News and Results

2016 North Island Secondary Schools Show Jumping Championships

Another day of close inter-schools competition was held in brilliant sunshine at St Peter’s Cambridge on Friday 21 October


Taupo Nui –A- Tia College came away with the win scoring 47 points with hosts St Peter’s Red Team second on 28 points. They were followed by Diocesan Auckland(26 points), Piopio College  (25 points), Cambridge High School Blue (20 points) and in 6th place was Waikato Diocesan with 18 points


Standout individual for St Peter’s was Elise Stables who was the top points scorer for St Peter’s Red on 16.5 points


This was the final inter-schools event run by St Peter’s but the School will host several more open events before the end of the year.

Practice Show Jumping days will be run on Sunday 29 October and 20 November, a spring Dressage Tournament on Sunday 6 November and on the weekend of 3 & 4 December Pukete Show Jumping will hold its one star show

Further information and Inter-School competition dates for 2017 can be found on

Photo: Hannah Heappey St Peter’s Blue clearing the 1.20m Joker

Photo: Elise Stables St Peter’s Red

NISS Mounted Games Championships


Shayla Shaw and Nikita Howl competed in the NISS Senior Mounted Games on Friday 14 October and came 3rd in the Senior section (15 yrs and over). This was a wonderful effort as Nikita is only a Year 7 student, so she rode up an age group and handled it amazingly well.


Shayla and Nikita won the trophy for the NISS Senior Mounted Games Champion School. The trophy goes to the top points-scoring pair from the same school.


Day 3 iSpyShow Inter-School Hunter Series


On Sunday 12 June the St Peter's Purple  team finished 2nd in the Primary & Intermediate Schools section of the iSpy Horses Show Hunter series

Photo: L to R: Nikita Howl, Lily Cawood,  Emily Watson, Ella Walton


In the Secondary Schools Section the St Peter's Red Team finished 6th. The team was Paige Boggiss, Charlotte Chittick, Meghan Hood and top points scorer Nicola Hammond with 16 points. 

North Island Secondary Schools Dressage Championships

St Peter’s were once again the hosts of this event held on Friday 8 April

Riders competed in teams of four, with a total of 34 teams contesting two sections – 18 were in the Development Section and 16 in the Open Section.

Winners of the Gardner Rosebowl for the Development Championship were the Cambridge High School Green Team followed by a combined team from Tauranga Girls High School and Morrinsville College. The St Peter’s Red and St Peter’s Blue Teams were 3rd and 4th, Otorohanga College/Pukekohe High School combined team 5th and Waikato Diocesan Red Team were 6th

The Open Section was again taken out by Cambridge High School, with Hillcrest High School in 2nd place, and the remainder of the top six placings were filled by Pukekohe High School, Hamilton Girls High School, Kings College, and Diocesan School for Girls (Auckland)


Top Scorers for St Peter’s were:

Lindsay Everton 18 points

Sophie Brown 18 points

Danielle Lamont 17 points

Shayla Shaw 16 points

Peeti Brooking 13 points


It was a great thrill to have the prizes presented by Mrs Janet Howells, the donor of the magnificent Pryors of Cambridge Trophy for the Open Championship


A full set of results can be found on

Congratulations to Michaelee Head 

Michaelee won the Empire Excavations Ltd Cat C Ponies North Island Show Hunter Championship held in March at Woodhill Sands, Waitemata

Success at Puhinui Horse Trial for Greer Caddigan

Warmest congratulations to Greer Caddigan who won the Veterinary Associates CIC* at the Puhinui One Day Event held in March 2016

2016 Waikato Inter Schools Show Jumping Championships

Four teams from St Peter’s competed at this event held at Leamington Pony Club on 16 March. A total of 144 riders made up the 24 teams attending the event.

For many of our younger riders, this was their first time competing for the School and they gained a great deal of experience from the day.

Top points scorer for St Peter’s was Charlotte Amos riding Kabo Marmite. Theyplaced third in the TAM5 and Accumulator, and then teamed up with Lily Cawood to place second in the Pairs Jigsaw. The St Peter’s Gold Team consisting of these two riders, plus Alyvia James, Dani Lamont, Madie Smith and Emily Watson,finished second overall with 61 points, to Cambridge High School (78 points).

