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MR McCLOUD & KATIE BRIDGEMAN: PONY GRAND PRIX WINNERS

ALLTECH GP SJ SHOW
Sunday 19th November 2017

Such a thrill to see Katie and Cloudy jump so well in the Pony Grand Prix at Woodhill today and win the class!

*** MR McCLOUD ***
1st Country TV Pony Grand Prix

 
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Mr McCloud: 2nd Country TV Pony Grand Prix

PRYDES EASI FEED GP SJ SHOW
Sunday 29th October 2017

Katie and Cloudy jumped beautifully in the PGP at Woodhill, with a clear first round and a clear jump-off.

*** MR McCLOUD ***
2nd Country TV Pony Grand Prix

 
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MR McCLOUD: 3rd Country TV Pony Grand Prix

FIBER FRESH PREMIER SJ SHOW
Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th October 2017

We were proud of Katie and Cloudy jumping so well in their first Premier Pony Grand Prix at Woodhill Sands this weekend. They had a clear first round and a clear jump-off.

*** MR McCLOUD ***
2nd Pony 1.10 - 1.15m Welcome Stakes, 2 Phase
3rd Country TV Pony Grand Prix

 
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MR McCLOUD & KATIE BRIDGEMAN

ALLTECH GP SJ SPRING SERIES FINAL
Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th September 2017

That was a huge weekend and Katie had great rides on both Sweetie and Cloudy.

*** CANDY QUEEN ***
1st Horse 1m, 2 Phase

*** MR McCLOUD ***
2nd Pony 1.10 - 1.15m, 2 Phase
3rd Pony Mini Prix, 1.10 - 1.15m, A3

 
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Katie Bridgeman and Mr McCloud

PRYDES EASI FEED GP SJ SPRING SERIES 1
Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th August 2017

Well, winter seemed to take forever to end but now the season has come around in a hurry. Katie and Cloudy had some good results this weekend, and Katie's mother made her Ring One debut at Woodhill Sands!

*** SHOW JUMPING ***
2nd Pony 1.10 - 1.15m, 2 Phase
4th Pony Mini Prix, 1.10 - 1.15m, A3

 
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Katie Bridgeman & Mr McCloud: Winners, Vet Physio Welcome Pony

BROOKBY SHOWJUMPING GP SHOW
Saturday 11th February 2017

It was a great venue today. Our two rings were right beside each other and we parked really close too. It was lovely weather and the grass was nice for a change. Katie and Cloudy jumped so well in their speed class.

*** SHOW JUMPING ***
1st Vet Physio Welcome Pony, 1.15m - 1.20m, A2

 
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Katie Bridgeman & Mr McCloud: Winners Alltech Pony GP Super Series class

PRYDES EASIFEED GP SJ & SH SHOW
Sunday 5th February 2017

The sun was shining at Woodhill this weekend. It was such a fun show. Well done to Katie and Cloudy on their sixth win in the Pony GP Super Series this season. (And Judge jumped well too with a double clear in the 1.05m on Saturday and just 4-faults in the 1.10m on Sunday.) A successful weekend for all of us!

*** SHOW JUMPING ***
1st Alltech Pony GP Super Series, 1.15m - 1.20m

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Katie Bridgeman & Mr McCloud: 1st Pony 1.15m

 

FIBER FRESH TAUPO CHRISTMAS CLASSIC
Thursday 15th - Sunday 18th December 2016

It was such a fun show. Cloudy and Katie went really well and Judge was a very good boy too. A great way to end the year.

*** SHOW JUMPING ***
1st Eat Catering Pony 1.15m, 2 phase
6th Canter for Cancer Open Pony Mini Prix 1.15m, 2 rounds

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WINNER SUPER SERIES CLASS: Mr McCloud

 

FIBER FRESH GP SJ SHOW
Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th October 2016

We were so pleased to ride in beautiful sunshine both days this weekend. It makes such a difference! Katie and Cloudy continue to impress with their consistency. Well done again to them! I think that makes five consecutive Super Series wins now. We certainly didn't expect that at the beginning of the season.

