Eventing Southland held their second event for the season at Ryal Bush on Sunday, and despite its close proximity to Christmas, it proved very popular with great entries. Course designers John Carmicheal and Penny Frew produced good courses that rode well and was enjoyed by all riders. We really are indebted to the Carmicheal and Frew families for allowing us to use their lovely property for our events.
The Saddlery Warehouse CCN 3* had just the 2 starters but it was a close tussle with our President Suzanne Black and Colton AF taking the win from Lindsay Cowell and Waitangi Netflex.
Ian Dee and Doctor Thunder made a good fist of his first 2* start with a win in the Saddlery Warehouse CCN2*.
Il Mafioso and Kate Hamilton were on form again in taking out the Eastern Physiotheraphy CCN 105. Katrina Cook and Dixie and Sarah Beck and King Curtis were second and third.
The Witches Brew CCN 95 was taken out by committee member Liz Green on Delta Frank Sinatra with Theodore and Annabel Saunders second.
Phillippa Stratford and Peti Peti Wai won the Excell Equine NZPC 95 from Abigail White and My Fine Line.
The Gail Richardson CCN 80 was won convincingly by Lara Coker and Superstition with Anna Pulley on Rorgus and Anna Bryant on Honky Tonk Arrow second and third.
The Comfy Equine Rubber Matting NZPC 80 was a competitive class with not much between the top four. Kayley Johnson on LV No Doubts took the win with Caitlyn Cook on Riverview Park and Anna Norman on Pick Up Line being tied on the same points from the outset.
Peggy Angus-Cook on A & P Angelique prevailed in a large class in The Saddle Tree CCN 65. Claire Sinclair on Devito was secnd and Sharne Roskam and Spray Paint Hoki Poki third.
Churchy and HT Oil NZPC 65 class was also a big class which saw Italy Wills and Little Ginge take the win from Electra Roskam and Jubilee Glendine Flicka and Case Jordon and Swanhaven Zeberdee.
Good entries were also received in the First start class sponsored by Udys Grain and Seed. Ella Jones and Daddys Little Exception winning the over 18 class and Bella Arona on Westwood Shiraz winning the under 18 class.
Our AB Lime Team competition is running again this season and we have a good number of teams entered. Your next event will be next month on 29th January at Donovan Park, and this will be the last chance to enter your team.
Thanks go to all the volunteers and sponsors, we really couldn’t do this without you.