Sam Gillies and Lumarzo flying to the win in the FMG Young Rider Series at SCNO’s Spring Has Sprung Jumping and Show Hunter Show – Photo Credit-Michelle Clarke Photography.


It’s been a busy weekend around the country with competitors keen to get their seasons underway in Taupo, Auckland and Waimate.

SNCO Spring has Sprung Show secretary Rebecca Drummond was rapt to get the first event for the season, which attracted 313 combinations, underway.  Show chair Tim Douglass agreed, saying it was great to welcome everyone back to Waimate for a “normal show after the hard slog of four shows with restrictions” last season.

“On the plus side, we now own more than enough fence tape and pigtails to last us a while,” he said. “It was great to see plenty of locals in action and it was a good turnout for our raise the roof fundraising function.”

All proceeds from the function are going to the 60 new stall covered yard complex currently under construction. It is the committee’s first of our five shows before Christmas and Tim tipped his hat to his “awesome team” of officials, volunteers and sponsors.

In the ring, Molly Moffatt (Christchurch) and Te Ngaio Raggamuffin bagged the only clear of the opening round in the Country TV Pony Grand Prix to take the win.

Oamaru’s Gillies sisters also found good form with Emma and Benrose Black Jack taking out the Mainland Coachwork Junior Rider class and Samantha aboard Lumarzo winning the FMG Young Rider class. Both girls also picked up a number of minor placings throughout the show.

Makenzie Causer (Christchurch) was handy enough in several classes, winning the Matthews Hanoverians Seven-Year-Old with Lord Axel GNZ, finishing first equal in the East Coast Performance Horses Five-Year-Old with Aspen Park Pittsburgh, and taking out the Cavalleria Toscana Horse Mini Prix aboard Copabella Camouflage, and other placings.

Donella Still designed the courses in ring one, with Roger Laplanche in ring two and Tony Hutton in ring three


Shelley Ross and Onward brave the weather to come out on top in the Harrison Lane Pro-Am Rider Series at Woodhill Sands –
Photo Credit-Amy C Photography


It was wet and windy at Woodhill Sands for the Burmester Realty Grand Prix Showjumping Show in Auckland, however competition manager Sandra Stanford says the venue’s “amazing” surface allowed the show to go on safely for those who braced the elements.

Both the Dunstan Horsefeeds Amateur and Harrison Lane Pro-Am series’ classes were hotly-contested with great jump-offs. Shelley Ross (Helensville) and Onward took out the Pro-Am with the Amateur going the way of Ashley Johnston (Whangarei) aboard Miss Vee NZPH. The Mainland Coachwork Junior Rider saw four through to the jump off over the Gina Moss-designed track, with Sophia Blackbourn (Tamahere) on LT Holst Zalata Blue coming in ahead of Calypso Hill (Auckland) and Pythia with less than .1 of a second to spare. Ben Weir (Auckland) and Lanice van de Heffinck produced yet another classy double clear to take out the FMG Young Rider class. Samantha-Lee Wakeling (Wellsford) and BMW Sharpshooter were the only double clear to claim victory in the terribly bad weather that came down for the Country TV Pony Grand Prix.

Sandra extended a heartfelt thanks to the judges, course designers and ground crew who made the show happen in extremely testing conditions.


Olivia Prendergast aboard Stellar taking out first place in the AMS Saddlery Horse Grand Prix (non Series) at the McIntosh Events Let’s Jump Spring Classic – Photo Credit  –


Mother and daughter Vicki and Olivia Prendergast made the McIntosh Events Let’s Jump Spring Show a show to remember, taking the quinella in a very exciting class at the Fiber Fresh Dunstan National Equestrian Centre in Taupo.

Organiser Toni McIntosh said it was an amazing class to watch and thrilling to be part of such an accomplishment. “That is something quite special,” she said.

Olivia aboard Stellar and Vicki on Selena C were the only two clears in the opening round of the class.

The show attracted around 270 combinations and they were all extremely grateful for the indoor arena.

“When I looked at the forecast, I combined the two rings into one so we could have everything indoors,” said Toni. “It worked really well, and I can’t say enough good about that indoor – it stood up so well.”

It is the second year Toni and Colin have run the show and again they had Philippa Howells designing the courses. “Everyone had a great time,” said Toni. “We had some wonderful sponsor support with product. A big thank you to everyone who supports us at Let’s Jump and the Taupo NEC. The more events we run here the more profit goes into it.”

And there are some big plans on the horizon too. “We are hoping to build more stables here and possibly even a cover over the warm-up.”


Results –


SCNO Spring has Sprung, Show Jumping, Country TV Pony Grand Prix Series: Molly Moffatt (Christchurch) Te Ngaio Raggamuffin 1, Molly Smith (Geraldine) Vapour Trail NZPH 2.