*** SHOW JUMPING ***
1st Alltech Pony GP Super Series
1st Pony 1.15 - 1.20m

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SUPER SERIES CLASS WINNERS: Mr McCloud and Katie Bridgeman

PEL GP SJ SHOW
Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th October 2016

The rain stayed mainly away for Katie's classes but honestly we are so over riding in the rain and dealing with drenched horses! Anyway, Katie and Cloudy performed amazingly again, jumping everything on course in fine style. They won the Super Series class for the fourth time in a row! Great effort!!

*** SHOW JUMPING ***
1st Aon Insurance Pony GP Super Series
2nd Pony 1.15 - 1.20m

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SUPER SERIES CLASS WINNERS: Mr McCloud and Katie Bridgeman

 

ALLTECH GP SJ SHOW
Sunday 18th September 2016

Luckily the rain had cleared up by Sunday afternoon when the Pony GP Super Series was held. Another great win for Katie and Cloudy. Once again they were the only combination to chalk up two clear rounds. in this class

*** SHOW JUMPING ***
1st Alltech Pony GP Super Series

 
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WINNERS: Woodhill Sands Super Series

MAXLIFE SPRING GP SJ SHOW
Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th September 2016

Another successful outing at Woodhill Sands. Super weather, friendly people, happy horses. Well done to Katie and Cloudy on another two showjumping wins. They are turning into a very cool little combination.

*** SHOW JUMPING ***
1st Alltech Pony GP Super Series
1st Pony 1.15m, 2 Phase (Day 1)

   

WINNERS: Alltech Pony GP Super Series

PRYDES EASI FEED SPRING GP SJ SHOW
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th August 2016

Katie and Cloudy jumped two very speedy double clear rounds on Saturday. Then on Sunday they won the Pony GP Super Series which was a bit of a surprise. A great start to the 2016-2017 showjumping season.

*** SHOW JUMPING ***
1st Alltech Pony GP Super Series
1st Pony 1.10m, 2 Phase (Day 1)
1st Pony 1.15m, 2 Phase (Day 1)

SPEED CHAMPIONSHIP: Katie Bridgeman and Mr McCloud

HARRISON LANE JUMPING SPECTACULAR
Saturday 2nd April 2016

The perfect end to the season. A gorgeous show and a gorgeous location. Very proud of Katie who was jumping 80cm rounds in October. She and Cloudy are now flying around courses up to 1.15m. It's been a real pleasure to watch them progress. 

*** SHOW JUMPING ***
5th Westbury Stud Speed Championship 1.10 - 1.15m

NORTH ISLAND SJ CHAMPS: Katie Bridgeman and Mr McCloud

CONTINENTAL CARS AUDI NORTH ISLAND SJ CHAMPS
Sunday 27th March 2016

A fun way to spend Easter. Showjumping Waitemata put on another great show. Nice jumping Katie and Cloudy!

*** SHOW JUMPING ***
3rd North Island Pony 1.05m Championship, 2 phase

HORSE OF THE YEAR: Mr McCloud and Katie Bridgeman: 4th Livamol 1.05m Pony Championship

FARMLANDS HORSE OF THE YEAR SHOW
Monday 1st March to Sunday 6th March 2016

That was an awesome week in Hawkes Bay while Katie competed at HoY for the sixth consecutive year. It was really exciting to be showjumping there this time around. Cloudy and Katie were stars to get ribbons in both their 1.05m classes. 

*** SHOW JUMPING ***
4th Livamol 1.05m Pony Championship, IJO
4th Pony 1.05m, 2 Phase (113 starters)

SPECIAL BOND: Katie Bridgeman and Mr McCloud

AON INSURANCE PREMIER SJ & SH SHOW
Saturday 20th February & Sunday 21st February 2016

Katie and Cloudy did three awesome rounds this weekend. We love showjumping at Woodhill. It has such a nice vibe. Especially when it's not raining. The weather was gorgeous yesterday and today.

*** SHOW JUMPING ***
2nd Pony 1.10m, 2 Phase (Day 1)
3rd Pony, 1.05m, 2 Phase (Day 1)
4th Burmester Realty Pony 1.10m - 1.15m Championship (Day 2)

Katie Bridgeman and Mr McCloud

ALLTECH GP SH & SJ SHOW
Sunday 7th February 2016

Another great event at Woodhill. Loving the smoothies and cheese sandwiches here. And the jumping wasn't bad either. Well done again Katie and Cloudy.

