The weekend’s eventing wrap

Catherine Taylor & Coljoy won the 1*Plus

There was eventing in muddy conditions in Ireland and there was eventing in muddy conditions in Waikato but what’s a bit of bog for kiwi eventers! We are not sure what the conditions were in Waregem, Belgium but they must have been good for Caroline Powell who won the CIC2* on Flipper K.

Well done Tim Price who had a good win on Pats Jester in the CCI3* class at Ballendenisk horse trials in Ireland, in very wet conditions.

Adding 8 cross country time faults and four show jumping faults to their dressage score, the pair finished well ahead of Elizabeth Powers (Mind Me). Fellow New Zealander Jesse Campbell was third on Amsterdam 21 who also jumped clear but added 24.8 cross country time faults. Ben Hobday is now riding Jesse’s Kaapachino and was one of only two clear rounds in the cross country, but once again, the showjumping was Kaapy’s downfall, where 29 faults were added and they finished in fourth place.

Sam Watson (Ireland) took out the CIC3* on Ardagh Highlight, with Blyth Tait third on Dassett Courage after adding 4 show jumping penalties and 9.2 time faults. Izzy Taylor was second on Frog Rock, a NZ thoroughbred previously ridden by Anabel Wigley. Jonelle Price and Faerie Dianimo had a good run, adding 12.4 time faults on cross country to their score to finish in fourth place. The pair are aiming for the Pau four-star class later in the year so it was a great run in what were awful conditions.

Meantime, back in the wet Waikato it was all on at the Wade Equine Coaches Spring Horse Trial held at Waikato Equestrian Centre. The sun did make a welcomed appearance.


1 Wade Equine Coaches 1* Plus
254 Catherine Taylor Coljoy 1
253 Jade Le Petit Agricola 2
255 Donna Edwards-Smith Rodriguez 3
2 Wade Equine Coaches CNC 1*
238 Megan Finlayson Greensleeves 1
240 Rachel Cave Figurato 2
237 Eleisha Walls Escott Estate Balmoral Felix 3
239 Claire Webster Artful Dodger 4
3 Waikato Equine Veterinary Centre 105 Open
226 Shannon Galloway Airthrey Jean Genie 1
223 Kelsey Leahy Showcause 2
227 Erica Alderton Orion Star 3
225 Amanda Illston Verdelho 4
221 Jessica Woods LV Hat Trick 5
4 Fountain City Saddlery 105 Restricted
187 Jessica Woods LV Encostalot 1
192 Catherine Taylor Matai Sugarsnap 2
190 Anna Gray Quick Draw 3
185 Saskea Greyling TNT What a Corka 4
194 Jessica Woods LV Balou Skye 5
5 Magnum Industries CNC95 Open
169 Molly O’Leary Willesden Green 1
159 Hannah Doak Ralph 2
165 Ashra McAvinue TR Wanderlust 3
172 Beth Clothier De La Mexican 4
162 Melissa Lovell Columbian Jack 5
6 Magnum Industries – CNC95 Restricted
125 Wendy Morrison Ratamill Rosie 1
138 Dannie Lodder Kiss 2
139 Eleisha Walls Daimler Benz 3
135 Lynette Keleher Oh the Ritz 4
122 Troy Gregerson Kevin 5
7 Jim Wright Nissan CNC80 Open
86 Sarah Bevege Ngatamahine JJ Airtime 1
100 Sienna Parr TMH Cuzzie Bro 2
95 Joy Oliver Cool Jazz HC
89 Nicole Hawkins Purple Wetiko 3
97 Shelley Stevens Sir Sparky 4
94 Melanie-Jane Jones Bespoke 5
8A Jim Wright Nissan CNC80 Restricted A
43 Sophie Alexander Kobe 1
30 Donna Edwards-Smith DSE Southern Star 2
47 Erica Alderton Vivid OL 3
44 Hannah McLean May Lilly 4
34 Dean Simpson Pj 5
8B Jim Wright Nissan CNC80 Restricted B
69 Amanda Ball Willow 1
70 Kim Berry Yondu 2
76 Megan O”Grady Banjo 3
68 Sarah Saint Merat Jalisco 4
61 Bailey Gallagher BMG Phantom Menace 5
9 Take The Moment Photography CNC65
14 Sophie Hobbs J’dore Lucy 1
12 Virginia Thompson Star Anise 2
13 Antonia Cobb Mandalay Bay 3
5 Trish Mason Highbridge Johnny Cash 4
23 Georgia Wyatt Wildest Dream 5