Mighty Massie Bags Five-Year-Old Title
Logan Massie figured his sister’s horse Double J Beyonce would do well in the Harney & Sons Five-Year-Old of the Year title class . . . and he was right.
“She’s a very competitive and quick jumper,” said the 23-year-old.
To be fair, he did take over the ride on a horse who was already going well. Unfortunately younger sister Georgia is out with a broken tail bone after falling off a young horse at home, so being the good big brother he is, Logan stepped up.
‘That was a big class today with a lot of nice young horses,” said Massie. “Going into the jump-off I asked Georgia, who was warming me up, if I should win or just school her horse . . . she said win!”
They were second to go in the 13-strong jump-off so had to set a good benchmark for the pretty smart combinations to follow.
“The ground was a bit wet but it jumped well. Lex Peddie designed a good course out there.
The horse is by Double J Repicharge, out of a JK Holstein mare and was bred by the Massies at their Dannevirke farm.
“I think she will be a good six-year-old next year,” he said.
Massie is no stranger to HOY titles, having won two Young Rider crowns and a Pony of the Year one too.
The mare will now head to the Series Finals with her new rider.
Harney and Sons Five-Year-Old of the Year (part of the East Coast Performance Horses Breeding Series): Logan Massie (Dannevirke) Double J Beyonce 1, Emily Hayward-Morgan (Te Awamutu) Delicious HM 2, Daniel Blundell (Ocean Beach) Charlie NZPH 3, Amanda Wilson (Hikurangi) Showtym Burrow 4, Helen Kippen (Ocean Beach) Commander NZPH 5, Monica Oakley (Waipukurau) Festival 6.