Last-chance points chase for riders

BUSY: Sam Brooks and Golden Willow Romeo had two third placings and a fifth at the Opotiki Showjumping and Show Hunter Show at Memorial Park this month after competing at the Rotorua A&P Show the previous week.
SERIES WINNER: Nicole Kissling and Indyscribable, winners of the local low hunter series, had two second placings and a fourth at the Opotiki Show.Pictures by Rebecca Williams

RIDERS had their last chance to gain points in three local series at the Larsen Sawmilling North Island Jumping and Show Hunter Championships last month.

In front of the crowd gathered for the final competitions of the three-day championships, sponsors presented rugs and sashes for the EJ Gordon Livestock Show Hunter Series, Bernina Showjumping Series and the Little Patches Low Hunter series.

Lily Beaufoy and Iamwhatiam won the pony showjumping series, while Jenny Randall and Nero Bello won the horse series.

Isobel Bevitt and Buffalo Man won the pony show hunter series, while Merran Hain and Untouchable won the horse series.

Nicole Kissling and Indyscribable won the low hunter series.

The Opotiki Showjumping and Show Hunter Show at Memorial Park drew a contingent of Gisborne riders.

The opportunity for riders to swim their mounts in the neighbouring Otara River is a real highlight for many.

Lucy Win-Hewetson had a fantastic weekend with her horses Karakia and Tangaroa. With Karakia, she won the amateur rider class and a 1.15-metre class, and was second in another. With Tangaroa, she won the 1.05m show hunter, and was second in the 1m show hunter, fourth in the amateur show hunter and third in the 1m showjumping.

Win-Hewetson is studying medicine at the University of Otago so gets to compete at only a few shows during the holidays.

Larina Dolman and Kiwi Lansing were second in the Magnus Lennie Derby and third in the amateur showjumping class. With Floriant DHU, she was third in the 1.20m showjumping and fourth in the pro amateur 1.25m-1.30m.

Beaufoy and Iamwhatiam picked up a fifth placing in the 1m showjumping.

Jessica McCann and Galaxy Knight were third in the pony derby and fifth in the pony mini prix.

Holly Baines and Halo won a 1.10m class and were sixth in the amateur rider series class. With Ngahiwi Rain, Baines was second in the 95cm showjumping.

Lisa Walker and Miss Serendipity won the 1m show hunter and were third in the 90cm show hunter.

Merran Hain and Untouchable won the 1.10m show hunter, the amateur show hunter and the 1m show hunter.

Shelley Watts and Craighaven French Maid won the introductory show hunter, and two 90cm show hunter classes.

Kissling and Indyscribable were fourth in the 95cm showjumping, second in the 90cm handy hunter and second in the 90cm showjumping.

Isobel Bevitt and her two ponies picked up many placings. With Kaycee Montego Bay, she was fifth in the handy hunter, fifth in the rider equitation and fifth in the 70cm Category B show hunter. With Buffalo Man, she won the 70cm equitation and was fourth in the Category A 60cm show hunter and fourth in the Category A 70cm show hunter.

Sam Brooks and Golden Willow Romeo had a busy couple of weeks. At the Opotiki show they were third in the introductory pony 60cm show hunter, third in the pony 60cm show hunter and fifth in the Category A high points.

The week before, they competed at the Rotorua A&P Show in the saddle hunter classes. They were third in the novice 0-2 wins, fourth in the 0-5 wins, fourth in the novice paced and mannered and second in the open saddle hunter.

With only a few shows left on the summer circuit, the focus for most now is the Horse of the Year Show at the Hawke’s Bay Showgrounds, Hastings, from March 12 to 17.

RIDERS had their last chance to gain points in three local series at the Larsen Sawmilling North Island Jumping and Show Hunter Championships last month.

In front of the crowd gathered for the final competitions of the three-day championships, sponsors presented rugs and sashes for the EJ Gordon Livestock Show Hunter Series, Bernina Showjumping Series and the Little Patches Low Hunter series.

Lily Beaufoy and Iamwhatiam won the pony showjumping series, while Jenny Randall and Nero Bello won the horse series.

Isobel Bevitt and Buffalo Man won the pony show hunter series, while Merran Hain and Untouchable won the horse series.

Nicole Kissling and Indyscribable won the low hunter series.

The Opotiki Showjumping and Show Hunter Show at Memorial Park drew a contingent of Gisborne riders.

The opportunity for riders to swim their mounts in the neighbouring Otara River is a real highlight for many.

Lucy Win-Hewetson had a fantastic weekend with her horses Karakia and Tangaroa. With Karakia, she won the amateur rider class and a 1.15-metre class, and was second in another. With Tangaroa, she won the 1.05m show hunter, and was second in the 1m show hunter, fourth in the amateur show hunter and third in the 1m showjumping.

Win-Hewetson is studying medicine at the University of Otago so gets to compete at only a few shows during the holidays.

Larina Dolman and Kiwi Lansing were second in the Magnus Lennie Derby and third in the amateur showjumping class. With Floriant DHU, she was third in the 1.20m showjumping and fourth in the pro amateur 1.25m-1.30m.

Beaufoy and Iamwhatiam picked up a fifth placing in the 1m showjumping.

Jessica McCann and Galaxy Knight were third in the pony derby and fifth in the pony mini prix.

Holly Baines and Halo won a 1.10m class and were sixth in the amateur rider series class. With Ngahiwi Rain, Baines was second in the 95cm showjumping.

Lisa Walker and Miss Serendipity won the 1m show hunter and were third in the 90cm show hunter.

Merran Hain and Untouchable won the 1.10m show hunter, the amateur show hunter and the 1m show hunter.

Shelley Watts and Craighaven French Maid won the introductory show hunter, and two 90cm show hunter classes.

Kissling and Indyscribable were fourth in the 95cm showjumping, second in the 90cm handy hunter and second in the 90cm showjumping.

Isobel Bevitt and her two ponies picked up many placings. With Kaycee Montego Bay, she was fifth in the handy hunter, fifth in the rider equitation and fifth in the 70cm Category B show hunter. With Buffalo Man, she won the 70cm equitation and was fourth in the Category A 60cm show hunter and fourth in the Category A 70cm show hunter.

Sam Brooks and Golden Willow Romeo had a busy couple of weeks. At the Opotiki show they were third in the introductory pony 60cm show hunter, third in the pony 60cm show hunter and fifth in the Category A high points.

The week before, they competed at the Rotorua A&P Show in the saddle hunter classes. They were third in the novice 0-2 wins, fourth in the 0-5 wins, fourth in the novice paced and mannered and second in the open saddle hunter.

With only a few shows left on the summer circuit, the focus for most now is the Horse of the Year Show at the Hawke’s Bay Showgrounds, Hastings, from March 12 to 17.

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