Great to see the Timberlands pony club teams event being held again this year in Tokoroa after being held in Taupo last year and not at all in 2015 due to a drought.
The Wayne Challenge Trophy for the winning team went to Rotorua, whose members included three of the Amon family! The Turnout Cup went to Kumeu/Timberlands/Otorohanga.
The Founders Cup was presented for the first time this year. It is in honour of the original founders of the competition, the Boyce, Fife and Symes families, who set up the event in 1982, and is judged on the best average team score for cross-country. It was won by Tauranga/Whangarei.
There was a new cross-country course designed by Bing Allan and built by Cullum Boyce on on Cullum and Mandy Boyce’s property, so it’s good to see that the Boyces are still involved!
Dressage and show jumping were held on the first day, which turned out really hot, with the show jumping course designed by Sooz Wright. And it was a nice touch that ex-pony club members acted as mounted marshals.
|TOP FIVE TEAMS|
|Rotorua – first|
|Samuel Amon||RM Let It Be|
|Piper Gargan||Silver Force|
|Bella Uhl||HR Raise your Glass|
|Pointways – second|
|Molly O’Leary||Willesden Green|
|Tayla Moss||Gee Six|
|Kate Heardson||Mr Tamberine Man|
|Hannah Smith||Unda No Allusion|
|India Browne||Mighty Dream|
|Kumeu/Timberlands/Otorohanga – third|
|Tiffany Owen||Tongue Twister|
|Sarah Rogerson||Coconut Ice|
|Brenner Berger||Skagit County|
|Natalie Spice||Keep on Cruizin|
|Dani Lamont||Eye Spy|
|Jacinda Baker-Singh||Mr Parkes|
|Tauranga/Whangarei – fourth|
|Jaime Triggs||Take it to the Max|
|Libby Coster||Good as Gold|
|Sharon Klijn||BMW Finale|
|Anton Kevey||Hollywood Playboy|
|Waitemata – fifth|
|Briarna Haigh||Go Commando|
|Beth Clothier||De la Mexican|
|Tegan Brady||Waitangi Slingshot|
|Claire West||Pintado Ozaia|
|Bella Lockie||Sirocco Promise|
|Martha Hudson||Monte Cervino|