NEWCOMER and INTERMEDIATE HORSE OF THE YEAR - Report by Kerry Wilson & Val Mayger

 
Newcomer Winners
Show Pony 12.2 hds & under
Yartarla Park Wisteria – Lauren Rowe
 

Newcomer Winners
Hunter Horse over 15 hds
Suzie Q R – Emilee Indrizzi

Held over the June long weekend on Saturday 4th June was the EWA Show horse Newcomer and Intermediate Horse of the Year event, very capably officiated by Lisa McMaster and Chanele Hunter-Cooke both from Victoria.

The Newcomer event is for horses and ponies that have not competed under saddle (with the exception of racing) in any State or Territory in the qualifying period, whilst the Intermediate Horse of the Year is for horses and ponies not to have previously been awarded a champion or reserve champion under an International or Eastern States judge, not to have won or been awarded a runner up at any Horse of the Year or placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd at any Royal Show.  This was the first year the Intermediate classes were run in conjunction with the Newcomers event. Previously they had been run in conjunction with the EWA Horse of the Year.  Holding this event at the same time as the Newcomers event gave the Intermediate horses and ponies their own gala event.

Both judges were highly complementary of all the winners and placegetters and complimented all riders on their politeness and showmanship.  Judges were rotated between the Newcomer and Intermediate classes thereby giving all competitors the opportunity to be judged by both judges.

Over 65 horses and ponies were entered in both the Newcomers and Intermediate Horse of the Year classes.

A winner, 1st runner up, 2nd runner up and 2 Finalists were awarded in each Newcomer and Intermediate Horse of the Year class.  Winners were presented with rugs and lovely rosettes and garlands made by Penrose Park.

Many thanks must go to the small but dedicated and hardworking Show Horse Working Party in putting together this event.

Newcomer Winners

Show Pony 12.2 hds & under
Yartarla Park Wisteria – Lauren Rowe

Show Pony over 12.2 hds up to inc 14 hds
Markin Park So Fine – Rachel Langley

Show Galloway over 14 hds up to inc 15 hds
Argyl Fine Art – Orleans Graetz

Show Hack over 15 hds
Liberty Walk – Hayley Bishop

Hunter Pony 12.2 hds & under
Owendale Rhayada – Cara Douglas

Hunter Pony over 12.2 hds up to inc 14 hds
Springwater Eeli – Tanya Croker

Hunter Galloway over 14 hds up to inc 15 hds
Broadwater Park Cartier – Olivia Maguire

Hunter Horse over 15 hds
Suzie Q R – Emilee Indrizzi

Intermediate Horse of the Year Winners

Show Pony 12.2 hds & under
Kelladee Park Classic – Kellie Patterson

Show Pony over 12.2 hds up to inc 14 hds
Yartarla Park National Velvet – Holly Mahony

Show Galloway over 14 hds up to inc 15 hds
Myscal Fleet Street – Morgan Lane

Show Hack over 15 hds
Aria Fur Elise – Stacey Pickett

Hunter Pony 12.2 hds & under
Owendale Rhayada – Cara Douglas

Hunter Pony over 12.2 hds up to inc 14 hds
Chequers Dom Perignon – Sarah Norton

Hunter Galloway over 14 hds up to inc 15 hds
LP Hearts N Diamonds – Brittany Reside

Hunter Horse over 15 hds
Inverglen Topman – Holly McLune

 
 
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