Young Horse Show Jumping Champs

The popular Young Horse Show had lots of excitement, from a teams challenge to the Grand Prix.

Popeye and Jesse Linton, won the 7 year old title. Popeye is owned by Kim (pictured) and Greg Best. (Image: Ana Rattray)

The Young Horse Show Jumping Championships were held at the Hawke’s Bay Showgrounds in Hastings over the weekend.

The Equissage Horse Grand Prix had a starting field of 14 combinations, and five of them went clear in the first round. In the jump-off, it was Briar Burnett-Grant on Fiber Fresh Veroana who not only jumped clear but had the fastest time, 30.69, well ahead of the other clear jump-off rounds by Mathew Dicky on Quango (32.67), Natasha Brooks on Kapattack (34.04) and Helen Kippen on Velocity (34.66). Daniel Blunder was fifth on 32.36 but with eight faults.

In the Teams Test event between two North Island YR teams, the winning side consisted of Lily Tootill and Ulyssess NZPH, Nakeysha Lammers and Waldorf, Oliver Croucher and Waitangi Surf, and Briar Burnett-Grant with FF Veroana. The teams had the benefit of some coaching and management from Daniel Meech, Kaye Williams and Lu and Butch Thomas. It is Lu and Butch who have the bragging rights now, though!

Matthew Irvine and Indeed, winners of the 5 year old class (Image: Ana Rattray)

Logan Massie, who also won the 4YO championship with Double J Kelvin, won the Trevor Gregory Cup for the Leading Rider at the show.

Emily Hayward-Morgan not only won the FMG Young Rider class on AP Ninja, but was also second on Yandoo Lady Gold. Keean Cooper was third on Amarula MVNZ.

The Cortaflex 7YO Championship Final sponsored by Redcliffs Equestrian, was won by Popeye, ridden by Jesse Linton. Popeye is by Cardento.

1 – POPEYE – Jesse Linton
2 – GRAFFITI MH – Melody Matheson
2 – FLORIANT DHU – Sinead Dolman
4 – LETINO – Stephen Nickalls
4 – CAPATINO GNZ – Kate Hewlett
4 – MADAM COCO – Cerys Tarr
4 – BELISCHI HM – Emily Hayward Morgan
4 – ATHENA NZPH – Daniel Blundell

Mitavite 6yo Championship Final, sponsored by Beach Front Motel

1 – KIWI SHOWTIME – Ashley Hart (sire of Kiwi Showtime is Corofino II)
2 – NGAHIWI STONE – Julie Davey
3 – CENTAVINO – Katharine Van Tuyl
4 – SANGSTER – Vicki Prendergast
5 – SJ DUESENBERG – Candice Fox
6 – FARATONA STS – Lucy Fell
6 – LA PERLA – Matt Irvine
6 – DOUBLE J BREEZE ON – Karen Bruce
6 – ELMO – Doug Isaacson
6 – SABINE – William Willis
6 – DELTA BLUE – Robert Steele
6 – JD RUBY – Julie Davey
6 – MY ART WORK – Doug Isaacson
6 – ROMAN WARRIOR – Maurice Beatson
6 – LINCOLN MVNZ – Rachel Malcolm

Centavino ridden by Katharine Van Tuyl (Image: Ana Rattray)

East Coast Performance Horses 5YO Championship Final, sponsored by Oaklanes Chaff
1 – INDEED – Matt Irvine (Indeed by Indy King)
2 – DELICIOUS HM – Emily Hayward Morgan
3 – COMMANDER NZPH – Helen Kippen
4 – PHANTOM – Doug Isaacson
5 – CENTAUR – Daniel Webb
6 – BIG & RICH – Lucy Fell

Commander NZPH & Helen Kippen
(Image: Ana Rattray)

4 YO Championship Final sponsored by Farmlands Hastings and Napier
1 – DOUBLE J KELVIN – Logan Massie (Double J Kelvin by Double J Repocharge)
2 – CAVIAR XTREME – Logan Massie
3 – PRINCE OF THE CAPE – Ruth Hone
4 – DAKOTA NZPH – Helen Kippen
5 – DOLLY NZPH – Daniel Blundell
6 – SELENA C – Jeremy Whale

There was a style prize in each class, sponsored by Waka and Juliet Hansen at NZPH. The winners were:
7 Year Old:  GRAFFITI MH & Melody Matheson
6 Year Old: SABINE & William Willis
5 Year Old: LARA CSNZ & Victoria Rattray
4 Year Old: CAVIAR XTREME & Logan Massie

Show Hunter Derby Class 1m to 1.10m, sponsored by East Bay Finance.
1 – MCMILLANS FREDRIKA RE – Claire Wilson
2 – REDCLIFFS B&W PURE HEART – Kate Hewlett
3 – LC TELEPATHY – Karen Riddle
4 – UNTOUCHABLE – Merran Hain
5 – WEITI AUBERGINE – Jo Hicks
6 – KIWI RIDGE – Jo Andrews

Open Horse 1.10m AM5 Art238 2.2 (show jumping)
Sponsored by: Forbes and Co
1 – CAPATINO GNZ – Kate Hewlett
2 – TNT – Shanae Mckay
3 – WISHING CROWN – Jesse Linton
4 – REDCLIFFS B&W PURE HEART – Kate Hewlett
5 – CHIMNEY CREEK – Cindy Dames
6 – AVICHII AF – Emma Deadman

Sangster & Vicki Prendergast, fourth in the 6YO final (Image: Ana Rattray)