Michelle Wakeling and BMW Chaccolilli on their way to winning the Harrison Lane Pro-Am Series at Woodhill Sands – Photo Credit Julia Murch Photography.


It was another great couple of days for spring show jumping this weekend and Woodhill Sands hosted yet another successful show with the Veterinary Associates Equine Spring Series Grand Prix show.

The Harrison Lane Pro-Am in conjunction with GJ Gardner Homes kicked off the series classes and it was a triumphant win for Michelle Wakeling aboard BMW Chaccolilli. It was a three way jump off with each combination producing a double clear, but in the end it was Michelle’s daring inside turn to the double that saw her take out the class by a convincing three seconds! Jaime Campbell and Dynasty NZPH stopped the timers a fraction ahead of Olivia Glen and Coconella to pick up 2nd and 3rd places respectively.

The Dunstan Horsefeeds Amateur Rider in conjunction with GJ Gardner Homes brought a thrilling jump off with six combinations going clear in the first round. Ultimately, the win went to Amy Gravatt & Totaranui Ripslinger who stormed home in 35.15 seconds and all clear. A few seconds behind Amy was Maria Miller on Carlsburg 5 who stopped the clock in 41.19 seconds with the only other double clear.

The Mainland Coachwork Junior Rider in conjunction with Alltech NZ Ltd gave the crowds yet another fantastic jump off. Four combinations made it through, but top honours went to the only double clear of the class, Ella McKay aboard AS Donnertello.

The Grand Prix Super Series continued for both horses and ponies, and the Wakeling’s were on top form. Michelle Wakeling showed her consistency with BMW Chaccolilli with a win in the Veterinary Associates Equine Horse Grand Prix Super Series, while the Burmester Realty Pony Grand Prix Super Series was taken out by daughter Samantha-Lee Wakeling on BMW Sharpshooter.

Woodhill expresses a massive thank you to their family of sponsors as well as their amazing crew – course designers, judges, stewards, writers, ring crew, tractor drivers and competition managers who are all looking forward to seeing everyone again in two weeks time for the Shelley Bridgeman Grand Prix Show on the 30th September – 1st October.


For the lower North Island, Feilding Spring Show gave many their first show of the season, even if they were battered with wild winds on Sunday which ultimately led to the cancellation of the outdoor arenas. What a great facility the indoor arena is!

Chloe Hansen kicked off her season with a fabulous win in the Harrison Lane Pro- Am Series class. She jumped the only double clear of the class aboard Stevenson ECPH with Hana Bognuda picking up 2nd place after taking a rail in the jump off with Couture II Xtreme. Kelly Smith and Kings Larkin and Siobhan Ryan and I Am Rex were unlucky to be kept out of the jump off with both picking up a time fault or two.

Laura Knight and her longterm partner Aria jumped the only clear in the Dunstan Horsefeeds Amateur Rider class to pick up the win. Kayleigh Kent and Double J Sponge Bob Square Pants and Amanda Steele and Giant Wish both picked up 4 faults, finishing in 2nd and 3rd place.

The Double J team had a lot to celebrate on Saturday evening.  Not only was Samantha Carrington victorious aboard Double J Hurricane in the FMG Young Rider – with sister Kimberley picking up 4th place with Double J Tycoon – but Double J horses also ruled the Mainland Coachwork Junior Rider. Tara Gower and Double J Image came in 1st with the only double clear, followed by Penny Borthwick and Double J Breeze On in 2nd place with a 4 fault jump off round and Emily Oliver and Double J Sunshine in 5th place with 4 faults in the first round.

The AMS Saddlery Pony Grand Prix proved a tough enough course to force a 4 fault jump off between three combinations. Sofia Williams took out the class aboard Black Betty with the only clear round, followed by Annie Moffett and Korokipo Kid with 4 faults and 3rd was Emily Oliver and Barbie Doll RSNZ with 12 faults.

Maurice Beatson couldn’t have had a more perfect start to his season with his wonderful horse, Central Park. He started with a lovely double clear in the 1.35m, backing it up with a win in the Property Brokers Horse Grand Prix.

