Nineteen year old Jackson Bovill and his 9 year old, self produced, mare Visionnaire have taken out the Norwood New Zealand Young Rider 2* class at Central Districts. New Zealand.
The combination lead from start to finish, with their smart dressage test putting them five points clear and their clear showjumping extending their lead to 10 points overnight. They added just four time faults on cross country see them take the win convincingly.
Jackson was stoked after cross country saying; “She was super. We were a little over the time but I had a 10 point lead so I wasn’t too worried about that.”
Jackson moved to Matangi to base with Clarke Johnstone in 2015, and is now ‘holding the fort’ whilst Clarke is based overseas. Jackson is now in his first year at Waikato University studying Business Management. The Bovill family purchased Visionnaire as a 5 year old and Jackson has produced her up the grades. This is the combinations first season competing at 2*, they’ve had some very consistent results at this level since October last year.
Jackson will compete in the 2* class at the NRM Taupo Three Day Event in two weeks time. The goal for next season is to step up to 3* level at the start of the season and compete consistently at this level.
Lucy Turner and Carbon had a bold, double clear cross country round today to take second place in the class. The combination were fourth after dressage but moved up to 2nd place after a clear show jumping round. Abigail Long and Enzo also tacked the 2* course with ease today, jumping double clear for 3rd place. A score of 61.1 after dressage had them in 5th place but with one of three double clear showjumping rounds they jumped up the leaderboard into 3rd place, where they finish after their cross country.
Greer Caddigan and Gymnastic Showdown dominated the Norwood 1* Junior Rider class right from the start to take the title. They produced a stunning dressage test which set them 11 points out in front of the rest of the class, backed this up with a clear showjumping round, and finished it off by jumping clear around the 1* track, incurring just 5.2 time faults.
17 year old Greer and the 10 year old, Hanovarian mare are also the current leaders of the PGG Wrightsons Junior rider series after consistently winning and placing at 1* level throughout the season, and with just one event left in the season, they’re looking as thought they’ve got this one in the bag.
Abbey Thompson and Rockin It maintained their second place throughout the competition, scoring 54.5 after dressage and jumping double clear to take runner up in the Norwood 1* Junior Rider Championship.
Vicki Browne-Cole and Eli sat in 4th after dressage but moved up a spot after a clear showjumping round, into 3rd place. Their clear Cross Country round secured them third place in the Norwood Junior Rider 1* Class.