Big entries at Rotorua

15204044_10155069196970101_1797880131_oWith the large number of entries, Rotorua’s CNC95 classes were all completed on day one, along with dressage and show jumping for the others. Quimbo won yet again for Charlotte Sellar; the four-star victor is obviously loving being back eventing at this level. And Christen Lane, who certainly has some quality young horses, quinellaed one class.

Donna Edwards-Smith and her very cute palomino DSE Mr Hokey Pokey have the lead in the Dunstan Horse feeds CNC**plus, from Jackson Boville on his mare Visionnaire, and Campbell Draper on Mr Mancini. All of these riders will be using this event to fine-tune their performances for Puhinui 3DE in two weeks, but all will still be keen for the win; this is not a training run!

Great to see that South Islanders Kirsty Sharapoff, Brent Jury, Giles Gormack and Lucy Turner have not let any closed roads or earthquakes put them off travelling north. They may have taken the long route to get on to the ferry, but don’t expect them to take any on the cross-country!

The Dunstan CIC2* is  being led by Maddie Crowe on Waitangi Pinterest, and Maddie also leads the Marks + Ewen & Associates CIC* on Lucius GNZ.

Chanel Campbell and Astek Guardsman lead the Prestige Equestrian CNC* A with Kyle Calder on Apteryx heading the B division. Donna Edwards-Smith and DSE Sunset Pass – the lovely thoroughbred who recently won the Dunstan X-Factor Cup at Equidays – are in front in the Reyna Equestrian CNC 105, Sally Gunn and Kiwi Highlight head the Reyna Equestrian CNC105 Amateur, and Stable Sales NZ CNC105 U21 is led by Sarah Young on Equador MW.

Good luck with the cross-country, everyone!


Division A
1 AMS G Force Stephanie Liefting 29.2
2 Hot Wired Paxton Conder 35
3 Volanti Rowan Dixon 36.3
4 Midnight Blue Emily Wright 36.3
Division B
1 Vanishing Point Judy Hatfull 29.8
2 Renegades Night Rider Paula Henderson 30.2
3 Brentwood Bravo Janine Hayde 33.5
4 Disclosure Mitty Forsyth 38
Division C
1 Henton Armada Christen Lane 25
2 Henton First Lady Christen Lane 30.2
3 Ricker Ridge Zachary Samantha Felton 30.5
4 Black Attire Leisa Keightley 32.5
Division D
1 Quimbo Charlotte Sellar 29
2 Bold Trader Dana Hawkins 32.8
3 Irish Song Stephanie Cowdell 33
4 AMS Fe Fe La Mour Stephanie Liefting 34.8