Rotorua Pony Club winners at Timberlands

The iconic Timberlands teams event was on again in the weekend.

The winning team at Timberlands Pony Club Event 2017 – Rotorua with NRM sponsor Dougal Scott

Great to see the Timberlands pony club teams event being held again this year in Tokoroa after being held in Taupo last year and not at all in 2015 due to a drought.

The Wayne Challenge Trophy for the winning team went to Rotorua, whose members included three of the Amon family! The Turnout Cup went to Kumeu/Timberlands/Otorohanga.

It’s this fun attitude and good team work that won the combined team of Kumeu, Timberlands & Otorohanga the turnout prize. They were also third overall. (Image: Take the Moment)

The Founders Cup was presented for the first time this year. It is in honour of the original founders of the competition, the Boyce, Fife and Symes families, who set up the event in 1982, and is judged on the best average team score for cross-country. It was won by Tauranga/Whangarei.

Second overall, Pointways also won the prize for the best average dressage score. (Image: Take the Moment)

There was a new cross-country course designed by Bing Allan and built by Cullum Boyce on on Cullum and Mandy Boyce’s property, so it’s good to see that the Boyces are still involved!

Bella Uhl & HR Raise your Glass, Rotorua (Image: Take the Moment)

Dressage and show jumping were held on the first day, which turned out really hot, with the show jumping course designed by Sooz Wright. And it was a nice touch that ex-pony club members acted as mounted marshals.

Waitemata team member Bella Lockie & Sirocco Promise (Image: Take the Moment)
Kayla Gold riding for the Taupo / Tuakau Team (Image: Take the Moment)
Hannah Evans & Theo for Manawatu (Image: Take the Moment)


Rotorua – first
Jeffrey Amon Soliel
Danielle Amon Tango
Samuel Amon RM Let It Be
Piper Gargan Silver Force
Jeremy Walshe Harley
Bella Uhl HR Raise your Glass
Pointways – second
Molly O’Leary Willesden Green
Scout Lodder Light’ning
Tayla Moss Gee Six
Kate Heardson Mr Tamberine Man
Hannah Smith Unda No Allusion
India Browne Mighty Dream
Kumeu/Timberlands/Otorohanga – third
Tiffany Owen Tongue Twister
Sarah Rogerson Coconut Ice
Brenner Berger Skagit County
Natalie Spice Keep on Cruizin
Dani Lamont Eye Spy
Jacinda Baker-Singh Mr Parkes
Tauranga/Whangarei – fourth
Grace McColgon Foxglove
Jaime Triggs Take it to the Max
Libby Coster Good as Gold
Sharon Klijn BMW Finale
Anton Kevey Hollywood Playboy
Waitemata – fifth
Briarna Haigh Go Commando
Beth Clothier De la Mexican
Tegan Brady Waitangi Slingshot
Claire West Pintado Ozaia
Bella Lockie Sirocco Promise
Martha Hudson Monte Cervino