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NORTHERN OUTLOOK, FEBRUARY 13, 2013
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Schist rocks for best
win of riding career
By JACQ NESBIT
Photo: LIBBY LAW
TWENTY-FOUR-year old North
Cantabrian Kirsty Schist has had
a great season on the dressage cir-
cuit so far, and recently it got even
Schist and her horse, Kinnordy
Gambado, were named Bates
National Level 4 champions at the
National Dressage Champion-
ships held in Christchurch.
I am absolutely thrilled to win
the title; I have been so close in
previous championships,'' Schist
Competition in the Level 4
grade has been tough this season,
with Dunedin combination Gillian
Edgar and Cordacious dominating
the level, but Schist turned the
Gillian always performs
smooth accurate tests, so I knew
we would have to put in a really
good performance to win the over-
The final test had the pair split
by just 0.4 per cent, but that was
all that was needed to give Schist
the biggest win of her career.
The key to the win on the final
day was backing off the sensitive
We have been getting a lot of
expression in our work at home
and I was upsetting him by asking
for too much in the arena. On the
final day I took the pressure off
and took it easy.''
The move paid dividends and
the pair walked away with the
Doornbos Perpetual Shield.
Horse of the Year, held in Hast-
ings in March, is the last major
show of the year on the national
circuit, and a last minute trip has
been scheduled to compete.
After Horse of the Year we will
move up to level 5, and all going
well he may be able to compete at
Advanced next season. I plan on
taking him all the way to Grand
prix and would love to ride for
New Zealand. He already shows
some talent for the harder move-
Kinnordy Gambado is the main
man'' of the team and has been
with Schist for just under a year.
She describes Gambado as a
really nice horse to have around,
who always tries hard''.
In their first season they were
South Island Level 4 reserve
champions as well as national
under-25 Level 4 champions.
By LINDSAY KERR
A CENTURY from new Canter-
bury captain David Fulton helped
Oxford move into second place in
the North Canterbury senior one-
day cricket competition on
Saturday, after comfortably
accounting for Cheviot.
Batting first, Oxford scored
234/8 with Fulton knocking up
119. He was ably assisted by Ryan
O'Loughlin who scored 36.
In reply, Cheviot could muster
only 155. Ben Rayner with 36 and
Jason Murphy, 31, did their best
to consolidate the innings but
wickets fell at regular intervals
At Dudley Park, Rangiora had
high hopes of putting a pre-
Christmas rained-off game
against Southbrook to right but
their opponents had other ideas.
Rangiora batted first but could
only amass 129. Marcus Mariu, as
he so often does, held the Ran-
giora innings together and topped
scored with 28.
Jeff Kerr hung around to assist
at the start of the innings but it
proved too little. Mariu and his
son Josh then put on a handy
38-run partnership for the third
wicket but from then the resist-
ance flagged in the face of some
accurate bowling from Hamish
Williams and Ash Andrews.
Southbrook lost there first two
wickets relatively cheaply, which
gave Rangiora a sniff. But Matt
Brine and Joel Paris then clubbed
their way to 125 before Paris was
dismissed. Brine was 52 not out.
Oxford 234/8. (David Fulton
119, Ryan O'Loughlin 36. Chris
Mulcock 3/34, Jason Murphy 2/27,
Pete Rayner 2/59) beat Cheviot
155: (Ben Rayner 36, Murphy 31.
K Maddock 3/28, Geoff McFarlane
2/37, Andrew Wix 2/41).
Southbrook 130/3 (22 overs)
(Matt Brine 52 not out, Joel Paris
34) beat Rangiora 129:( Marcus
Mariu 28. Hamish Williams 3/18,
Ash Andrews 3/15).
Competition points: Sefton 42,
Oxford 33, Cheviot 30, Southbrook
21, Rangiora 6.
YOUNG RIDER WINS: Ohoka's Katie Meredith and Rio Madrid took out the Tru
Test South Island Mitavite Young Rider Championship at the NZ National
Jumping Championships in Christchurch last weekend. The 19-year-old beat a
top field to claim her third win of the season. Photo: PIP HUME PHOTOGRAPHY
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