St Peter’s Blue Team (Alice Crofskey, Michaelee Head, Hannah Heappey, Danielle Spreadborough, Nicola Hammond and Alex Hammond) finished fourth with 30 points.

Sisters Alex Hammond and Nicola Hammond  rode for St Peter's Blue team and placed 4thoverall

Charlotte Amos and Lily Cawood placed 2nd and 3rd inthe Accumulator. They rode for St Peter's Gold team placed 2nd overall

Nicola Hammond and Alex Hammond get good advice onhow to ride the course from Mrs Jennings


Alex Hammond and Nicola Hammond waiting for the judgeto signal the start of the Jigsaw event 


St Peter's Blue Team placed 4th overall Alex Hammond, Hannah Heappey, Nicola Hammond (Captain),  Danielle Spreadborough, Michaelee Head, Alice Crofskey

Nicola Hammond

Charlotte Amos

Lily Cawood

2016 St Peters Gold Team WSS SJ

2016 Farmlands Horse of the Year Show

St Peter’s equestrian students had one of their best ever years at the 2016 Horse of the Year Show held in Hastings between 1 – 6 March. As well as enjoying all that the show offers, our students achieved wins and placings in a variety of disciplines. Results are below: 

Show Jumping

Lily Cawood 1st ESNZ J Development Medal Equitation, 2nd Child Rider Of the Year 13yrs & under, 1st 1.05m Pony Championship

Charlotte Amos Waikato Team 2nd Saba Sam Shield, 2nd Horse 1.15m & 2nd 1.15m Horse Championship,3rd Horse 1.10m A2

Elise Stables 1st Horse 1.10m Division A, 3rd Horse 1.25m TAM5

Brittany Stead 6th 1.15m Horse of the Year Championship AM5

Nicola Hammond 7th Horse 1.25m TAM5

Elmo Jackson 2nd Horse 1.15m A2

NZ Junior Rider Of the Year Drew Carson 2nd, Libby James 5th, Nicola Hammond 7th

Photo: Libby James

Show Hunter

Michaelee Head 8th Handy Hunter 90cm

Madie Smith 3rd Category B Show Hunter Pony of the Year

Photo: Madie Smith

NZ Mounted Games Association

Shayla Shaw – 5th under 17yrs Pairs, 3rd under 17yrs Teams

Nikita Howl - 2nd under 17yrs Teams (B final), 3rd under 12yrs (A Final)

Georgia Cutler - 5th under 12yrs Pairs


Charlotte Chittick 1st Rider Of the Year 12, 13 & 14yrs, 2nd Show Pony of the Year 128cm & under, 4th Paced & Mannered Show Pony of the Year

Ashleigh Everton 1st NZ Riding Pony Society Registered Saddle Hunter Pony Championship 148cm &under, 1st NZ Bred Pony Not exceeding 138cm, 1st Saddle Hunter Pony of the Year over 128cm & not exceeding 138cm

Lindsay Everton 3rd NZ Riding Pony Society Registered Saddle Hunter Pony Championship 148cm &under, 3rd Saddle Hunter Pony of the Year over 138cm & not exceeding 148cm

Photo: Zara Lawton


Yr 9 student Michaelee Head riding her pony Chantilly Lace III had great success during Waitangi weekend competing at the Waikato Show Hunter Group Summer Show at Taupo.Michaelee won the pony Category C Aniwell High Points and the Matamata Vets Pony Category C Championship. A big congrats also to Michaelee’s long-time coach Leigh Taylor, who is one of our regular coaches. Leigh is highly regarded throughout NZ for her knowledge and expertise in show hunter and show jumping. Michaelee and Tilly's next competition is Horse of the Year in early March.

Photos: St Peters student, year 9, riding Chantilly Lace III


Congratulations to Drew Carson who has recently achieved some very successful results in show jumping. Drew travelled to Christchurch for the 2016 NZ National Show Jumping Championships and won the NZ National Junior Rider Title as well as coming 4th on her second horse. Drew also won a 1.30m class at that show. The next week at the Canterbury Show Jumping Championships Drew won the Champion Junior Rider, 1st Junior Rider Equitation, the 1.10m - 1.20m Power & Speed and was the Horse Mini Prix Champion (1.35m). These are outstanding results – well done DrewBest of luck to Drew and all our riders competing at the Horse of the Year Show in Hastings during next week

Equestrian News

Yr 9 student Michaelee Head riding her pony Chantilly Lace III had great successes during Waitangi weekend competing at the Waikato Show Hunter Group Summer Show at the National Equestrian Centre, Taupo.

