We saw some amazing displays on the fantastic Raikaia Pony Club cross-country course as part of the Springston Trophy. There were displays of great riding, honest ponies/horses, naughty ponies/horses, learning experiences and fabulous support from the spectators in adverse conditions.
There were also some near misses, and this is the near-miss of the whole competition. Jordan Shrimpton should have hit the deck, but somehow managed to not only stay on, but also keep going for the View Hill White team, which finished third overall.
Her horse, Kai Pai Kiwi, deserves an extra carrot (or a whole bag) for being as co-operative as she could be!