It was a good win for Donna Edwards-Smith and her reliable DSE Tangolooma (aka ‘Bones’) at the Puhinui Horse Trials over the weekend.
“Bones gave me a fantastic ride, he felt at his best, it is very exciting, and it was a lovely Tich Massey course to jump around,” Donna said.
Donna made the most of the opportunities given to her when the leaders after dressage faulted in the show jumping, and she and Tangolooma headed into Sunday’s cross-country at the top of the standings.
They were one of only three combinations to complete both jumping phases without jumping faults: the other two were Renee Faulkner and Rubinstar HH, who finished second, and Samantha Felton and Ricker Ridge Escada, who were third. Every competitor in the three-star class incurred time faults on Tich Massey’s cross-country track – the fastest round of the day came from Jeffery Amon and My Silver Lining with 5.6 time, which put them up to seventh overall.
Sam Felton was also placed in the two-star class, and won the CIC1*, so it was a good weekend for the Ricker Ridge team.
The winner of NZ Horse & Pony magazine’s Amateur and Grassroots 105cm class was Emma Broughton-Watts with Boogie Nights.
Maddi Crowe dropped her talented Waitangi Pinterest down a grade and had a great run to win the CNC1* before she takes on the three-star class at Horse of the Year shortly.
For many of these riders, it was a good pre-HOY run, and we look forward to seeing them competing in Hastings in the two- and three-star classes. The three top placegetters in the Honda three-star are all entered, but will be up against it, as Clarke Johnstone has his superstar Balmoral Sensation entered as well.
Super League Points Update
The ESNZ Eventing Super League looks a lot more open now after Puhinui results have been incorporated.
Donna and Tangolooma have moved into the top four and could further improve as the season progresses, with the next leg at the Horse of the Year show.
Current standings after six events: Clarke Johnstone, Matangi, Balmoral Sensation, 102 pts; Emily Cammock, Christchurch, Shaw Lee, 80 pts; Bundy Philpott, Cambridge, Tresca NZPH, 51 pts; Donna Edwards-Smith, Te Kauwhata, DSE Tangolooma, 44 pts; Renee Faulkner, Papakura, Rubinstar HH, 42 pts; Corey Wood, Christchurch, Pick Up Line, 39 pts.
|1||DSE Tangolooma||Donna Edwards-Smith||51.1|
|2||Rubinstar HH||Renee Faulkner||52.3|
|3||Ricker Ridge Escada||Samantha Felton||54.5|
|5||Just de Manzana||Jessica Woods||58.7|
|1||Mr McTaggart||Louise Mulholland||40.5|
|2||Cruising Guy||Abigail Long||51.4|
|3||Ricker Ridge Rui||Samantha Felton||51.8|
|4||Ricker Ridge Divine Right||Samantha Felton||57|
|5||Alto et Audax||Beth Wilson||57.7|
|Veterinary Associates CIC1*|
|1||Ricker Ridge Riley||Samantha Felton||31.9|
|2||Ricker Ridge Rodstar||Kimberly Gill||37.3|
|3||Ngahiwi Makem||Ashleigh Mckinstry||38.6|
|Thompson Electrical CNC*|
|1||Waitangi Pinterest||Madison Crowe||25|
|2||Pioneer Techtonic Shuffle||Ashleigh Mckinstry||27.3|
|3||CHS Ripleys Dream||Samantha Mynott||29.5|
|4||Stiloso Whataretheodds||Lisa Chapple||31.4|
|5||Sparky Malarkey||Susan Le Mesurier||31.8|
|Bomberz Bits CNC105|
|1||Drover EM||Rainer Hagspihl||30.4|
|2||Henton Ambassador||Matthew Grayling||39.6|
|3||Intrepid||Anne Marie Styles||39.8|
|4||Diamond Trade||Amanda Wards||40|
|Fiber Fresh CNC105 Rider under 21 years|
|1||Noble Value||Eden Doull||31.8|
|2||Da Vinci Code||Alyssa Harrison||32|
|3||Pioneer Makokomiko||Scout Lodder||36|
|4||De La Mexican||Beth Clothier||37.4|
|5||Waitangi Slingshot||Tegan Brady||39.2|
|Horse & Pony NZ CNC105 Amateur & Grassroots|
|1||Boogie Nights||Emma Broughton-Watts||36.8|
|2||Ash Haven Diva||Kirsty Guilfoyle||37.6|
|3||Henton Ethereal||Sophie Abbott||38.4|
|4||TR Wanderlust||Ashra McAvinue||40.8|
|5||Miss Vee NZPH||Ashley Johnston||41.6|
|1||Astek Graffiti||Sofie Boswell||22.8|
|2||Kings Soleil||Jessica Woods||33.1|
|3||Seaforth Gryphon||Ben Weir||33.1|
|4||Airthey Debt Collecter||Amy Parker||36.4|
|5||Money Shot||Dannie Lodder||36.5|
|Pryde’s CNC95 rider under 18 yrs.|
|1||Jumping Jack||Mackenzie Marlo||32.2|
|2||Astro Max||Samantha Caldwell||35.6|
|3||Banjo II||Ella Rutherford||35.6|
|NPC Health CNC95 Horse 4 & 5 years old|
|1||LV Encostalot||Jessica Woods||29.2|
|2||Oranoa Brownstone||Emma Broughton-Watts||33.1|
|3||Woodbine Just Magic||Helen McGrath||34.6|
|4||Kabo Shadow||Codie White||36.9|
|Spurs of Counties CNC95 Masters riders over 40 years|
|2||Charlton Chime||Nicoli Fife||34.3|
|3||Xena WP||Jo Lynch||37.9|
|5||In The Red II||Sharon Kerwin||61.9|
|Bucus Rugs CNC 80|
|1||Kabo Pongo||Charlotte Treneary||32.5|
|4||Willesden Green||Henry O”Leary||37.4|
|Bucus Rugs CNC 80 B|
|1||Trick Key||Dannie Lodder||26.4|
|3||Brite Idea||Abbey Thompson||30|
|5||Decoy EM||Antonella Hagspihl||31.1|