New Zealand’s top onshore showjumpers head to the beautiful Takapoto Estate this week for the second round of the POLi Payments FEI World Cup (NZ League) Series.
Fifteen combinations have entered the class, which is part of the Showjumping Waikato World Cup Show, with the attention likely to be on those who placed top six at the opener in Hawke’s Bay last month.
Phillip Steiner (Tauranga) and Cassina Dior had the biggest win of their career with victory in Hastings, but you’d have to be watching three-time series winner Tegan Fitzsimon (West Melton) and Windermere Cappuccino who were second, Sophie Scott (Palmerston North) on Waitangi Skynet, Brooke Edgecombe (Waipukurau) aboard LT Holst Andrea, Daniel Blundell (Auckland) with Cadenza NZPH, and Maurice Beatson (Dannevirke) on Central Park.
Also on the card, keen to be challenged by the Roger Laplanche-designed course, are first timers Nakeysha Lammers (Waikato) with Balboa NZPH, along with Sam Whale (Hampton Downs) with Fleur DeLacour, and Kathryn Loiselle (Hawke’s Bay) on Haupouri Drama NZPH.
Emelia Forsyth (Clevedon) aboard Henton Faberge, Nakeysha and Resolution, Logan Massie (Dannevirke) on Bravado Ego Z, Vicki Prendergast (Matamata) on Selena C, Samantha van Lierde (Cambridge) with Cadillac NZPH, and Daniel Webb (Hunterville) aboard WSJ Centaur round out the field.
The World Cup Series is New Zealand’s highest-ranked competition and runs over five rounds with the best four to count for the final standings. The next round will be held at Taupo (December 17), followed by Dannevirke (January 8), with the final in Hawera (January 28), carrying extra points. The winner of the New Zealand league has the opportunity to travel to the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup final in Omaha, Nebraska, in early April.
WHAT: POLi Payments FEI World Cup (NZ League) – round two
WHERE: Takapoto Estate, Cambridge
WHEN: Saturday, November 5, 2022
START LISTS AND RESULTS: https://www.evoevents.co.nz/resultClass/2135885021/15/-1
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The Jumping Team – 3 November 2022