Paula Mussen and Déjà vu NZPH flying to victory in the Harrison Lane Pro-Am Rider Series class (run in conjunction with Prydes EasiFeed). Photo by Larry Wheeler/Shots Photography
Horses, riders and appreciative spectators made the most of the perfect weather and great competition over two days at the Veterinary Associates Equine Spring Series Grand Prix Show at Woodhill Sands at the weekend. The show attracted 250 horses with some excellent jump-offs and great camaraderie.
It was a hotly-contested Harrison Lane Pro-Am Rider Series class (run in conjunction with Prydes EasiFeed), with nine of the 13 starters coming back for the jump-off. Paula Mussen (Pukekohe) and Déjà vu NZPH perhaps showing the benefit of their recent trip to Australia were double clear in speedy 33.66 seconds, more than three seconds ahead of runner-up Sophie Fisher (Cambridge) on Zara PPH who stopped the clock, at 36.79. Rosie Commons (Auckland) and Lotte filled third place in 38.12. The top five were all double clear.
Twenty lined up in the Dunstan Horsefeeds Amateur Rider Series (run in conjunction with Burmester Realty) with just four coming back for the jump-off. Brooke Knight Willis (Auckland) and Everything Equine Totara were just too slick with their double clear 35.68 second effort, leaving Sharon Klijn (Whangarei) on Giyanah Estopa in second with their clean slate and 38.02 second round, and Kelly Hawkeswood (Whitford) aboard Sandiego LAD in third with their 39.85 second clear.
It became a head to head affair in the Mainland Coachwork Junior Rider Series (run in conjunction with GJ Gardner Homes) when three became two in the jump-off. In the end, the day belonged to Calypso Hill (Auckland) aboard Pythia who was double clear in 34.68 seconds with Emily Ramsden (Auckland) and L’Orame having to settle for second with their clean slate in 35.19 seconds.
Showjumping Waitemata chair Emma Buckingham extended a huge thanks to all who had stepped up to ensure a smooth weekend show, and especially Ange Nobilo in prepping the grounds. “I think everyone really appreciated a great weekend of showjumping,” said Emma.
Danielle Watts was the course designer for ring one, Kevin Hansen in ring two and Gina Moss in ring three.
Dunstan Horsefeeds Amateur Rider Series (in conjunction with Burmester Realty): Brooke Knight Willis (Auckland) Everything Equine Totara 1, Sharon Klijn (Whangarei) Giyanah Estopa 2, Kelly Hawkeswood (Whitford) Sandiego LAD 3, Natalia Hall (Auckland) Colorado Cruiser 4, Ashley Johnston (Whangarei) Miss Vee NZPH 5, Kiera Conway (Whangarei) Socks Supreme 6.
Mainland Coachwork Junior Rider Series (in conjunction with GJ Gardner Homes): Calypso Hill (Auckland) Pythia 1, Emily Ramsden (Auckland) L’Orame 2, Mikayla Trott (Auckland) Redcliffs Armani RF 3, Zara Preece-Twose (Auckland) NZ Fireball 4, Lucas Bremner (Whangarei) Dynavyte Cancion HSH 5, Chloe Ferguson (Whangarei) Bellevue Boy 6.
Harrison Lane Pro-Am Rider Series (in conjunction with Prydes EasiFeed): Paula Mussen (Pukekohe) Déjà vu NZPH 1, Sophie Fisher (Cambridge) Zara PPH 2, Rosie Commons (Auckland) Lotte 3, Laura McGregor (Auckland) Emmaville Dontango 4, Georgia Lawrie (Auckland) Cartello GNZ 5, Colleen Crous (Auckland) Castiel Xtreme 6.
Veterinary Associates Equine Horse Mini Prix: Daniel Blundell (Auckland) Miranda MVNZ 1, Shelley Ross (Helensville) Onward 2, Oliver Croucher (Cambridge) Miss Clementine 3, Lucas Bremner (Whangarei) LT Holst Francis 4, Fiona Honeyman (Mercer) All Expenses of Renton 5, Georgia Lawrie (Auckland) Cartello GNZ 6.
Fiber Fresh Mini Prix: Sora Mayo (Whitianga) Glenwood Genteel 1, Jordyn Appleton (Auckland) Burma Chilli 2, Zara Main (Auckland) Blue Crush 3, Lilian Hordern (Waiheke Island) Redcliffs Colour Me In 4, Zara Preece-Twose (Auckland) TC Piano Man 5, Zara Main (Auckland) Dingmac Demoiselle 6.
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The Jumping Team – 19 September 2022