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Sensational Results for NZ at BURGHLEY !!!

Monday, September 09, 2013 - Joanne Bridgman

Jock and "Promise" lap of  honour  !!!Kiwi  eventing sensation Jock Paget has just won his second  4* in UK this year  riding the 15 yo NZ TB " Clifton Promise".  Earlier in year Badminton HT  now the  Burghley CCI**** Horse Trials.
This has set Jock up to be the  prime contender to win the lucrative Rolex Grand Slam if  he can win Rolex Kentucky CCI**** in April 2014 .
Sadly he had to withdraw  his other horse " Clifton Lush" who was coming 2nd ,  due to a knock on his leg after a stellar round in  XC yesterday .
The injury  is reported not to be serious which is a relief .

Hot on his heals were fellow Kiwi riders high up in the top  placings.
NZ  so very proud of you ALL  !!!
Congratulaions to all owners, grooms, family, trainers  and all connections of each Team .

Not to mention the other "superstar NZ riders " ...................
Andrew Nicholson 2nd, 3rd and 8th
Jonelle Richards 6th and 22nd
Sir Mark Todd 7th ( a very new ride as well called "Oloa" )
Neil Spratt 16th
Lucy Jackson was impressive until she had an unfortunate fall XC but is safe and sound. .

Final results of all riders can be viewed here .


Sunday, September 08, 2013 - Joanne Bridgman
Well,  NZers woke up this morning to the most outstanding news .  Our amazing riders and horses are totally dominating the leaderboard at Burghley overnight . WAHOO  !!!
Jock Paget has excelled yet  again to be winning after XC  on "Clifton Promise"  and coming 2nd on "Clifton Lush". Both super talented NZ TB's . Congratulations to all connections of this wonderful Team.
 As well I am not sure if many people realise but BOTH Jock's  horses were initially produced here in NZ  by Danielle and Alex De Luca Oliviera, so that is pretty cool for them to see these horses rise to the top.!!!
Andrew Nicolson is in 3rd place on the stunning  "Avebury" .
William FP  on the NZ TB "Parklane Hawk" is 4th ( got couple of time faults XC  sadly otherwise would have been 2nd ) .  We sourced this horse for William and his great owner Catherine Witt so thrilling for us to see yet another great performance at 4* level  from this combination.
Andrew is 5th on "Nereo" and 8th on " Calico Joe ".
Fellow Olympian Jonelle Richards has risen to 6th place after her brilliant XC ride yesterday .
Ane the one and only Sir Mark Todd has risen from 18th to 10th on his recently new ride "Oloa".

Tomorrow another day of course with SJing and we will all be watching with baited breath . Can't wait !!!

Here is a run down of the XC on video and interesting  comments from the leading riders and course designer Captain Mark Phillips  -

Jock Paget Takes Dressage Lead Burghley !!!

Saturday, September 07, 2013 - Joanne Bridgman
Jock and Promise looking classy !!!Very exciting to hear  NZ Olympic rider Jock Paget has taken the lead overnight on "Clifton Promise " with a  brilliant score of 36.7.
How awesome to see three  pure NZ TB's in the top 5 placings  at this prestigious event .

So NZ is going great so far ............
Jock 1st and 3rd
Andrew 3rd, 7th and 18th
Jonelle 12th and 53rd
Sir Mark 18th and 41st
Lucy 20th
Neil 30th


Start List and Times Burghley Horse Trials !!!

Thursday, September 05, 2013 - Joanne Bridgman
Burghley Horse Trials 2013 has started .
You can see  the LIVE SCORING  and START TIMES.
Click here  to view .

Andrew Nicolson is riding 3 horses this weekend , Calicoe Joe , Avebury and Nereo  ... so impressive !!
Sir Mark Todd riding Aloa and Ravenstar .
Jonelle Richards has Flintstar and The Deputy.
Jock Paget with Clifton Lush and Clifton Promise ( Badminton 2013 winner !!)
Lucy Jackson riding Willy Do 
Neil Spratt on Upleadon

Very sadly a 7th  NZ rider Craig Nicoli and his lovely grey Just Ironic has to be withdrawn on arrival at Burghley as he did a minor injury to his eye travelling up in the truck. What bad luck !!!