Michaelee won the Aniwell High Points and the Matamata Vets Pony Category C Championship. A big congrats also to Michaelee’s long-time coach Leigh Taylor, who is one of the Equestrian Academy’s regular coaches. Leigh is highly regarded throughout NZ for her knowledge and expertise in show hunter and showjumping. Michaelee and Tilly's next competition is Horse of the Year in early March.


Significant Wins for Former St Peter's Students


In just her third start in the prestigious ULTRA•MOX World Cup Qualifier, Tash Brooks (STP 2005 - 2011) and her horse Kapattack ended up the winners at the Central and Southern Hawke’s Bay Show Jumping Championships in Dannevirke on 10 January.

Nine started in the class, and four riders were on four faults after the opening round including NZ's most successful rider, Katie Laurie on Dunstan Breeze. Eight riders were eligible for the second round where Brooks and her 10-year-old former racehorse were clear in 67.51 seconds. Laurie and Dunstan Lucca were the only other combination to go clear in the second round but were already sitting on 8 faults.

The premier pony event, the Country TV Pony Grand Prix was dominated by Ally Carson (STP 2012 - 2014) who took out 1st & 4th places.

Both these former students competed with distinction for St Peter's Equestrian Teams, and Tash has also coached the riders currently in the Equestrian Academy.




ULTRA•MOX World Cup Qualifier: Tash Brooks (Cambridge) Kapattack 1, Katie Laurie (Mystery Creek) Dunstan Breeze 2, Katie Laurie (Mystery Creek) Dunstan Lucca 3, Olivia Robertson (Christchurch) Ngahiwi Cisco 4, Samantha Morrison (Tauranga) Biarritz, Helen McNaught-McFarlane (Taupo) Carnutelabryere 6.


Country TV Pony Grand Prix: Ally Carson (Putaruru) Tiger Tale LS 1, Olivia Dalton (Auckland) Simply Samantha 2, Briar Burnett-Grant (Taupo) Fiber Fresh Mighty Maximus 3, Ally Carson (Putaruru) Tony The Pony 4, Emma Watson (Morrinsville) Fun House 5, Parys Marshall (New Plymouth) Spot You Later 6.


2015 NISS Show Jumping Championship Results

Click on the links below for the results in PDF format

Class 3 - Team Jigsaw

Ring 1 - Classes 1 & 2

Ring 2 - Classes 1 & 2

Ring 2 - Riders Comp - Classes 1 & 2

Ring 2 - Riders Comp - Team Score Sheets

Overall Team Results

Teams tie for N.I.S.S. Show Jumping Championship Title

On Friday 23 October St Peter’s Cambridge hosted 28 schools teams at the North Island Secondary Schools Show Jumping. The variety of events saw the lead change several times during the day but at the end two teams tied for first place – the local favourites, St Peter’s School Red Team (Shelby Davys Olsen, Nicola Hammond, Lily Butler and Dani Lamont) and Taranaki’s Spotswood College (Meaghan King, Jess Gibson, Rebecca Spindler and Erin Barrett) each ended up with 36 points and sharing the magnificent Pryors of Cambridge Trophy. 3rd was Pukekohe High School (29), 4th St Kentigern’s College (24), 5th a combined team Taupo Nui A Tia/ Te Kuiti/Morrinsville (23) and 6th was Nga Tawa School (18)

A generous array of prizes were provided to the winners and placegetters – NRM Lo Gi feed, Anitone Equine Tonic, bandages from Equestrian Elegance Energraze mineral supplement and Glide Eventing Cream both from DomHealth while Cambridge Grains provided the judges truck and an on-site shop

The event benefited from sponsorship from Greenscape Arena Excavation and Maintenance, Dr Feelgood Body Bars (a new protein ice pop) Dean Campbell Transport, St Kilda Developments Cambridge, Bayleys of the North, Bob Bleakly, Lyn and Anita Vela, Julie McLeod and , a new website for everything equestrian

Photo: The winning St Peter’s and Spotswood College teams

Maurice Heappey Rug for the Best Presented Horse at the NISS SJ

Antonio Matangi from Nga Tawa School was the winner of this award

Antonio says “I would just like to thank you for sponsoring the best presented combination prize with a rug at the NISS Showjumping Champs held at St Peters last week. It is greatly appreciated because without sponsors like yourself, events like these would be impossible. Below I have attached a photo of my horse and I together with the rug on. Thanks again.”

