Information, photos and other items of interest for Juniors and Young Riders
Young riders aged from 5 to 19 met at Taupo for the annual Junior Camp. Pictured here are the three youngest, Sacha Boyle (8), Lachlan Boyle (5) and Isla Mutch (8).
The Junior riders headed indoors for their activities when the rain came down. Here they line up for a group photo.
Emma Watson and her pony, Little Victory, had a successful first season doing CTR.
Having taken out third place at the North Island Champs, Emma headed south for the Nationals where she achieved first place in the Junior CTR.
Pictured here is Emma and Little Victory riding with the Intermediate Champion, Paula Kerr and Shardan Shelby.
Ana Whitehead and Kate James both qualified l in the 160km at the National Champs.
Ana, riding Deirdre Bartlett’s Craig Royston Zaria , completed the ride in a time of 12.05.54 to take first place in the JY 160km..
Kate, again riding Chartei, was only one second behind in a time of 12.05.55.
This season two junior riders have competed in their first 160km ride.
Thirteen year old Jayden Loveridge rode Makahiwi Phoenix at the North Island Champs and took out the win in the JY 160km.
Three weeks later twelve year old Kate James, riding Charted, won the equivalent class at the South Island Champs.
Ana was loaned Boonara Tex to ride and successfully complete the 80km CEI 1* ride to finish in second place in the JY division. This placing helped the New Zealand team to win the Trans Tasman competition.
Ana is pictured here riding her own horse, Craig Royston Sonatina in the 2* JY 120km at the 2016 New Zealand National Championships.
Following the National Champs this year Pip went to Australia to ride for a few months, culminating with a ride in the Tom Quilty 100 ride. It was Pip’s first time at the Quilty and she successfully qualified and earned her buckle.
Pip finished in 8th equal place in the lightweight division.