North Islanders Reign Supreme At NZCT South Island 3DE
NZCT FEI SOUTH ISLAND THREE DAY EVENT
National Equestrian Centre, McLeans Island
North Islanders Reign Supreme At NZCT South Island 3DE
Even atrocious wet conditions couldn’t stifle the North Islanders superiority at the NZCT South Island Three Day Event which concluded at the National Equestrian Centre at McLeans Island in Christchurch today.
Despite a less than perfect show
jumping, Inglewood’s Fraser King had done enough to win
the Tavern Harewood CCI2* with Nadal KSNZ., from local Emily
Cammock on Shaw Lee, with King third on his second mount
King, who is currently working as a barrister while completing his PhD, led throughout on the 12-year-old thoroughbred, Nadal KSNZ. He came into today’s show jumping phase lying first and second after both his horses put in supreme efforts over the Nick Pyke-designed cross country yesterday.
Persistent rain continued today making for challenging conditions. All riders in the CCI2* picked up show jumping faults, but in the end the honours belonged to King on his first jaunt to the South Island. “I was absolutely thrilled. I couldn’t fault either of my horses. We’ve had a blast,” said King.
Tayla Mason made the long trip south from Paraparaumu worthwhile winning the National Young Rider Three Day Event Championship, adding to the National Young Rider One Day Event title she won in February aboard Lucy With Diamonds. She was the only contender, but needed to finish to take the title.
Palmerston North’s Helen Bruce totally dominated the Devi Heating Systems CCI1* leading from go to whoa aboard the stunning, Toblerone NZPH. Despite one rail down in the show jumping, Bruce had the title well within her grasp, taking the win with one rail to spare on a final score of 47.5.
Rangiora’s Ellie Braddock and Miss Matilda put in a smart display to finish second overall with a clean sheet, also securing the Lenamore Trophy for the National Junior Rider Three Day Event Champion. Third went to Sophie Wigley (Amberley) aboard former National One Day Eventing champion S.E. Big.
In the Hei Hei Pharmacy Pre Novice the honours belonged to Waipara’s Courtney Davis on By Hoki finishing on a score of 34.3 despite a rail down in the show jumping. Nicole Chapman (Amberley) moved up to second with clear jumping aboard Double Agent, also taking out the NZPCA pony Club Award for the highest placed pony club rider in Pre Novice, with Katharine Gillaly (Woodville) and High Five third, also clear.
Sophie Wigley came through to win the hotly-contested Striding Edge Horse Shoeing Training with Billabong, adding just 0.8 penalties to their dressage score over the three days to finish on a total of 32.1. Teen Grace O’Sullivan (Rangiora) moved up from ninth after dressage to take second on 35.5 aboard Halycon Motzart with a clean sheet, with Brodie Roberts (Kaiapoi) on SR Livingstone, third with 37.3.
Cammock (West Melton) and Cavorts were successful in the 21-strong Tavern Harewood Training for 4, 5, & 6 Year Olds ahead of Kirsten Beaven (West Melton) on RV Dreamcatcher and Courtney Davis (Waipara) on Dunrobin Sante Fe third, all finishing on their dressage scores.
The three-way battle for the Blue Gum Lodge Motel and Saddlery Barn Pre Training A came down to cross country time with Nick Pyke (Broadfields) on Staples, Abbey Baker (Yaldhurst) on Smart Spark, and Archie Ward-Smith (Oamaru) on Wandering Star all jumping clear in the show jumping to finish on their dressage score of 36.5, while the Devi Heating Systems Pre Training B was won by Loburn’s Christine Monk on Redford leading throughout.
NOTE TO EDITORS: National Young Rider Three Day Event Champion open to riders in the calendar year of their 21st birthday ..National Junior Rider Three Day Event Champion is open to riders in the calendar year of their 18th birthday,
Tavern Harewood CCI2*: Fraser King (Inglewood) Nadal KSNZ, 66.8, 1; Emily Cammock (West Melton) Shaw Lee, 69.4, 2; Fraser King (Inglewood) Diego KSNZ, 77.5, 3; Taylor Mason (Paraparaumu) Lucy With Diamonds, 87.4, 4; Susie Stewart (Rangiora) Cowboy, 108.5, 5; Eve Hawes (Reefton) Hurlingham Lansong, 116.4, 6. National Young Rider Three Day Event champion: Tayla Mason (Paraparaumu) Lucy With Diamonds.