Equidays 2015

St Peter’s was well represented at Equidays, a three dayextravaganza of everything equine. While many students made themselvesavailable to talk to prospective students at the St Peter’s stand, otherscompeted in the show jumping events.

Friday had several highlights, including Lucy Olphertwinning the 1.30m speed class. Lucy was a Hilary Scholar and spent a year at StPeter’s training her horses and coaching our students. Another great resultcame in the Grand Prix when one of our favourite coaches, Helen McNaught tookout the top honours with her lovely grey Carnutelabryere (Brian tohis friends).

Other good placings were scored by Alex Hammond, 9thin the FEI Cat C Challenge and Elmo Jackson who was 6th in the FEICat A Challenge 

Congratulations to Shayla Shaw

After two weeks of trials by the selectors of the New Zealand Mounted Games Association, Shayla has been selected to represent New Zealand at the U17s World Team Championships to be held July, 2016 in Ireland

Windsor Park Visit

The St Peter’s Equine Studies students recently had the privilege of visiting one of the Waikato’s premier thoroughbred stud farms, Windsor Park.

Once there we were given a tour of the stud’s wonderful facilities by farm manager, Paul Murray and the students saw some of the outstanding youngsters produced by Windsor Park. Most unusual was the very beautiful albino yearling filly by High Chaparral out of The Opera House while another favourite was a newborn and very friendly foal by Shamexpress

Equestrian Academy student to represent Singapore in Show Jumping

Nicola Hammond has been asked to represent Singapore at the CSIJ-B Show Jumping Competition in Seoul next month.

Nicola will fly to Singapore on October 4th, train with her coach for a few days, then they will head to Korea on Fri 9th October to compete over that weekend. Horses will be supplied by the event organisers and randomly drawn by the riders

We wish Nicola the very best of luck for this event

Equine Studies Students Get Out of the Classroom

The St Peter’s Equine Studies students have been enjoying getting out of the classroom and about visiting a variety of local equestrian-related businesses – they’ve been to a vet clinic, racing stables, tack shop and feed merchants and next week will visit a specialist equine breeding facility and a thoroughbred stud farm

Congratulations to Shayla Shaw

Our latest NZ equestrian representative is Yr 11 student, Shayla Shaw who has been named as the travelling reserve for the NZ Mounted Games Association Under 17yrs Team to compete in Ocala, Florida at the Under 17yrs World Team Championship. The event will take place from 23 to 29 November and ponies will be provided by the hosts

2015 Inter-Schools Show Hunter Championship series

The 2015 Inter-School Show Hunter Series run at St Peter’s finished with the Championship for North Island Secondary Schools held on Sunday 21 June

Torrential rain over the previous 24 hours had some riders and parents wondering whether or not the day would go ahead but the St Peter’s all weather arena stood up very well and gave all riders and horses the opportunity to show their best style.

23 teams representing 19 schools entered the final event and after the very last rounds were jumped St Peter’s Gold (Nicola Hammond, Alex Hammond, Shelby Davys-Olsen and Lily Butler) won with 65 points from St Peter’s White (Sophie Walton, Danielle Lamont, Caroline Sherratt and Hannah Heappey) on 53 points. 3rd place went to Pukekohe High School Team 1 ((Abbey Thompson, Grace Farrell, Olivia Martin and Ellenna Caudwell) with 41 points. A combined team from Bethlehem College and Te Kura Correspondence School was 4th (34 points), 5th went to St Peter’s Red (31 points and 545.50%), with a combined team from Hillcrest and Pukekohe High Schools 6th (also with 31 points but 490%)

Top scorer on the day was Shelby Davys-Olsen, captain of the St Peter’s Gold Team who pulled out two superb performances to win both her classes

This is the second year in a row St Peter’s has won on all four days of the Show Hunter Series - an outstanding effort. As well as congratulating the riders, their coaches effort must also be acknowledged, as must Kathy O’Dwyer, our tireless organiser, and the parents who so willingly assisted with the day.

