Maurice Beatson rides Gold Locks earlier this season – Credit: KAMPIC / Kerry Marshall


There was plenty of action across the country at the weekend with shows in Levin, Papatoetoe, Ashburton and Wairoa. EvoEvents Horse Grand Prix victories went to Maurice Beatson with Gold Locks in Levin and Tegan Fitzsimon aboard Windermere Cappuccino down south.



The Maurice Beatson train continues, with the Dannevirke veteran bagging Grand Prix win number 212 at the Horowhenua AP&I Show in Levin yesterday (Sunday), this time aboard Gold Locks.

Four of the EvoEvents Horse Grand Prix field came back to be challenged once again by the Gary Sinclair designed course. Maurice was first out on Sun Flake but had an unlucky rail at the first. He bookended the jump-off with Gold Locks and knew exactly what needed to be done, bagging the only double clear of the class.

It was the 13-year-old chestnut mare’s second Grand prix win of the season. “This is her happy height,” says Maurice, who did a few World Cups on her before bringing her back to Grand Prix level. “I just wanted to cover myself out there and try to be clear. She was good all the way round and didn’t touch a thing.”

He was chuffed with Sun Flake’s third placing, especially given he has only had a handful of Grand Prix starts. “It was a great weekend in Levin, with nice weather and good competitive classes.”

Coming in for second was Shanae McKay (Levin) aboard ME Little Shogun on four faults.

Sasha MacNamara (Levin) and She’s Pure Class took out the Country TV Pony Grand Prix ahead of Sofia Williams (Tinui) on Black Betty in second and Jessica McCann (Gisborne) with Kabo Fortune Cookie in third.

Chloe Armstrong (Wellington) and Lakota won the Mainland Coachwork Junior Rider, with the Dunstan Horsefeeds Amateur Rider going the way of Anna Chapman (Kapiti Coast) on Silverstar, and Hollie Falloon (Masterton) aboard Just Jessie taking out the FMG Young Rider.

There were double series classes for competitors in the show hunter ring, where the two NRM Open High Points classes were won by Olivia Woodward (Palmerston North) aboard Whittaker II, who also won both the Sport Horse Junior High Points, with Antonio Matangi (Levin) and ShoeShine Polish taking both of the Petticoat Lane Performance HorsesAdult Equitation and one of the Carousel Equestrian Amateur High Points, with the other going to Jacqui Symes (Waipukurau) aboard Takapoto Sienna.

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Tegan Fitzsimon (West Melton) and Windermere Cappuccino rode off with the EvoEvents Horse Grand Prix Series class (in conjunction with Greg Jopson Property Brokers Ashburton) with the only clear of the opening round.

The two round Country TV Pony Grand Prix Series class (in conjunction with Hayden MacKenzie Contracting) went the way of Johanna Wylaars (Christchurch) on Larabelle who were the fastest of the four faulters. Olivia Adams (Christchurch) and Castelada II won the FMG Young Rider class (in conjunction with Ray Mayne Hose & Fittings) after a head-to-head jump-off with Makenzie Causer (Christchurch) on Copabella Camouflage.

Jaimee Bird (Ashburton) and Cera Catalina won the Harrison Lane Pro-Am Rider series class (in conjunction with Catalyst Performance Agronomy), with Angela Ruddenklau (Christchurch) and Red Rafferty winning the Dunstan Horsefeeds Amateur Rider Series class (in conjunction with Gary McCormick Transport), and Molly Moffatt (Christchurch) and Glenmark took out the Mainland Coachwork Junior Rider.

The age group series was dominated by Makenzie Causer who won the Matthews Hanoverians Seven-Year-Old Series (in conjunction with Hobbs & Banks Transport) on Lord Axel GNZ, and the UltraMox Six-Year-Old Series (in conjunction with Tavern Harewood Restaurant & Bar) on Anouk GZ. Nicole White (Invercargill) and Danny DeVito ECPH won the East Coast Performance Horses Five-Year-Old Series (in conjunction with Annette Scott Communications).

