Clarke Johnstone and Balmoral Sensation extended their lead in the ESNZ Eventing Super League with their title win at the Land Rover Horse of the Year Eventing last weekend, and are now assured of top spot at the end of the competition year, which is hardly surprising.


The next outing for them is the Waipa Home of Champions CIC3* at the National Eventing Championships being hosted by Kihikihi on 6-9 April, and the plan is to contest the Sydney CCI3* after that. They hope to go to Europe later in the year as part of their campaign for the World Equesdtrian Games at Tryon, North Caroline, in September.


Cantabrian Emily Cammock and Shaw Lee are still clear of the bunch in second place, but things are hotting up further down the order. Donna Edwards-Smith and DSE Cluny have moved ahead of Bundy Philpott on Tresca NZPH following their fifth place at Hastings, while Abby Lawrence on Charlton Yamani’s sixth place has elevated them to fifth in the series, followed by Renee Faulkner on Rubinstar HH.



Standings after seven events:

Clarke Johnstone (Matangi), Balmoral Sensation, 140 pts;

Emily Cammock (Christchurch), Shaw Lee, 80 pts;

Donna Edwards-Smith (Te Kauwhata), DSE Cluny, 58 pts;

Bundy Philpott (Cambridge), Tresca NZPH, 57 pts;

Abby Lawrence (Te Puke), Charlton Yamani, 52 pts;

Renee Faulkner (Papakura), Rubinstar HH, 48 pts

Virginia Caro