*** SHOW JUMPING ***
2nd Pony 1.05m

Katie Bridgeman and Mr McCloud

CONTINENTAL CARS AUDI WORLD CUP FESTIVAL
Saturday 16th January 2016

This was a bustling event with all the top horses and riders in the big classes and lots of trade stands. Katie and Cloudy did their second 1.10m class. She had just hoped to get a double clear round so it was a big bonus to get a ribbon too. Fourth place in a field of thirty riders was a very good effort.

*** SHOW JUMPING ***
4th Plumbco Ltd Pony 1.10m, 2 Phase

 

CHRISTMAS CLASSIC: Katie Bridgeman and Mr McCloud

FIBER FRESH TAUPO CHRISTMAS CLASSIC
Thursday 17th & Friday 18th December 2015

Such a great event to end the year with. We just did the first two days but next year we hope to come for three days. So proud of Katie and Cloudy. They did so well getting placed in such huge fields of riders. They just flew over all the jumps. Really exciting to watch.

*** SHOW JUMPING ***
2nd Open Pony, 1.05m, 2 Phase (Day 1)
5th Open Pony, 95cm, Take Your Own Line (Day 2)
9th Open Pony 95cm, 2 Phase (Day 1)

1st Pony 95cm: Mr McCloud and Katie Bridgeman

FIBER FRESH PREMIER SHOWJUMPING
Saturday 28th November 2015

Another great day. Well done, once again.

*** SHOW JUMPING ***
1st Pony 95cm, Open Pony, 2 Phase

 

SHOWJUMPING AUCKLAND ROSETTE: Katie Bridgeman and Mr McCloud

SHOWJUMPING AUCKLAND MANUKAU
Sunday 15th November 2015

Well done, Katie and Cloudy. That was a great result. A real pleasure to watch. 

*** SHOW JUMPING ***
3rd ZENOLA FARMS AM5 Pony 1.05 Championship

Katie Bridgeman and Mr McCloud

PRYDE'S EASIFEED WOODHILL SANDS GRAND PRIX SHOW
Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th October 2015

Wow, Katie and Cloudy jumped amazingly this weekend. Such a cool little combination! A total of five double clear rounds for them is most impressive. (I'm glad I could bring our combined team tally to six!)

*** SHOW JUMPING ***
1st Pony 80cm, AM5, 2 Phase (Day 1)
1st Pony 80cm, AM5, 2 Phase (Day 2)
1st Pony 90cm, AM5, 2 Phase (Day 2)
2nd Pony 90cm, AM5, 2 Phase (Day 1)
3rd Pony 95cm, AM5, 2 Phase (Day 2)

Katie Bridgeman and Mr McCloud

WOODHILL SANDS SPRING SHOW JUMPING SERIES
Saturday 5th September 2015

The start of the season for us and Katie's first official show jumping outing on Cloudy. Two double clear rounds is a great start for this new combination.

*** SHOW JUMPING ***
3rd Pony 95cm, Open Pony, 2 Phase 
6th Pony 90cm, Open Pony, 2 Phase

 

LEEARA PARK FIRST EDITION: Medium Show Pony of the Year!

FARMLANDS HORSE OF THE YEAR SHOW
Thursday 19th March 2015

Such a big thrill to see Katie and Leo win their show pony title class today. One workout, three judges ... a very big deal.

*** SHOWING ***
TITLE WINNER:
Medium Show Pony of the Year 128cm to 138cm

CHAMPION PONY: Leeara Park First Edition and Katie Bridgeman

FRANKLIN A & P SHOW
Saturday 21st February 2015

This was Leo's first show since the Nationals. He worked like a super star and Katie rode him like a professional. Another great day out with awesome results. (We especially loved the very smart wide WHITE ribbon they received for the overall Paced & Mannered runner-up prize.)

*** SHOWING ***
CHAMPION PONY
RESERVE CHAMPION PACED & MANNERED PONY
1st Open Pony 128cm - 133cm
1st Novice Rider 11 years & under

1st PRIZE: Little Mindy Lou and Katie Bridgeman

WAITEMATA SHOW HUNTER
Saturday 31st January 2015

Another great event at Woodhill. Once again Waitemata has some of the best show hunter ribbons around!

