FEI World Cup™ Eventing – KIHIKIHI 2011


imageKihikihi (NZL), 07- 10 April 2011  : This year’s series – which takes place at eight venues in Australia, Britain, Poland, Belarus, Germany, Sweden, and in France at Normandy’s world-renowned Haras du Pin.- will start in New Zealand. Michael Jung, winner of the HSBC FEI World Cup™ Eventing 2009 and 2010 will try to keep the world eventing champion title.

La série des 8 concours de complet Coupe du Monde FEI 2011 débute en Nouvelle Zélande et se déroulera du 7 au 10 avril 2011.  Michael Jung champion de la série en 2009 et 2010 rendra la vie dure aux autres compétiteurs.
Clarke Johnstone and Orient ExpressLes engagés/entries

samedi 9 avril:
Résultats après le dressage et le cross. Le néozélandais Clarke Johnstone & Orient Express sont en tête avec 45,7pts au dressage et sans faute au cross. 2ème pour le moment Chris Burton (AUS) – Holstein Park Leilani maxi sur le cross et 3ème Shane Rose (AUS) – Taurus Le croos était difficile puisque 5 éliminés sur 17 partants. 2 cavaliers ont essuyé 2 refus  et 2 ont 1 refus.
Avec un sans faute au test de jumping, Clarke Johnstone & Orient Express gagnent la première épreuve de l’HSBC FEI World Cup™ Eventing 2011. Il reussi grâce à un 2ème sans fautre d’avoir la 3ème place sur le podium avec Incognito. 
Photo: Clarke Johnstone and Orient Express (CREDIT: www.takethemoment.co.nz (Added by infonews.co.nz)
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Ils sont à l’autre bout du monde et nous ne connaissons pas beaucoup les cavaliers engagés dans cette épreuve. Certains aspirent aux JO de Londres. Seuls des concurrents de Nouvelle Zélande et d’Australie sont présents dans l’épreuve. Nous avons donc demandé aux organisateurs une description des couples.
Bevan Houlbrooke gave us the World CupTM CIC-W*** Competitor’s Profiles:

Emma Borlase (NZL) – Cimarron Spirit Wind
Emma Borlase is a full-time dairy worker based just outside Featherston in the Wairarapa. She rides the distinctive, home-bred Cimarron Spirit Wind which she has produced herself to Advanced level. Cimarron Spirit Wind is a 1977 15.3hh Paint gelding by A Touch of Hillbilly out of Chelsea. The combination won the Advanced class at Puhinui in March 2011.

Lizzie Brown (NZL) – Henton Attorney General/Push Play
Lizzie Brown rides full time, although she is studying towards a Batchelor of Business Management extramurally through Waikato University. She is part of the New Zealand 1014 Eventing Squad and trains with Penny Castle and Eric Duvander. This year she brings two horses to Kihikihi – Henton Attorney General and Push Play. She co-owns Henton Attorney General (by Anamour out of a Distelfink mare) with breeders Bridget and Dave Sutton of Henton Lodge Hanoverians. The combination won the Puhinui CCI3* in 2010 and the Horse of the Year CIC3* in 2011. They were part of the successful NZ Young Rider Team which took out the TransTasman competition in Australia in 2009. Her other ride is Push Play, a 9 year-old 165cm gelding who was 4th behind his stablemate at the recent Horse of the Year CIC3*. Lizzie is based at Te Kowhai near Hamilton.

Chris Burton (AUS) – Holstein Park Leilani
Chris Burton is a professional event rider and coach based in Wilberforce in New South Wales, Australia. Chris has won many premier events in Australia including the Adelaide CCI4* in 2008 on Newsprint. At Kihikihi, he will ride Holstein Park Leilani, a 15-year-old chestnut mare by Lander out of Frozen Asset. The mare is owned by Jean and Jade Findlay. Chris and Holstein Park Leilani won the Sydney World Cup round in 2010, snatching victory from event favourite Megan Jones and Kirby Park Irish Jester. The combination was also part of the Australia team which went to WEG 2010 in Kentucky.

Simon Gordon (NZL) – Fletch.com/Simply Mitch
Simon Gordon recently graduated from Canterbury with a Batchelor of Commerce and is now studying Property full-time at Auckland University. At 21 years, Simon is the youngest competitor in the class. Simon has represented New Zealand twice as a Young Rider. He was part of the successful NZ Young Rider Team which took out the Transtasman competition in Australia in 2009 with Fletch.com, and captained the team which retained the title in 2010 riding Simply Mitch. Fletch.com is a 10-year-old 167.5cm gelding by Ken Mare. Simply Mitch is 7-year-old 167.5 cm bay gelding by Ebony Grove. This is the first World Cup competition for Simon and both of his horses.

