Wendi Williamson is making history. Next week she and her Dejavu MH, a horse she has trained and brought through the grades herself, head to Omaha, Nebraska, for the FEI World Cup Dressage Final. It’s the first time New Zealand has ever had a competitor at the prestigious event. Kumeu-based Williamson earned the right to make the long trek after a stunning … [Read more...]
Equestrian News from New Zealand
Featured here are regular articles and news about equestrian activities in New Zealand.
Lucy Fell caused a bit of an upset this afternoon when she won the opening round of the Country TV World Cup (NZ) at the Hawke’s Bay A and P Show in Hastings. She and her former racehorse Tinapai headed off 16 other combinations, one of the largest fields seen in the series class for some years. Fell (nee Akers) was the only rider to go double clear over the Roger … [Read more...]
New Zealand eventer Jock Paget and Clifton Signature have ridden themselves into fourth place at the end of the cross country phase of the CCI4* putting themselves well in contention for the podium at Les 4 Etoiles de Pau in France. Paget went clear over the Pierre Michelet-designed course and added just four time penalties to his dressage score to sit on 48 penalty points … [Read more...]
Jock Paget and Clifton Signature sit in sixth place, well in touch with the leader, at the end of the dressage phase in the CCI4* at Les 4 Etoiles de Pau in France this morning. The Kiwi combo scored 44 penalty points while 2015 runner-up Tim Price sits in 11th place on 48 aboard Xavier Faer, who is having his first 4* start. Caroline Powell and Flying Finish scored 52.9 to … [Read more...]
New Zealand has today named a stellar combination of eventing horses for the Rio Olympic Games. Sir Mark Todd has been named on the 12-year-old German-bred gelding Leonidas II, Jock Paget aboard New Zealand thoroughbred 16-year-old Clifton Lush, Clarke Johnstone on the 12-year-old New Zealand warmblood Balmoral Sensation, Jonelle Price on 11-year-old British sport horse … [Read more...]