*** SHOW HUNTER ***
1st Open 70cm

 

1st PRIZE: LITTLE MINDY LOU & KATIE BRIDGEMAN

WAIROA A & P SHOW
Friday 16th January 2015

A really busy show and a really hot day. So nice the show hunter ring was under some shady trees. We love this photo of Mindy. She has wrinkled her nose and is smiling. We are sure she thinks she is a human not a pony!

*** SHOW HUNTER ***
1st Bradbury Jewellers Open Pony 70cm

NATIONAL SUPREME CHAMPION: Leeara Park First Edition & Katie Bridgeman

NZ NATIONAL HORSE & PONY SHOW
Sunday 11th January 2015

We were so proud of Katie's work-out today and to discover that Leo had won the title was the icing on the cake. Extra carrots for him tonight! Thanks to the show organisers, sponsors and officials for another fabuous event in sunny Hawke's Bay.

*** SHOWING ***
TITLE WINNER:
Pryde's Easifeed NZ National Supreme Champion Show Pony 128 to 138cm
 

1st HIGH POINTS 70cm: Little Mindy Lou and Katie Bridgeman

WAITEMATA SHOW HUNTER
Sunday 7th December 2014

Very proud of Katie today. She had to look after herself because her mother was trying to show jump. Katie had to warm up, learn the course and get into the ring all by herself. We should let her do that more often because she and Mindy had great results in their two classses. (PS I think Waitemata Show Hunter just might have the best ribbons ever! Look at that divine wide ribbon: pink, black and aqua.)

*** SHOW HUNTER ***
1st Category A Open 70cm
1st Category A Open High Points 70cm

RESERVE CHAMPION SHOW PONY: Leeara Park First Edition and Katie Bridgeman

CAMBRIDGE A & P SHOW
Saturday 29th November 2014

Very pleased with Leo and Katie today. They are such a pleasure to watch. They are fast becoming a really great combination. Leo was foot perfect in the work out for paced & mannered. Especially loved his extended trot.

*** SHOWING ***
RESERVE CHAMPION SHOW PONY
1st Show Pony 128cm - 133cm
1st Paced & Mannered 128cm - 138cm

 

 

 

 
 

1st High Points: Little Mindy Lou and Katie Bridgeman

CENTRAL HAWKES BAY A & P SHOW
Saturday 15th November 2014

Mindy jumped like a super star again today. Thanks to Nan for being our number one supporter once again.

*** SHOW HUNTER ***
1st ESNZ High Points 70cm

 

RESERVE CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE PONY: Leeara Park First Edition and Katie Bridgeman

CENTRAL HAWKES BAY A & P SHOW
Saturday 15th November 2014

 

*** SHOWING ***
RESERVE CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE PONY
1st Best Presented 138cm & under

CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE PONY: Leeara Park First Edition and Katie Bridgeman

MANAWATU A & P SHOW
Sunday 9th November 2014

Great show. Gorgeous weather. Perfect little pony. And some wonderful riding from Katie.

*** SHOWING ***
CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE PONY
1st Pony 128cm to 133cm
1st Open Paced & Mannered Pony
1st Rider under 12 years

WAIRARAPA A & P SHOW: Leeara Park First Edition and Katie Bridgeman

WAIRARAPA A & P SHOW
Sunday 2nd November 2014

What a good boy Leo was again. Katie ended up riding for about four hours all up today in the Wairarapa wind and he didn't put a foot wrong all day. Gorgeous boy!

*** SHOWING ***
RESERVE CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE PONY
1st Open Paced & Mannered Pony

SUPREME CHAMPION PONY: Leeara Park First Edition Katie Bridgeman

HAWKES BAY A & P SHOW
Friday 24th October 2014

We were very lucky that Leo did so well at such a big show. We are so proud of how well Katie is riding him. 

*** SHOWING ***
SUPREME CHAMPION PONY
CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE PONY
1st Open Pony 128cm to 133cm

 

1st High Points: Little Mindy Lou and Katie Bridgeman

HAWKES BAY A & P SHOW
Thursday 23rd October 2014

It was a really beautiful show hunter ring this year. Green, green grass and  plenty of room for nice turns and a strong approach. Mindy and Katie get better and better each outing. Thanks to Tinesha for all the lessons over the last couple of weeks!

