Samantha Felton has won the Waipa Home of Champions CIC3* at Kihikihi on Ricker Ridge Escada, and in doing so, has clinched the last national one-day event championship title eluding her. She has won national titles in every other section (105, one- and two-star) in previous years on Henton After Dark.
The national two-star one-day championship was won by Brooke Campbell on Freddy Dash. Clarke Johnstone and Balmoral Sensation won the class, but were excluded from title honours due to their achievements at a higher level.
But, Clarke did score a title at Kihikihi: he’s the one-star champion for 2017 on In Disguise, adding another national title to his collection. It is also another title for Janene Maxwell’s lovely horse, as In Disguise won the Tait Trophy in 2014.
This year’s Tait Trophy was won by Christine Jeffs’ Spellbound, and Northland’s Megan Finlayson won the Horselands CIC1* on Greensleeves.
Anna Mesman and Chester FW won the Vosper CNC105 Open A and Jeffery Amon and JA Take a Shot won the Vosper CNC105 Open B.
We will have a full report up tomorrow, along with some more fabulous photos from Libby Law Photography and Take the Moment Photography.
|Waipa Home of Champions CIC 3* Forest Gate Trophy Championship|
|1||Ricker Ridge Escada||Samantha Felton||77.2|
|2||Tresca NZPH||Bundy Philpott||81.4|
|3||Spring Panorama||Andrew Daines||90.1|
|4||Cor Jet||Chloe Phillips-Harris||92.1|
|5||Benrose Super Star||Sarah Dalziell-Clout||98.5|
|Trust Waikato CIC2* – Waiteko Trophy Championship|
|1||Balmoral Sensation||Clarke Johnstone||42.2|
|2||Just Kidding||Amanda ‘Muzi’ Pottinger||48|
|3||Freddy Dash||Brooke Campbell||57.7|
|5||Snow Leopard||Heelan Tompkins||58.3|
|Wade Equine Coaches CIC 1* Ferndale Salver Trophy Championship|
|1||In Disguise||Clarke Johnstone||40.9|
|2||Ricker Ridge Sooty GNZ||Samantha Felton||42.8|
|3||Eye Spy||Dannie Lodder||43.5|
|Horselands – CIC 1*|
|4||LV Little Chief||Dayna Fox||54|
|JLT CNC 105 Tait Trophy Championship|
|2||My Tom Tom||Abigail Long||34|
|3||Astek Gravitty||Sophie Wilkinson||35.2|
|5||Astek Varius||Sophie Wilkinson||35.4|
|Vosper CNC105 Open A|
|1||Chester FW||Anna Mesman||30.8|
|3||Presque Noir||Kaasandra Chee||36.2|
|4||Your Royal Highness||Paxton Conder||38.2|
|5||Barrington (Dressage Queens Not!)||Melissa Armit||38.8|
|Vosper CNC105 Open B|
|1||JA Take a Shot||Jeffrey Amon||28.8|
|2||Noble Value||Eden Doull||29.4|
|3||Pioneer Makokomiko (Last But Not Least)||Scout Lodder||31.5|
|4||Sharvalley Music||Anne Marie Styles||32|
|5||El Novio||Sarah Bleakley||32.5|