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Vollie Victorious in Grand Prix Series

Tegan Fitzsimon was the queen of cool as she rode Windermere Cappuccino to her second ESNZ Horse Grand Prix Series. As happy as she was to take the win, after placing second in a hotly-contested class, her preparation has a longer game feel about it. “Everything is about working on...

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Long Roadie all Worthwhile

A very challenging season turned into an awesome one for Kumeu rider Emily Twort who won the Petticoat Lane Performance Horses Adult Show Hunter Equitation Series. But Emily’s season could have been so very different. Her top horse Cameo KSNZ was out for two months with a nasty abscess...

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Hazel’s Way to Take Series

It couldn’t have been closer in the ESNZ Show Hunter Junior Equitation Series but in the end it went to Hazel Jones and Sancho. The 15-year-old from Wellington just edged out Lauren Mitchell (Kumeu). The two both had 12 wins apiece but Hazel took out a higher placing than Lauren in the...

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Small Mare One for the Future

A feisty, sharp and very promising youngster has convincingly taken out the East Coast Performance Horses Five-Year-Old Series. Cortaflex Giulia MH and Melody Matheson (Havelock North) took the series before the final, finishing 18 points ahead of Amy McMullan (Timaru) aboard Pure Cascade....

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Blossoming Horse Takes Seven-Year-Old Series

Rose Alfeld was happy to tick the box of her big goal for the year with her “big softie” Eye Catcher NZPH, in winning the Matthews Hanoverians Seven-Year-Old Series. The 17.2hh chestnut gelding, who is by Kannan and out of a Mr Blue mare, had much of last season off so Rose says she had...

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Careful Campari Champ of Eight-Year-Olds

Campari's owner Penny Tapley (left) & rider Tegan Fitzsimon (right) with the Stewart Tucker Zedco Trophy at Glistening Waters Showjumping Championships 2021 Owner Penny Tapley has shown she’s a bit of a dab hand at breeding . . . even if it was a little bit lucky. Campari, who is by...

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Series Roll for Carrington and Hurricane

Samantha Carrington’s season had the perfect finish when she and her homebred Double J Hurricane win in the grand final gave them the UltraMox Six-Year-Old Series. The victory backed up their shared win in the five-year-old series last season. The gelding is by Euro Sport Heartbreaker out...

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Golden Run Continues for Annabel

Taupo teen Annabel Francis’ golden showjumping season has continued, this time at the Glistening Waters Series Finals Championship Show in Masterton where she won three series crowns as well as picking up minor placings. The 18-year-old from Taupo has added the POLi Payments Premier...

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Taupo Teen Takes Young Rider Series

Annabel Francis was a little lost for words when she and LT Holst Elizabeth came from behind to win the FMG Young Rider Series. True to form, the 18-year-old most definitely had her sights set on winning and knew exactly what had to be done. “Elizabeth is a very nice horse,” says...

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Summer Fiesta Parties her way to Series Win

Emily Oliver and Summer Fiesta timed their run perfectly, hitting their stride towards the end of the season and in doing so, securing the Fiber Fresh Cat B High Points. “This was definitely one of my goals for the season,” said the 13-year-old from Peka Peka Beach on the Kapiti...

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