Springston Trophy 2018; results after cross country

Charlotte Thomas, Te Puke flew around the cross country – one of the members of the View Hill Red team who are in the lead (Image: Jane Thompson, Pegasus Communications)

The cross country was a challenge and it certainly had an influence on the leaderboard today in Oamaru as the 40 teams in the Springston Trophy enjoyed an action-packed day.

There were plenty of places that the competitors had problems on the Richard Hardwick designed course, but there were also some beautiful rounds.

Jamie Atkinson rode well today, guiding Brakenleigh’s Royal Ascot around the course. The pair are in the Halswell Crusaders who are currently in second place (Image: Jane Thompson, Pegasus Communications)

The View Hill Pony Club certainly has showed their dominance in this competition, hitting the lead today after having to settle for runner up after the dressage phase. They have all three of their teams in the top six but it is the View Hill Red, probably the pre-competition favourites, who hold a narrow lead over the Halswell Crusaders, who were the leaders after dressage.

North Otago Red team were happy after the dressage but will be even happier now they are in third place after the cross country!  (Image: Jane Thompson, Pegasus Communications)

The event concludes tomorrow with the show jumping phase.

The View Hill White team are now fourth after the cross country phase (Image: Jane Thompson, Pegasus Communications)

Placings after two phases:

Dressage score Place after dressage Score after XC
1 View Hill Red 120.88 2 122.48
2 Halswell Crusaders 120.46 1 124.14
3 North Otago Red 140.09 12 140.09
4 View Hill White 126.7 4 144.1
5 Invercargill Kennington/Waimea 144.69 17 144.69
6 View Hill Black 134.54 9 145.44
7 Halswell Knights 128.39 6 146.1
8 Pleasant Point 136.55 11 151.69
9 North Otago/Waimea Navy 131.58 8 152.05
10 Kaiapoi Black 125.39 3 154.72