On a Winning Streak
Continuing her good form from earlier in the week, Nakeysha Lammers took out the Canterbury Equestrian Premier Stakes this morning at the Land Rover Horse of the Year Show.
Nakeysha won the Alltech Horse 1.35m speed class on the first day of the show. “I can’t believe I won this too,” Nakeysha said. “He’s only 8-years-old, and he only just started jumping this height recently.”
It was a last-minute decision to enter him in this class. “He jumped super on the first day, and because he is in such good form, we decided to have a go!”
It certainly paid off, as the horse delivered again with a lovely clear in the first round. The pressure was on for the jump-off as there were two good clear rounds firstly from Helen Kippen and Velocity NZPH in a time of 58.25 and then from Julie Davey on Joligne de Carmel in a time of 53.95. Nakeysha was last to go in the jump-off and certainly set out to win, cutting all the corners, giving it her all. There were big cheers and big smiles when her winning time of 52.62 came up.
Nakeysha has lived in Taranaki for the last 18 months and was originally from Whangarei. She has had Balboa NZPH since he was a 3-year-old. Part of her prize was the Tom Gadsby Memorial Trophy.