The 2015 Show Hunter series have benefitted hugely from the support  and sponsorship of those below - heartfelt thanks to all those who supported the events -
Jo Wrigley of Dom Health, for the MoreMag, Hoof Power, Compete Electrolytes, ProCoat Shampoo and the folding seats supplied to the winning team
Dougal Scott of NRM for the bags of Lo GI feed supplied to the winning team
Number Works ‘N’ Word – Johanna Buckley
Lyn Vela
Anita Vela
Jacks Ridge Limited
Kea Trailers – Denise Collins
Lou Lou’s Hairdressers
Anitone Equine Tonic – Pete Hammond
Bayleys Real Estate, Warkworth – Shailenne Parkes
Highland Park Sporthorses – Leanne Smith
Cloverdale Shorthorns –Dave & Evelyn Clow
And Cambridge Grains (David Snowden) for their class sponsorship and for also supplying the judges truck

Photo: St Peter’s Gold Team with Jo Wrigley from DomHealth L to R: Alex Hammond, Nicola Hammond, Shelby Davys-Olsen,  Lily Butler & Jo Wrigley of DomHealth

Photo: St Peter’s White Team 2nd place L to R: Caroline Sherratt, Sophie Walton, Danielle Lamont,  Hannah Heappey.

2015 Waikato Secondary Schools Show Hunter Championship, 7 June

Day three of the Show Hunter series started foggy and cold, but by mid-morning the sun shone through and the riders had a fantastic day!

The Primary & Intermediate Section was won by Cambridge Middle School Team 1 with 64 points, followed by Morrisville Intermediate (52 points), Cambridge Middle School Team 2 (46 points) then came the St Peter's Bronze Team of Ella Hawkeswood, Lily Cawood, Ella Walton and Madie Smith in 4th place (43 points).

The final two placings of 5th and 6th were filled by combined teams, St Peter's Green/Southwell on 39 points and Goodwood/Korokanui with 37 points .

In the Secondary Schools Section St Peter's had 3 teams in the top six.

The St Peter's White Team scored 35 points and were 6th  (Ruby Rogers, Ashley Mason, Brenagh Horsfield and Jemima Hylton), 5th was  Cambridge High School White (40 points) 4th Cambridge High School Blue (48 points), 3rd John Paul/Piopio College/Hamilton Christian School (51 points), the St Peter's Gold Team finished 2nd on 52 points (Lily Butler, Nicola Hammond, Danielle Lamont and Shelby Davys-Olsen ©) and the Red Team scored 55 points (Charlotte Chittick, Caro Inglis, Bianca Rayner and Gina Roberts ©) to win the event and the A.G. Price Trophy.

Thanks to all the parents, students and their families who helped during the day - your assistance was very much appreciated!

Photo is of the St Peter's Red Team Left to right: Bianca Rayner, Gina Roberts (Captain) holding the A.G. Price Trophy, Caro Inglis

2015 WSS\BOP School Show Hunter Champs

St Peter's Bronze Team placed 4th in the Primary and Intermediate Section at the Show Hunter held on 24 May 2015

2015 Inter Schools Show Hunter Challenge

Sunday 10 May

Over 136 riders competed at the first day of the Inter-School Show Hunter series with 27 schools being represented. The weather was brilliantly fine and the judges commented on how great it was to see so many young riders out enjoying their sport.


Results are as follows:

Primary & Intermediate Schools

1st Morrinsville Intermediate                                         61 points

2nd Cambridge Middle School Team 3                      43 points

3rd Southwell Blue/Tokoroa Intermediate                  41 points

4th Cambridge Middle School Team 1                       40 points

5th Pukeatua/Rotorangi/St Patricks                             25 points (total % 523)

6th St Peter’s Green                                                       25 points (total % 513.5)


Secondary Schools

1st St Peter’s Gold                                                          47 points
2nd Pinehurst/Macleans College                                46 points
3rd St Peter’s Red                                                          45 points
4th Cambridge High School Blue                                43 points
5th Hillcrest High School                                               42 points
6th Te Awamutu College                                               40 points
Sacred Heart Girls School
Hillcrest High School

North Island Secondary Schools Horse Trial Championships

The weekend just been; May 2 & 3 saw three St Peter’s teams travel to this event held at the National Equestrian Centre in Taupo in fine but cold weather.

