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High Points Win at WSHG


A weekend at Waikato Showhunter Group Show at the National Equestrian Centre, Taupo resulted in Lynette Jackson riding Ballytruckle Riley brilliantly to win the 1.10m High Points. She and Riley gained a score of 83, followed by Zoombini and Disney. We were very rapt, and the scoresheet said, "Great round!" Well done Lynette.

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Video of this round available on request.

Amazing day at Pakuranga Hunter Trials 2013

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Team with their spoils. L-R Kirsten Hence, Conor West, Steve West and Lynette Jackson.

Steve West riding B. Sally Gap won the Open Hunter Trials and came 2nd in the Mens Hunter Trial. Lynette Jackson riding B. Riley won the Cleverest Hunter and the Adult Novice Hunter and third in the Team Chase. Conor West riding B. Sally Gap was third in the Team chase with Lynette on B. Riley and Kirsten Hence on Miss Maude.

NI Showhunter Championships and Waitemata Showhunter Derby

Lynette Jackson rode Ballytruckle Riley in 2 rounds to come second place at the North Island Showhunter Championships 1.10m Championship class held at Woodhill Sands in February 2013. The pair were second to professional rider Phillip Steiner on Tequila Sunrise. We are so proud of Riley and are thrilled with how Lynette has made him into such an enjoyable ride. He is our schoolmaster now.

North Island Showhunter Championships

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Conor wins Showhunter class at Waitangi Weekend with score of 88%


Conor rode a brilliant round to win the 1.0m class at Woodhill Sands in early February 2013. Sally went really well for him. It was her last class for the weekend and she won it, thereby qualifying her for Horse of the Year 2013. Well done son.

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Auckland Show Hunter Summer Show 2013

Ballytruckle Riley had a great time at Auckland Show Hunter Summer Show, he went in a 90cm class as a warm up and won the 1.15m. It was the first time he had been ridden at that height. He has really stepped up and is showing how powerful and correct a jump he has. He loves to jump, its by far his most favourite activity. He has achieved a lot this season and we are thrilled with how he is progressing and being beautifully ridden by Lynette Jackson.

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Northland Xmas Show 2012

Xmas came early for us when we went to sunny Northland to compete at Showhunter.

Lynette Jackson rode Ballytruckle Riley in four classes and they won three of them and were placed in their first one. Here is a photo of them winning the 1.10m class

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and a video of the round.

BOP Championship Show


Last weekend, we took three horses down to Taupo to compete in the BOP Championship Show.

Lynette Jackson on Ballytruckle Riley is having a nice time collecting ribbons and points for Horse of the Year. This combination were placed in several Hack classes and ended with getting a third placing so they are improving each time they enter the ring. Lynette has put many hours training into Riley and its beginning to show.

Here is a link to Rileys video of the 1.05m class.Video of Riley

Jumping Champion of Senior Novice ring at Bombay Pony Club ORD

Niamh had a busy Sunday last weekend - on Ballytruckle Shamrock she rode two Level 1 tests at Auckland Manukau Dressage Group and scored better than the last time she rode there earlier in the month. She has been working on the pony being calm and going in self carriage. Now we need to polish her accuracy, square halt and canter work. Louisa Hill walked by so we introduced ourselves and had a chat about her wonderful riding at the Olympics. She complemented Niamh on her beautiful pony and advised her to "stay on ponies cos they rock!".

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In the weekend Niamh and B. Shamrock really started to get their partnership going well. Niamh and Shammy collected four ribbons from eight rounds and got 9 points for HOY qualification.

I was thrilled to watch them both enjoying their classes and striving to do better, they were a picture of concentration and looked really super together.!!

First Showhunter show of the season

Woodhill Sands Festival of Jumping- Showhunter 16-9-12

We tried for an early start rather than staying at the grounds, plaited 3 horses (Riley, Sally and Shammy) for Showhunter and travelled to Woodhill Sands. We met Lynette Jackson there who swiftly performed 2 perfect tail plaits on Riley and Shammy, in the overribbed style- something I simply cannot do- my fingers are too old to learn a new trick. I'm not a showie I'm a breeder.

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