Friday at Equidays

Fun and action from the competitions, demonstrations, clinics and tradestands at Equidays' opening day

It might have been Friday the 13th, but it was a great day at Equidays. Here are some super shots from Mendip Farm Photography, and the results to hand.

See you there tomorrow and be sure to visit us at Trade Stand D10. If you take out a new sub or renew your current one at Equidays, you will be in the draw to win a $7000 Central Otago High Country Trek for two! We also have our popular Wheel of Fortune back, so you can give it a spin to go for an additional great prize!

Four generations together in the Lead Rein section from left: 4-year-old Olivia Smyth riding Mangakaraa Opal who is also 4 years old. Serena Smyth, Beth Knight (breeder of the ponies), Carey Shaw and 5-year-old Emily Smyth on Mangakaraa Butterfly who is 16
Winner of the Best Presented & Conditioned section of Beyond the Barriers: Dannie Lodder and Money Shot
Intense concentration, while competing in the Farrier Competitions, for Aaron McGilly
Katelyn Peterson and My Sweet Neveah did a great job in their class
Katharine Van Tuyl and Centavino
Rachel Malcolm and Lincoln MVNZ
Friesian horses in their Dressage Quadrille
Amber Riddle and The Pony Express made the bank look easy in the Pony Derby
Russell Higgins was passionate in his horsemanship clinic, saying “you have to get the stop and go buttons working” and “good riders don’t kick their horses to go.”
Heading for the Polocrosse Demonstration
Vaulting displays from members of the Kapiti Vaulting Club were popular, and showed immense trust and respect between horses and people
Beautiful things on offer at The Cambridge Collection
Equine Artist, Nicola Jain, displays her skills in the beginning of an equine bronze
Wade Equine Coaches’ impressive display
How very lucky are we in New Zealand to be able to learn from Kyra Kyrklund, Olympic Dressage Rider (Finland). She honed in on riders’ positions and use of aids – changing the rider to influence the horse. “They feel a fly, so don’t need hard aids.”
Craig Cameron leads his troupe around the course of his Off Road Challenge before they got on their horses















Livamol Horse 1.25m Art 238.2.2
1 Maddox Kiwi Silverkee Emma Watson
2 Billy Sparky Greta van den Brink
3 Centavino Katharine Van Tuyl
4 Romeo NZPH Sharnaye Lammers
5 Boulevard II Laura Hilhorst
International Animal Products Pony 80cm Art 238.2.2
1 Gangster Squirrel Alice Crofskey
2 Miss Bubbles Amelia Lockhart
3 Ciao Bella Victoria Bridle
4 Westfield Muffin Lana Korsten
5 Galaxy Colour Me Brendon Terrill
Livamol Pony 90cm Art 238.2.2
1 Gangster Squirrel  Alice Crofskey
2 Blue Heaven Charlotte Treneary
3 Marmalade Aoife Brennan
4 Apatchy of Kitford Francesca Bishell
5 Mr Cottonsox Pippa Dixon
International Animal Products Pony 1.00m Art 238.2.2
1 Iamwhatiam Tayla Mitchell
2 Pigs Can Fly Aleisha Bradly
3 Erinskay Tiger Wood Ella van Tilburg
4 Blue Crush Isabel Chaplin
5 Ngahiwi Roany Pony Tara Gower
Honda Pony Derby Max 1.10M Art 238.2.2 (AM5) Art 245.1
1 Moonspirit Treasure Olivia Newsom
2 Get the Beat Senga Hickson
3 Too Much Pizzazz Keeva McCambridge
4 Redcliffs Bill Georgia Bouzaid
5 Maddox Fun House Emma Watson
Wade Equine Coaches Prix St Georges
1 NRM KH Arion Vanessa Way
2 Windermere JObèi W Melissa Galloway
3 Belladonna MH Julie Flintoff
4 Avante Garde Greg Smith
5 FIS Lucifer Christine Weal
Wade Equine Coaches Inter A
1 Furst Fellini Julie Brougham
2 NRM Andreas Vanessa Way
3 Alacatraz Nikita Osborne
4 Letty Lei EDH Victoria Wall
5 Aztec Lad Paula Stuart
Wade Equine Coaches Grand Prix
1 JHT Antonello John Thompson
2 Vom Feinsten Julie Brougham
3 Dejavu MH Wendi Williamson
4 Raukura Satori MH William Millar
5 K H Ambrose Abbie Deken
Dunstan Ex-Factor Gregory Equine Best Presented
1 Money Shot Dannie Lodder
2 Fred Flintstone Peta Kuluz
3 Dreamlining Hollie Wynyard
4 Bon Voyage Olivia Montgomery
5 Porscha Bianca Drake
Dunstan Ex-Factor Gavelhouse Paced and Mannered
1 Money Shot Dannie Lodder
2 DSE Lanikai Donna Edwards-Smith
3 Bon Voyage Olivia Montgomery
4 All About Fun Jenifer Roe
5 The Orange Pony Laura Knight