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The accidental equestrian – an interview with FEI Regional Group VIII Chair Jack Huang

Jack Huang’s journey into equestrian sports was not what you’d expect. The FEI’s Regional Group VIII chair from Taipei, Taiwan, who attended the Land Rover Horse of the Year in Hastings, is an accidental equestrian. Jack’s father, once an active baseball and football player, suffered...

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Buzzing About First Season Success

When Ella Miranda first sat on Kinnordy Go Girl she knew it was a match made in heaven, and their win in the Gyro Plastics Junior High Points Series in their first season together underlined just how right she was.  “She has a very big personality – in a good way,” says the...

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Aussie Thoroughbred Claims Olympic Cup with Cambridge Teen

Emily Hayward and her former race horse Belischi HM won the class of their lives today, heading home a super field to win the Olympic Cup at the Land Rover Horse of the Year Show and pocket a cool $20,000 for their efforts. Included in the line-up were four riders who had previously won the...

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Consecutive Pony of the Year Crowns for Havelock Teen

Newly-crowned 2019 Pony of the Year champ Olivia Apatu dedicated her back-to-back win at the Land Rover Horse of the Year Show to her late father Ren who died in a helicopter accident last year. The teen from Havelock North and Alasaan Arzu enjoyed plenty of support from the local crowd in...

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Champagne Celebration for Open Winner

Anna Kincheff can’t stop smiling. The 22-year-old showjumper from Rotorua in just her first season of show hunter has won the Show Hunter of the Year title. “It is just so amazing,” she said. “A friend suggested I should have a crack at show hunter just this season.” Her biggest...

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Sisters Take Quinella in Cat B Title Class

There’s a party at the Wilson household tonight with sisters Libby and Vienna taking the quinella in the Cat B Pony Show Hunter of the Year. Thirteen-year-old Libby won the crown aboard Waimeha Tayza, the pony she has had for three seasons, with 10-year-old Vienna and Ashbury Robin Hood...

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Ellie Shoots to Series Star with Comet

Riding is a way of life for 11-year-old Ellie Templeton who with Benrose Comet has ridden off with the Cartown Cat A Pony High Points Series. She’s had the Sophie Scott-owned pony for two years and with a fifth place in the series last year, focused on going all out in her final season on...

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Nothing Pokey about Hokey

Georgia Allison figured she and Hokey Pokey would be thinking about HOY titles next year or so . . . but today the combination from Oxford in the South Island rode off with the Junior Show Hunter of the Year crown. Nine-year-old Hokey Pokey only teamed up with Georgia in November. He’s had...

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Scopey Pony Stars for Mouse

Amelia ‘Mouse’ Newsome and her lovely chestnut Mr Mexico have come a long way since they teamed up in October and today all that hard work paid off with the Cat C Pony Show Hunter of the Year title. The 12-year-old from Tauranga is no stranger to success and her very determined little...

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First-Timer Bags Cat A Title

Maiah Kitcheman pulled off quite a feat at her first-ever Land Rover Horse of the Year Show, winning the Cat A Pony Show Hunter of the Year title aboard a horse she had ridden just twice before Horse of the Year. Twelve-year-old Maiah (Hamilton) and RiverRock, who is owned by the family’s...

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