Edwards-Smith retains lead in ESNZ Eventing Super League

There was no change at top of the ESNZ Eventing Super League table following the South Island Eventing Championships and the Australian International Three-day Event CCI4*. 

Andy Daines chose to compete Spring Panorama at their first CCI**** in Adelaide, but did not manage to add to his points tally earned from winning the first leg of the Super League, the Total Industrial Solutions CIC3* at Taupo last month. 

With only four entries at the Christchurch event, only the winner earned points towards the Super League. And these were collected by former New Zealand team farrier Brent Jury, who ed after the dressage on SE Hedging and was never caught.

Giles Gormack was second after the dressage, and retained that position despite a rail down in the showjumping, but a problem on cross-country incurred 20 jumping penalties although he posted a faster time across country on Lucero. 

Kirsty Sharapoff on Shoot The Breeze and Corey Wood on Pick Up Line, both in their first season at elite level, filled second and third respectively with clear cross-country rounds, the latter inside the time allowed. 

After the third leg of the series, Donna Edwards-Smith remains unchallenged at the top of the table heading into the Puhinui Three-day Event (9-11 December) where the competition will be strong, 

ESNZ Eventing Super League Standings (after three legs) 

  1. Donna Edwards-Smith, DSE Mr Hokey Pokey, 72 pts
  2. Bovill Jackson, Visionnaire, 51 pts
  3. Andy Daines, Spring Panorama, 48 pts
  4. Brent Jury, SE Hedging, 42 pts
  5. Ginny Thompson, Star Nouveau, 42 pts 
  6. Diane Gilder, Your Attorney, 36 pts

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