South Islanders win the Young & Junior Rider

Jordan Shrimpton & Ka Pai Kiwi, winners of the National Junior Rider title

Two South Islanders have captured two National titles for three day eventing. Lucy Turner (Lincoln) won the Young Rider title riding Carbon and Jordan Shrimpton (Christchurch) won the Junior rider title on Ka Pai Kiwi.

Lucy Turner, Carbon, winners of the National. Young Rider title and the Ultimate Design CCI2*

There was glory for the North Island contingent at the South Island Three Day Event however when Te Kauwhata’s Donna Edwards-Smith took out the main class after a beautiful clear show jumping round in the CCI3* on DSE Cluny. Gaye McClunie, the owner of the horse, was here to watch her 11-year-old horse win his first major three day event title. “How good was this to come down here and win, I love him,” she said afterwards.

Gay McClunie and DSE Cluny with Donna Edwards-Smith

Donna had bought a big team down with her, nine horses and four riders in total. The team had its ups and downs but were well pleased with their results overall. “Everyone down here has been amazing,” Donna said. “The hospitality has been wonderful, and thanks for the snow, hail, rain and sunshine!”

Cluny’s next major event may well be the Adelaide 4* in November, although it seemed Gaye and Donna hadn’t yet made a final decision.

Donna Edwards-Smith, DSE Cluny

Kirsty Sharapoff from Christchurch, who is the Chair of Eventing Canterbury was second in the class on Shoot the Breeze, with West Melton’s Emily Cammock and Shaw Lee third. Emily is another planning to go to the Adelaide event later this year.

Lucy Turner had aimed all season to win the Young Rider title, which she has won before two years ago when it was held in Auckland. “But winning the two-star class overall has really topped it off,” said Lucy who is hoping to return to Puhinui in December to compete.  Lucy was also fourth in the one-star class on her young horse, Astek Victor so she certainly had a good weekend but she is heading back to university where she is studying Sports Management. The talented sportswoman also plays representative hockey and she enjoys her studies, mainly as it seems she can fit in university life as well as all her sporting activities!

Carbon and Lucy have been together for four years, she originally purchased the horse off Chanel Hargrave.  “He was my first hack, and he has the biggest heart. He will jump anything!” Lucy also won the New Zealand Pony Club Association’s prize for the best performed pony club rider.

Lucy Turner and Carbon, a lovely clear show jumping round

Jordan Shrimpton, aged 17, didn’t seem to believe that she had actually won the national junior rider title straight after her show jumping round. “I’ve never had a clear show jumping round at one-star level,” she said afterwards. The Papanui High School student has been riding for about five or six years. She initially got interested in horses when she heard her friend was going to a camp to brush ponies, as her family had no involvement with horses. “It wasn’t the riding that sold it, I wanted to brush a pony!” She now far prefers riding them, and she has also got her two younger sisters involved, and they were also competing this weekend, both being placed in the lower classes.

Eve Hawes from the West Coast won the Bates Saddles CCI1* on nine-year-old Spookee Possum, a thoroughbred horse she has had six years, purchasing from Event Stars. “I didn’t think he would do the 95cm classes, but he just kept stepping up and this season he decided that he would be very styley,” she said.

Eve Hawes, Spookee Possum with sponsor David Jones-Parry from Bates

Otago’s Lauren Enright won the NZCT CCN105 class on six-year-old Tygra, also a thoroughbred horse and also sourced from Event Stars. “I might keep this one,” she said afterwards. “Hopefully I can get back up the grades as it has been a while.”

The prize for the best style over cross country went to Alice Jones.

Alice Jones with Ron Miles


Ella Morshuis, World Famous

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South Island 3 Day Event final results
1 DSE Cluny Donna Edwards-Smith 50
2 Shoot The Breeze Kirsty Sharapoff 54.3
3 Shaw Lee Emily Cammock 96
Ultimate Design and Renovation CCI2* Championship incorporating the NZ Young Rider Championship
1 Carbon Lucy Turner 31.7
2 By Hoki Courtney Davis 39.4
3 Allander Rocket Lydia Truesdale 41.5
4 Alto et Audax Beth Wilson 49.8
5 DSE Rodriguez Donna Edwards-Smith 62.5
Bates Saddles CCI1* Championship incorporating the NZ Junior Rider Championship
1 Spookee Possum Eve Hawes 29.6
2 CHS Royal Genie Donna Edwards-Smith 30.3
3 Wairoa Renegade Cam Robertson 30.4
4 Astek Victor Lucy Turner 31.8
5 SD Amourosi Rebecca Smithey 32.7
6 Ka Pai Kiwi Jordan Shrimpton 32.8
7 Tigerherz Georgie Dickson 39.1
8 Ivanoff Paige Hardwick 39.7
9 DSE Beyond Compare Jasmyne Speake 40.5
10 King Curtis Janelle Gibson 41.3
Melwood Equestrian CNC1* Non – Championship
1 Antara Emily Cammock 55.2
2 DSE Southern Halo Emily Cammock 59.1
3 Bastille Nicola Barringer 59.5
NZCT CCN105 Championship
1 Tygra Lauren Enright 30.2
2 Mr O Likely Rebecca Smithey 32.4
2 Eerie Lass Tarryn Jones 33.6
4 Miss Renegade Anna Poole 34
4 Moochi Jasmyne Speake 34.1
Emuology CNC105 Non – Championship
1 Agricola Imogen Morrison 42.2
2 Albereco Eloise Thomas 42.9
3 Dingmac Disco King Rebecca Wardle 48.5
4 Ngahiwi Black Jack Anna Poole 51.3
5 Hawk Doubled Up Zara Power 51.4
 Dunstan CNC95 Championship
1 Rupert Emily Cammock 32.9
2 ZinZan CSNZ Kelly Tyson 34.4
3 Krugerrand Kareen Klinac 36.1
3 Mr Strident Rebecca Hadfield 37.3
5 Mr Cosby Sarah Bastin 38.8
Devi Heating Systems CNC95 Under 21 Years Championship
1 World Famous Ella Morshuis 28.4
2 Time After Time Charlotte Thomas 32
3 Te Puke Charlotte Thomas 34.1
4 Surge Mikayla Jarvis 34.6
5 Maximus III Jessie Fraser 34.8
Happy Hire CNC80 Championship
1 Southern Crusade Kelly Tyson 31.8
2 Beaumont Cash Lauren Enright 31.9
3 Y-Puna Frazer Heather McKain 33.8
4 Dunrobin Winchester Courtney Davis 34.2
5 Bijoux Kirsty Jacomb 35.6
Saddlery Barn CNC80 Under 21 Years Championship
1 Rednalhgih Hayman Dana MacClure 33.3
1 Northern Star Ginny McKenzie 34.6
3 Ashton Ultra Magnus Elise Shrimpton 34.7
4 Poppin Tags Caitlin Shrimpton 37.9
5 Du Pablo Louise Poultney 38.5
Lime Solutions CNC65 Championship
1 Greenmoor Chardonnay Angela Fitzgibbon 28.9
2 Mr Silver Kate Costello 29.4
3 Innocent Eyes Ted Williamson 38.1
4 Rf Kamora Danielle Chambers 42.4
5 Southern Wish Molly Taylor 43.9