Zara Preece-Twose and TC Piano Man fly to victory in the Country TV Pony Grand Prix class at the Fiber Fresh Grand Prix Showjumping Show at Woodhill Sands. Photo by Amy C Photography
Zara Preece-Twose and her showy TC Piano Man swept to victory in the Country TV Pony Grand Prix class at Woodhill Sands at the weekend with the only clear of the opening round.
Eight started the class at the Fiber Fresh Grand Prix Showjumping event the 15-year-old Auckland rider was the only one to conquer the Wayne Bragg-designed course. Four-faulters Amelia Munro (Paremoremo) aboard MF Spot On and Alexandra Henry (Whangarei) with Mosaic of Renton filled second and third places.
Zara and TC Piano Man may have only had their first Pony Grand Prix start early in 2021 but now have three wins to their credit. She’s had the pony just over a year-and-a-half and feels he is only now coming into his own.
Other series’ classes winners included Kylee McCambridge (Cambridge) aboard Kan Kan NZPH in the Harrison Lane Pro-Am Rider Series (sponsored by GJ Gardner Homes), Jessica Trow (Whitford) on Kiwi Sunup in the Dunstan Horsefeeds Amateur Rider Series (sponsored by GJ Gardner Homes), Amelia Munro (Paremoremo) with Oaks Centurian in the Mainland Coachwork Junior Rider Series (sponsored by Veterinary Associates), and Michaelee Head (Cambridge) on Bellick ST taking out the Main-Events Tertiary Series.
Around 250 horses and riders competed at the two day show. Danielle Watts designed the courses in ring two with Christine and Edward Bullock, with support from Jane Callaghan tasked with ring three.
Country TV Pony Grand Prix Series (sponsored by Prydes EasiFeed): Zara Preece-Twose (Auckland) TC Piano Man 1, Amelia Munro (Paremoremo) MF Spot On 2, Alexandra Henry (Whangarei) Mosaic of Renton 3, Samantha-Lee Wakeling (Wellsford) BMW Sharpshooter 4, Katie Readings (Pukekawa) Golden Shutterbug 5.
Main-Events Tertiary Series: Michaelee Head (Cambridge) Bellick ST 1.
Harrison Lane Pro-Am Rider Series (sponsored by GJ Gardner Homes): Kylee McCambridge (Cambridge) Kan Kan NZPH 1, Rosie Commons (Auckland) Lotte 2, Carissa McCall (Taupaki) Oaks Diabella 3, Laura McGregor (Auckland) Emmaville Dontango 4, Edward Bullock (Waiuku) Weiti Pogo 5, Deanna Horsburgh (Cambridge) Entourage NZPH 6.
Dunstan Horsefeeds Amateur Rider Series (sponsored by GJ Gardner Homes): Jessica Trow (Whitford) Kiwi Sunup 1, Kelly Hawkeswood (Whitford) Larinium LS 2, Brooke Knight Willis (Auckland) Everything Equine Totara 3, Taryn Skelton-Kyd (Auckland) BMW Numero Uno 4, Kelly Hawkeswood (Whitford) Sandiego LAD 5, Dean Morgan (Hamilton) Sobraon Park Coldplay 6.
Mainland Coachworks Junior Rider Series (sponsored by Veterinary Associates): Amelia Munro (Paremoremo) Oaks Centurian 1, Summer Denize (Kerikeri) Delta Latino 2, Rose Windross (Auckland) Double J Kelvin 2, Jordyn Appleton (Auckland) Scotsmans Valley 3, Catriona Lamb (Te Awamutu) Oskars Gold 4, Ella De Leeuw (Hamilton) Miss Lindauer 5, Sophia Blackbourn (Tamahere) Roxette ECPH 6.
Fiber Fresh Horse Grand Prix Super Series: Glen Beal (Pukekohe) Soprano 1, Samantha van Lierde (Cambridge) Cadillac NZPH 2, Nicholas Beal (Pukekohe) Sacramento 3, Isabelle Jameson (Whangarei) Di Caprio CSNZ 4, Oliver Croucher (Cambridge) Kiwi King 5, Paula Mussen (Pukekohe) Déjà vu NZPH 6.
Veterinary Associates Pony Grand Prix Grand Prix Super Series: Kate Bradley (Whangarei) Galaxy Jedi Knight 1, Eden Boyd (Whitianga) Leather & Lace 2, Dillon Ranby (Auckland) Triple Star Curious George 3, Isabelle Hawkins (Auckland) Spotified 4, Grace Prendergast (Matamata) Westfield Grace 5, Jessie Bennett (Te Awamutu) My Tirohanga Delight 6.
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