There were some excellent reports on the effort that Matamata Pony Club went to in order to run their popular event over the weekend, and course designer Rowan Armer has developed some great jumps for those competing at the lower grades. The fences were beautifully dressed and decorated, with even little mini palisades, trakheners and corners – which is a lovely change from the standard logs and portables that are most often seen at 65 and 80cm level.
Cherie Jaques quinellaed the top class, 1.10m, with her talented team of Tobinator (the winner) and Black Gem.
Su Jenkins won the 1.05 class on Anonymous, from Kaasandra Chee on Presque Noir.
The Amon family had a good weekend, with Danielle third in the 1.10 on JA Candy Girl, Jeffrey third in the 1.05 on JA Take A Shot, and Samuel third in the U21 95cm class, on RM Let It Be.
There were classes for children and adults down to 65cm level, and overall these greener horses and riders had a wonderful time of the cross-country, with big smiles all around.
There will be another event there next month, with classes right up to CNC2* and great prize money, so get those entries in and experience this wonderful new venue.
|2||Black Gem||Cherie Jaques||35.2|
|3||JA Candy Girl||Danielle Amon||46.4|
|4||Tarndale Endeavor||Katrina Butler Gallie||47.7|
|5||Trojan Warrior||Samuel Amon||48|
|2||Presque Noir||Kaasandra Chee||40.2|
|3||JA Take a Shot||Jeffrey Amon||40.5|
|95 A under21|
|1||Swan Lake||Clay Harris||30.5|
|2||Sharvalley Music||Grace Contessi||31.8|
|3||RM Let It Be||Samuel Amon||37.2|
|5||Donner XS||Alena Dorotich||37.9|
|95cm over 21|
|2||Astek Varius||Sophie Wilkinson||32.5|
|4||Mighty Dream||Kirsty Guilfoyle||34.5|
|5||Astek Gravitty||Sophie Wilkinson||35.2|
|NZPC 80 A under 25|
|1||Charlie Boomerang||Jordie Watson||28.2|
|2||Hometown Boi||Dani Lamont||31.3|
|3||Order of The Phoenix||Zoe Booth||31.6|
|4||Tickled Pink||Emily De Klerk||37.5|
|NZPC 80 B over 25|
|1||Mr Bodacious||Tony McAllister||29.5|
|2||Clifton Domino||Robyn McLaughlin||33.2|
|4||Flying Circus||Janet Gifford-Bryan||37.6|
|5||Warrior Queen||Anita Cornwell||38.4|
|6||Country Secret||Louise Leonard||38.4|
|NZPC 65 A under 18|
|1||Mt Tulloch Royal Command||Trilby Johnston||33.6|
|2||Smarty Marty||Catriona Lamb||34.6|
|3||Arctic Flame||Brooke Dunbar||35.7|
|4||Ellie Bell||Tessa Bradcock||36.8|
|5||Showtym Champagne||Grace Prendergast||41.1|
|NZPC 65 B over 18|
|1||Dennis The Menace||Maree Bradcock||32.4|
|3||The Ace of Spades||Jessica Brosnan||45|
|4||Gin & Tonic||Annmarie Hughes||48.6|
|5||The Sentinel II||Karyn McQuade||49.7|