tinui) Grassendale Enzo 6.
Mainland Coachwork Junior Rider Series: Kimberley Carrington (Takapau) Double J Barmaid 1, Hollie Falloon (Masterton) Just Jessie 2, Charlotte Sowry (Palmerston North) Sunny Boy 3, Emma Ferguson (Okuku) Lazarus GNZ 4, Jas Flowerday (Te Puke) Hit Parade 5, Dylan Bibby (Onga Onga) Magic Dragon 6.
Harrison Lane Pro-Am Rider Series: Larina Dolman (Gisborne) Kiwi Lansing 1, Lucy Fell (Palmerston North) Faratona STS 2, Mikayla Herbert (Rotorua) Grand Caballo 3, Holly Rose (Taupo) Pampero 4, Noni Morgan (Hastings) Starlight Discovery 5, Claire Wilson (Waipukurau) McMillans Banter 6.
Matthews Hanoverians Seven-Year-Old Series: Daniel Webb (Hunterville) WSJ Apache 1, Ash Hart (Hastings) Kiwi Windfall 2, Daniel Webb (Hunterville) WSJ Astros 3, Sophie Scott (Palmerston North) Benrose Casino ECPH 4, Charlotte Conder (Wellington) Kiwi Skyhigh 5.
UltraMox Six-Year-Old Series: Ash Hart (Hastings) Kiwi Royal, Nicki Booth (Masterton) Cluedo ECPH, Daniel Webb (Hunterville) WSJ Ritchie, Chantelle Smith (Palmerston North) Glentai Maximus, Mikayla Herbert (Rotorua) Matai Serendipity and Tegan Fitzsimon (West Melton) LT Holst Harley =1.
East Coast Performance Horses Five-Year-Old Series: Logan Massie (Dannevirke) Corvette ECPH, Jesse Linton (Hastings) Ceremony, Hana Bognuda (Hunterville) WSJ Arapaho, Noni Morgan (Hastings) The Eleventh Hour, Maurice Beatson (Dannevirke) Central Zone, Kimberly Carrington (Takapau) Double J Larrikin and Charlotte Conder (Wellington) Centarosa =1.
Show hunter, NRM Open High Points Series: Diana Cottle (Palmerston North) Travino 1, Chloe Hansen (Palmerston North) Argosy 2, Lisa Kennedy (Bulls) Steelfix 3, Wiremu Priest (Rotorua) Beau Jeu 4, Hazel Jones (Plimmerton) Atlan 5.
Petticoat Lane Performance Horses Adult Equitation Series: Diana Cottle (Palmerston North) Travino 1, Georgie Murrow (Palmerston North) Riverview Minka 2, Chloe Hansen (Palmerston North) Argosy 3, Rebecca Conole (Masterton) Private Benjamin III 4, Claudia Odlin (Benneydale) Rei Huia Arnie 5.
Carousel Equestrian Amateur High Points Series: Gerardine Wood (Hawera) Burton 1, Rebecca Conole (Masterton) Tripoli 2, Georgie Murrow (Palmerston North) Riverview Minka 3, Diana Cottle (Palmerston North) Travino 4, Rebecca Conole (Masterton) Private Benjamin III 5.
ESNZ Show Hunter Junior Equitation Series: Hazel Jones (Plimmerton) Atlan 1, Sophie Hayes (Wellington) Moulin Rouge 2, Leah Bibby (Onga Onga) Tiberus 3, Olivia Woodward (Palmerston North) Whittaker II 4.
Sport Horse Junior High Points Series: Hazel Jones (Plimmerton) Atlan 1, Molly Pike (Marton) Zig Zag 2, Sophie Hayes (Wellington) Moulin Rouge 3, Leah Bibby (Onga Onga) Tiberus 4, Olivia Woodward (Palmerston North) Whittaker II 5
Hokonui Sport Horses Cat A High Points Series: Poppy Tatham (Masterton) Nikau Rockstar 1, Katherine Walker (Paraparaumu) Avataare 2, Molly McEwan (Gisborne) Buffalo Man 3, Aggie Shearer (Feilding) Vanace Rosalie 4, Sarah Fenton (Stratford) Clovelly Fonteyn 5.
Fiber Fresh Cat B High Points Series: Kate Procter (Palmerston North) Trevellyn Blue Bell 1, Heidi Fenton (Stratford) Finnagen Sun n Air 2, Isabelle Murrow (Palmerston North) Cardonald Beauden Barrett 3, Annahbelle Brown (Masterton) Veteran 4, Amelia Hogan (Feilding) Tuahiwi Pixie 5.
Aniwell Cat C High Points Series: Zoe McNaught (Whataupoko) Nitro Pandora 1, Kaitlin Brown (Wairoa) Tawa 2, Wiremu Priest (Wairoa) Diva Las Vegas 3, Sam Brooks (Gisborne) The Tontonator 4, Sophie Charlton (Hastings) She’s a Puzzle 5.
BoP & Waikato Show Hunter Groups 12 & Under Equitation Series: Isabelle Murrow (Palmerston North) Cardonald Beauden Barrett 1, Lily Kent (Waipawa) Ataahua Rapture 2, Kate Procter (Palmerston North) Trevellyn Blue Bell 3, Aggie Shearer (Feilding) Vanace Rosalie 4, Molly McEwan (Gisborne) Buffalo Man 5.
ESNZ Show Hunter Pony Equitation Series: Kaitlin Brown (Wairoa) Tawa 1, Wiremu Priest (Rotorua) Diva Las Vegas 2, Zoe Wilson (Pukerua Bay) Step it Up 3.
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5th December, 2021