All of our riders acquitted themselves very well and while we were not able to quite reproduce the results from last year, the best result was to see all horses and riders finish the event with no falls or injuries.

The Red Team of Gina Roberts, Shelby Davys-Olsen and Elmo Jackson finished 3rd in Section A (1.05m). The cross country course was the most challenging yet seen at this event, so it was great to see Gina jump clear, with Elmo and Shelby faulting at just one fence. As Elmo is better known for his showjumping successes his performance over such a tough cross country track was especially commendable, and he and Shelby both jumped clear show jumping rounds.

The Blue Team of Danielle Lamont, Peta Gulliver-Birkett, Kirsty Browne and Caroline Sherratt, moved up from 7th after dressage to 4th placing overall in Section B (80cm) – a great effort, especially as these combinations had not previously competed at this event.

Former St Peter's student represents New Zealand

Showjumping - Lucy Allen has been selected to represent NZ in a Young Rider Showjumping team competing at present in Seoul, Korea at the 2015 CSI2* Let's Run Cup.

New Zealand's young riders placed 5th in the teams event, with Lucy being one who jumped a clear round. The individual competition is yet to be run


Eventing - Eventing NZ have selected Abby Lawrence and Jess Woods to represent NZ in the Senior Oceania Team which will compete against the Australian Team at the 2015 National Three Day Event. This will be held in Taupo in May and both Abby and Jess had excellent performances at the Kihikihi International Three Day Event.

Kihikihi International Horse Trials

St Peter's was very well represented at this event, which is one of the most prestigious and challenging on the eventing circuit.

Six former students (Nick Brooks, Holly Morrell, Alex Anderson, Chanel Hargrave, Abby Lawrence and Jess Woods) and 4 current students (Gina Roberts, Emily Wright, Shelby Davys-Olsen and Greer Caddigan) competed a total of 16 horses over the three phases and the particularly tested cross country tracks.

There were many highlights during the event - worthy of mention are Nick Brooks who piloted all four of his horses round the cross country courses with no jumping faults; picking up 3 top ten placings in the process. Alex Anderson who placed 3rd in the 1.05m Amateur, Greer Caddigan who placed 8th in the CIC* and Shelby Davys-Olsen for a great win in the 1.05m 21years and under. The highest accolades must go to Abby Lawrence for winning her first Premier event, the Waipa Home of Champions CIC*** and Jess Woods for her 3rd placing - a superb effort as Jess and her horse are relatively new to this level.

Great to see our current and former students continuing on their chosen sporting pathways and having such success!

NISS Dressage Championships

27 March 2015 

It was a great day for St Peter's at the NISS Dressage Championships, with four of our teams finishing in the top 10 in each section. For the first time we have won the Development Championship and the Gardner Rosebowl - a fitting tribute to Alistair and Jenny Gardner who did so much to establish and develop the Equestrian Programme at St Peter's.

St Peter's Blue Team (Paige Boggiss, Lindsay Everton, Elise Stables, Charlotte Amos) won with a score of 57 points, from a Combined Team on 49.5 points (which included St Peter's Rider Helen Frogley).

Finishing in 3rd place was another Combined Team on 42.5points, 4th place was taken out by Tauranga Girls College 42 points, and in 5th place was Epsom Girls Grammar School.

Hamilton Girls High School and Otorohanga College followed by St Peter's White Team 36.5points (Charlotte Chittick, Dani Lamont, Bianca Rayner, Sophie Cameron).

The Dressage Development Cup for the highest percentage was scored by Charlotte Chittick - 78.5% in her first dressage test – what an amazing performance!


In the Open Championship the St Peter's Gold Team (Gina Roberts. Caro Inglis, Peta Gulliver-Birkett, Nicola Hammond) finished 3rd with 55.5 points.

St Peter's Red Team (Shelby Davys-Olsen, Georgia O’Sullivan, Sophie Walton, Elmo Jackson) were 8th with 43.5points.

Outstanding for St Peter's was Nicola Hammond who won the Armistead Trophy for the St Peter's rider scoring the highest percentage in this section with 74.23% and Nicola also had the perfect result winning both her tests.


A total of 43 teams competed in the two sections.


