Sun & sleet at Canterbury 2DE

Lydia Truesdale and Allander Rocket on their way to a win in the CNC2* at Canterbury 2DE

Canterbury Eventing held its two-day event over the weekend, with the dressage and show jumping at McLeans Island. Sunday saw all competitors heading to the Mandeville Sports Ground, North Canterbury, where the cross-country was held.

This is developing into an excellent facility, and once again a good track was put up, with plenty of changes from last time the riders competed here. Nick Pyke and Richard Crowe were the official course builders, but we understand that there was a lot of input from Giles Cormack and Brent Jury as well as Larissa Srhoy. The team did a good job and the event was run very smoothly. Canterbury Eventing is another example of a great bunch of hardworking volunteers out providing some great competitions.

Courtney Davis is developing a good team, and gave them a great ride through the cross-country today, and was rewarded with two wins.  On By Hoki, Courtney won the CNC1*, and the horse looked like he was ready to step up again. She also won one of the CNC105 divisions on the promising Dunrobin Gancanagh, one to watch out for in the future.

By Hoki and Courtney Davis win the CNC1* at Canterbury 2DE

Unfortunately quite a few of the riders in the CNC80 class ended up with the Big E beside their name as they insisted on jumping out of the water on the wrong side of the red flag. It certainly kept fence judge Corey Wood busy! Corey has recently moved up to the Canterbury region and it was so good to see him helping out with judging even though he was not riding.

There were plenty of pony club riders out getting some valuable practice before the Springston Trophy which is on soon, October 6-8, in Rakaia. Hopefully there will be no jumping on the wrong side of the red flag then!

Annabel Wardle, Twin Deserts – beautiful jump out of the water but on the wrong side of the flag! There were plenty who made this mistake.

The weather was perfect for most of the day but everyone watched as the storm rolled in from the south. The southern skies darkened and the temperature dropped, just as the last of the CNC80 class went. Unfortunately the rain came too, and then even some sleet and hail. Not the best for the last of the riders or to finish the weekend’s excellent competition.

Annabelle Jones and Braxton Boy won the CNC105 Division A at the Canterbury 2DE

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1 Allander Rocket Lydia Truesdale 61.8
2 Playmaker Brodie Roberts 107.5
3 SR Livingstone Brodie Roberts 216
1 By Hoki Courtney Davis 32.8
2 Rockquest Larissa Srhoy 33
3 Mr J F Hawk Isabella Ashworth 38.1
4 SD Amourosi Rebecca Smithey 40
5 Astek Victor Lucy Turner 40.9
CNC105 Div A
1 Dunrobin Gancanagh Courtney Davis 39.4
2 Kawhaka Concorde Kirk Magner 39.6
3 Eerie Lass Kareen Klinac 42.2
4 Damontez Jewel Millie Harrex 42.9
5 Corivale Greased Lightning Johanna Wylaars 45.6
CNC105 Div B
1 Braxton Boy Annabelle Jones 32.1
2 Ka Pai Kiwi Jordan Shrimpton 32.9
3 My Rocket Man Charlotte Coleman 33.1
4 Kemdale Tarryn Jones 36.4
5 Versailles Paige Hardwick 38.1
CNC95 Div A
1 Te Puke Charlotte Thomas 28.3
2 Wolkenstar Mikayla Green 29.1
3 Smart Spark Lucy Baker 30.5
4 Mr O’Likely Rebecca Smithey 31.8
5 Good Luck Charlie Abbey Baker 32.4
CNC95 Div B
1 Rosewood Zakee Danielle Chambers 30.5
2 Tripel Shot Claudia Wilson 33.8
3 Yippee Ki Yay Fabriana McQuarrie 34.5
4 Emerson Emma Barker 35.5
5 Rokocoko Ii Bailey Clifford 38.8
CNC80 Div A
1 Wembleybrook Monarch Kyla Dimmock 31.3
2 Kennybrooke Q Sophie Rosanowski 34.2
3 Madam Masala Sophie Pickens 34.5
4 Deja Vu III Imogen Morrison 35
5 Gandalfs Gold Brooke Fodie 37.6
CNC80 Div B
1 Albereco Eloise Thomas 26.3
2 Copper Tone Larissa Srhoy 26.6
3 Gleneyre Exclusive Danielle Chambers 36.1
4 Aquila’s Altair Alison Sutton 36.6
5 High Plains Touch of Gold Jayda Loper 37.6
CNC80 Div C
1 Starlight Express Jo Benison 35
2 Illywhacker 2 Tinesha Benson 35.3
3 Harlequin Spark Nicole Bulford 38
4 My Holly Lily Taylor 40.3
5 Night Hawk Brigette Mackay 41.4
1 High Rise Louise Hipkins 27.2
2 Southern Crusade Kelly Tyson 32.1
3 Strate Shot Claudia Wilson 32.4
4 Prince Kate Higgins 36.6
5 Binnawie Perdite Fleur Carter-Hodder 48.8