Speedy Carlo Wins the Day
Katie Laurie bagged her second title at the 2016 Farmlands Horse of the Year with the super-speedy Dunstan Carlo.
The victory was even sweeter as the horse’s owner Taeo Griffioen was ringside to see his horse blitz the 37-strong field.
Laurie, who has won the title twice before, said her plan was simple.
“I was early on in the field, and knew there were some fast ones to come,” she said. “He is so fast though and I was always thinking to slow him down a little. His natural speed makes him ideal for speed classes.”
The one-round-against-the-clock class sees faults turned into time. Laurie and the nine-year-old stopped the clock at 66.09 seconds, with second-placed Keean Cooper and Amarula MVNZ backing up their Dunstan Horse Feeds Young Rider of the Year with a 71.35 second round.