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McVean untouchable at NZ Nationals

McVean untouchable at NZ Nationals

WHAT: 20th Annual NZ National Jumping and Showhunter Show
WHEN: February 6-9
WHERE: NEC McLeans Island, Christchurch

Katie McVean’s dynamic form in the south has continued with a dominant win in the McMillan Equine Feeds/Bayer NZ Senor Horse Championship with Dunstan Kiwi Iron Mark (owned by June Berrington) at the NZ National Jumping and Show Hunter Championships in Christchurch today.

Backing up from a big payday in the $50,000 McMillan Equine Feeds Super Gran Prix as part of Ride The Rhythm in Dunedin last weekend, McVean came in as the one to beat and did not disappoint leading from the outset in the gruelling three-day competition.

Coming into today’s final round, McVean and Dunstan Kiwi Iron Mark had more than two rails in-hand over Dannervirke’s Logan Massie and Kiwi Ludo (owned by Massie and Annette Scott), who was chasing hard on 8.89 penalties with McVean lying third on her second ride Dunstan Springfield (owned by McVean, Chele Clarkin and Sarah Milne) on 9 penalties.

Riding in reverse order of penalties, a clear round to Claudia Hay (Mosgiel) and her lovely stallion Euro Sport Centavos upped the pressure on the leaders.

Fresh from winning the June Cresswell Memorial NZ 1.30m Championship earlier in the day aboard Double J Cloud 9, Massie and Ludo couldn’t replicate the performance, having two unfortunate rails to drop him down the order.

Having taken a rail with Dunstan Springfield, McVean came in last with Dunstan Kiwi Iron Mark and produced a stunning clear, giving her a handy three-rail advantage going in to round two, but the competition was on for the minors with less than a rail separating second to fifth.

Going into the final round McVean held first and second, but a 5-fault round with Dunstan Springfield dropped him to fourth, behind Hay on Euro Sport Centavos and Massie on Kiwi Ludo, who both came home with clears.

McVean had three in hand. She had one rail down, but in the end it didn’t matter, giving her the win along with victory earlier in the Fiber Fresh One Star Grand Prix earlier aboard Dunstan Breeze from Vicki Wilson (Hikurangi) Showtym Levado GNZ, second, and Claire Wilson (Waipukurau) on Tipsey third.

The much-anticipated The Press in association with Country TV NZ Open Pony Grand Prix lived up to expectation with local Lincoln High School student Lucy Turner (14) and her nine-year-old pony Tallyho Mystic coming through to win ahead of Ashburton’s Lucinda Askin on Totem, with Briar Burnett-Grant (Taupo) and Pioneer Jade having to settle for third.

Ohoka’s Olivia Robertson won the hotly-contested Zilco NZ Ltd NZ 1.20m Horse Championship with Arovet Li, while Molly Buist-Brown won the Rainer Irrigation NZ 1.10m Pony Grand Prix with Pull The Trigger II without dropping a single rail. The Dancing Water Wines NZ 1.10m Horse Championship was won by Georgia Massie (Dannevirke) on Kiwi Ironheart.

The day capped off four days of intense competition.

RESULTS:

McMillan Equine Feeds/Bayer NZ Senior Horse Grand Prix: Katie McVean (Mystery Creek) Dunstan Kiwi Iron Mark (owned by June Berrington) 1, Claudia Hay (Mosgiel) Euro Sport Centavos 2, Logan Massie (Dannevirke) Kiwi Ludo (Owned by Massie and Annette Scott) 3, Katie McVean (Mystery Creek) Dunstan Springfield (Owned by McVean, Chele Clarkin and Sarah Milne) 4, Susie Hayward (Ashburton) Andretti 5, Maurice Beatson (Dannevirke) Schimmel Warrior 6=, Vicki Wilson (Hikurangi) Ngahiwi Showtym Premier 6=.

Fiber Fresh One Star Horse Grand Prix (Final): Katie McVean (Mystery Creek) Dunstan Breeze 1, Vicki Wilson (Hikurangi) Showtylm Levado GNZ 2, Claire Wilson (Waipukurau) Tipsey 3, Vicki Wilson (Hikurangi) Showtym Cadet MVNZ 4, Nicole White (Invercargill) Cricklewood Ace 5, Katie McVean (Mystery Creek) Dunstan Lucca 6.

June Cresswell Memorial NZ 1.30m Horse Championship (Final): Logan Massie (Dannevirke) Double J Cloud 9 1, Emma Power (Little River) Longridge Maverick 2, Kate Taylor (Kurow) Next 3, Amanda Wilson (Hikurangi) Showtym Viking 4, William Willis (Auckland) Indoctriole MS 5, Amanda Roy (Clinton) Rumours NZPH 6.

The Press in association with Country TV NZ Open Pony Championship (Final): Lucy Turner (Broadfields) Tallyho Mystic 1, Lucinda Askin (Ashburton) Totem 2, Briar Burnett-Grant (Taupo) Pioneer Jade 3, Steffi Whittaker (Halswell) Moonlight Glow 4, Molly Buist-Brown (Templeton) Miss Mae West 5, Grace O’Sullivan (Rangiora) Tui’s Gold 6.

Zilco NZ Ltd NZ 1.20m Horse Championship (Final): Olivia Robertson (Ohoka) Arovet Li 1, Briar Burnett-Grant (Taupo) Ngahiwi Telephonic 2, Olivia Robertson (Ohoka) DHS Ceniki 3, Kayla James (Christchurch) Scenario 4, Sally Spicer (Springston) Weiti Eros 5, Zoe Shore (Ashburton) Olympia NZPH 6.

Dancing Water Wines NZ 1.10m Horse Championship (Final): Georgia Massie (Dannevirke) Kiwi Ironheart 1, Juliet Scott (Cave) Summerland 2, Simon Wilson (Waipukurau) Midway Whisper 3, Sarah Swarbrick (Amberley) Tricidity 4, Courtney Thompson (Hokitika) Sringair What Next 5, Angela Ruddenklau (Kurow) Torcello 6.

Rainer Irrigation NZ 1.10 Pony Championship (Final): Molly Buist-Brown (Templeton) Pull The Trigger II 1, Jamiee Bird (Rakaia) Showtym Image 2, Kaitlin Feast (Weedons) Code Spree 3, Grace Manera (West Melton) Tallyho Neptune 4, Lucinda Askin (Ashburton) Dusky Brew 5, Olivia Shinn (West Melton) Uncle Cracker 6.

Mitavite in association with Telford Young Rider (from yesterday): Nicole White (Invercargill) Cricklewood Ace 1, Olivia Robertson (Ohoka) Ngahiwi Cisco 2, Melody Matheson (Hastings) Cheltenham 3, Amanda Wilson (Hikurangi) Showtym Viking 4, Rose Alfeld (Leeston) My Super Nova 5, Lily Toothill (Karaka) Ngahiwi Cracker 6.

KiwiSpan Junior Rider (from yesterday): Harry Feast (Weedons) Double J Butler 1, Emily Hayward-Morgan (Te Awamutu) Yandoo Lady Gold 2, Georgia Massie (Dannevirke) Kiwi Ironheart 3, Briar Burnett-Grand (Taupo) Ngahiwi Telephonic 4, Kayla James (Christchurch) Scenario 5, Lily Toothill (Karaka) Phoebe Nimmerdor 6.

ENDS

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