Two from two for Kinnordy Go Girl
Kinnordy Go Girl, ridden by two different members of the Thomas family, made it back to back wins in the Junior Showhunter of the Year class.
Galley, as she is known at home, is owned by Trudi Duncan, and has been campaigned by the Thomas family from Rotorua for several years. Tristan won the title last year and this year it was sister Claudia, 15, who emerged on top.
The combination had good form heading into the show, having won Open and Junior title classes at the North Island championships.
Mum Rachel said the family was grateful to Trudi for loaning such a special horse and wanted to thank her. “Without Trudi, Claudia wouldn’t be riding at HOY.”
Claudia was thrilled to win. “She was so good and smooth, she just feels like such a schoolmaster…I want to thank Trudi for letting me ride her, she doesn’t mind how we go, and that makes me a lot less nervous.”
In second place in the Junior was Isobel Vokes and Bizzie Beware, Megan Pearce and Waitangi Twitter came in third and Mollie Moffett and Kiwi Dula were fourth.