The first vetinary inspection is now  completed and all 11 horses ridden by the NZ riders have  passed .

All 3 phases can be viewed on Burghley TV 'on demand', at  this link .
It is available from 12 oclock  5th September ( UK time ) till 30th September .

GOOD LUCK to everyone from QNZH's   !!!!!!!

Rating from Sir Mark Todd !!!

Monday, September 02, 2013 - Joanne Bridgman
Flattered to get this great referral for our   Testimonial page , from Sir Mark Todd himself !!!

" "I have known Joanne since our Pony Club days.  She has an excellent eye for a good horse and is very clever at finding quality potential young horses as well as older well performed horses.
I bought my Bronze Medal Sydney Olympics horse "Eye Spy" off her .
She provides a very professional service "..............................Sir Mark Todd

Michael Jung Wins European Champs AGAIN !!!

Monday, September 02, 2013 - Joanne Bridgman
Michael Jung has just won the European Eventing Chamionships once again , back to back .
What a legend this guy is !!!
He is only event rider to have won 4 major titles in a row , Olympics, WEG, and Europeans back to back .
The German team  were the winning Team as well .
Watch this  video of Michael's interview directly after his winning round today .

Michael Jung Leads the Way at Europeans !!!

Sunday, September 01, 2013 - Joanne Bridgman

Michael Jung showing his class !!!German champion  Michael Jung   riding "HALUNKE FBW" has raised the levels of eventing dressage once  again  , scoring an outstanding score 28.6 ( 80.93 %) in dressage phase  at the HSBC EUROPEAN EVENTING CHAMPIONSHIPS in Malmo Sweden .
British Olympian William Fox-Pitt riding "CHILLI MORNING " is hot on his heels with a fantastic  score of 36.6, although this is still 8 marks off the winner !!!
Cross country has not effected the top four placings , all 4 riders jumped clean .
Click here to see LIVE RESULTS of this event .

 BURGHLEY HORSE TRIALS is  starting this week and some of our  outstanding NZ eventers will be showing   there.
An exciting week to look forward to !!!

NZ Riders Win at Blair International HTs !!!

Monday, August 26, 2013 - Joanne Bridgman

The stunning Blair Castle  backdrop .What great results for NZ riders at Blair International Horses Trials up in Scotland this weekend .
Tim Price on the beautiful "WESKO" won the CCI***  with ease on a fancy dressage score.  Such a well deserved win for Tim .
  Jesse Campbell was 4th on "KAPPACHINO "  and Blythe Tait was 6th riding "XANTHUS  III" .
Lizzie Brown had a great win  CCI** on her NZ bred "HENTON ATTOURNEY GENERAL "  also on a fancy winning  dressage score .
Way to go ,,,, NZ riders leading the way !!!
Full results from this event can be see here , click this link.

Burghley Cross Country Preview !!!

Monday, August 19, 2013 - Joanne Bridgman
Click on this link here  for a sneak preview , a   ' fence by fence ' guide of the cross country course for Burghley 5-8th September .

The course designer Captain Mark Phillips is showing us  what the riders can expect and he is interviewed by Alice Fox-Pitt .

Fatal Fall for Talented NZ Rider in UK !!!

Monday, August 19, 2013 - Joanne Bridgman

Talented NZ eventer Tom Gadsby !!!NZ awoke this morning to the shocking news, very popular and much loved eventer Tom Gadsby , had a horrific fatal fall off his horse whilst  competing in UK yesterday  at Somerset Horse Trials in Cheshire .
Tom was following his dream of becoming  a professional event rider based in UK .
He had moved there in 2102 and  was achieving his goals and considered a  rising star !!!

Condolences to  Tom's family, many dear friends and  riders in UK and NZ  .
You were one cool guy Tom , always smiling and fun to be with .  A great rider and horseman .
Bless you  and RIP xxxx