LT Holst Andrea and LT Holst Freda – 1 & 2 in the FEI World Cup at Waikato Show Jumping – Photo by Cornege Photography
Waikato Showjumping at Takapoto Estate was the pinnacle event of this week’s show jumping events, hosting the second World Cup qualifying round, as well as the first FEI CSI1* 1.40m class.
The World Cup saw a quinella for LT Holst Sport Horses, with mother/daughter duo, LT Holst Andrea (Brooke Edgecombe) and LT Holst Freda (Julie Davey) coming first and second. Read the full story here: https://www.nzequestrian.org.nz/2023/11/much-to-celebrate-at-fei-world-cup-round-two-qualifier/. Francesca Corich van der bas & Bannockburn ECPH took out the FEI CSI1*, read more here: https://www.nzequestrian.org.nz/2023/11/bannockburn-shines-in-the-1-star/.
Emily Ramsden was victorious in the FMG Young Rider, supported by Impact Tiling, jumping the sole clear round on Euro Champagne and, rightly so, was thrilled with the win.
“I was lucky to have my coach, John Cottle with me, which helped put my training into action. As my first Premier Young Rider, I took my time and made putting him in a good spot my priority. The course was very fitting to “Chi” and me. It consisted of quite a lot of related lines and things came up pretty quickly. It was one of the biggest Young Rider tracks we have had this season. I enjoyed the pressure of my competition as we head into the second half of the season”.
Tara Gower and Riverhills Legend (Euro Sport Centavos x Ranfurly – bred by Sue Gower) jumped the only double clear to win the NZPH and A1 Equine Reproduction 7 Year Old Breeders Series, supported by Equissage. The Equitek Excel 6 Year Old Breeders Series, supported by MVS Equine, saw four combinations finishing on a clean slate:
Heloise Tolo and Haupouri Incognito (Amant du Chateau x Kannan – bred by Haupouri Sport Horses),Sam Carrington and Double J Jeanie (Double J Repicharge x Fetiche du Pas – bred by the Double J Stud), Logan Massie and Gladiator ECPH (Grand Slam VDL x Ephebe For Ever – bred by East Coast Performance Horses), Catherine Burden and Breakthrough (Pennsylvania x Grovener – bred by Jenna Mahoney).
LT Holst continued their good run with Julie Davey and LT Holst Ellie Star (Big Star x Calato – bred by LT Holst) winning the East Coast Performance Horses 5 Year Old Breeders Series, supported by NZ Jumping Supplies, along with Blue Bell RC (Euro Sport Centavos x Bahare), bred, owned and ridden by Michael Morton-Beetham.
Annie Moffett had another good win in the AMS Saddlery Pony Grand Prix, supported by KDH Homes, this time riding Korokipo Kid. Liv Teixeira with Yalambi’s Cassini Rosso were the fastest double clear out of a seven strong jump off in the Mainland Coachwork Junior Rider, supported by The Brave Pants Co., as were Deanna Horsburgh aboard Kan Kan NZPH in the Harrison Lane Pro-Am, supported by Cornege Photography. Kiani Taylor and Cash Money came away with the Dunstan Horsefeeds Amateur Rider win, making it four from four for this consistent combination.
Heading further south was the Manawatu Show which proved a great success for Hawke’s Bay riders and their ‘Kiwi’ horses, with Dylan Bibby and the Fernhill Stud’s Kiwi Windfall picking up another FMG Young Rider win with the only clear round, and Tessa Mason with Kiwi Cocokee producing the only double clear in the Mainland Coachwork Junior Rider. Nigel Horton also picked up another Dunstan Horsefeeds Amateur Rider win with Mandalay Cove.
Maygen Gubb and PL Fox D’Amour – Winners of the Mainland Coachwork Junior Rider at Southern Canterbury A&P
And further South again, the Southern Canterbury A&P was held at Waimate Show Grounds.
Molly Smith and Vapour Trail NZPH took out the AMS Saddlery Pony Grand Prix with the only double clear and Maygen Gubb blitzed the field with a speedy double clear in the Mainland Coachwork Junior Rider aboard PL Fox D’Amour. Chris Harris and Commissioner were the winners of the Harrison Lane Pro Am. Stephanie Suppan and Fagin were the only clear round in the Dunstan Horsefeeds Amateur and Emma Gillies and Chic Xtreme were also the only clear round in the FMG Young Rider and took out the honours.
Chris Harris and Commissioner – Winners of the Harrison Lane Pro Am at Southern Canterbury A&P
For full results for Waikato Show Jumping go to www.evoevents.co.nz
The Jumping Team – 6 November 2023