Dunstan Horsefeeds Amateur Rider Series (in conjunction with PL Performance Horses):

Kate Beattie (Dunedin) Smartyarty 1, Angela Ruddenklau (Christchurch) Red Rafferty 2, Talia Allison (Dunedin) Mustang Mochaccino 3, Suzanne Black (Gore) Colton AF 4, Olivia Crozier (Canterbury) Twist 5, Amy Mackenzie (Rangiora) Montreaux 6.

Mainland Coachwork Junior Rider Series: Emma Gillies (Oamaru) Benrose Black Jack 1, Molly Moffatt (Christchurch) Glenmark 2, Molly Smith (Geraldine) Lacona Ammoe 3, Jessica Hore (Millers Flat) Global PH Mylorde 4, Bella Taane (Christchurch) Wabi Sabi 5, Chloe Martin (Canterbury) Double J Barista 6.

Harrison Lane Pro-Am Rider Series (in conjunction with Big on Writing): Katie Meredith (Ohoka) Vulcan GNZ 1, Courtney Townsend (Darfield) Corofina ECPH 2, Jess Land (Canterbury) Emilio MSH 3, Nicole White (Invercargill) Blytheburn Cuban Rose 4, Molly Buist-Brown (Christchurch) Payback 5, Zoe Shore (Ashburton) Quainton Labyrinth 6.

FMG Young Rider Series: Samantha Gillies (Oamaru) Lumarzo 1, Caitlin Rennie (Palmerston North) Our Finn 2, Anna Nalder (Canterbury) Letano 3, Makenzie Causer (Christchurch) Copabella Camouflage 4, Jessica Hore (Millers Flat) Beaumont Birdie 5, Emma Gillies (Oamaru) Chic Xtreme 6.

Matthews Hanoverians Seven-Year-Old Series: Makenzie Causer (Christchurch) Lord Axel GNZ 1, Amy McMullan (Timaru) Pure Cascade 2, Rose Alfeld (Leeston) Celebration ECPH 3.

UltraMox Six-Year-Old Series: Rose Alfeld (Leeston) Harlequin NZPH 1.

East Coast Performance Horses Five-Year-Old Series: Makenzie Causer (Christchurch) Aspen Park Pittsburgh and Amy McMullan (Timaru) Copacabana =1.

Cavalleria Toscana Horse Mini Prix Series (in conjunction with Meadowlands Farm): Makenzie Causer (Christchurch) Copabella Camouflage 1, Courtney Townsend (Darfield) Corofina ECPH 2, Samantha Gillies (Oamaru) Lumarzo 3, Angus Taylor (Ohoka) Sea Coral 4, Makenzie Causer (Christchurch) Dolce Del Colle 5.

Hussey Paint and Panel Pony Mini Prix Series: Summer Borrie (Oamaru) Benrose Silver Shadow 1, Sophie Emma Fountain (Wanaka) Benrose Starlight 2, Molly Moffatt (Christchurch) Freestyle Twyst & Shout 3, Stella Bowles (Dunedin) Windward Finnick 4.


Show Hunter, NRM Open Horse High Points Series: Hayley Curd (Waikari) My Miranda 1, Hayley Curd (Waikari ) iCloud 2.

Carousel Equestrian Amateur High Points Series: Dee Grant (Canterbury) Sinaloa GNZ 1, Hayley Curd (Waikari) iCloud 2, Alex Horvath (Christchurch) His Lordship 3, Emily Peacock (Christchurch) Weiti Astranomical 4.

ESNZ Show Hunter Junior Equitation: Georgia Allison (Oxford) Sandrow Jacob 1, Rose Bowden (Leeston) Wishing 2.

Vero Insurance Cat A High Points Series: Emma Riley (Canterbury) Murfre Boy George 1, Zoe Innes (Otago) Sunny Brae Patrick 2.

Fiber Fresh Cat B High Points Series: Milly Dampier-Crossley (Rotherham) Haven Witchhazel 1, Casey Reynolds (Rangiora) Dream Diva 2, Olivia Mehrtens (Canterbury) Tallyho Neptune 3, Addalyn Proctor (Gore) Colour Mekewl 4, Jane Paton-Smith (Oamaru) Jubilee Modern Warrior 5.

Aniwell Cat C High Points Series: Olivia Dampier-Crossley (Rotherham) Splash Bandicoot 1, Grace Hore (Millers Flat) She’s a Cracker 2, Kate McDonald (Selwyn) KM Indira 3, Sophie Smith (Timaru) Pacific Gold 4, Eila Currie-Quinn (Dunedin) Rednalhgih Lexi 5.

Big on Writing Show Hunter Pony Equitation Series: Eila Currie-Quinn (Dunedin) Rednalhgih Lexi 1, Emily Henderson (Christchurch) Kolour Me 2, Sophie Smith (Timaru) Pacific Gold 3, Bianca Reynolds (Canterbury) Symphony LPE 4.

