Huge entries, with an early finish made possible by running the 95cm CC on Saturday afternoon. Typical Spring weather and despite blustery cool conditions, the rain held out till the CC was finished. Another well organised enjoyable event.
All images are now online.
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It is always good to get back to my favourite eventing venue, where so few do so much to put on a lovely event.(even if it means coping with the biting cold wind that blow off the nearby snowy peaks.). Thanks to all for the hospitality and to those who enabled the speedy CC course changes!
There has been a massive upgrade to the course with the Championship courses being up to International standards.
All of our images are now online. For the cc folders, scroll right through as there were two of us on the course (apart from the 95 cm. Sorry but I missed most of the 1 star non- championship riders in the CC, and all the 80 cm CC competitors. I am sure you will be able to see them on http://www.treweysphotography.co.nz. Trewey was the other accredited photographer, both of us providing sponsorship to the event
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Big entries and a quality field provided excellent entertainment for all. Although Saturday was a challenge with cold blustery winds, Labour weekend gave us the best weather we have had this Spring.
I worked in Rings 1 2 & 3 on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Quite a challenge trying to capture the best movements as well as trying to avoid the metal framework of the new indoor arena under construction. I am sure it will be appreciated once completed!.
Sunday aft Congratulations to all. To view the images, go to the dashboard and click in SPRING EVENTS 2016. Read ‘using this site’ if you wish to order.
Bitterly cold winds on Saturday and a drizzle on and off on Sunday. Typical Spring weather.
Thanks to Holly Morrell and her team for keeping this event on track.
However, I felt sorry for all the 95cm CC fence judges and volunteers at the end of the day having to wait in the rain for so long for riders to appear at the start in order for the class to keep rolling along. The poor announcer repeatedly kept asking for riders to show up at the start box – and even when some finally appeared from the warm-up arena, they wandered across slowly, keeping the starter (who had been out there since 8 am,) waiting. Little wonder it’s hard to get volunteers to offer their services. Without them there would be no event.
Please note: Since this message, I have received a message from one of the riders who let me know that their class received notification that, due to lack of fence judges, there was a delay in the start – so maybe a lack of communication.
Overall, I was impressed with the standard of riding, especially pleasing in the 80 cm classes.
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Despite the wettest September ever, the footing at the Flaxmere Equestrian Park was perfect, with the event running smoothly and CC finishing soon after three.
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It was a short day for me on Saturday, partly because I had a heavy cold coming on, and the ground conditions being wrecked by this horrible wet weather that seems to be covering the country. Such a pity because the committee and course designers had put so much effort in to produce a great show. Not pleasant for the riders either – but this is Spring, and not just bad weather in Taupo!. So – photography for me just from 9.30 am to 3 pm Sat. Not complete classes either. I hope you all had a safe trip home.
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Next event Flaxmere HT followed by the HB A&P Show, then Arran.
Wonderful mild Spring weather, good entries and smooth running made for a most enjoyable day for the start of the season.
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Have a great season!
For the start of the season, I was impressed at how well the horses and ponies looked and how they handled the Southerly windy conditions. I could only be present for a few hours in the morning, so unfortunately will have missed some of the riders.
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Despite the threatening weather forecast, it was great hunting conditions for the big field riding at the last hunt of the season .
Unfortunately I was only able to get to three Taupo hunts, plus the Waikato Hunt Week this season . Alison covered the Hunter Trials and Hunt Week and her great shots can be seen on her own website – http://www.spotonphoto.co.nz.
To those who tell me that they still want to order photos from previous hunts (and years)! – please do so asap -as unless you have the jpg number of the images, it is a bit like looking for a needle in a haystack – especially when I get the description “I’m riding a bay horse and wearing a black jacket!). Thank you..
Enjoy the Spring and Summer months and I look forward to seeing you all next year.