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Whittaker bags a double at Waimate

Whittaker bags a double at Waimate

Steffi Whittaker has stamped an early mark on the 2015/2016 season capturing the Country TV Pony Grand Prix/Telford Junior Rider double at the South Canterbury North Otago ESNZ Spring Has Sprung Show in Waimate today.

The 15-year-old Lincoln High School student was all class in the Country TV Pony Grand Prix aboard the spunky chestnut Moonlight Glow posting the only double clear in the 6-strong class to take the honours ahead of Lucy Turner on Tallyho Mystic as the fastest of the four faulters.

Having finished second on debut in the Telford Junior Rider at Otago with new ride Ngahiwi Cruise last weekend, Whittaker went one better, scoring a well-deserved victory. Fifteen started the class, with six combinations going through to the jump-off. Jumping last, Whittaker posted a clear round in a speedy 36.94 seconds, to finish more than half a second ahead of second-placed Jamiee Bird (Rakaia) on Wenrose Vertigo.

Leeston’s Rose Alfeld posted her first Grand Prix win of the new season aboard My Super Nova winning the Equissage Horse Grand Prix with a lovely double clear, backing up from finishing second and fifth on Capprerra and My Super Nova respectively in the Canterbury Equestrian Young Rider yesterday, which was taken out by current Young Rider of the Year Olivia Robertson (Ohoka) on DHs Ceniki. Robertson’s form continued finishing second and third in the Grand Prix aboard Ngahiwi Cisco and DHs Ceniki, respectively.

The Caledonian Holdings Amatuer was won by Amanda Roy (Clinton) on Rumours NZPH, while the Pro-Amateur went to Chris Harris (Alyesbury) on Glenbrooke Archie Bunker and Nicole White (Invercargill) and Cricklewood Ace won the Euro Sport Elite Rider for the over-21-year-old riders.


Equissage Horse Grand Prix: Rose Alfeld (Leeston) My Super Nova 1, Olivia Robertson (Ohoka) Ngahiwi Cisco 2, Olivia Robertson (Ohoka) DHs Ceniki 3, Nicole White (Invercargill) Cricklewood Ace 4.

Country TV Pony Grand Prix Series: Steffi Whittaker (Springston) Moonlight Glow 1, Lucy Turner (Broadfields) Tallyho Mystic 2, Grace O’Sullivan (Rangiora) Galaxy Masterpiece 3, Molly Buist-Brown (Burnham) Miss Mae West 4, Rosa Buist-Brown (Burnham) Junior Disco 5.

SC Saddlery Horse Mini Prix Series: Tegan Fitzsimon (Rolleston) Alacazam MH 1, Kelly Evans (Cave) Hammertime 2, Kimberley Bird (Rakaia) Ngahiwi Summer 3, Louise Marriott (Christchurch) Lincoln GNZ 4, Rik Van Milterburg (Gore) Truly Unique 5, Kimberley McCabe () Kace 6.

Team Cubbitt Pony Mini Prix Series: Sophie Townsend (Darfield) Tallyho Neptune 1, Leah Zydenbos (Christchurch) Earnest 2, Kate Beattie (Mosgiel) Just Lucky 3, Olivia Harkerss (Leeston) Brooklee Smallchange 4, Courtney Townsend (Darfield) Watch Me Cruise 5, Scott Wylie (Invercargill) MF Spot Me 6.

Canterbury Equestrian Young Rider: Olivia Robertson (Ohoka) DHs Ceniki 1, Rose Alfeld (Leeston) Capprerra 2, Harry Feast (West Melton) Double J Bouncer 3, Olivia Robertson (Ohoka) Ngahiwi Cisco 4, Rose Alfeld (Leeston) My Super Nova 5, Kimberley Bird (Rakaia) Ngahiwi Summer 6.

Euro Sport Elite Rider over 21 years: Nicole White (Invercargill) Cricklewood Ace 1, Tegan Fitzsimon (Rolleston) Alacazam MH 2, Adrian Bruce (West Melton) Anahera 3, Kelly Evans (Cave) Hammertime 4, Kate Cavanagh (West Melton) Vermont 5, Nicole White (Invercargill) Flash Back 6.

Caledonian Holdings Amateur Rider: Amanda Roy (Clinton) Rumours NZPH 1, Anna Douglass (Timaru) St Henry 2, Carrie Findlay (Rangiora) Grattorio 3, Larissa Thoroughgood (West Melton) Serengetti 4, Carrie Findlay (Rangiora) Granzando 5, Kerry Winterbourne (Christchurch) Gingerlilly 6.

Pro-Am Rider Series: Chris Harris (Alyesbury) Glenbrooke Archie Bunker 1, Tyler McKee (Gore) Repertoire II 2, Louise Marriott (Christchurch) Lincoln GNZ 3, Kimberley McCabe (Invercargill) Kace 4, Kate Taylor (Kurow) Next 5, Katie Meredith (Kaiapoi) Ngahiwi Cracker 6.

Telford Junior Rider Series: Steffi Whittaker (Springston) Ngahiwi Cruise 1, Jamiee Bird (Rakaia) Wenrose Vertigo 2, Brodie Roberts (Kaiapoi) SR Livingstone 3, Rohan Tennekoon (West Melton) Double J Rumours 4, Lucy Turner (Broadfields) Carbon 5, Bailey Rutter (Balclutha) Keating 6.

ESNZ Seven Year Old Series: Harry Feast (West Melton) Double J Bouncer 1, Tegan Fitzsimon (Rolleston) Double J Monarch 2.

Mitavite Six Year Old Series: Tegan Fitzsimon (Rolleston) Corlinka 1.

East Coast Performance Horses Five Year Old Series: Rik Van Miltenburg (Gore) Grand Kings Heart 1=, Tegan Fitzsimon (Rolleston) Windmere Cappucci 1=, Harry Feast (West Melton) Bonjour SPH 1=, Kirstin Beaven (West Melton) La Riviere 1=. Speed Horse: Brodie Roberts (Kaiapoi) SR Livingstone 1, Sally Spicer (West Melton) Weiti Eros 2, Amanda Roy (Clinton) Rumours NZPH 3, Jamiee Bird (Rakaia) Wenrose Vertigo 4, Eilish O’Neill (Leeston) Pukatea Kokomo 5, Melissa Nahkies (Dunsandel) Princigalli 6.

Barber Well Drilling Speed Pony: Rosa Buist-Brown (Burnham) Junior Disco 1, Kate Beattie (Mosgiel) Just Lucky 2, Molly Buist-Brown (Burnham) Miss Mae West 3, Scott Wylie (Invercargill) MF Spot Me 5, Leah Zydenbos (Christchurch) Earnest 5, Grace Manera (West Melton) Rednalhgih Cowan 6.


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