Wednesday, July 07, 2010

New Zealand: Marlborough riders bag national awards - Full Article

The Marlborough Express

Marlborough endurance riders Kylie Avery, Missy Green, Tessa Wells and Sherryl Wells scooped major awards at the National Endurance New Zealand prizegiving held in Christchurch last weekend.

Avery, a Marlborough member now living in Canterbury, riding Silands Mia Bella, took out the Endurance Senior Horse and Rider of the Year award for most points throughout the 2009-10 season. She also finished third for overall senior distance rider, completing 1235.5 kilometres, which were mostly accumulated on two mounts – Mia Bella and Silands Jasark, and ninth on Horse and Rider points with Silands Jasark.

Green and Xavier Cheerokee topped the Competitive Trail Riding Open Horse and Rider rankings, with fellow Marlborough duos Heidi Bulfin on Stonelea Sparkling Rose (runner-up), Lorraine Stratford on Jay, Oliver Radford on Temptations Future and Kim Swan riding Roselea Shady filling the next four placings.

Xavier Cheerokee took out the Open Distance horse title with 380km (from 10 rides), while Jay came in second, with Sparkling Rose, Temptations Future and Roselea Shady third, fourth and fifth respectively. Tessa Wells, riding Masada Park Maestro, claimed both the Junior CTR Horse and Rider award and Junior Distance horse with 253km...

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