Northland Ladies Too Strong

 Northland Ladies Too Strong


Consistency paid off for the Mecca team who won the revamped Garrad's Horse and Hound Teams' Competition today.
Spear-headed by captain Megan Finlayson (Kerikeri) aboard Greensleeves, the team was six points clear of its nearest opposition. Mecca comprised Emma Broughton-Watts (Northland) Lochinvar II, Kirsity Bale (Northland) Wouldhe B and Antonia Cobb (Northland) Scbu.
Coming in second were the Pony Pals – Lauren Cooney (Auckland) McLaughlan, Dannie Lodder (Ararimu) Waitangi Hotmail, Amanda Wards (Auckland) South Dakota, Cara Goodman (Auckland) Wynyard Albert – on 33 points.
It was a tight battle for third with North Enders and Dream Team One sharing the honours.
An impressive 20 four-person teams took part in the event, with just the best three scores counting. Each team had to have a pre-novice and a one star competitor, with the remaining team-members able to be any grade.
The challenging cross country course saw three teams drop by the way-side, with another four withdrawing before the showjumping. Just five teams had all four team-members complete the three phases of the horse trial.
The teams' competition will now be an annual fixture on the Kihikihi schedule.

Results -

MECCA
Megan Finlayson (Kerikeri) Greensleeves, Emma Broughton-Watts (Northland) Lochinvar II, Kirsity Bale (Northland) Wouldhe B and Antonia Cobb (Northland) Scbu, 27 points 1.

PONY PALS
Lauren Cooney (Auckland) McLaughlan, Dannie Lodder (Ararimu) Waitangi Hotmail, Amanda Wards (Auckland) South Dakota, Cara Goodman (Auckland) Wynyard Albert, 33 points 2.

NORTH ENDERS
Dana Hawkins (Whangarei) Splash Bandicoot, Amanda Ball (Auckland) This Dream Came True, Anna Jagger (Whangarei) Tom Kitten and Kimberley Rear (Kerikeri) Delta Legacy and

DREAM TEAM ONE
Sophie Alexander (Kumeu) Boots and All, Sofie Boswell (Auckland) Skagit County, Sophie Wilkinson (Waitemata) Little Miss Pete, Samantha Mynott (Warkworth) Remembrance II 37 points =3.

ends

CAPTION
Megan Finlayson proudly holds the beautiful trophy as the captain of the winning team in the Garrad's Horse and Hound Teams' Competition today. Photograph by Libby Law Photography

Date Added: Sunday, 13th April 2014


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