Gatcombe and Taupo eventing action

Well done to James Avery for a win at Gatcombe Horse Trials on Vitali in the CIC2* competition, ahead of a big field. Dan Jocelyn was third on Fjury and James was also 10th on Optimus Prime II. Gatcombe was also the venue for Jonelle Price’s first competition after having baby Otis just a short time ago. She was back out on two of her top horses, Faerie Dianimo and Classic Moet, finishing out of the money but jumping clear cross-country on them both, with just a few time faults.

Husband Tim topped a novice class on Spartaco Del Usignolo, a very smart young horse who won with a 23 dressage score, five points ahead of the rest of the field! Tim is aiming him for Le Lion D’Angers Six-Year-Old Young Horse Championships shortly.


Cold and wet conditions for Taupo but the show went on!  Well done to the organising committee. Photos from Take the Moment, and results are below.

Denise Rushbrook & Fletcher finished 2nd in the 80 Restricted A
2nd in the 80 Restricted B – Petra Leusink LSL Hirakimata
Rachel Jessop & Lochinvar were 3rd in the 105A
Warwick Douglas – Royal Guardsman – 2nd in the 105+
2nd in the CNC 95 Alena Dorotich – Donner XS
Heather Davidson & TwoXL – 4th in the CNC 95 Restricted B
A huge leap over the corner for Lauren Alexander & AA Fully Loaded  – CNC105


1 Dynavite Microbiome CNC 105cm+
1 Cherie Jaques Black Gem
2 Warwick Douglas Royal Guardsman
3 Catherine Taylor Coljoy
4 Fleur Rohleder The Alchemist
5 Sylvie Maclean My Black Beauty
2A Insync Bowen CNC 105 A
1 Paula Henderson HH Golden Hugh
2 Trish Mason Moonlight Shadow
3 Rachel Jessop Lochinvar
4 Caroline Howell Telestory
5 Rachel Cave Deputano
2B Insync Bowen CNC 105 B
1 Catherine Taylor Matai Sugarsnap
2 Jen Buchanan Zip It Up
3 Susan Le Mesurier Felton Road
4 Kady Prujean The Duke
5 Samuel Amon RM Let It Be
3A Take the Moment CNC 95 Restricted A
1 Lily Hillary Fly Me to the Moon
2 Janine Hayde Brentwood Addiction
3 Cherie Jaques Wizard
4 Warwick Douglas Hot Diggity
5 Abbey Thompson Noteworthy
3B Take the Moment CNC 95 Restricted B
1 Danielle Amon Tango
2 Alena Dorotich Donner XS
3 Tim Bruce Tana
4 Heather Davidson TwoXL
5 Janine Hayde Brentwood Bravo
4A Take the Moment CNC 95 A
1 Alex Anderson Danherz
2 Shannon Galloway Airthrey Jean Genie
3 Susan Le Mesurier Sparky Malarkey
4 Jeffrey Amon JA Take a Shot
5 Paula Henderson Renegades Night Rider
4B Take the Moment CNC 95 B
1 Rowan Dixon Belmont Bolero
2 Victoria Haig PL Hobson
3 Iain Alexander Mr Dee
4 Bryar Kirkeby HNS Chrialka Gienah
5 Katrina Stephenson The Hit Man
5A CNC 80 Restricted A
1 Kate Cameron Touch of Magic
2 Denise Rushbrook Fletcher
3 Nyrene Mills Chrialka Sequel
4 Tanya Koens Stockade
5 Olivia Bissett Blockbuster
5B CNC 80 Restricted B
1 Bryar Kirkeby HNS Pintado Invitto
2 Petra Leusink LSL Hirakimata
3 Megan O’Grady Aventurine
4 Bryar Kirkeby HNS Ambition
5 Claudia Cameron Miss Glamourazzi
6 CNC 80
1 Ella Goodin Hiwi Magic
2 Yvonne Steers Poldark
3 Carolyn Hooton Waitangi Chrome
4 Tony McAllister Mr Bodacious
5 Beverley Birkett Tombola