*** SHOW HUNTER ***
1st Open Hunter Category A 70cm
1st Category A High Points 70cm

 

SUPREME CHAMPION PONY: Leeara Park First Edition and Katie Bridgeman

 POVERTY BAY A & P SHOW
16th - 18th October 2014

Wow! Katie and Leo looked like a truly experienced combination rather than a pair at the start of their very first season together. Really proud of their workout for supreme, especially that extended trot. They even nailed a huge extended canter in a very buzzy environment. Well ridden, Katie!

*** SHOWING ***
SUPREME CHAMPION PONY
CHAMPION PONY
RESERVE CHAMPION RIDER
1st BJ MOSS LTD Open Pony not exceeding 138cm
1st BJ MOSS LTD Open Paced & Mannered Pony not exceeding 138cm

POVERTY BAY A&P SHOW: Katie Bridgeman and Little Mindy Lou

POVERTY BAY A & P SHOW
16th - 18th October 2014

Mindy and Katie jumped like super star show hunters today. They won both their 70cm classes. (Two years ago Katie did First Ridden classes in this arena. She has come a long way!)

*** SHOW HUNTER ***
1st FERTCO Open Pony Hunter 70cm
1st ESNZ Open Pony High Points 70cm
 

FIRST PRIZE 70cm: Katie Bridgeman and Little Mindy Lou

WOODHILL SANDS SHOW HUNTER & DRESSAGE FESTIVAL
27th & 28th September 2014

Nice to be back at another show hunter event. Woodhill Sands was certainly a lot drier than last week. Well done to Katie and Mindy. Their great jumping was matched by their new jacket and jodhpurs from Show Stoppers Equestrian Wear. A very good looking team! Plus we really love the smart new championship rug kindly donated by Equissage.

*** SHOW HUNTER ***
EQUISSAGE CAT A PONY CHAMPION - (Overall winner of SH Championship classes)
1st Equissage 70cm Cat A Pony Hunter Round 1 Championship

 

 

KATIE BRIDGEMAN: Leeara Park First Edition

COCA-COLA EASTER SHOW
Saturday 19th April 2014

It was exciting to see Katie out on Leo today. He didn't put a foot wrong and Katie rode him like a professional. It was a great effort winning her open rider class too at such an early outing and in such strong company. Well done!

*** SHOWING ***
1st  Open Rider 11 & 12 years

TOP SIX: CAT A PONY SHOW HUNTER OF THE YEAR

NRM HORSE OF THE YEAR SHOW
Saturday 22nd March 2014

What a great end to the season! So proud of Mindy and Katie for their result in the Show Hunter title class today in a field of 31 great little combinations from all over the country. An awesome result especially considering it was Katie's first season jumping.

*** SHOW HUNTER ***
6th Category A Pony Show Hunter of the Year

RESERVE CHAMPION PONY HUNTER: Little Mindy Lou and Katie Bridgeman

RESERVE CHAMPION PONY HUNTER: Little Mindy Lou and Katie Bridgeman

KUMEU A & H SHOW
Saturday 8th March 2014

Katie and Mindy jumped fantastically today. It's not easy competing over big fences alongside 148cm ponies so they did really well to be awarded Reserve Champion. Well done!

*** PONY HUNTER ***
RESERVE CHAMPION PONY HUNTER
1st Pony Hunter not exceeding 138cm

HIGH POINTS WINNERS: Little Mindy Lou and Katie Bridgeman

SHOW HUNTER WAITEMATA
Saturday 1st February 2014

Another super event at Woodhill Sands and run by Show Hunter Waitemata. The weather was perfect (sunny but not too hot) and the footing was great too. Plus there was no show-jumping on so with fewer people there was a very relaxed vibe. Am a bit disappointed there were no nachoes today, though! Oh, and Katie and Mindy did really well, too. (Oops, nearly forgot!) Congrats on the High Points win, guys.

*** SHOW HUNTER ***
1st Category A Open High Points 70cm

 

 

Katie Bridgeman and Little Mindy Lou

SHOW HUNTER WAITEMATA:
WORLD CUP FESTIVAL
Saturday 11th January 2014

Woodhill Sands is such a great venue and we love the show hunter competitions here. Very proud of Mindy and Katie's jumping today. And Mindy looked so smart in her new Christmas rug.

