Kann Do

Kann Do
CAPTION: Sim Kann and Luminous. Photo by Jane Thompson Photography

There is nothing in it in the PGG Wrightson CNC105, but Sim Kann has held on to the slimmest of margins to lead after today's cross country.
The full time horsewoman guided her seven-year-old gelding Luminous carefully and safely through the cross country to remain on her dressage score of 28.7 penalty points.
Luminous was brought to Kann (Te Awamutu) by his breeder Anne Marie Styles to sell. However, she fell in love with the horse, who is by Jo Bridgeman's stallion Grasshopper.
“I was meant to school and sell him, but I just loved his attitude and Annie had done a beautiful job producing him to that point,” said Kann.
“I just clicked with him.”
She has had the horse since January and together they have done well in their handful of starts.
Kann says she loves producing the young horses, but is more than happy to hand the reins over once they get past one star level.
“Someone else can do the rest then,” she said.
And while Luminous jumped beautifully today, Kann is the first to admit that tomorrow's showjumping phase may be more than a little challenging.
“That is our weakest phase, but we will see,” she says. “He is such a cool horse and just makes me smile!”
Kann said the John Nicholson-designed course rode beautifully today.
“The going was amazing, the striding super and really, it was just fantastic.”

Results - PGG Wrightson CNC105: Sim Kann (Te Awamutu/Australia) Luminous 28.7 1, Summer Phillips (Auckland) Ferro 28.9 2, Nick Brooks (Cambridge) Lexington 29.6 3, Clarke Johnstone (Matangi) Astrolabe 32.4 4, Catherine McGiven (Waharoa) Scuba 35 5, Melissa Armit (Cambridge) Barrington 36.5 6.


Date Added: Saturday, 11th April 2015