Double-clear seals World Cup round win for Davey

December 7, 2009

Competition heated up in the New Zealand Showjumping Bomac World Cup following the third league round at Tauranga yesterday.

Julie Davey of Hastings pulled off the third round win to jump up among the leaders in a competition that looks set to go to the wire.

Riding Air Hill the Rajah, Davey produced the only double clear of the two-round competition finishing the second round in a time 60.84 seconds.

Last year's World Cup League winner and New Zealand representative to the World Cup final in Las Vegas Anna Trent, on the less experienced of her two rides in the competition, Cortaflex Nicaletter NZPH, produced a super clear first round but unfortunately, while faster than Davey with a time of 57.36, rolled the rail off the last fence forcing her to settle for second.

Catherine Cameron (Cambridge) and the consistent Kahurangi Valentino picked up third, a placing that will also move her up with the leading bunch going into the indoor round at Manfield as part of the Feilding A&P show this Saturday.

Current leader going into the Tauranga round, Katie McVean (Cambridge) and Corofino 11 finished 6th, while sitting one point behind McVean is Simon Wilson (Waipukarau) and Swinger, who also only managed the minor placings, finishing in fourth place.

Just four horses finished the first round clear. Trent picked up fifth placing on her nominated ride the experienced Levitation NZPH.

The New Zealand World Cup League runs over nine rounds with the final two in Gisborne in late January 2010.

The new indoor round at Manfield Park in Feilding this weekend will add a new spectacle to the series with this round expecting to attract a large field as any series winner who plans to represent New Zealand at the world final must have competed in the indoor round. The world final will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, from April 14-18 2010.

The Pony Grand Prix produced just two for the jump off from the field of 21 starters with Amanda Wilson (Whangarei) and Showtym Viking taking out the win following a brilliant jump off ride in a time of 39.30 finishing ahead of Jake Lambert (Matamata) with Once in a Blue Moon.

Auckland's Jenika Cowan riding Get Over It took out her first ever Young Rider competition win on the first day of the show which saw all but the Young Rider class cancelled due to very wet conditions. Just 14 started in the Young Rider field with Cowan taking a clean sweep producing the only faultless round. Three four-faulters took out the minor placings.