Lloyd on Song in Christchurch

Angela Lloyd on Song

      Angela Lloyd on Song - CIC3* winners

Former Cantabrian Angela Lloyd made a winning return to her old hometown winning the coveted Forest Gate Trophy for the RD1 CIC3* champion at the RD1 National One Day Event Championships today.

Hosted by Eventing Canterbury at the National Equestrian Centre at McLeans Island, Christchurch, the event attracted some of country’s leading combinations battling it out for national honours.

Lloyd, who now hails from Auckland, led from go to whoa on Song in the CIC3* class, which had disappointingly been reduced to just the three starters, sealing the honours with a bold ride across country finishing clear, adding just 10.8 time penalties to her combined dressage and show jumping score to finish on 71.2.

Former champion Brent Jury (Cust) and S.E. Big had to settle for runner-up on 77.2 after also producing a clear round, with Sam Taylor (Swannanoa) and Leo Degas eliminated on the cross country.

It was a huge thrill for Lloyd, who last competed in Christchurch as a 16-year-old. “It was super to come back down here and do well. I have always been in awe of the Forest Gate Trophy, so it’s wonderful to finally get my name on it,” said Lloyd.

She also took out the Ferndale Salver Trophy with Appletize, whom she only recently took the ride on from pupil Chole Kennedy, after finishing third in the Devi Heating Systems CIC1*.

Samantha Felton on Henton After Dark

      Samantha Felton on Henton After Dark win the CIC2*

It was a red letter day for Matangi 22-year-old Samantha Felton taking the honours in both Tavern Harewood CIC2* aboard Henton After Dark and with it the Waiteko Trophy, and the Devi Heating Systems CIC1* with Ricker Ridge Pico Boo.

Henton After Dark was super impressive throughout. Bred and competed as a dressage horse until he was an eight-year-old, the 12-year-old Warmblood gelding proved too strong, adding just 8.8 cross country time penalties to his dressage score to finish more than 10 penalties ahead of his closest rival, Sophie Wilkinson (Kaukapakapa) on Little Miss Pete, second on 63.8. Outram’s Lauren Enright finished third with Tokyo Road on 67.9.

Felton also came through to win the Devi Heating Systems CIC1* with Ricker Ridge Picker Boo, who is on the comeback trail from injury. Lying second after dressage, Felton slipped to third after collecting five show jumping penalties, but improved to take the lead with a faultless cross country. Wilkinson again to settle for runner-up with Turbulance ahead of Lloyd and Appletize.

In the Hei Hei Pharmacy all honours went to Sam Taylor on Kaye Buckley’s Cavorts finishing on his dressage score to win the Tait Trophy, while Brent Jury was in sensational form in the Striding Edge CNC95 nabbing the quinella with S.E Hedging and S.E Back to Black.  The Canterbury Equine Clinic & Rangiora Vet Centre CNC80 was won by Abbey Baker (Christchurch) on Smart Spark.



Both Ricker Ridge Picker Boo and Turbulance were ineligible to win the Ferndale Salver Trophy because they had achieved more than two Minimum Eligibility Requirements (MERs) at a level higher than 1*.

Article and photos by Annie Studholme


RD1 CIC3*:
Angela Lloyd (Auckland) Song, 71.2, 1; Brent Jury (Cust) S.E Big, 77.2, 2. Forest Gate Trophy – Angela Lloyd and Song.

Tavern Harewood CIC2*: Samantha Felton (Matangi) Henton After Dark, 50.1, 1; Sophie Wilkinson (Kaukapakapa) Little Miss Pete, 63.8, 2; Lauren Enright (Outram) Tokyo Road, 67.9, 3; Ellie Braddock (Rangiora) Miss Matilda, 74.3, 4; Giles Gormack (Amberley) Lucero, 87.1, 5; Virginia Thompson (Auckland) Star Nouveau, 88.6, 6. Waiteko Trophy – Samantha Felton and Henton After Dark.

Devi Heating Systems CIC1*: Samantha Felton (Matangi) Ricker Ridge Pico Boo, 50.3, 1; Sophie Wilkinson (Kaukapakapa) Turbulance, 51.3, 2; Angela Lloyd (Auckland) Appletize, 52.2, 3; Emily Cammock (West Melton) Al For Short, 54.7, 4; Sophie Wilkinson (Kaukapakapa) Bob’s Dream, 56.6, 5; Lindsay Colwell (Prebbleton) An Act, 58.2, 6. Ferndale Salver Trophy – Angela Lloyd and Appletize.

Hei Hei Pharmacy CNC105: Sam Taylor (Swanannoa) Cavorts, 33.8, 1; Lauren Enright (Outram) Aqua, 35.2, 2; Tayla Mason (Paraparaumu) Kerrang, 35.6, 3; Kerry Smith (Abbotsford) My Orlando, 35.9, 4; Todd Magna (Hokitika) Marsden Magic 38.2, 5; Kirstin Beaven (West Melton) RV Dreamcatcher, 38.5, 6.

Striding Edge CNC 95: Brent Jury (Cust) S.E Hedging, 31.5, 1; Brent Jury (Cust) S.E Back To Black, 31.5, 2; Monique Arthur (Christchurch) Nyiiad, 32, 3; Emily Cammock (West Melton) Donellan, 32.5, 4; Nick Pyke (Broadfields) Waipuna Stapleton, 33.8, 5; Aisling Rayne (Hororata) Maggie May, 34, 6.

Canterbury Equine Clinic & Rangiora Vet Centre CNC80: Abbey Baker (Christchurch) Smart Spark, 36.8, 1; Abriele Morse (Timaru) Wembleybrook O’Driscoll, 37.3, 2; Stephanie Bullock (Christchurch) Gibraltarmour, 43.8, 3; Katie Rankin (Amberley) Ashbury Storm, 47, 4; Natalie Coles (Wakefield) Stanaway’s Volleyball, 48.7, 5; Lucy Turner (Broadfields) Autumn Lodge Dream On, 57.5, 6.

Canterbury Area Pony Club Area Trials A1: Georgia Bonner (Christchurch) Papillon, 37.5, 1; Davina Waddy (Cheviot) Millburn Momentum, 39.5, 2; Jessie Fitzjohn (Christchurch) Whats The Buzz, 47, 3; Emily Jarvis (Christchurch) Twin Deserts, 49, 4; Mikaela Davidson (Christchurch) Granity, 54.3, 5, Courtney Davis (Amberley), Dunrobin Sante Fe, 86.8, 6.

Canterbury Area Pony Club Area Trials DC: Grace O’Sullivan (Rangiora) Halcyon Motzart, 39, 1; Maria van Kuijk (Ohoka) Antara Whiskey Mac, 39.8, 2; Katrina Douglas-Withers (Amberley) Tuis Morning Star, 54.7, 3; Leigh McConchie (Darfield) Chagall Delux, 64.4, 4; Molli Thacker (Banks Peninsula) Happy Go Lucky, 116.3, 5.

Canterbury Area Pony Club Area Trials 95cm: Elizabeth Wylaars (Christchurch) 40.2, 1; Stephanie Jasperse (Christchurch) Ashton Ultra Magnus, 61.5, 2; Stephanie Jasperse (Christchurch) Inspector Gadget, 81.8, 3.