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Hawke’s Bay teenager Rebecca Porter notched her first ever pony grand prix win today (Sunday) at the Wellington Horowhenua Showjumping Championships in Foxton.
Riding the perennial Chobidong, Porter headed off 15 other combinations. Five went through to the jump-off where the very consistent Melanie Weal (Te Awamutu) and Hopeful Illusion were first out, going clear in 40.93.
Next out was Porter who rode the round of her life to go clear in 40.27. The next three chased hard but paid for their efforts with a rail a piece.
In the horse grand prix Katie McVean (Mystery Creek) and Dunstan Daffodil set a scorching pace as the first of five combinations into the jump-off. They flew home clear in 34.01 over the Heather McDonald designed course.
Danielle Maurer (Auckland) and Blue was next out but picked up 12 faults, followed by Lisa Coupe (Kumeu) and Bates Amaretto who took a rail at the Liverpool and then Oliver Edgecombe (Waipukurau) on Billistic who went clear but couldn’t match McVean’s time.
Last to go was Doug Isaacson (Dannevirke) and Major Brown who while clear, had to settle for second place behind McVean.
In the STH pro amateur rider Mandy Illston (Bulls) and Valuation combined speed with accuracy and took the class ahead of Tim Finch (Waipukurau) on Mr Munga 3 who were faster but took a rail.
JLT Bloodstock pony grand prix: Rebecca Porter (Hastings) Chobidong 1, Melanie Weal (Te Awamutu) Hopeful Illusion 2, Laura Hutterd (Taranaki) Spot you Later 3, Morgan Percy (Masterton) Surprise Illusion 4, Emily Fraser (Dannevirke) Tiger Tale LS 5, Briar Burnett Grant (Taupo) Mighty Maximus 6.
Cathay Pacific horse grand prix: Katie McVean (Mystery Creek) Dunstan Daffodil 1, Doug Isaacson (Dannevirke) Major Brown 2, Oliver Edgecombe (Waipukurau) Billistic 3, Lisa Coupe (Waipukurau) Bates Amaretto MVNZ, Danielle Maurer (Auckland) Blue Rinse 5, Maurice Beatson (Dannevirke) Gollywog 6.
Giltrap Audi young rider: Danielle Maurer (Auckland) Blue Rinse 1, Hannah Burnett Grant (Taupo) Winston Darco V 2, Logan Massie (Dannevirke) Kiwi Ludo 3, Tim Myers (Taranaki) Pick Me NZPH 4, Tessa Silock (Nelson) Blade 5, Jesse Linton (Hastings) Bessette 6.
STH pro amateur rider: Mandy Illston (Bulls) Valuation 1, Tim Finch (Waipukurau) Mr Munga 3 2, Desiree Foxley (Hastings) Knights Templar 3, Lydia Quay (Taranaki) Kaipara Double Dee 4, Chloe Akers (Opiki) Kiwi Motto 5, Ali McWatters (Wellington) Willowridge Eclipse 6.
Iverquantel amateur rider: Brooke Zander (Waipukurau) Double J Rumours 1, Hannah Gibson (Palmerston North) Janova 2, Lisa Davidson (Masterton) Striking Gladiator 3, Laura Knight (Palmerston North) Sir Arthur 4, Noni Morgan (Hastings) El Molino 5, Cindy Dames (Hastings) Chimney Creek 6.
Kiwispan junior rider: Jake Lambert (Cambridge) El Billionaire1, Natasha Brooks (Cambridge) Kapattack 2, Melanie Weal (Te Awamutu) Cross Your Heart 3, Logan Massie (Dannevirke) Double J Cloud Nine 4, Jane Warren (Featherston) Darkages 5, Isabella Harley (Wellington) Gold Dust 6.
Cushionride seven year old: Katie McVean (Mystery Creek) Dunstan Springfield 1, Katie McVean (Mystery Creek) Dunstan Kiwi Iron Mark 2, Daniel Meech (Taupo) Branson MVNZ 3, Jake Lambert (Cambridge) El Billionaire 4, Katie McVean (Mystery Creek) Dunstan Delilah 5, Kim Best (Otane) Giggles 6.
Mitavite six year old: Oliver Edgecombe (Waipukurau) Tiraumea Coachman, Sally Clark (Dannevirke) Okechobee, Savanah Larsen Church (Turangi) Midway Smooth Dude, Geordie Bull (Taupo) Bridget Bardot, Brooke Zander (Waipukurau) Double J Rumours, John Maclennan (Waipukurau) JJ Spongebob Square Pants =1.
Goldengrove Stud five year old: Ashley Hart (Hastings) Kiwi Gold, Sally Clark (Dannevirke) Victoria’s Secret, Katie McVean (Mystery Creek) Dunstan Carlo, Tayla Mason (Waikanae) Sonidor, Helen Bruce (Palmerston North) Toblerone NZPH =1.
University challenge (run in conjunction with the 1.3m): Mathew Dickey (New Plymouth) Kiwi Guard 1, Chloe Akers (Opiki) HR Khemosabi 2, Savanah Larsen Church (Turangi) Midway Smooth Dude 3, Caitlin Pemberton (Palmerston North) Popoloca 4.