Brooke Edgecombe and LT Holst Andrea double clear to win round 2 FEI World Cup
Photo by Cornege Photography
It was a picture-perfect day at a world class venue for Show Jumping Waikato’s Colliers Classic FEI World Cup competition today where 13 combinations lined up to start. Brooke Edgecombe and LT Holst Andrea took out the honours showing consistency and scope with a double clear as the sun shone down on Takapoto Estate. The Heather McDonald designed course delivered four clears in the first round, where the first rider in the ring Logan Massie on Bravado Ego Z set the scene with an eye catching clear. He was soon joined by Julie Davey with clear rounds on both of her mounts – LT Holst Freda and Just D. Brooke made up the four riders who went into round two with a clean slate. Close behind were Sophie Scott on Waitangi Skynet with 4 penalties and Kathryn Loiselle aboard Haupouri Drama NZPH on 8. Maurice Beatson on Central Park and Tyla Hackett with Global PH Cocofina rounded out the 8 riders returning for a second round. But it was Brooke and LT Holst Andrea who continued their consistency into the second round. Julie Davey and LT Holst Freda came agonising close with a double clear but a slower time incurring 1 time penalty. Logan with Bravado Ego Z and Julie with Just D had a rail apiece in the second, although Julie’s time of 56.75 was 4 seconds faster than Brooke’s winning round.
Brooke’s strategy to “go double clear and put the pressure on” worked perfectly. “Andrea felt well today and while the course was quite technical in parts it was well-built, shown by the four first round clears followed by two second round jumping clears.”
It was also celebration time for LT Holst sport horses with the mother daughter duo of LT Holst Andrea a 14 year old mare (CASALL x PALAUNE by LAVALETTO 7) and LT Holst Freda a 9 year old mare (COLMAN x LT HOLST ANDREA by CASALL) taking out the quinella.
Final Results FEI World Cup Round 2 Qualifier:
1st Brooke Edgecombe – LT Holst Andrea
2nd Julie Davey – LT Holst Freda
3rd Julie Davey – Just D
4th Logan Massie – Bravado Ego Z
5th Sophie Scott – Waitangi Skynet
6th Kathryn Loiselle – Haupouri Drama NZPH
Full results www.evoevents.co.nz
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2 November 2023