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Laurie Firing at Pukahu

Laurie Firing at Pukahu

Katie Laurie has stamped an early mark on the 2015-2016 season taking the quinella in the Equissage Horse Grand Prix at the Pukahu and District Sports Show in Hastings today.

The showjumping mum from Mystery Creek, who is not long back from competing in North America, won the class on Dunstan Springfield, was second on her new ride Dunstan On the Point Bijoux and fourth on Dunstan On the Point Slic Chic, both who are owned by Jamie and Nicki Main.

Key to the win was a sneaky turn inside a double early in the course. Slic Chic notched the fastest time of the class, but paid for, by taking the last rail.

Eleven started the class, with six coming back for the jump-off over the Heather McDonald-designed course. Laurie with her top two, and Maurice Beatson (Dannevirke) aboard Schimmel Warrior, were the only double clears, with the others taking rails.

In the 12-strong Country TV Pony Grand Prix, Oliver Croucher (Rotorua) had a blinder, winning aboard Redcliffs Muchintuchin, placing third on Redcliffs Galeforce, and fourth on Paintball.

Georgia Massie starred in the Telford Junior Rider, winning on Double J Cloud 9 and placing second aboard Kiwi Ironheart. She was also third in the Canterbury Equestrian Young Rider class.

The show attracted more than 530 horses.

Results -

Equissage Horse Grand Prix: Katie Laurie (Mystery Creek) Dunstan Springfield 1, Katie Laurie (Mystery Creek) Dunstan On the Point Bijoux (owned by Jamie and Nicki Main) 2, Maurice Beatson (Dannevirke) Schimmel Warrior 3, Katie Laurie (Mystery Creek) Dunstan On the Point Slic Chic (owned by Jamie and Nicki Main) 4, Helen McNaught-McFarlane (Taupo) Carnutelabryere 5, Maurice Beatson (Dannevirke) Conyers 6.

Country TV Pony Grand Prix: Oliver Croucher (Rotorua) Redcliffs Muchintuchin 1, Amanda Steele (Hawera) Ronnie 2, Oliver Croucher (Rotorua) Redcliffs Galeforce 3, Oliver Croucher (Rotorua) Paintball 4, Olivia Ahlborn (Napier) Aorangi Ragtime 5, Ally Carson (Putaruru) Tony the Pony 6.

Canterbury Equestrian Young Rider: Melody Matheson (Hastings) Cheltenham 1, Sam Morrison (Tauranga) Biarritz 2, Georgia Massie (Dannevirke) Larinium LS 3, Mikayla Herbert (Rotorua) Snow Storm 4, Kathryn Alabaster (Palmerston North) Cricklewood Banjo 5, Rebecca Porter (Napier) Kiwi Jet 6.

Telford Junior Rider: Georgia Massie (Dannevirke) Double J Cloud 9 1, Georgia Massie (Dannevirke) Kiwi Ironheart 2, Briar Burnett-Grant (Taupo) Fiber Fresh Carlotta 3, Drew Carson (Putaruru) Double Shott 4, Matt Irvine (Takapau) Oscar Star 5, Zoe Strawbridge (Central Hawke’s Bay) Temptation NZPH 6.

Caledonian Holdings Amateur Horse: Desiree Foxley (Hastings) Blue Mistress 1, Glen Hicks (Hastings) Kiwi Hope 2, Torey Bartlett (Reporoa) TBL The Waipaoa 3, Sofie Dever (Hawke’s Bay) Two Face 4, Caroline Parkes (Wairoa) Peggy Blue 5, Emma Doran (Taupo) Prince of Darkness 6.

Seven Year Old: Tim Pearce (Marton) Oracle WT 1, Carissa McCall (Auckland) Cera Caruso 2, Melody Matheson (Hastings) Kittiwake 3, Noni Morgan (Hastings) Kiwi Doll 4, Robert Steele (Hawera) LT Holst Bernadette 5, Ashley Hart (Hastings) Kiwi Luz 6.

Mitavite Six Year Old: Melody Matheson (Hastings) Cardo 1.

East Coast Performance Horses Five Year Old: Helen Kippen (Ocean Beach) Bandito NZPH, Julie Davey (Meeanee) JD Ruby, Olivia Laing (Turangi) Midway Detroit, John Maclennan (Waipukurau) Ngahiwi Para, Ashley Hart (Hastings) Kiwi King, Katie Hercock (Matamata) Theia, Julie Davey (Meeanee) Ngahiwi Stone, Tracy Mason (Napier) WP Stella, Lucy Akers (Opiki) Faratona STS and Ashley Hart (Hastings) Kiwi Showtime =1.


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