Your Attorney All in Hand

 Your Attorney All in Hand
Diane Gilder and her Australian thoroughbred Your Attorney have held on to their overnight lead coming home clear and inside time over a challenging John Nicholson-designed cross country at in the Waipa Home of Champions CIC2* at the BNZ Kihikihi International Horse Trial today.
The combination were clear and inside time ahead of the very in-form Samantha Felton (Cambridge) and Ricker Ridge Escada, and will head into tomorrow's showjumping with a rail in hand.
“I am pretty happy all right,” said Gilder. “It was challenging out there and he was very strong. He's fitter and stronger than ever at the moment.”
She admits she had “a life or two” out there, including a rather hairy moment at one of the water jumps.
“He is a very clever jumper and certainly got me out of trouble a couple of times out there. I am not sure how we made it back up the bank in the water!”
Gilder is hoping for a little luck in the showjumping. They were handily placed last year in the same class, but by her own admission, let the pressure get to her and ended up out of the money.
“We've done a lot of work on our showjumping this year, so hopefully it will go our way.”

Results -
Waipa Home of Champions CIC2*: Diane Gilder (Cambridge) Your Attorney 50.8 1, Samantha Felton (Cambridge) Ricker Ridge Escada 55.8 2, Chelsey Hawthorn (Cambridge) Pioneer Zuess 56.8 3, Sarah Young (Tokoroa) SS Galaxy 58.7 4, Chloe Phillips-Harris (Paihia) Cor Jet 64.8 5, Lauren Alexander (North Shore City) BMW Ripley 65.6 6.


Diane Gilder and Your Attorney drive out of the water during the cross country phase of the Waipa Home of Champions CIC2*. Photograph by Diana Dobson/The Black Balloon

Date Added: Saturday, 12th April 2014