Wicked Win in Pro-Am
Matamata’s Vicki Prendergast and Selena C won their first ever Horse of the Year title when they took out the Pro-Am Rider of the Year at today’s Land Rover Horse of the Year show.
“I never win anything,” she exclaimed afterwards. “It’s wicked!” She was a clear winner today however, as she was the only clear round against the other seven competitors in the jump off. “It makes so much of a difference when you let go and chase,” she said.
Riding is very much a family affair for Vicki and her two daughters who are also competing at the show in pony show jumping and show hunters. Vicki was also very proud of the fact she bred her six-year-old mare who is by Cardento VDL and out of Sofee.
Runner up in the class was Queenstown’s Grace Percy who was the first competitor to go clear in today’s first round on her talented chestnut Kiwi Spirit. Siobhan Ryan and Natalie were unlucky when they knocked the last fence down, so had to settle for third. Last year’s winner, Sally Clark and Victoria’s Secret had an unlucky rail, finishing in fourth place with Lucia Voss and Ngahiwi Para in fifth.