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A good showing

EQUESTRIAN

A small group of Gisborne competitors enjoyed success at the National Showing Champs in Hastings.

Sam Brooks — the only Gisborne boy to compete — Olivia Briant in only her third show, Harriet Savage in her last year on ponies, Briar Herries and owner/exhibitor Lily Moss picked up multiple placings and champion honours.

Sarah Gault and the Shirle Collie-owed Ultra Velvet continued their fine form at the Paeroa A and P Show.

The Gisborne riders were out to continue their success at the Wairoa A&P Show. Equestrian events at the Show started yesterday.

National Showing Championship Gisborne results —

Sam Brooks and Golden Willow Romeo: 3rd in newcomer saddle hunter pony up to 138cm; 2nd in novice saddle hunter pony not exeeding 128cm, 0-2 wins; 1st in novice saddle hunter pony not exceeding 128cm, 0-5 wins; Champion Novice Saddle Hunter Pony not exceeding 128cm; 1st in novice paced and mannered saddle hunter pony not exceeding 128cm; 3rd in open saddle hunter pony not exceeding 123cm; 4th in open paced and mannered saddle hunter pony not exceeding 128cm; 5th in national saddle hunter pony up to 128cm.

Olivia Briant and Jubilee Silver Wings: 1st in open paced and mannered show pony over 138cm and not exceeding 148cm; 3rd in open show pony over 138cm and not exceeding 148cm; 3rd in national show pony title class over 138cm and not exceeding 148cm; 2nd in show pony mare (shown in hand) under 148cm; 3rd in show pony best movement (shown in hand); 5th in led turnout championship 13-16 years.

Harriet Savage and Capriola Storm: 1st in novice paced and mannered saddle hunter pony 0-5 over 138cm and not exceeding 148cm; 2nd in open saddle hunter pony over 138cm and not exceeding 148cm; Reserve Champion Saddle Hunter Pony over 138cm and not exceeding 148cm; 1st in open paced and mannered saddle hunter pony over 138cm and not exceeding 148cm; National Champion Paced and Mannered Saddle Hunter Pony.

Briar Herries and Valrosa Indian Summer: 2nd in best presented pure or part-bred Welsh; 4th in section A adult purebred; 3rd in ridden lead rein Welsh pony; 2nd in lead rein unity; 1st in novice lead rein pony; 4th in open lead rein pony up to 123cm; 5th in open paced and mannered; 3rd in lead rein rider 4 and 5yrs.

KS Red Rose, owned and exhibited by Lily Moss, ridden by Brooklyn Rankin (of Pahiatua): Champion Novice Show Pony over 128cm and not exceeding 138cm; 1st in novice show pony, 0-2 wins, over 128cm and not exceeding 138cm; 2nd in Novice Paced & Mannered Show Pony over 128cm and not exceeding 138cm; 3rd in Open Show Pony National Title over 128cm and not exceeding 138cm.

Lily Moss (leading for KS Show Horses) and KS Strawberry Fields (owned by KS Show Horses): Champion Partbred Welsh; Reserve Champion Youngstock Show Pony.

Paeroa A and P Show — Sarah Gault on Ultra Velvet (owner Shirley Collie from Ohaupo): 1st in concors d'elegance; 1st in best side saddle rider; 1st in best side saddle horse; 2nd in best presented; 3rd in paced and mannered; overall Side Saddle Champion.

Also winner of all side saddle classes and champion at Waikato A&P Show in November and Te Kauwhata A&P Show in December).

Champion combo: Harriet Savage and Capriola Storm won the Champion Paced and Mannered Saddle Hunter Pony and were Reserve Champion Open Saddle Hunter Pony at the National Showing Championships in Hastings. Pictures by Louise Savage
CLASS ACT: Olivia Briant showing Jubilee Silver Wings in hand at the National Showing Championships. Silver Wings collected several top three placings.
HAPPY IN HIS WORK: A smiling Sam Brooks and Goldenwillow Romeo receive the Champion Novice Saddle hunter sash.