*** SHOW HUNTER ***
2nd Category A Open 70cm
3rd Category A Open High Points 70cm

 

1st Prize: Wire Jump: Katie Bridgeman and Little Mindy Lou

WHANGAREI SUMMER A & P SHOW
Sunday 8th December 2013

Such beautiful grounds, super friendly people and the weather was divine. We watched the show-cross on Saturday and saw some amazing riders in action. Mindy and Katie did really well in the Pony Hunter classes, too.
 That Mindy is a super star. The rider isn't bad either!
 
*** WORKING HUNTER/PONY HUNTER ***
1st Wire Jump 138cm & under
2nd Open Working Pony Hunter 138cm & under
  

HIGH POINTS WINNERS: Little Mindy Lou and Katie Bridgeman

SHOW HUNTER WAITEMATA:
CHRISTMAS SHOW
Sunday 1st December 2013

Another great result for Team Mindy. Well ridden once again, Katie. That wide blue-and-black ribbon for the High Points win just might be my most favourite ribbon to date! 

*** SHOW HUNTER ***
1st Category A Open High Points 70cm
3rd Category A Open 70cm 

70cm SHOW HUNTER SUPER STARS: Katie Bridgeman and Little Mindy Lou

AUCKLAND SHOW HUNTER GROUP
SPRING SHOW
23rd & 24th November 2013

So impressed with Katie this weekend. She rode like she's been doing show hunter for years, not just a few months. An excellent result. Mindy is a super-star too, of course!

*** SHOW HUNTER ***
1st Open Pony Hunter 70cm
1st Open Pony Hunter 70cm
2nd Open Pony Hunter High Points 70cm
4th Open Pony Hunter High Points 70cm 

Katie Bridgeman and Little Mindy Lou

WAIHI A & P SHOW
Saturday 16th November 2013

Katie did so well winning ribbons in classes of much older girls on 148cm ponies when LITTLE Mindy Lou is just a petite 131cm. Well done, once again. There were some quite scary jumps including three 85-cm gates in a row and a narrow wall plus the usual double brush. We'd never been to Waihi show before; it was a really nice country day out.

*** PONY HUNTER/ROUND-THE-RING JUMPING
2nd Pony Hunter 138cm & under
4th Eye Opener 148cm & under
5th Champion Pony Hunter 148cm & under

 

RESERVE CHAMPION PONY HUNTER: Little Mindy Lou and Katie Bridgeman

CLEVEDON A & P SHOW
Saturday 9th November 2013

The 138cm Round-the-Ring jumps were fairly formidable at Clevedon's 100th annual show - especially that solid white wall but Katie and Mindy didn't bat an eyelid. The Championship course entailed two gates, one wall, a double brush and then the two gates again and the wire. A really excellent performance. So super proud of these two today. What a combination!

*** PONY HUNTER/ROUND-THE-RING JUMPING ***
RESERVE CHAMPION PONY HUNTER 138cm
3rd Pony 138cm & over 128cm: Hunter:  Eye Opener

RESERVE CHAMPION PONY: Future Farms China Doll and Katie Bridgeman

CLEVEDON A & P SHOW
Saturday 9th November 2013

Little Wheatbix and Katie had a super morning in the small pony ring. It was Wheatbix's first time in the open section (it was her first canter too as she had only done Lead Rein previously!) but she looked really good and Katie rode her really well. She's a sweet wee pony - all 118cm of her! Thanks to Deb for all the lessons.

*** SHOWING***
RESERVE CHAMPION PONY 128cm & under
RESERVE CHAMPION NOVICE PONY 128cm & under

Katie Bridgeman and Little Mindy Lou

HAWKE'S BAY A & P SHOW
Thursday 24th October 2013

Mindy hadn't been ridden for two weeks and Katie had to settle her. Well done, Katie! PS After seeing those beautiful horses competing for the Beamish Salver getting all agitated and hyped up in the main oval, I totally see that Mindy was coping really well with the activity beside her ring. It was a tough environment for the horses and ponies.

*** SHOW HUNTER ***
3rd Category A Zenola High Points 70cm
4th Category A Open Hunter 65cm

RESERVE CHAMPION WORKING PONY HUNTER: Little Mindy Lou and Katie Bridgeman

MATAMATA A & P CENTENNIAL SHOW
Saturday 5th October 2013

This was Katie's first time doing Round the Ring Jumping. There were three gates, two brushes and one wire - all just the perfect height for starting out. So proud of Katie and Mindy today, especially on being awarded Reserve Champion Working Pony Hunter with an amazing workout that incorporated a flying change at exactly the right place. Well done, girls!

