A strong line up of Young Riders is set to challenge for the York Corporation Trophy this weekend at the EvoEvents Dressage Youth Festival Taupo.
Representing the South Island
Meg Johnston & BL About Time (Sth Canterbury) FEI Young Rider
Giselle Conway & Springfield Passion Hit (Canterbury) FEI Young Rider
Lucy Cochrane & Gymanji (Canterbury) FEI Young Rider
Millie Thompson & Oroana Night Owl (Canterbury) Medium
Representing the North Island
Becki Williamson & Don Tobio (Waitemata) FEI Young Rider
Madison Schollum & Kinnordy Golda (Waitemata) FEI Young Rider
Bella Small & Lord Louis (Auckland) FEI Young Rider
Emma Dickons & Belmont Bedsox (Central Districts) Advanced Medium
It is an exciting era for the sport to see the depth of competition at FEI Young Rider level and the commitment of South Island riders to come north on their own horses rather than competing on borrowed horses. This makes it a true interisland challenge and with three riders of the four riders in each team competing at FEI Young Rider level a new level has been reached for this competition .
Meg & BL About Time were recent NZL winners of the Int I FEI Dressage World Challenge, Giselle Conway & Springfield Passion Hit were runners up and more recently were Champion Small Tour combination at the Wairarapa Premier League
In the North, Madison & Rebecca were second and third respectively in the Int I at the Waitemata Premier League event at the weekend and are also showing great form
Good luck to all riders – may the best team win