After all the preparation and work, it was show time today at the North Island Premier Show.
The day started with the Led section and what a wonderful display of lovely horses and ponies, then ridden classes commenced.
Conformation is the key factor in these classes and in the Horse section, Greenmoor Infatuation owned by Victoria Weston certainly ticked all the boxes to win Champion Youngstock and Supreme Led Horse. In the Led Pony ring, it was three-year-old Coroview Master of Arts (Kolbeach Holly's Masterpiece x Eastdale Escapade), led by Ben Thompson that secured Champion Youngstock Pony, Supreme Led Pony and was sashed overall Premier Grand Led Champion Exhibit, with proud owner Janine Palmer watching the proceedings.
The ponies and child riders in the First Ridden section showed us that suitability was the key factor. It was Alan Windle’s Nala Nicholai's Holly and Lillie Wallace’s turn to shine today and what a charming combination they made. This combination won the First Ridden Rider and the North Island Premier First Ridden Pony Championship sashes.
Lead Rein Pony
It was smiles all round for Mia Cadwallader and Eastdale Diva with mum Nannette as they secured the championship for Lead Rein Pony. This class is always hotly contested and this year was no exception, with any of the sashed ponies easily capable of securing the win. Reserve went to Sophie Chipperfield and KS B-Witched.
The Lead Rein Rider Championship class was also won by Mia Cadwallader and Eastdale Diva and rightly so, with this combination showing us just how patient and kind the pony is with a young rider on board.
Paced and Mannered Saddle Hunter 14.2 pony was won by Paris Masterson with KS Rose D'Or in a field of top quality saddle hunter ponies.
The Novice Pony and Horse Challenge
This is where we see new horses come to the fore and begin their exciting showing career. Today Glamorgan Farm Premier Novice Pony Challenge winner Linden Tallisman, ridden by Amanda Barlow, showed us that some serious winter schooling had obviously taken place and went on to claim the title. The Cabernet Foods Premier Novice Horse Challenge winner was the very elegant La Soleil ridden by Fiona Honeyman.
Overall results (we apologise that we do not have all the results to hand):
First Year Ridden results
Premier First Ridden Pony 1st Nala Nicholai's Holly - Lillie Wallace 2nd Brookfields China Doll - Frankie Lawn 3rd Kinloch Tansy - Matisse Masterson 4th Maxwellton Dashing Dougall - Grace Purdie 5th Jym-Aud Dew Drop Mahogany - Mikayla Rogers 6th Roanoak Snowbird - Noah Murphy
Champion First Ridden K S Trick or Treat - Elizabeth Struijck
Reserve Champion First Ridden Nala Nicholai's Holly - Lillie Wallace
Premier First Ridden Rider 1st Lillie Wallace 2nd Gracie Pudie 3rd Billie Flintoff 4th Olesya Korchagina 5th Mikayla Wildermoth 6th Frankie Lawn
Novice First Ridden Rider 0-5 wins 1st Billie Flintoff 2nd Olesya Korchagina 3rd Grace Purdie 4th Daniel Garland 5th Amelia Malcolm-Solly 6th Mikayla Rogers
Paced & Mannered First Ridden 1st Kinloch Tansay - Matisse Masterson 2nd Brookfields China Doll - Frankie Lawn 3rd MS Summertime - Billie Flintoff 4th Jym-Aud Dew Drop Mahogany - Mikayla Wildermoth 5th Goldenwillow Monarch - Olesya Korchagina 6th Maxwellton Dashing Dougall - Grace Purdie
Novice Paced & Mannered First Ridden Pony 0-5 wins 1st Waimea First Edition - Amelia Malcolm-Solly 2nd MS summertime - Billie Flintoff 3rd Jym-Aud Dew Drop Mahogany - Mikayla Wilsermoth 4th Taurimu Da Vince - Daniel Garland 5th Dreamtime Voodoo Bling - Lauren Phillips
First Ridden Pony over 128cm and not exceeding 138cm. 1st KS Trick or Treat - Elizabeth Strijck 2nd Waimea First Edition - Amelia Malcolm-Solly 3rd MS Summertime - Billie Flintoff 4th Jym-Aud Dew Drop Mahogany - Mikayla Wildermoth 5th Maxwellton Dashing Dougall - Grace Purdie 6th Dreamtime Voodoo Bling - Lauren Phillips
First Ridden Pony not exceeding 128cm 1st Nala Nicolai's Holly - Lillie Wallace 2nd Brookfields China Doll - Frankie Lawn 3rd Roanoak Snowbird - Noah Murphy 4th Kinloch Tansy - Matisse Masterson 5th Taurimu Da Vince - Daniel Garland 6th Overdale Pippin - Mikayla Rogers
Novice First Ridden Pony 0-5 wins 1st Waimea First Edition- A Malcolm-Solly 2nd KS Trick or Treat - Elizabeth Struijck 3rd Jym-Aud Dew Drop Mahogany - Mikayla Wildermoth 4th MS Summertime - Billie Flintoff 5th Taurimu Da Vince - Daniel Garland 6th Dreamtime Voodoo Bling - Lauren Phillips
Led Adult Pony 1st Eastdale Diva - Nannette Cadwallader 2nd Mon Stevos Anthem - Amanda Berridge 3rd Rakanui Grace'N'Dazzle - Hailey James 4th Gangnam Style - Dna Wells
Led Adult Horse 1st Rosari Dante - Bronte Belluin 2nd Viva La Visa - Bronte Belluin 3rd Smash Hit HB - Kim Cram
Led Youngstock Horse 1st Greenmore Infatuation - greenmore park 2nd K S Liberty - Carolyn Wratt
Novice Paced & Mannered Saddle Hunter Pony over 128cm up to 138cm 0-5 wins 1st Mr Teddy Tulloch - Louise Luostari
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