In the show hunter ring, Melanie Morris (Rangiora) and Kosciuszko took out the NRM Open High Points Series (in conjunction with Ashburton Forks Engineering and Storage) with the Carousel Equestrian Amateur High Points going the way of Kylie Lyders (Ashburton) aboard Primus, Samantha Gillies (Oamaru) and Socrates de La Vie Z taking the Sport Horse Junior High Points (in conjunction with Three-Sixty Collision), Kirsty Sharapoff (Christchurch) and Dakotalish winning the Petticoat Lane Performance Horses Adult Equitation (in conjunction with Smith Floats), Sophie Townsend (Darfield) with Carabawn Comet taking the ESNZ Show Hunter Junior Equitation (in conjunction with Orari Estate), with Anna Smith (Wyndham) and Starlight Smarda the victors in the Big on Writing Pony Equitation Series class, and Ellie Jones (Darfield) heading home the Bay of Plenty and Waikato Show Hunter Groups 12 & under Equitation aboard Tallyho Hyacinth.

The Vero Insurance Cat A High Points was won by Summer Roy (Gore) and Afallons Royal Salute, the Fiber Fresh Cat B High Points (in conjunction with Newmanns Tyres) was taken out by her sister Grace aboard Afallons Royal Arabesque, and the Aniwell Cat C High Points going to Dayna Lowe (Christchurch) on TF Temperence Brennan.

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Liam Rutland has added another quinella to his CV after an excellent outing at Auckland Vets Brookby Show Jumping at Papatoetoe.

This time it was in the 12-strong FMG Young Rider Series class (in conjunction with Stable Labels NZ), which he won aboard Whiorau Ritchie and placed second on Kiwi Delux with barely a whisker between the two.

Paula Mussen (Pukekohe) and Déjà vu NZPH won a very competitive Harrison Lane Pro-Am Rider Series (in conjunction with Hyde Farms Agistment) which saw 13 of the original 19 starters come back for the jump-off.

There were similar numbers in the Dunstan Horsefeeds Amateur Rider (in conjunction with OC Show Jumpers) where Jeremy Clark (Te Kauwhata) and Dynavyte Ipso Facto led home the 12-strong jump-off.

Emily Ramsden (Auckland) and Euro Champagne were the winners in the Mainland Coachwork Junior Rider Series (in conjunction with Hawkins Homes), where seven of the 19 starters came back for the jump-off.

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It was a double whammy in Wairoa with the A&P and East Coast Powerlines Wairoa Jumping Show running back to back.

It was a Vicki Wilson (Hastings) quinella in the EvoEvents Horse Grand Prix at the A&P Show, winning aboard Carpaccio BDV Z with the only clear of the opening round and placing second with Millionaire VWNZ. Vicki also took the UltraMox Six-Year-Old Series class aboard Captivate VWNZ

Tessa Mason (Hawkes Bay) had a great show, winning the Country TV Pony Grand Prix with Mr Acho – again with the only clear of the opening round, and also taking out the Mainland Coachwork Junior Rider Series class on WP Stella, with Holly Rider (Gisborne) and Halo winning the Dunstan Horsefeeds Amateur Rider class, and Ash Hart (Hastings) on Kiwi Bonanza the victor in the East Coast Performance Horses Five-Year-Old Series.

A double clear was all Isobel Jayne Bevitt (Gisborne) and Mr Monochrome needed to win the Country TV Pony Grand Prix (in conjunction with Maxwell Trucking) ahead of Tessa and Mr Acho in the two-strong jump-off.

Both Tessa and Holly also starred at the Jumping Show with Holly and Halo once again taking the Amateur (in conjunction with Gardner Livestock) and Tessa with WP Stella winning the Junior (in conjunction with Canter for Cancer).

Annie Moffett (Napier) and Samantha the Dachshund won the FMG Young Rider (in conjunction with JR Hawthorne Farrier) series class, with Anna Parsons (Havelock North) and Snapchat Me winning the Harrison Lane Pro-Am Series class (in conjunction with Powdrell Services)

Vicki and Captivate VWNZ did the double in the Six-Year-Old Series (in conjunction with PGG Wrightson), while Nina Sutherland (Havelock North) aboard Damara VWNZ won the Five-Year-Old (in conjunction with Sandowns Farm).

The East Coast Powerlines Horse Mini Prix produced another quinella for Vicki Wilson with a win on Millionaire VWNZ, and Carpaccio BDV Z coming home in second place this time.

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The Jumping Team – 23 January 2023