Waikanae equestrians in excellent form

Waikanae equestrians produced a strong performance at the Battle Hill One Day Event.

Set in the idyllic surrounds of Battle Hill this prestigious equestrian event attracted 116 competitors.

Despite having a relatively small team the Waikanae riders took out four placed ribbons.

Petra Aregger, riding Scout, put in a superb finish to take second place in the Introduction over 21 class.

Lily-Claire Palmer, 14, rode Bella to 5th overall in the Pre training under 21 class. Lily rode a superb Cross Country race, having earlier gone clear in the Show Jumping section. Improvement in the dressage section will see this confident and promising young rider excel.

Bonnie Luigk, riding Red Jazz in the Training under 21 class is another exceptional young rider who finished with a clear round in the Show Jumping before another strong performance in the Cross Country saw her take out 4th place.

Completing the Waikanae Pony Club ribbon winners was Liam Kingswell whose high quality overall performance saw him win third place in the under 21 Introduction class.

The competition is an annual event organised by Battle Hill Eventing Inc who are affiliated to the New Zealand Pony Club Association.