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Quality Riding Horses Exported to TAHITI !!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - Joanne Bridgman
"Diva" lovely Welsh pony mare .A lovely bunch of quality riding horses and one Welsh pony ,  has just been exported to TAHITI by QNZH's   and they arrived up there in great condition on 21st August .
I have personally visited this club and the horses are very well looked after and the food is exported from France.
The Trainers at the club are also from France and the standard of riding is pretty good .

This is QNZH's  2nd shipment to TAHITI this year .

C"EST LA VIE !!!!!

Check out the article in the "THE HORSE MAGAZINE"

Saturday, July 25, 2015 - Joanne Bridgman
Big thanks to Chris Hector, editor of the leading Australian  equestrian magazine " THE HORSE MAGAZINE ".
 Chris has just written a  very nice article about me ( Joanne Bridgman of QUALITY NZ HORSES )   so  click here to read it !!!

This website is great and very  informative  , has lots of daily posts  of the latest news/ gossip in all discaplines,  so check it out to keep your finger on the pulse   !!!!

Fox-Pitt and Chilli Morning Win Badminton !!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - Joanne Bridgman

The outstanding stallion "Chilli Morning " owned by Chris Stone and ridden by the  UK legend William Fox-Pitt ,  cleaned up at Badminton Horse Trials this week .  William is the first UK rider since 2009 to win... "Chilli" is the first stallion to EVER win  and they finished on their fancy dressage score of 39 , clean with no further penalties.  
Here is an interesting link to read all about the breeding and history of "Chilli Morning ", take a look here  !!!

Winner William Fox-Pitt !!!So massive CONGRATULATIONS to William ( a loyal client of ours )  and his wonderful team at Fox-Pitt Eventing from QNZH's !!!

NZ riders shone yet again  ,   and we had 3 top class  performances and placings in the final 6  .
Jock Paget and the NZ TB "Clifton Lush "  were classy  and finished a credible 3rd.
Sir Mark Todd and " Leonidas "  were 4th on a brilliant double clear jumping performance .
6th placing went to Andrew Nicholson  and " Nereo".... sadly  after leading going into the SJing ... had rails to    drop down the  placings .

Click here to view the final results !!!

 

Jung Wins Rolex CCI ****

Monday, April 27, 2015 - Joanne Bridgman
WINNERS !!!Another great win Rolex Kentucky CCI****  for German Michael Jung  on his outstanding mare " Fischerrocana FSH ".
  
Michael kept his cool  to jump a super clear SJing round putting the pressure on the leaders.

NZ'er Tim Price and his much admired "Wesko" came out and did a lovely round but sadly just tapped one rail down , dropped to a close 2nd by 1 penalty.  Such a shame  and oh so close ........... for Tim and NZ !!!

Here is the link to view the final results .

Very sad to hear NZ rider Emily Cammock had to make the huge decision to Emilly and Dambala Rolexeuthanize her beloved "Dambala" ( aka Oscar ) after they had the ride of their life clean around the huge cross country track yesterday  .

 Poor Oscar pulled up lame at the end of the cross country . On  further investigation it was discovered an old injury had   reoccurred  and  it was clearly the right  decision  , so he no longer suffered .
My heart goes out to poor Emily, her family and close connections ,    and RIP dear Oscar , you have been such a wonderful horse  !!!!

Price Holds Rolex Lead After XC !!!

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - Joanne Bridgman

Tim Price and "Wesko" XC.NZ's Tim Price and "Wesko" had a superb XC round  clear inside the time , despite the horrendous weather condtions.
"Wesko" is a 12 yo Dutch Warmblood  bred to be a SJer  .
German Michael Jung is hot on him heals just .4  of a mark behind with " La Biosthetique Sam FBW" and "Fischerrocana FST".
Fox-Pitt ( UK)  and Levett (Aust)  ( both great  loyal clients of Quality NZ Horses ) hold 4th and 5th place respectively heading into tomorrows Show Jumping .

The other NZ  rider, Emily Cammock  and her lovely "Dambala" did a wonderful clean XC round with a few time faults to move up from 38th position to 18th.  Emily has sadly had to withdraw him from the completion, as an old injury has flaired up causing some discomfort.
There were 25 eliminations and retirements during the XC phase.... certainly took its toll this year.