Maurice was full of praise for the course-builder, as well as his fellow competitors. Whilst he was the only clear, he said that although the course was tough enough, it was a good course and the course builder did a good job. He said the surface was outstanding and all of the horses jumped well, they were just unlucky.

Of his superstar partner, Central Park, Maurice said “he just likes to jump….he loves to jump!”

Maurice couldn’t quite recall what number this Grand Prix win is without looking it up, I guess that’s what happens when you win so many! We are thinking it must be around the 210 mark – what an achievement that is! Whilst Maurice will be heading to some smaller shows over the next few weeks with his younger horses, his main aim with Central Park is the World Cup series. His next stop is Gisborne Show, followed by Hawke’s Bay World Cup Show. We wish them the best of luck!


Find full results at www.evoevents.co.nz


Feilding Spring Show

Harrison Lane Pro-Am:  Stevenson ECPH – Chloe Hansen 1, Couture II Xtreme – Hana Bognuda 2, Kings Larkin – Kelly Smith 3, I Am Rex – Siobhan Ryan 4, Faratona STS – Lucy Fell 5, Rata Mill Eclipse – Samantha Megchelse 6.

Dunstan Horsefeeds Amateur Rider:  Aria – Laura Knight 1, Double J Sponge Bob Square Pants – Kayleigh Kent 2, Giant Wish – Amanda Steele 3, Cahlua Xtreme – Todd Gloyn 4, Grassendale St George – Maddie Fraser 5, Shiraz MH – Joanna Smith 6.

FMG Young Rider:  Double J Hurricane – Samantha Carrington 1, Bannockburn ECPH – Francesca Corich van der Bas 2, Steffields Candidate – Amy Gibbs 3, Double J Typhoon – Kimberley Carrington 4, Maddox Allheart – Karis Spurway 5, Riverhills Bayliner – Tara Gower 6.

Mainland Coachwork Junior Rider:  Double J Image – Tara Gower 1, Double J Breeze On – Penny Borthwick 2, Lakota – Chloe Armstrong 3, Grassendale Enzo – Sofia Williams 4, Double J Sunshine – Emily Oliver 5, Kiwi Strike – Henry Martin 6.

AMS Pony Grand Prix:  Black Betty – Sofia Williams 1, Korokipo Kid – Annie Moffett 2, Barbie Doll RSNZ – Emily Oliver 3, Doctor Jones – Emily Oliver 4, The Lieutenants Daughter – Tara Gower 5, Cee Cee – Molly Presling 6.

Property Brokers Horse Grand Prix:  Central Park – Maurice Beatson 1, Waitangi Skynet – Sophie Scott 2, Windermere Cappuccino – Tegan Fitzsimon 3, Kiwi Bonus – Charlotte Conder 4, Haupouri Drama NZPH – Kathryn Loiselle 5, WSJ Astros – Daniel Webb 6.


Veterinary Associates Equine Spring Series GP Show Jumping Show

Harrison Lane Pro-Am:  BMW Chaccolilli – Michelle Wakeling 1, Dynasty NZPH – Jaime Campbell 2, Coconella – Olivia Glen 3, Weiti Pogo – Edward Bullock 4, Lillyberg SL – Christine Cornege 5.

Dunstan Horsefeeds Amateur Rider:  Totaranui Ripslinger – Amy Gravatt 1, Carlsberg 5 – Maria Miller 2, Grandaire – Shelley Bridgeman 3, Piccadilly Circus – Emma Buckingham 4, Hollywood Take Two – Megan Schischka 5, Zachariah O’Herr – Stephanie Vervoot 6.

Mainland Coachwork Junior Rider:  AS Donnertello – Ella McKay 1, BMW Braveheart – Samantha Lee Wakeling 2, Jay-Z GNZ – Matisse Masterson 3, Out Done – Madison Stuart 4, Cassinki Xtreme – Tess Frost 5, Corfu – Maya Hegh 6.


The Jumping Team – 18 September 2023