Erin Milner and the 14yr old Irish Sport horse, Wynyard Freelance (owned by Lizzie Sheat) taking out 2nd place in the DC section of The New Zealand Pony Club Championships.
April 4, 2013
Rising Star Saddle Horse of The Year went to Midas Touch (Coalmans Touch), ridden by Nicky Seyb. The combination also took out Best Presented in this section.
Having another wonderful season is Sara White and her lovely Irish sporthorse, Rock of Cashel (Willie John), who was last year's winner of the Performance Competition. Here they are at HOY 2013.
Pictured is Ballineen Blue Mountain winning at Canterbury Horse and Pony Breeders Society Show, where he won Supreme Champion Irish Horse and Runner up in All Breeds Supreme of Show. Tracy Crossan is holding the Shamrock Perpetual Trophy awarded to the winner of the 75% or more of Irish blood class.
Irish Sash winner and Reserve Champion Saddle Hunter at Strath-Taieri A&P Show was Kathryn Nichol and Trevalda Conniebrae.
Michelle Morgan's Baton River was once again Irish Sash winner at Nelson Breeders Show.
Winner of the Irish Sash at Otago's Taieri A&P Show was Northwood Cruzader and his owner/rider Samantha Buchan.
Irish Sash winners at Maniototo A&P Show were Thornfield Finn and Tracy Crossan. Finn also took out Champion youngstock and Supreme Champion Led Horse.
January 2, 2013
Coleraine Coaltown wins Honda NZ CCI2* at Puhinui
Coleraine Coaltown, a lovely 12 year old gelding by Coalmans Touch out of the TB mare Noumea, owned by Jess Fieldes and ridden by Shelley Ross, convincingly won the CCI2* at Puhinui, finishing on his dressage score 8.9 penalties ahead of the next horse.
This followed on from an excellent 3rd place in the CIC 2*class at the National One Day Champs at Taupo in November.
Bred by Lisa and Blue Clark of Coleraine Horses, "Rain" was sold to Jess Fieldes as a freshly backed 3 year old.
Jess has superbly produced and competed Rain over the years, always believing in his ability. Now over-committed with work, Jess had passed the ride over to Shelley a mere six weeks before the Puhinui win.
The win was a fabulous result for all concerned and a fantastic result for the Irish horse in NZ.