Rider of the Month

NZ Horse & Pony - - Transitions -

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.

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