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EQUESTRIAN – Fitzsimon World Cup Hat Trick At Hawera


It’s three from three for West Melton showjumper Tegan
Fitzsimon who with Windermere Cappuccino won the POLi
Payments FEI World Cup Qualifier at the Egmont A&P Show
in Hawera.

It sealed a hat trick of victories at the
show for Fitzsimon who has won the prestigious class for the
past three years. She also placed fifth aboard
eight-year-old Campari in their first World Cup
start.

Fifteen combinations started the class with
nine on four faults and less coming back to be challenged by
the Gerrit Beker-designed course. In the opener, clear
rounds came from Melody Matheson (Havelock North) aboard
Cortaflex Graffiti MH, Briar Burnett-Grant (Taupo) on Fiber
Fresh Veroana, Logan Massie (Dannevirke) with Bravado Ego Z
and Fitzsimon on Campari.

In the second round, young
gun Annabel Francis (Taupo) and Carado GHP, Tegan on
Windermere Cappuccino, and Brooke Edgecombe (Waipukurau)
with LT Holst Andrea were all clear, but each carried four
faults from the opener so it came down to time.
Fitzsimon’s 50.34 second effort gave her the win ahead of
Francis on 52.96 and Burnett-Grant on 53.04.

Fitzsimon
was rapt with the win and particularly pleased with the
efforts of Campari. The combination had looked on track for
the only double clear of the class, but a late rail dashed
those hopes and they had to settle for fifth. “I am so
pleased with him,” said the 29-year-old. “He tried so
hard out there and gave me 110%. It was quite a technical
and tight track for him, being so green. He hasn’t done
many grand prix starts and none in the premier league. From
the outside I didn’t think it would suit him but he got
out there and jumped really well – sure there are some
things still need work but he is going to be a very cool
horse in the long run.”

The effort was especially
pleasing given Campari’s owners Penny and Mike Tapley had
flown up from the South Island to be ringside to
watch.

Fitzsimon admits she thought her quest for her
third win aboard Windermere Cappuccino in the Hawera World
Cup class was over when she took the third of the treble in
the opening round. “I thought I had blown it,” she said.
For the second round, she wanted a “forward but not
crazy” clean effort. Their slick time surprised her. “It
was quite an in your face course but rode well. It was great
to win it a third time.”

Today’s win was
Fitzsimon’s second in the New Zealand series, with the
opening qualifier held in Hawke’s Bay last month. The next
round will be at Feilding in early December.

The World
Cup Series runs over six rounds with the best four to count
for each rider.
The winner of the New Zealand league
usually has the chance to represent the nation at the
Longines FEI World Cup Final which is scheduled to be held
March 31-April 5, 2021, in Gothenburg Sweden, but with a
global pandemic whether it goes ahead or not is uncertain.
Fitzsimon and Windermere Cappuccino have won the series for
the past two years.

In the Country TV Pony Grand Prix,
four of the 10 starters came back for the jump-off where
Julianne Revfeim (New Plymouth) and Spot You Later flew
around to be double clear and nearly five seconds ahead of
runner-up Katie Readings (Auckland) and Rump
Shaker.

Results

Showjumping, POLi Payments FEI World Cup
Qualifier (sponsored by Harris Taylor Ltd and Agribio NZ):
Tegan Fitzsimon (West Melton) Windermere Cappuccino 1,
Annabel Francis (Taupo) Carado GHP 2, Briar Burnett-Grant
(Taupo) Fiber Fresh Veroana 3, Brooke Edgecombe (Waipukurau)
LT Holst Andrea 4, Tegan Fitzsimon (West Melton) Campari 5,
Melody Matheson (Havelock North) Cortaflex Graffiti MH
6.

Country TV Pony Grand Prix: Julianne Revfeim (New
Plymouth) Spot You Later 1, Katie Readings (Auckland) Rump
Shaker 2, Crystal Hackett (Waiuku) The Dreamer 3, Zara Main
(Auckland) Blue Crush 4, Madison Jackson (Pukekohe)
Rednalhgih Cowan5, Georgie Wilson (Taupo) Showtym Boss
6. 

Mainland Coachwork Junior Rider Series
(sponsored by Greymouth Petroleum): Francesca Corich van der
Bas (Paraparaumu) LDS Lavanda 1, Anneke van Rooyen
(Taumarunui) My Sassy Cat 2, Kimberly Carrington (Takapau)
Double J Barmaid 3, Georgie Wilson (Taupo) Forest Hill 4,
Tara Gower (Ohura) WTF Cabello 5, Leeshelle Small (Ramarama)
AMS Dolce NZPH 6.

Harrison Lane Pro-Amateur Rider
Series (sponsored by Greymouth Petroleum): Sally Clark
(Dannevirke) Victoria’s Secret 1, Tanya Hansen (Taranaki)
Euro Champagne 2, Sally Clark (Dannevirke) Sun Flake 3, Sam
Whale (Cambridge) Fleur DeLacour 4, Sam Whale (Cambridge)
Adloo Annabelle 5, Sophie Fourie (Taranaki) Budgie
6.

FMG Young Rider Series: Samantha Carrington
(Takapau) Double J Breeze On 1, Emily Hayward (Te Awamutu)
Centino 2, Annabel Francis (Taupo) LT Holst Elizabeth 3,
Briar Burnett-Grant (Taupo) Fiber Fresh Veroana 4, Georgia
Bouzaid (Cambridge) AP Ninja 5, Tyla Hackett (Waiuku) Global
PH Cocofino 6.

Dunstan Horsefeeds Amateur Rider
Series: Laine Cameron (Stratford) Alejandro 1, Nicole Watson
(Stratford) OhMyHolly 2, Karla Jamieson (Stratford)
Westamour 3, Toni Vincent (New Plymouth) Fleckwood Smarty
Arty 4, Helen McNaught (Taupo) Double Whoopy 5, Scott Tyree
(Palmerston North) RomariZ 6.

Matthews Hanoverians
Seven-Year-Old Series: Annabel Francis (Taupo) Chic Xtreme
1, Sam Whale (Cambridge) Fleur DeLacour 2, Heloise Tolo
(Wellington) Heartline 3, Logan Massie (Dannevirke) Global
PH Carentinjo 4, Ally Carson (Putaruru) Eye Candy 5, Bailey
Marshall (New Plymouth) Haupouri Evandro NZPH
6.

UltraMox Six-Year-Old Series: Maurice Beatson
(Dannevirke) Final Warrior, Samantha Carrington (Takapau)
Double J Hurricane, Julie Davey (Hastings) LT Holst Freda,
Logan Massie (Dannevirke) Florence, Jeremy Whale (Cambridge)
Bannockburn ECPH and Shanae McKay (Levin) ME Joy Ride II
=1.

East Coast Performance Horses Five-Year-Old
Series: Nicki Booth (Masterton) Angelica ECPH, Tanya Hansen
(Taranaki) Ngahiwi Specter, Sarah West (Matamata) Six Sixty
SP, Melody Matheson (Havelock North) Cortaflex Giulia MH,
Kimberley Carrington (Takapau) Double J Typhoon, Anneke van
Rooyen (Taumarunui) Awaroa Ginger Kiss and Logan Massie
(Dannevirke) Cluedo ECPH =1.

For full results, head
to www.equestrianentries.co.nz

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