Nelson Jumping Group Spring Show proved a winner for all with top entries and excellent footing over the two days for the event, which was held at Marchwood Park in Motueka.
Sarah Ching and Grant Burnett designed for the Jumping rings. One hundred and twenty horses competed across the grades in both showjumping and show hunter. The forecast weather bomb didn’t eventuate, much to the relief of riders and organisers alike.
Six started the Dunstan Horsefeeds Amateur Rider Series class with just two coming back for the jump-off where Tessa Silcock (Richmond) and TMS Vincenzo took the honours with a four-fault round. Stephanie Suppan (Christchurch) and Ngahiwi Blackjack ECPH was second on eight faults with Tessa also third aboard TMS Tulip.
Madeline Woods (Christchurch) and Playmaker won the Mainland Coachwork Junior Rider Series class with the only clear in the opening round. Peita Milne (Nelson) aboard Global PH Mylorde was second and Johanna Wylaars (Christchurch) on Blossom NZPH third.
Pieta also starred in the FMG Young Rider Series class, taking the win aboard Ngahiwi Warrior with Georgina Dormer (Rangiora) taking the quinella in the Harrison Lane Pro Amateur Rider Series Class with Casanova NZPH and Bravados NZPH respectively.
Dunstan Horsefeeds Amateur Rider Series: Tessa Silcock (Richmond) TMS Vincenzo 1, Stephanie Suppan (Christchurch) Ngahiwi Blackjack ECPH 2, Tessa Silcock (Richmond) TMS Tulip 3, Taryn Beattie (Nelson) Crusader Xtreme 4, Linda Cotton (Wakefield) Kingsway Khan 5, Danni Gubb (Amberley) Beryllium 6.
FMG Young Rider Series: Pieta Milne (Nelson) Ngahiwi Warrior 1.
Harrison Lane Pro Amateur Rider Series: Georgina Dormer (Rangiora) Casanova NZPH 1, Georgina Dormer (Rangiora) Bravados NZPH 2, Angus Taylor (Ohoka) Sea Coral 3.
Mainland Coachwork Junior Rider Series: Madeline Woods (Christchurch) Playmaker 1, Peita Milne (Nelson) Global PH Mylorde 2, Johanna Wylaars (Christchurch) Blossom NZPH 3.
Matthews Hanoverians Seven-Year-Old Series: Rose Alfeld (Leeston) Eye Catcher NZPH 1.
Ultramox Six-Year-Old Series: Katie Meredith (Ohoka) Vulcan GNZ 1.
Full results can be found at www.equestrianentries.co.nz
By Diana Dobson
27 September 2020