LT Holst horses shone at the Wairarapa A&P Show in Carterton today, taking the quinella in the ESNZ Horse Grand Prix.

Brooke Edgecombe (Waipukurau) and LT Holst Andrea headed the field home after jumping off for top honours over the Gary Sinclair-designed course, with Jesse Linton (Hastings) on LT Holst Elsbeth in just their first Grand Prix start.

Twenty combinations started the class with the time taking a toll on Jesse Linton (Hastings) Cavallino, Robert Steele (Dannevirke) aboard Two Eye See and Katharine Van Tuyl (Palmerston North) with Centavino all clear but finishing with a single fault.

Brooke was very pleased with her 12-year-old mare. “It was certainly a great result for LT Holst,” she said. “I watched Jesse go (in the jump-off) and he went very quick but ended up having three rails at the end of the course so the pressure really did come off me.”

She opted for a steady double clear from her very reliable horse albeit picking up four time penalties. “The course was nice but certainly challenging enough. She is pretty good – we know each other so well.”

Their priority for the season will be the World Cup Series. “Hawke’s Bay was a good starting first round and it was nice to go to Carterton after a tough World Cup like that so we can build up to the next one.”

It was a good show all round for the Edgecombe family with Oliver also picking up a few ribbons.

In the Country TV Pony Grand Prix it was just two to come back from the original starters with Grace Stevenson (Hastings) and Moose notching the only double clear, coming home in 47.11 seconds. Speedster Dylan Bibby (Onga Onga) and My Funky Monkey paid for their 42.97 second effort with a rail early but took second place. The minor placings were filled by the first round four-faulters.

The 143rd three day show was held at the Clareville Showgrounds in Carterton. The weather wasn’t kind on Saturday, but Brooke says the ground held up really well and Sunday had been great.


Results –

Showjumping, ESNZ Horse Grand Prix: Brooke Edgecombe (Waipukurau) LT Holst Andrea 1, Jesse Linton (Hastings) LT Holst Elsbeth 2, Robert Steele (Dannevirke) Two Eye See 3, Katharine Van Tuyl (Palmerston North) Centavino 4, Jesse Linton (Hastings) Cavallino 5, Daniel Webb (Hunterville) WSH Centaur 6.


Country TV Pony Grand Prix: Grace Stevenson (Hastings) Moose 1, Dylan Bibby (Onga Onga) My Funky Monkey 2, Anna Wilson (Waipukurau) Redcliffs Bill 3, Lucy Buchanan (Hastings) Redcliffs Colour Mr Quick 4, Annie Moffett (Napier) Piripi 5, Dylan Bibby (Onga Onga) Daisy Patch 6.


Dunstan Amateur Rider Series: Nicole Watson (Stratford) Ohmyholly 1, Kaleigh Kent (Otane) Double J Sponge Bob Square Pants 2, Jon Smyth (Hawera) My Jack Sparrow 3, Charlotte Gray (Levin) Bridgemere Havana 4, Ali Hilton (Wellington) Willowridge Surprise 5, Kristina O’Donnell (Palmerston North) Long Weekend 6.


Mainland Coachwork Junior Rider Series: Francesca Corich Van Der Bas (Paraparaumu) Lavanda 1, Kasey McKenna (Dannevirke) Louis 2, Kimberley Carrington (Takapau) Double J Barmaid 3, Charley Schrider (New Plymouth) Doris NZPH 4, Samantha Carrington (Takapau) Double J Hurricane 5, Chantelle Smith (Palmerston North) Kingfisher 6.


Harrison Lane Pro-Amateur Rider Series: Alex Loiselle (Ocean Beach) Haupouri Da Vinci NZPH 1, Lucy Fell (Longburn) Faratona STS 2, Sally Clark (Dannevirke) Victoria’s Secret 3, Chloe Hansen (Opiki) Fancy Pants 4, Hana Bognuda (Hunterville) Kittiwake 5, Jessie Goggin (Wellington) Miss Cassini Ms 6.


Matthews Hanoverians Seven-Year-Old Series: Heloise Tolo (Wellington) Heartline 1, Jaime Campbell (Otaki) Carbon Xtreme 2, Anna Parsons (Takapau) Snapchat Me 3, Jenna-Lee Rose (Dannevirke) Silent Witness 4.


