Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Will Beatson’s March Continue?

Will Beatson’s March Continue?


Dannevirke farmer Maurice Beatson and his home-bred team of horses seem to have a bit of a march on the opposition as they head into the third round of the Bayer New Zealand World Cup League.

Saturday evening the third round of the showjumping series will be run under lights at Manfeild Park as part of the three star Feilding A and P Show, the only indoor world cup round held in New Zealand.

Former Olympian Beatson, who has represented New Zealand at a world final in the past, has an 11 point buffer over three-time series winner and fellow Olympian Katie McVean (Mystery Creek), after winning the two rounds to date.

Both riders – who were team mates at the 2010 World Champs – will start two horses apiece on Saturday evening. Beatson has the perennial My Gollywog, along with Schimmel Warrior, while McVean has Dunstan Delilah and Dunstan Zimorena.

Rising star Luke Dee (Ocean Beach), who has just been named as captain of the young rider team to take on Australia in a week, is on the card aboard Ombudsman. Dee has been in fine form of late and is really starting to make his mark in the upper ranks of jumping.

Also entered are former series winner Simon Wilson (Waipukurau) aboard the 19-year-old Swinger, along with Bernard Denton (Feilding) and Horsesports Suzuki, Lucy Akers (Opiki) aboard Cortaflex Tinapai and Tim Myers (Taranaki) on Pick Me NZPH.

The New Zealand series runs over eight rounds, with the final in Tauranga in late January. The winner has the opportunity to travel to Sweden for the world final in April.


Bayer World Cup League Points (after two rounds): Maurice Beatson (Dannevirke) 28 points, Katie McVean (Mystery Creek) 17, Bernard Denton (Feilding) 16, Ross Smith (Canterbury) 13, Simon Wilson (Waipukurau) 10, Lisa Coupe (Kumeu) 9, Susie Hayward (Canterbury) 9, Luke Dee (Ocean Beach) 8, Samantha McIntosh (Cambridge) 6, Carissa McGregor (Auckland) 5, Catherine Cameron (Cambridge) 1.


ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Sheep: Shearing Record Smashed In Hawke’s Bay

Three shearers gathered from around New Zealand have smashed a World record by 264 sheep despite the heat, the pumiced sheep of inland Hawke’s Bay and a year’s wool weighing an average of over 3.5kg a sheep. More>>

ALSO:

Carrie Fisher: Hollywood In-Breeding & The Velocity Of Being - Binoy Kampmark

There was always going to be a good deal of thick drama around Carrie Fisher, by her own confession, a product of Hollywood in-breeding. Her parents, Debbie Reynolds and the crooner Eddie Fisher, provided ample material for the gossip columns in a marriage breakup after Eddie sped away with Elizabeth Taylor. More>>

  • Image: Tracey Nearmy / EPA
  • Gordon Campbell: On The Best Albums Of 2016

    OK, I’m not even going to try and rationalise this surrender to a ‘best of’ listicle. Still…maybe there is an argument for making some semblance of narrative order out of a year that brought us Trump, Brexit and the deaths of Prince, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and Alan Vega, who I missed just as much as the Big Three. So without further ado….oh, but first a word from the sponsor More>>

    Emojis: World’s First Māori Emoji App Launched

    It’s here - the world’s first Māori emoji app Emotiki has landed just in time for summer roadtrips and santa stockings, with 200 Māori and Kiwi cultural icons for people to share their kiwiana moments with each other and the world. More>>

    ALSO:

    Howard Davis: Album Of The Year - Van Morrison's 'Keep Me Singing'

    2016 was a grand year for Van The Man - The Belfast Cowboy turned 71, received a knighthood, and reissued an expanded set of soul-fired live recordings from 1973 ('It's Too Late to Stop Now'). In the game for 53 years now, Morrison's albums consistently open new windows into the heart and soul of one of the most enigmatic figures in modern music. More>>

    Review: The NZSO Performs Handel's Messiah

    Max Rashbrooke: Saturday night's performance took the piece back to something like the way it would have originally been performed when premiered in 1742, with an orchestra of 20-30 players and only a few more singers. More>>

    Culture: Rare Hundertwasser Conservation Posters Found After 40 Years

    When Jan and Arnold Heine put a roll of conservation posters into storage in 1974 they had no idea that 42 years later they would be collectors items. More>>

    Get More From Scoop

     
     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
    Culture
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news