Show Hunter Waitemata is a group of friendly, dedicated members who aim to create 3 summer shows and 4 winter shows during the year that encourage riders to grow in the equestrian sport.
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With the Winter Series underway we are looking forward to welcoming new and current riders to our shows.
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Winter series off to a flying start
Two down, two to go in the Waitemata Winter Series and what a series it is proving to be with the biggest numbers we have seen in both the hack and pony rings and more excitement than the America’s Cup! There were 31 riders in the pony ring on Sunday and over 20 in the hack ring. We’ve seen lots of new faces out for the first time, experienced riders on young horses in their first competition and the odd older rider (ah hem…) just giving the lower heights a go still dreaming of the registered series one day! Winter show hunter is the place for everyone to have fun so we hope you have all learned something and enjoyed your experience.
On the first day we had our sash wearers out to answer questions and we’d love your feedback on this new initiative – did it help? Any other suggestions for us? Email or message us with your thoughts we’d love to hear from you.
So, to the series leader board. It’s hotting up after day two. In the ponies it’s starting to look like a one horse race and all in the family with Victoria Mitchell on Nickelodeon streaking away with 37 points and there she is again in 2nd place on Winged Foot (16 points). In 3rd position so far is Rosa Hollister on San Diego II within striking distance on 14 points.
It’s a tighter game so far in the hacks. Megan Joustra, on Karen Scott’s Larkspur Cherub, is in the lead with 26 points. But David Collett on Kathy & John Rhodes Talk of the Town is rising up the ranks after a great show on Sunday to close his position to 2nd on 23 points. Sara Wheeler on Santonio is behind him in 3rd place (18 points) after two very consistent shows.
The hack equitation series leader board is still anyone’s game with 3 riders – Emily Twort, Sara Wheeler and Sharna Bishell 6 points each. In the pony ring Under 12’s - Jaimie Botha has the lead so far with 10 points, Lauren Mitchell close behind on 9, with Francesca Bishell 3rd on 5. And in the under 17’s Nicole Lelean leads on 10 with Georgia Alexander 2nd on 6.
The next show is on 22nd July and we hope to see everyone out again. The weather gods have been kind so far so let’s keep our fingers crossed.
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Thank you to PWC for sponsorship of our Area Teams Challenge Event at our February 2017 show