Sponsored Riders - 2018/19 Season
Riding 'Mendelssohn' and her team of young horses
- Kate is a successful 3* eventer from Pauatahanui.
- She and her fantastic team of horses compete around the North and South Island each season, including at the annual Horse of the Year Show in Hastings.
- Having been riding since she was 6, Kate's had many achievements over the years. One of the biggest, was when she won the CCI 2* class at the National 3 Day Eventing Championship held in Canterbury in May 2014 on her beloved horse Felix. She also travelled to Australia in 2013 to compete as part of the NZPCA Inter-Pacifics Team.
- If she isn't working her team of horses, she's helping out at Pauatahanui Pony Club as the head coach. She's spent many years giving back to her local club, passing on her knowledge to younger riders as she's coached the Wellington/Wairarapa team for Bruce Forbes Teams Event and the winning club at Show Hunter Champs.
- Her two main goals this season are to target the 3* Championships with Felix (pictured to the right) and the 5yr old classes with her young thoroughbred.
Riding 'Oh Behave' and 'Goldstone Hawk'
- Sam is also a previous Pauatahanui Pony Club member. She competes in eventing and Le Trec. She has also competed in Pleasure at Horse of the Year on her beloved Obi.
- Sam is an equine dentist and runs her own riding school, Galaxy Stables.
- Her biggest achievements are completing the Summer Le Trec 2017/18 Series undefeated, being selected for Pony Club eventing Champs in 2009 and Games Champs in 2008.
- Her goals for the 2018/19 season are to complete a CNC95 class double clear on Obi and to compete in the 'Off-road Challenge' at Equidays. She also hopes to win a CNC105 event on Goldie (pictured to the right).
Riding 'High Finance'
- Ella from Makara Pony Club in Wellington is well known for winning the HV/WPC Show Jumping circuit for the 2016/17 season on her lovely mare, Dash.
- They won their first HOY class this year competing in the 1.10m.
- They qualified and were selected for the area team for Eventing (which placed 3rd) and the Show Jumping area team.
- Ella is hoping to compete in more 1.30m SJ classes this season, as well as do her first young rider and move up to 1* level in Eventing. I cannot wait to be following this awesome team of riders this season, watch this space!