Matthew Grayling – NRM Lowenberg
Matthew is no stranger to Kihikihi, having won the FEI World Cup class 3 times, twice on NRM Gordon and once on Revo. This year he rides NRM Lowenberg on which he won the Advanced Intermediate at Rotorua in March 2011, and was 2nd in the Advanced class at Puhinui in March 2010. Lowenberg is a 9-year-old 177cm dark brown gelding by Hajisan. Matthew lives in New Plymouth and trains with Errol O’Brien. He lists his sponsors as NRM, Zilco and 500 cows.

Brent Jury (NZL) – SE Big
Brent Jury is a farrier who been to several WEGs as the team farrier for the New Zealand eventing and endurance horses. After a 25-year break from competitive riding, he started riding seriously again 7 years ago. He picked up SE Big after being offered the horse at a horse trial – the horse never went home. Together they have forged a partnership which has taken them through to FEI 3-star level. The horse won the CIC3* National One-Day Championships at Richfields in 2010 and was 2nd at the Puhinui CCI3* in 2010. SE Big is a 172.5cm bay gelding by Grosvenor out of Tanzeen.

Clarke Johnstone (NZL) – Orient Express/KS Secrets/Incognito
Originally from the South Island, Clarke Johnstone is a full-time rider now based in Matangi near Cambridge. He was a member of the bronze medal-winning New Zealand Eventing team at WEG in Kentucky in 2010. He brings 3 horses to Kihikihi this year – Orient Express, his WEG mount, and Incognito and KS Secrets. Orient Express is a 12-year-old 161cm bay gelding by Blues Traveller. KS Secrets is a 12-year-old 170cm brown gelding by Nayrizi out of Snowy Water. Incognito is a 9-year old 162cm chestnut gelding by Sporting Show out of Flow Gate. Clarke trains with Vaughn Jeffries and Vanessa Way.

Alice Montgomery – Gordon
Alice is a full-time rider from Canterbury. She trains with Greg Best and Penny Castle. She rides two-time Kihikihi World Cup Qualifier winner Gordon. Gordon is a 1996 bay WB/TB cross gelding by Voltaire owned by the Montgomery family. Alice and Gordon came 3rd at the recent CIC 3-star at Horse of the Year, and 8th in the FEI World Cup Event at Kihikihi in 2010.

Karen Niederer (NZL) – Cape Palliser
Karen Niederer is based near Taupo and rides her own Cape Palliser, a 16.2hh grey Gisborne-bred gelding. Karen has ridden successfully at 3-star for many years, but claims that her important successes are too old to list, but that she is “working hard to gather more!” Karen and Cape Palliser will be looking to improve on their 6th placing in the FEI World Cup class at Kihikihi last year. Karen trains with Penny Castle and Jeff McVean. She is married to well-known equestrian vet Wallie Niederer.

Natalie Page (NZL) – Tom Collins
Natalie Page is a banker and rides her own Tom Collins, a 14-year-old 16hh bay gelding by Colonel Collins out of Tropical Blend (by Bellisimo). The combination finished 8th in the FEI World Cup class at Kihikihi in 2010.

Shane Rose (AUS) – Taurus
Shane Rose is a professional rider who has represented Australia at both Young Rider and Senior level. Together with All Luck, Shane was part of the silver medal-winning Australian Event Team at Beijing in 2008. He is making his second trip to Kihikihi, this time with Taurus, a 16.2hh 9-year-old bay Australian warmblood by Aaries, who is co-owned by Shane and Dr Johnnie Walker. The horse came 2nd at the prestigious Lakes and Craters CCI3* in 2010 and is being aimed at the 2012 Olympic Games. Shane is based at Bimbadeen Park in Werombi, New South Wales with his wife Niki Chapman. Together they have set up a racehorse breaking and pre-training yard along with their performance horse business.

Anne-Marie Styles (NZL) – As You Like It
Anne-Marie Styles is a full-time rider based in Clevedon in Auckland. She rides As You Like It, a 13-year-old 167.5cm bay TB gelding by Senor Pete. The combination were 2nd in the Horse of the Year CIC3* in 2009, 3rd at the Taupo CIC3* in 2010 and 11th in the Melbourne CCI3* in 2010. She co-owns As You Like It with her husband Alex.

Laura Wallace (NZL) – Sugoi
New Zealand rider Laura Wallace, now based in Australia, returns home to compete at Kihikihi aboard Sugoi. Sugoi was previously ridden by Heelan Tompkins and won the 2009 FEI World Cup Event at Kihikihi with a convincing performance that saw them gain selection for the NZ Event Team at the Beijing Olympics. Laura and Sugoi have continued to show strong form at 3-star level with a 5th placing at the Camperdown CIC3* in 2010 and 4th at the Sydney CNC3* in 2011. Laura is a freelance journalist and is based in Moss Vale in New South Wales. Sugoi is a 1996 dark brown NZ TB gelding by Coral Reef out of Smart Lady.

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  1. webadmin dit :

    Kihikihi International Horse Trial a écrit : « Hi Nicole, Chris Burton and Shane Rose are from Australia. Laura Wallace is an expat New Zealander now based in Australia. All the others are from New Zealand. »

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