Puhinui trot-up time

It was a drizzly sort of day in Auckland for the start of the 2016 Puhinui International Horse Trials, but it wasn’t enough to put a dampener on what is one of the most-loved events of the season.

The real action starts tomorrow with the dressage, but there was plenty of fancy footwork on the trot-up tracks today.

Enjoy our images, taken by the incomparable Libby Law.

Defending three-star champions, Ginny Thompson and Star Nouveau
Sarah Dalziell-Clout with Benrose Super Star
Amanda Pottinger with Just Kidding
The always-suave Nick Brooks with For Fame
Ashleigh McKinstry and  Pioneer Techtonic Shuffle
Lauren Alexander with Classic Indigo
Christen Lane with Henton Armada
Abby Lawrence with Charlton Yamani
Supergroom Keryn Edmonds with her charge Ricker Ridge Rui, for Samantha Felton
Sarah Young with Leo Degas and groom Lydia Beales
Abigail Long with Enzo
Alindi Jordaan with Eskimo Joe
Hannah Doak with Ralph
Bryce Newman’s Bates Game Keeper and Bates Our Entourage
Smiling in the rain!