Sport Horse Junior High Points Series: Georgia Allison (Oxford) Sandrow Jacob 1, Sophie Townsend (Darfield) Carabawn Comet 2, Rose Bowden (Leeston) Bendoran Digger  3, Rose Bowden (Leeston) Wishing 4.

Petticoat Lane Performance Horses Adult Equitation Series: Charlotte Colebrook (Ashburton) Eireann All Heart 1.

Bay of Plenty and Waikato Show Hunter Groups 12 and Under Equitation Series: Casey Reynolds (Rangiora) Dream Diva 1, Zoe Innes (Otago) Sunny Brae Patrick 2, Evie Dale (Timaru) Highland’s Lad 3, Jane Paton-Smith (Oamaru) Jubilee Modern Warrior 4, Addalyn Proctor (Gore) Colour Mekewl 5.

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Burmester Realty GP Show Jumping Show, Country TV Pony Grand Prix (in conjunction with Burmester Realty): Samantha-Lee Wakeling (Wellsford) BMW Sharpshooter 1, Zara Main (Auckland) Blue Crush 2, Zara Main (Auckland) Dingmac Demoiselle 3.

Harrison Lane Pro-Am Rider Series (in conjunction with Veterinary Associates Equine): Shelley Ross (Helensville) Onward 1, Rosie Commons (Auckland) Lotte 2, Paula Mussen (Pukekohe) Déjà vu NZPH 3, India Causebrook (Pukekohe) LC Telepathy 4, India Causebrook (Pukekohe) Wildheart 5, Sophie Fisher (Cambridge) Zara PPH 6.

Mainland Coachwork Junior Rider Series (in conjunction with Alltech NZ): Sophia Blackbourn (Tamahere) LT Holst Zalato Blue 1, Calypso Hill (Auckland) Pythia 2, Lucas Bremner (Whangarei) LT Holst Francis 3, Lucas Bremner (Whangarei) Dynavyte Cancion HSH 4, Chloe Ferguson (Whangarei) Bellevue Boy 5, Charlotte McGuire (Lichfield) Matrix I Spy 6.

FMG Young Rider Series (in conjunction with Burmester Realty): Ben Weir (Auckland) Lanice van de Heffinck 1, Rose Windross (Auckland) Double J Kelvin 2, Natalia Lammers (Whangarei) Puro Chaccola 3, Sophia Blackbourn (Tamahere) Roxette ECPH 4, Emily Watson (Cambridge) Eye Opener 5, Lucas Bremner (Whangarei) Triple Star Destiny’s Accolade 6.

Dunstan Horsefeeds Amateur Rider Series (in conjunction with GJ Gardner Homes): Ashley Johnston (Whangarei) Miss Vee NZPH 1, Jeremy Clark (Te Kauwhata) Dynavyte Ipso Facto 2, Jeremy Clark (Te Kauwhata) Triple Star Destiny’s Accolade 3, Brooke Knight Willis (Auckland) Everything Equine Totara 4, Kelly Angell (Waiau Pa) Centavito 5, Sofie Boswell (Auckland) Anastasia and Emma Buckingham (Auckland) Piccadilly Circus =6.

Veterinary Associates Horse Grand Prix Super Series: Natalia Lammers (Whangarei) Puro Chaccola 1, Paula Mussen (Pukekohe) Déjà vu NZPH 2, Daniel Blundell (Auckland) Oprah MVNZ 3, Rosie Commons (Auckland) Lotte 4, Shelley Ross (Helensville) Onward 5, India Causebrook (Pukekohe) LC Telepathy 6.

Alltech NZ Pony Grand Prix Super Series: Sophie Ferguson (Whangarei) Our Dixie Chic 1, Tess Frost (Kumeu) Redcliffs Give it a Whirl Shirl 2, Casey Richardson-Mould (Auckland) Ngatotara Fortune 500 3, Francesca Bishell (Auckland) Galaxy Disco Fever II 4.

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McIntosh Events Let’s Jump Spring Classic, AMS Saddlery Horse Grand Prix (non-series): Olivia Prendergast (Matamata) Stellar 1, Vicki Prendergast (Matamata) Selena C 2, Olivia Newsom (Tauranga) Charmed Escudo MSNZ 3, Sam Whale (Hampton Downs) Fleur de Lacour 4, Hannah Bodle (Morrinsville) Charlie NZPH 5, Charlotte Ware (Taupo) Double Shot NZPH 6.

Horse 1.35m: Hannah Bodle (Morrinsville) Charlie NZPH 1, Liam Rutland (Te Awamutu) Kiwi Delux 2, Caira Manson (Auckland) TP All Class 3, Olivia Newsom (Tauranga) Charmed Escudo MSNZ 4, Oliver Croucher (Cambridge) Kingslea Couture 5, Sam Whale (Hampton Downs) Fleur de Lacour 6.

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The Jumping Team – 3rd September 2022