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

 


NZ World Cup Series Heads to Business End

NZ World Cup Series Heads to Business End

The pressure will be on this weekend for top Kiwi riders to make their mark in the FEI Bayer World Cup NZ League which heads into its fifth round at the Central and Southern Hawke’s Bay Jumping Show on Sunday afternoon.

Home town favourite and former series winner Maurice Beatson has won three of the four rounds so far, and has both the perennial My Gollywog and Schimmel Warrior entered. He’s got a bit of an edge on the series leaderboard, sitting on 42 points to the second-placed Bernard Denton (Feilding) who has 37 points.

Denton is also entered on his lovely little chestnut mare Horsesports Suzuki and will be hungry for those valuable points.

Hawera farrier Tim Myers, who won the last round just before Christmas, will be looking for a repeat performance from his horse Pick Me NZPH, in just their third world cup start.

Three time series winner Katie McVean has two entered in Dunstan Springfield and Dunstan Delilah – both are relatively new to this top level, but are showing their bloodlines and training are gold.

Also entered is South Islander Ross Smith and his stunning imported stallion Quite Cassini , former series winner Simon Wilson (Waipukurau) and his campaigner Swinger, former Lady Rider of the Year Lucy Akers (Opiki) aboard her quirky Cortaflex Tinapai, and rising young star Luke Dee (Ocean Beach) and Ombudsman.

All combinations will be tested by designer Kevin Hansen (Hawke’s Bay). With just three rounds left in the league after Dannevirke, and only the best four rounds to count, there is plenty of pressure on to do well.

The final is in Tauranga in late January, and the winner of the series has the opportunity to travel to Sweden to represent New Zealand in the world final in April.

There’s a little history being created at the Dannevirke show, which will see the world cup class as the first in the world to use the new FEI online entry system. The system, being coordinated through Equestrian Sports New Zealand, has been designed to improve the automation and exchange of data between the national and international bodies.

The three day three star show has attracted 374 horses and riders from Canterbury in the south and Auckland in the north.

As well as the prestigious world cup class, most of the national series also have classes throughout the show.

FEI Bayer World Cup NZ League leaderboard (after four rounds): Maurice Beatson (Dannevirke) 42 points, Bernard Denton (Feilding) 37, Ross Smith (Canterbury) 24, Katie McVean (Mystery Creek) and Tim Myers (Hawera) 22, Luke Dee (Ocean Beach) 17, Samantha McIntosh (Cambridge) 15, Simon Wilson (Waipukurau) and Lucy Akers (Opiki) 12.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Super Rugby: Parade To Celebrate Highlanders’ Win

The Dunedin City Council is urging people to come along on Monday to congratulate the team on its win in Wellington tonight. The Highlanders will leave from outside the Dental School at midday. More>>

ALSO:

Album Review: Donnie Trumpet And The Social Experiments: Surf

Chance the Rapper is one of my favourite rappers of the last couple years. He bought a uniquely fucked up, acid sound with his debut Acid Rap which has demonstrably influenced others including ILoveMakonnen and A$AP Rocky. It’s remarkable that, at such a ... More>>

Photos: Inside The Christchurch Arts Centre Rebuild

Lady Pippa Blake visited Christchurch Arts Centre chief executive André Lovatt, a 2015 recipient of the Blake Leader Awards. The award celebrated Lovatt’s leadership in New Zealand and hisand dedication to the restoration of the Arts Centre. More>>

Running Them Up The Flagpole: Web Tool Lets Public Determine New Zealand Flag

A School of Design master’s student is challenging the flag selection process by devising a web tool that allows the public to feed their views back in a way, he says, the current government process does not. More>>

ALSO:

Survey: ‘The Arts Make My Life Better’: New Zealanders

New Zealanders are creative people who believe being involved in the arts makes their lives better and their communities stronger. Nine out of ten adult New Zealanders (88%) agree the arts are good for them and eight out of ten (82%) agree that the arts help to improve New Zealand society. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Reprieve For Te Papa Press

Following its review of the role of Te Papa Press, Te Papa has committed to continue publishing books during the museum’s redevelopment, Chief Executive Rick Ellis announced yesterday. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news