QNZH' wishes all riders the best of luck in SJing tomorrow !!!!

Price and Jung Share Lead Dressage Rolex Kentucky !!!

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - Joanne Bridgman

NZ's Tim Price and the stunning "Wesko" share the lead with German Michael Jung after the first phase of Rolex Kentucky CCI**** ..... WOW !!!!

Here is the link to see all the  dressage tests  on demand .  Schroll down  and chose the one you want to watch .

Grand Prix Victory to Katie Laurie in Vegas !!!

Sunday, April 19, 2015 - Joanne Bridgman

Katie & Kiwi Iron MarkSuper star NZ SJ rider, Katie Laurie riding  June Berrington's  " Dunstan Kiwi Iron Mark" cleaned up the US $ 75,000 Canadian Pacific Grand Prix today in Las Vegas.

The combination  were one of only three of the original starters  to jump clean for the jump off.
NZ is so proud of Katie and this outstanding result today !!!

Laurie heads for Calgary ,Canada tomorrow to prepare for her Spruce Meadows campaign.

Full results of the class can be found here.

Kihikihi International Horse Trials , NZ !!!

Thursday, April 09, 2015 - Joanne Bridgman
Kihikihi International Horse Trials is on this weekend in NZ , just up the road from my farm !!!
It is a well know fact the XC courses ( from 3* to Pre Novice level )   at this prestigious event are  world class,   designed by legend  John Nicholson.
Click here to see the Draw of riders starting .

Rolex Kentucky 2015 Draw !!!

Wednesday, April 08, 2015 - Joanne Bridgman
That time of year again ,   ROLEX KENTUCKY  USA  CCI****  , draw is out.
Click here to view !!!
I am very  proud to have sourced 2 of the world class eventers  entered with legend William Fox-Pitt  riding .
Both NZ bred , "Parklane Hawk " and "Freddie Mac ".

NZ has two entries this year ,  Tim Price  and the stunning "Wesko".
Also Emily Cammock  and her beautiful big grey "Dambala".

GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE RIDERS from QNZH's  !!!!!

Puhinui International Horse Trials 2014 !!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - Joanne Bridgman
NZ's Puhinui Horse Trials 2014  has just finished  yet another very successful and fun event, and this year  the weather gods laid on the sunshine - a fair amount of sunburnt people were wandering around
Thanks to the hard working team of organisers and of course the very generous and loyal sponsors of each class !!!
Sadly I could  not ride this year, but had a enjoyable  time catching up with some great friends  , and  was busy doing  my usual task of videoing some of the smart horses for sale to show our clients .

Tim Price classy 1.65m  without saddle !!!It was great Jonelle and Tim Price could make it .' Jonelle is currently the No 2 Event Rider in the World which is tremendous and we  are VERY proud of her !!!!  they even  rode  in the " high jump" competition one evening much to everyones delight.  Tim managed 1.60m bareback and shirtless !!! 

Additional international flavour.....  UK event rider Nick Gauntlett campaigned his new ride  "El Grado " in the 3* class .

Winners Clarke and Katharine celebrating !!!Clarke Johnstone won the HONDA NZ CCI***  dressage to finish with faultless jumping on his stunning floating grey "Balmoral Sensation".
 Check out this video of his great XC ride , clear with no time faults  .  This combination is relatively new, barely 12 months old  , and  definitely has a   powerful and exciting future ahead of them !!! 

The CATO PACKAGING CCI** was cleaned up by Katharine Van Tuyl on her super cute ,, mega jumper 7 yo  "Double J Sunshine ". Sunny moved up from 9th after dressage  to take the lead easily after a bit of carnage in the 2* XC .
The HONDA NZ CCI**Y class was won with confidence  by Sarah Young on her well performed "SS Galaxy".
The VERERINARY ASSOCIATES CCI* class  was won from the dressage score  by  " Mi Focus" and Aleisha Collet , foot perfect all weekend.
The DEVI HEATING SYSTEMS CCI*J class was convincingly won by very talented young lass Abigail Long and "BMW Advokaat".

Full results can be found here on this link .