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Amazing day at Pakuranga Hunter Trials 2013


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.

It was Steves first season riding with Pakuranga Hunt and we had never been to their Hunter Trials so it was a revelation to find out how it was run. Interestingly they had jump judges on every jump and an overall judge. So for the first handful of classes there were 3 riders on the course at once. This meant the day moved along much quicker than a single horse on the course at a time. Afterwards many of the jump judges sought me out and exclaimed they loved the way our horses went - so rhythmical in their approach and a careful bascule over every jump.

We had a lot of fun and are already planning next years Hunter Trials.