Collier Trophy at Waihora Pony Club
This popular Canterbury Pony Club teams event was won by Okuku, who will host the event next year. The team was made up of Lucy Moffatt (Eastdale Blissful), Danielle Chambers (Gleneyre Exclusive, Jessie Moffatt (Amberleigh English Elegance), Harriet Jolly (Windward Hemi), Brooke Adams (Double A Mountain Moon) and Annabelle Boon (Rednalghih Aoife).
Amberley’s Six Slick Chicks were second with Springston third. Sophie Jarvis on Silver won the A division of the 80cm 16 years and under class, with Emily Smith on Kaimanawa Princess winning the other class. Jorja Dann (Westbook Diana) and Marnie Gray (Kit Kat Kel) won the two divisions of the 65cm 14 and under with Sonya Benison (MF Spotlit) and Harriet Jolly (Windward Hemi) winning the two divisions of the 65cm 12 and under.
Caroline Powell was eighth on Stracathro Solitary Mistral and 16th on Shepherds Watch in the CCI1*. The class was won by Piggy French on Cooley Monsoon who is owned by the famous British actor, Jennifer Saunders – a big eventing fan. Piggy French also won the CCI2*, so is back from ‘maternity leave’ with all guns blazing!
Bettina Hoy won the CICO3* on Seigneur Medicott for the second year in a row. Second was Julia Krajewski on Samourai Du Thot, with Pippa Funnell on Billy the Biz third. Oliver Townend had four horses in the top 13, Note Worthy, Arctic Mouse, Cooley SRS and Black Tie II – quite an achievement especially when all four of them were clear and inside the time on cross-country! The best-placed New Zealander in this class was Tim Rusbridge on Oneforthenotebook in 30th place. Jesse Campbell, who did a beautiful dressage test to be joint leader, added jumping faults in both show jumping and cross-country and finished 34th. Megan Heath was 46th and 52nd on her two horses.
The event also hosted the Nations Cup which was won by Germany on 122.2, with Great Britain second (142.4) and USA third (160.9). The NZ team was fourth on 240.8.
Switzerland’s Felix Vogg finished on his dressage score to win the CCI3* after show jumping really influenced the final results. Donatien Schauly Adj on Pivoine des Touches (France) came up to second place with a clear show jumping round, and Sir Mark Todd held on to third with Kiltubrid Rhapsody after having one rail. Maxime Livio was fourth on Tina de la Fieffe and Michael Jung was fifth on Lennox 364. Tim Price dropped to 11th after having 13 faults in the show jumping.
It was a wet Taupo for the Wendy Richards Memorial Championship Show. Well done to all who rode through it!
- Champion: Ottilie Upshall – Mistadobalina
- Reserve: Michael Morton-Beetham – DT Defender
Champions Equestrian Level 2
- Champion: Grace Farrel – Vollrath Luigi
- Reserve: Helen Young – Floating Currency
AT Cook Contracting Level 3
- Champion: Kayleigh Ryan – NRM Land Zea
- Reserve: Nicki Sunley – Laila Dawn
Talent ID Recruitment Level 4
- Champion: Michael Morton-Beetham – Savoir Faire
- Reserve: Kathryn Corry -Boom Chica Boom
Alkieman Custom Jointing Level 5
- Champion: Sophie de Clifford – Alamo BL
- Reserve: Hannah Van der Horst – I Romulus
Helen Wells Advanced
- Champion: Kieryn Walton – Rosari Don Carlos
- Reserve: Jennifer Sim – Stonylea Lancelot
True North Chartered Accounts Non Graded
- Champion: Kate Cameron – Touch of Magic
- Reserve: Ruth Hone – Prince of the Cape
Champion: Chontelle Honour – Tama Park Bradman
Winner of the Wendy Richards Memorial Trophy:
Ottile Upshall – Mistadobalina
Dressage Rotorua Members Award
- Level 1-2 Ottile Upshall – Mistadobalina
- Level 3+ Hannah van der Horst – I Romulus
- Non graded Juliet Iremonger – TF Ailbhe Mac Brennan
They had to settle for runner-up spot at the first two legs of the FEI Nations Cup Jumping Europe Division 2 series, but last night at the third round in Lisbon, Portugal, a hugely impressive Belgian side clinched victory by a significant margin.
Finishing with just four faults, and without having to call up their last-line partnership of Nicola Philippaerts and Chilli Will for a second time, they had a 17-fault advantage over Spain while France finished third with 24 and Portugal and Ireland tied for fourth on 25 apiece. Belgium now heads the Division 2 leaderboard with a massive 280 points, with Great Britain second on 195.
Course designer Bernardo Costa Cabral’s clever track and the challenge of jumping under floodlights in the second round ensured an interesting evening for the packed grandstand at Lisbon’s elegant Jockey Club.
Clears from Nicola Philippaerts, Constant van Paesschen with Carlow van de Helle, and Fabienne Daigneux Lange with Venue d’Fees des Hazalles put the Belgians out in front on a zero score at the halfway stage. The Spanish were close behind with just four after the first round, but added 17 faults in round two, despite a lovely double-clear from pathfinders Diego Perez Bilbao and HH Best.
The Belgians intend to make great use of their time in Division 2 with a busy campaign over the seven-leg series which moves to Uggerhalne in Denmark next Saturday.