Full results can be found on

St Peter's Blue Team Paige Boggiss, Lindsay Everton, Charlotte Amos.
Absent in photo: Elise Stables

St Peter's Gold Team - Peta Gulliver-Birkett, Nicola Hammond, Caro Inglis, Gina Roberts








































Waikato Inter-Schools Show Jumping Championships

5 March 2015

It was an extremely hot day when 25 teams competed at the Waikato Inter-Schools Show Jumping Championships held at Leamington.

St Peter’s riders had a wonderful day, with the Red Team repeating last year’s success by once again bringing home the Harcourts Trophy (64 points) and the Blue Team finishing 2nd (45 points).


Top points scorer for St Peter’s was Charlotte Amos who won all three of her classes (30 points) closely followed by Elmo Jackson (with 27 points)


Huge thanks to all the parents who helped, the grooms who picked up rails in the blazing sun and to Hannah Jennings, Bex McGuire and Leigh Taylor who gave the riders such a lot of help.

To view the teams list results sheet, please click here.

St Peter’s Blue Team

Left to right: Alex Hammond, Michaelee Head, Elmo Jackson, Ella Hawkeswood, Mirren Tye (captain)

Absent: Danielle Spreadborough

St Peter’s Red Team - Winners of the Harcourts Trophy

Left to right: Caroline Sherratt, Shelby Davys-Olsen (Captain) Nicola Hammond, Charlotte Amos

Absent: Ruby Butler, Lily Butler


Timberlands ODE

16 February 2015

Sunday 15 February saw several riders from St Peter’s compete at the Timberlands ODE held at Boyce’s Farm. It was the first event of the season so many of the horses were a bit surprised by the variety of jumps, but they all completed the course with no falls or eliminations, and some very good results were achieved as follows:

1st - Sheby Davys-Olsen

3rd & 5th - Dani Lamont
8th - Gina Roberts
11th - Caro Inglis
14th - Kirsty Browne

The hard luck story of the day goes to Bianca Rayner who would have won her section, except she learnt the wrong dressage test – better luck next time Bianca.

Former Student - Mikayla Woods

Former student Mikayla Woods achieved some outstanding results at the National Pony & Young Rider Dressage Championships held on the 14th and 15th of January in Hawera.

Mikayla competed on 3 horses at the event. She won both the Level 1 and Level 4 Championships and placed 3rd in the Level 6/7 Championship. Mikayla rode very successfully for school teams while here and is now a member of the St Peter's Stable of Stars.

Waikato Area Pony Club Dressage Trials

Several St Peter’s riders competed in the Area Dressage trials at WEC on Sunday 2 November

The riders who have been selected for the Waikato Area Pony Club Team to compete at the 2015 NZPCS Dressage Championships to be held in Stratford in January are: Greer Caddigan and Shelby Davys Olsen, with former student Caitlyn Rawlings also making the team

Congratulations to you all!

Bay of Plenty Dressage Championship Show

Mikayla Woods and Woody (LV Award)
2014 Bay of Plenty Dressage Championship Show

The St Peter’s Stable of Stars riders are all supplied with gear from Horze – in this photo Woody is showing off his new bridle and Mikayla is wearing her Horze show jacket and jodhpurs

Mikayla says “I absolutely love the Horze gear - it is quality and it is comfortable which are important when competing
The ice boots were also fantastic to have on the truck to be able to put on the horses after all their hard work!
So a big thankyou again!”

At this show LV Award was 2nd in the 5D challenge, 3rd in the 5B and 4th in the musical freestyle, while Ramsbury finished the weekend in 7th place in the Prix St George on 58.8%

FEI World Dressage Challenge

Four current or former students of the St Peter’s Equestrian Academy have been selected to ride in Zone 9 of the FEI World Dressage Challenge to be held in Taupo 8 – 10 November

This gives riders the experience of competing internationally without having to travel outside their country. International judges travel between the countries, of which there are 5 in Zone 9. All riders are judged by the same judges and the same tests are used for each category.

New Zealand is the first country to compete, followed by The Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China. The series finishes on 23 November when the winner of this zone will be announced.

Current students competing are Lily Butler and Greer Caddigan. Former students competing are Aliesha Moroney and Mikayla Woods (who is also in the St Peter’s Stable of Stars).