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Juniors and Young Riders

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Young Riders tackle 160km

This season two junior riders  have competed in their first 160km ride.

Thirteen year old Jayden Loveridge (banner photo above) 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 Whitehead selected for the ESNZ Endurance team to compete in the Trans Tasman competition at Imbil, Australia. 

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.


Pip Ireland proudly displays her Quilty Buckle.  

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.