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Jump for cancer a huge success

Ella Stokes
Grace Manera
Grace Manera and Rednalhgih Cowan. Ella Stokes

Riders jumped behind the opportunity to raise funds for cancer.

On Friday night Christchurch's Hagley Park hosted showjumping classes in support of breast cancer. Organiser of the event Lisa Tenekoon  had the idea that Hagley Park would be the ideal venue for showcasing showjumping in Christchurch. 

Within walking distance of the city centre, the horses competed in a 1.25m speed class, followed by the ponies over a 1.15 class. Roger Laplanche built the course, and although it wasn’t huge in show jumping, it set up a great competition and the crowd loved it.

Harry Feast won the horse competition to claim the $1000 prize on Double J Bouncer. With Jaimee Bird on Wenrose Vertigo taking out 2nd place. 


harry Feast
Winner of the horse class Harry Feast and Double J Barman. Ella Stokes

Showjumping hosted in Hagley Park for a good cause

The pony class was hard and fast

The ponies were the class entertainers, with the young riders really going for it. Rosa Buist-Brown was the first competitor, on Junior Disco who jumped a fast and clear round. Rosa led the class from start to finish with the fastest time and 2nd place went to Grace Manera with the second fastest time on her pony Rednalhgih Cowan.

Pony of the Year title-holder, Steffi Whittaker jumped a clear round but wasn't quite fast enough which put her in third place.  In a very kind gesture, Steffi came back after the prize-giving to donate her prize-money to the Breast Cancer charity that the event was supporting.


Steffi Whittaker
3rd place getter Steffi Whittaker aboard Moonlight Glow. Ella Stokes