Devi Heating Systems CCI1*: Helen Bruce (Palmerston North) Toblerone NZPH, 47.5, 1; Ellie Braddock (Rangiora) Miss Matilda, 52.2, 2; Sophie Wigley (Amberley) S.E. Big, 54.6, 3; Amanda Brown (Ohoka) Glenmark, 55.5, 4; Lucy Turner (Christchurch) Tallyho Mystic, 57.2, 5; Laura Knight (Palmerston North) Sir Arthur, 57.6, 6. National Junior Rider Three Day Event Champion: Ellie Braddock (Rangiora) Miss Matilda.
Hei Hei Pharmacy Pre Novice:, Courtney Davis (Waipara) By Hoki, 34.3, 1; Nicole Chapman (Amberley) Double Agent, 37.2, 2; Katharine Gillaly (Woodville) High Five, 37.5, 3; Carissa McGregor (Christchurch) Fiber Fresh Get Smart, 37.5, 4; Giles Gormack (Amberley) Woodbine Heritage, 38.3, 5; Todd Magner (Hokitika) Marsden Magic, 38.8, 6.
Striding Edge Horse Shoeing Training: Sophie Wigley (Amberley) Billabong, 32.1, 1; Grace O’Sullivan (Rangiora) Halcyon Motzart, 35.5, 2; Brodie Roberts (Kaiapoi) SR Livingstone, 37.3, 3; Tegan Fitszimon (Rolleston) Cabana, 37.7, 4; Maria Van Kujik (Clarkville) Antara Whiskey Mac, 40.5, 5; Emily Cammock (West Melton) Jake, 42, 6.
Tavern Harewood Training 4, 5, & 6 Year Olds: Emily Cammock (Cavorts) 32.8, 1; Kirsten Beaven (West Melton) RD Dreamcatcher, 34.8, 2; Courtney Davis (Waipara) Dunrobin Sante Fe, 35.5, 3; Brent Jury (Rangiora) S.E. Hedging, 39.4, 4; Katie Meredith (Ohoka) Lakota, 43.8, 5; Carissa McGregor (Christchurch) High Flyer II, 44.5, 6.
Blue Gum Lodge Motel and Saddlery Barn Pre Training A: Nick Pyke (Broadfields) Staples, 36.5, 1; Abbey Baker (Yaldhurst) Smart Spark, 36.5, 2; Archie Ward-Smith (Oamaru) Wandering Star, 36.5, 3; Amy Field (West Melton) Laughtons Liquer, 42.5, 4; Trinity St Guillaume (Burnham) Eyes On The Kash, 43.5, 5; Kendra Walls (Greenpark) Goldrush Allie Mae, 44.5, 6.
Devi Heating Systems Pre Training B: Christine Monk (Loburn) Redford, 32.5, 1; Victoria Levey (Selwyn) Airplay II, 33, 2; Maddie Searle (West Melton) Hermione Rose, 35.5, 3; Louise Turner (West Melton) Half’n’Half, 37.5, 4; Chelsea Wilson (Coalgate) Billy Magee, 38, 5; Samran Korntawat (Thailand) Rein Off, 38, 6.
NZPCA Pony Club Award (Pre Novice only): Nicole Chapman (Amberley) Double Agent.
LANCASTER FEEDS 4, 5 & 6 Year OLD SERIES
(run throughout the Eventing Canterbury season)
Best Four Year Old (this event): Brent Jury (Rangiora) S.E. Hedging.
Best Four Year Old Overall: Olivia Robertson (Ohoka) Lightning.
Best Five Year Old (this event): Kirsten Beaven (West Melton) RV Dreamcatcher.
Best Five Year Old Overall: Brent Jury (Rangiora) S.E. Godswalk.
Best Six Year Old (this event): Sam Taylor (Swannanoa) Everton Waka Z.
Best Six Year Old Overall: Sam Taylor (Swannanoa) Everton Waka Z.