Olympians on top at Woodhill Sands
Olympic and double world champion Blyth Tait showed his class at the Fiber Fresh International CIC Horse Trial held on November 15-16 at Woodhill Sands Equestrian Centre, taking out the premier class.
Twelve combinations lined up for the Fiber Fresh Feeds CIC2* and Blyth and Leo Distinction were second after dressage on 42.7 in blustery spring conditions. They picked up four show jumping penalties but stormed to victory with a clear cross-country round and 8.8 time faults. Leo Distinction, a Hanoverian-cross by Dream Boy, was bred by dressage judge Julia Fraser and is now part-owned by Blyth, along with Julia and her daughter Fiona, Blyth’s former groom.
Charlotte Grayling and the vastly experienced NRM Lowenberg led the CIC2* dressage on 39.5, but unfortunately retired early on cross-country. This paved the way for former local Jock Paget to move up into second place on Coleraine Coaltown. Third after dressage, Jock added just four show jump penalties and jumped clear on cross-country. Shelley Ross, the horse’s regular rider, had her hands full as show jumping course designer for the weekend.
The big mover in the CIC2* was Auckland young rider Lauren Alexander with BMW Ripley. Tenth after dressage, they were the only combination clear under time on cross-country to finish in third place.
Ararimu rider Dannie Lodder and Waitangi Icon were untouchable in the Prydes EasiFeed CIC1*. The pair held a commanding 15 point lead after the dressage, and was unthreatened throughout. Jock Paget finished second on Chris and Shelley Ross’ Elvis II, with Helen Connett and Lea Rosa in third.
It was a clear win for Olympian Heelan Tompkins in the Equine Vet Services CNC2* Plus division. Heelan maintained her dressage lead aboard Cortaflex Watkins to take out the class, ahead of Glenda Thomson on Private Benjamin.
Janine Hayde and Brentwood Tradition were winners in the Stirrups Equestrian CNC1*. Third after dressage, they were the only combination clear under time on cross-country. Donna Smith\ and Drumelzier were leading after show jumping but 4.8 cross-country time penalties relegated them to second in this large class, with Kyle Calder and Sensation third.
Matthew Grayling and Giovani Bello won the Veterinary Associates CNC105 Open, while Elsa Wrathall and Vincitore led from start to finish in the Point Two Air Vests CNC105 Amateur.
Zephania Steele and Godiva won the Burmester Realty CNC 105 Young Rider by a whisker, just 0.4 clear of Ella Poole-Crowe and Morrocco-Chino.
Kate Bull and Marscaponey took out the Aon Insurance CNC95 Open, while Darryl Cole and TSH Isabella won the Alltech CNC 95 Amateur Rider. Amelia Rolfe and Ma Kiss had an all-the-way win in the Equissage CNC 95 Junior Rider.
Train with Jock
Jock will also have a rider clinic December 2nd & 3rd Clinic Flyer - Jock Paget Dec 2014
Thoroughbred Floats at Woodhill Sands
Thoroughbred Floats continue their relationship with Woodhill Sands, look out for Alanna and the team, at the big shows with their amazing and inovative floats, they are on display right by the walk way up to the kiosk.
Fiber Fresh CIC International Horse Trial
Entries still accepted to this Horse Trial. No late fees, we are running classes from CNC 80 (Pre Training) through to 2*plus. Schedule can be found on the Eventing page. This event will be filmed on Country TV!
Prydes EasiFeed Premier Show
Full results are now on the SJ and SH page, this show was filmed for Country TV and will be screening 9pm Wednesday 12th November, 3pm Saturday 15th November, 9.30pm Tuesday 18th November. Time to subscribe to Country TV!
Woodhill Sands and Waitemata Show Jumping bring you the Grand Slam
Held over the three premier shows at Woodhill Sands, the Prydes Feed Premier Show November , SJ Waitemata World Cup Premier SJ Show January , and Woodhill Sands Aon Premier Show February .
To win the Grand Slam, a horse and rider combination must win all three premier grand prix classes. This prize will continiously roll on, but the Grand Prix’s must be won consecutively.
Horses stand to win, $3000 cash, cover and Moet, Ponies $1000 cash plus cover. This prize is over and above the prize money offered for each class.
The first premier show is this weekend at Woodhill Sands, the Prydes Feed Premier SJ Show. Entries are still accepted in all classes, but especially any wanting to have the first chance at the Grand Slam.
Fiber Fresh Feeds Labour Weekend Horse Trial Show Wrap up and images on the Eventing page now....