It was the South Island’s hateful solar daytime at the NRM National Three-day Event at Taupo yesterday, amongst their riders asset the operate past times 4 spots inwards the NRM CCI3* degree later the dressage at the National Equestrian Centre.
Emily Cammock (Christchurch) has a narrow Pb on Dambala, scoring 48 penalties, amongst Larissa Srhoy (Ashburton) a whisker behind on Starburst amongst 48.4 penalties. Annabel Wigley (Amberley) is 3rd on NRM Frog Rock amongst 54.2, followed past times Brent Jury on SE Big amongst 56 penalties.
The outset North Islander, Heelan Tompkins (New Plymouth), lies 5th amongst Major Difference on 59.4 penalties, amongst Wigley 6th on her instant ride, NRM Enzo, on 59.6. Tompkins is 7th on her instant ride Cortaflex Up northward Go, on 60.4 penalties.
The plain was reduced to eleven starters amongst the like shooting fish in a barrel scratching of Donna Smith’s ride Just Chocolate, leaving the North Island squad amongst 4 riders. With the best iii scores counting, the South Island accept a runaway Pb at this stage.
The Bates CCI2* class, amongst 31 starters, is led past times Chelsey Hawthorn (Hamilton) on Pioneer Zeuss amongst 44.6 penalties, ahead of the overnight leader Donna Smith on Balmoral Sensation on 46.8. South Islander Katie Rankin on Time To Tango Too is 3rd equal amongst Ben Bateman (Feilding) on Fiber Fresh Façade on 47.4 penalties.
Conditions hold off ideal for today’s cross-country, amongst John Nicholson’s course of written report drawing favourable comment from riders as well as spectators alike. Brent Jury describes it equally “absolutely awesome”, amongst the Australian Technical Delegate, Neil Clinton, saying, “The design, layout, as well as ornamentation is outset class. It’s a really skilful course, testing as well as challenging.”
Standings later dressage:
NRM CCI3*: Emily Cammock, Dambala, 48, 1; Larissa Srhoy, Starburst, 48.4, 2; Annabel Wigley, NRM Frog Rock, 54.2, 3; Brent Jury, SE Big, 56, 4; Heelan Tompkins, Major Difference, 59.4, 5.
Bates CCI2*: Chelsey Hawthorn, Pioneer Zeuss, 44.6, 1; Donna Smith, Balmoral Sensation, 46.8, 2; Ben Bateman, Fiber Fresh Façade, 47.4, 3=; Katie Rankin, Time Too Tango To, 47.4, 3=; Campbell Draper, Kahurangi Manu, 49.1, 5; Donna Smith, Balmoral Tangolooma, 50, 6.
Fiber Fresh CCI1*: Nicoli Fife, Charlton Veeza, 42.9, 1; Chloe Kennedy, Mustang Molly, 45.6, 2; Gillian Meacham, Hitchhiker, 47.5, 3; James Jackson, Versailles, 48.3, 4; Louise Leonard, Country Star, 48.7, 5; Amanda Pottinger, Achilles II, 49.8, 6.
Equine Combined Suppliers Pre-novice Championship: Angela Lloyd, AMS Aztec Ginsling, 26, 1; Kate Lambie, Absolou, 30.5, 2; Megan Finlayson, Greensleeves, 31.2, 3; James Jackson, Leo Distinction, 31.8, 4; Madeline Banks, Makana Temptation, 32, 5; Fiona Boddy, Waimanu Sparkle, 32.5, 6=; Lauren Cooney, Zeus Almighty, 32.5 6=.