Rider of the Month
The NRM Rider of the Month for May is 16-year-old schoolgirl show jumping sensation, Emily Hayward-Morgan of Te Awamutu.
It was only a few years ago that Emily was quietly achieving in show hunter, lifting the category B title at HOY, but she has made the most remarkable transition to the big time. Not content with doing exceptionally in the Junior and Young Rider series, the Year 11 student has also been sensational over recent months in the senior open classes, including at World Cup level.
At the ESNZ Jumping gala awards dinner in Masterton in early April, Emily was applauded for taking home an unprecedented three titles for the season, with victories in each of the the Junior (12 to 18-year-olds), Young Rider (14 to 21-year-olds) and Grand Prix series. The rst two were all sown up well before the nal show, such was Emily’s lead, but she had to pull out a top placing in the Grand Prix nal class to take that series.
Congratulations Emily, from all of us here at NZ Horse & Pony, and we hope that you and your talented team of horses enjoy some time off before another busy season.
The NRM Rider of the Month receives a voucher for two bags of NRM feed, redeemable at any stockist of the NRM range.