Favourite Images of 2017 By Jane Thompson - December 24, 2017 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Some of our favourite images from 2017. Katie Cammock cheering her mother on at Puhinui A hug for her son – Jean Johnstone and Clarke at Adelaide Ginny Thompson and Star Nouveau – the first combination successfully through the tricky combination at fence 8 – you can see how pleased Ginny was but you should have heard the crowd cheering! So many events at the McLeans Island National Equestrian Centre – and great to see the Hampton Oval looking so good. The oval is named after Alan Hampton, one of the people who did so much for the equestrian community in New Zealand. This picture is of Paige Hardwick, Ivanoff Mikayla Green, Star’s Ransom over one of the the Mitavite water jumps Exciting Mounted Games action. Clarke Johnstone came to the Springston Tropy to walk the course with the competitors. Clarke himself had been a competitor in this wonderful event not that many years ago! Georgie Bethell, Aintree Mirabell competing at a pony club event in Rangiora (Image: Pegasus Communications) Geraldine Rae, Joan and Bob Stringer, with Liz Thomas – all huge contributors to the pony club scene Daniel Meech and Fine during the Longines FEI Nations Cup Jumping Final – First Qualifier. (Image: Libby Law Photography) A huge leap over the corner for Lauren Alexander & AA Fully Loaded at Taupo winter eventing Todd Magner, Awatuna Jonesy competing at Eyreton, Canterbury Andrew Nicholson and Qwanza at Burghley Horse Trials (Image: Libby Law Photography) Tim Price not only has a new baby but he has a new puppy too! (Image: Libby Law) Daniel Meech (left) during the prize-giving for the Rabobank Venlo Prijs – Grote Prijs Jumping Peel & Maas. Daniel finished second on Fine. The winner is Christopher Klasener (NED) who rode Coocanussa; third went to Teddy van de Rijt with Itcho Van t Ruytershof (Image: Libby Law Photography) The photo that won Libby a special photography prize! Philippe Rozier of France and Rahotep De Toscane celebrate a clear round with a fabulous fist punch and magnificent “BOUNCE” as they pass through the finish in the individual qualifier for jumping at the Rio Olympics. The French team went on to win team gold (Image: Libby Law Photography) Emily Cammock and Shaw Lee won the National 3* Three Day Event championship at Taupo (Image: Jane Thompson) Donna showing her delight with ‘Bones’ as they came through the finish flags at Taupo (Image: Jane Thompson) Hardy stewards at Taupo Andrew Nicholson enjoying that long-awaited and unforgettable moment at Badminton (Image: Stephen Bartholomew / Libby Law Photography) Getting a bit wet during the prize-giving is all in a day’s work when you are a steward at the NZPCA Eventing Championships Melissa Wallace, Dunurban Maotai from Otago Southland competing in the NZPCA Championships in Whangarei Kirsty Sharapoff and Shoot the Breeze competing at McLeans Island (Image: Jane Thompson) Bridget Sullivan, Judicious at Kihikihi Warwick Douglas and Rodriguez had a hairy moment but made it to the finish flags! Joy White, Astek Gangsta Girl, Champion In-hand Mare at McLeans Island for the warmblood event Rose Alfeld and My Supa Nova competing in the Jump for Cancer charity event at Hagley Park Sandy Shore enjoying her evening at Hagley Park for the Jump for Cancer event Horse of the Year winners Lily Tootill and Ulysses NZPH – taken at that moment Lily realises she has won! (Image: Cornege Photography). Emotional scenes in the collecting ring when Steffi and her team realise she and Moonlight Glow have won Pony of the Year (image: Jane Thompson) Kelly Wilson, you dirty girl! Wonderful muddy scenes at the Horse of the Year Show (Image: Libby Law Photography) Sarah Gordon looking very happy after winning Youngstock Partbred Gypsy Cob of the Year with Chatto Creek Gaia at HOY So cute! Imogen Malcolm-Solly winning at the Horse of the Year show (Image: Jane Thompson) Annabel Francis did a cracking couple of rounds on Te Mata Miss at the Nationals at McLeans Island in February Isabella Chatfield and Prima Bella in the CDI-P Pony Musical Freestyle at the Dressage Nationals (Image: Libby Law) The horses had hardly ever been handled and here they were surrounded by so many people! St James Horse sale Champion Pleasure Horse/Pony 16 Yrs and Under – A very happy Zara von Dadelszen & her pony Dolly (Image: Take the Moment) The triumphant Greymouth team Cheers Vicki! Celebrating Katie’s win in the World Cup Final at Woodhill Sands Flying over the wall to record two clear rounds in the Equissage Pony Grand Prix: Georgia Bouzaid and her gorgeous Kaimanawa, Redcliffs Bill (Image: Libby Law Photography) North Island All Breeds In-Hand Show gets bigger and bigger! Olivia Peacocke aged 5 and her pony Rosa are enjoying the lake beach – sent in by Sarah Murphy Kate Herdson and Eon – won the Junior Three Day and One Day Championships Clarke Johnstone is congratulated by Jeff McVean after he and Balmoral Sensation won the four-star at Adelaide. Lydia Beale (fantastic groom) was pretty emotional too! Libby Brockhurst, Emma Brockhurst, Glentare Charlie Brown, winner of the child side saddle class at the Christchurch show Jonelle Price and Faerie Dianimo at the Pau trot-up, just weeks after Otis was born. (Image: Libby Law Photography) But wait, is there hope? Jordan Shrimpton, Ka Pai Kiwi – the Save of the Year!