FMG Young Rider Series: Sophie Scott (Wellington) Lakota 1, Dylan Bibby (Onga Onga) Wenrose Vertigo 2, Samantha Carrington (Takapau) Double J Breeze On 3, Brigitte Smith (Mangaweka) HR Lanardo 4, Jenna-lee Rose (Dannevirke) Lulu 5, Ike Baker (Hastings) Hawkesdale Mahe 6.


East Coast Performance Horses Five-Year-Old Series: Nicki Booth (Masterton) Angelina ECPH, Ike Baker (Hawke’s Bay) Double J Graduate, Kimberley Carrington (Takapau) Double J Typhoon and Luce Williams (Masterton) Grassendale Enzo =1.


UltraMox Six-Year-Old Series: Jaime Campbell (Otaki) Caspian Xtreme, Samantha Carrington (Takapau) Double J Hurricane, Ally Stevenson (Hastings) Fashion NZPH, Emily Fraser (Feilding) Freehold, Jesse Linton (Hastings) Keltern William and Daniel Webb (Hunterville) WSH Apache IB =1.


Show hunter, Gyro Plastics Junior High Points Series: Molly Pike (Cambridge) Zig Zag 1, Brendon Terrill (New Plymouth) FIS Outrageous 2, Pia White (Masterton) Private Benjamin III 3, Hazel Jones (Plimmerton) Sancho 4, Jessica Todd (Wellington) Cavallo 5.


ESNZ Amateur High Points Series: Antonio Matangi (Levin) Marua 1, Antonio Matangi (Levin) Shoeshine Polish 2, Anita Press (Wellington) Richie McHorse 3, Lena Donandt (Porirua) Elle McHorse 4, Holly Wright (Wellington) Destiny’s Duchess 5.


ESNZ Show Hunter Junior Equitation Series: Jessica Todd (Wellington) Cavallo 1, Ashley Morrison (Eketahuna) Sophie’s Red 2, Hazel Jones (Plimmerton) Sancho 3, Pia White (Masterton) Private Benjamin III 4. Kitty White (Wairarapa) Tripoli 5.


Petticoat Lane Performance Horses Adult Equitation Series: Rebecca Conole (Masterton) Private Benjamin III 1, Holly Wright (Wellington) Destiny’s Duchess 2, Melinda Little (Sanson) Hootchie Cootchie 3, Mandy Illston (Masterton) Arizona Park 4, Antonio Matangi (Levin) Shoeshine Polish 5.


NRM Open High Points Series: Chloe Hansen (Opiki) Kiwi Motto 1, Brendon Terrill (New Plymouth) FIS Outrageous 2, Jessica Todd (Wellington) Cavallo 3, Molly Pike (Cambridge) Zig Zag 4, Antonio Matangi (Levin) Shoeshine Polish 5.


Float Factory Cat A High Points Series: Sophia Neale (Palmerston North) Petal 1, Katherine Walker (Paraparaumu) Avataare 2, Lily Kent (Otane) Ataahua Rapture 3, Emily Oliver (Peka Peka) Patui Ataahua 4, Sophia Neale (Palmerston North) Sonrise Essence 5.


Fiber Fresh Cat B High Points Series: Ella Easton (Levin) Matai SB 1, Emily Oliver (Waikanae) Summer Fiesta 2, Henry Martin (Upper Hutt) Waimeha Tayza 3, Zoe Corbin (Hastings) Ellangowan Stevie Nicks 4, Bridie King (Pahiatua) Puketawa Puzzle 5.


Sure Grip Mats Pony Equitation Series: Tayla O’Hara (Masterton) TRS Sniper 1, Zara Von Dadelszen (Waipukurau) Star Waka 2, Henry Martin (Upper Hutt) Waimeha Tayza 3, Emily Oliver (Waikanae) Summer Fiesta 4, Maggie Keenan (Waikanae) Rubix Cubix 5.


Aniwell Cat C High Points Series: Tayla O’Hara (Masterton) TRS Sniper 1, Bridie King (Pahiatua) Puketawa Celtic Legend 2, Molly Pike (Cambridge) Oddfella Ngā Rua 3, Manania Papworth (Masterton) Camberley Bojangles 4, Sam Willetts (Pahiatua) Cocoa 5.


By Diana Dobson
November 1, 2020