*** WORKING HUNTER ***
RESERVE CHAMPION WORKING PONY HUNTER 138cm

Katie Bridgeman and Little Mindy Lou

PUKAHU & DISTRICT SHOW
14th & 15 September 2013

Congratulations to Katie and Mindy who qualified to compete in Category A show hunter at Horse of the Year 2014 by accumulating their 20 points this weekend. Thanks to all the hard-working officials who made it all run so smoothly. Sunday was freezing cold and the food truck ran out of hash browns - which was partly Katie's fault because she had four for lunch!

*** SHOW HUNTER ***
1st Category A Open Pony 50cm
1st Category A Open Pony 60cm
2nd Category A Open Pony 60cm
2nd Category A Open Pony 60cm
3rd Category A Open Pony 70cm
5th Category A Open Pony High Points 70cm

 

Katie Bridgeman and Little Mindy Lou

COMBINED OPEN SPORTS
Sunday 8th September 2013

This was Katie's very first official show hunter competition with Mindy (or any other pony for that matter)! It was great to start the season with another fun event at the Hawke's Bay Equestrian Park. Katie competed in her first ever 70cm event so we were thrilled she was awarded a ribbon.

*** SHOW HUNTER ***
2nd Category A and B Unregistered 65cm
4th Category A Registered 70cm 

 

CHAMPION FIRST RIDDEN RIDER: Katie Bridgeman

MORRINSVILLE A & P SHOW
Saturday 2nd March 2013

It was our first time at Morrinsville and this just might be our new favourite show: gorgeous tree-lined grounds, super friendly officials and really well organised rings. This was Katie's last show in First Ridden so it was a real thrill to see her ride so well. We were very proud of her winning Champion Rider and of little Holly for going so sweetly all day. 

CHAMPION FIRST RIDDEN RIDER
1st Best Rider 8 and 9 years
1st Best Paced & Mannered Pony
2nd Best Pony under 128cm

CHAMPION FIRST RIDDEN PONY: Nala Nicholai's Holly and Katie Bridgeman

WARKWORTH & DISTRICTS A & P SHOW
Saturday 26th January 2013

This was our second year at Warkworth show; it's always such a lovely day out. Katie was very lucky to be able to ride the very gorgeous Nala Nicholai's Holly. She had a fantastic time on her. A big thank you to Deb, Paris and Alan.

CHAMPION FIRST RIDDEN PONY
1st Best Pony under 138cm
1st Best Paced & Mannered
1st Best Rider under 10
2nd Best Combination

 

CHAMPION FIRST RIDDEN PONY: Whitmere Royal Ballet and Katie Bridgeman

CENTRAL HAWKES BAY A & P SHOW
Saturday 10th November 2012

A lovely way to finish our five week stay in Hawke's Bay. Waipukurau put on the sunniest weather we'd seen in a long time. We spent the afternoon searching for patches of shade while we sent Katie into the ring in her jacket, vest, long-sleeved shirt and jodphurs. Lucky the pony is used to all the hot weather on the Gold Coast. Well done to Team Bell on another great day out.

CHAMPION FIRST RIDDEN PONY - Fannin Family Trophy
1st Best Presented
1st Best Pony 123cm to 138cm
2nd Best Paced & Mannered
4th Best Combination
4th Best Rider

Katie Bridgeman, Whitmere Royal Ballet

MANAWATU A & P SHOW
Sunday 4th November 2012

Katie's mother rode in this show when she was a girl. These days it is held in Feilding not Palmerston North. Bell and Katie had another great First Ridden outing. We had lots of supporters today: Auntie Toni, Uncle Colin and family visited as did Maree, from Hawke's Bay.

1st Best Presented
1st Best Pony 128cm - 138cm
2nd Best Paced & Mannered

Katie Bridgeman, Whitmere Royal Ballet

WAIRARAPA A & P SHOW
Sunday 28th October 2012

We'd never been to Carterton before. It was a lovely show. Lots of competitors in First Ridden (14) and the Open Pony class involved cantering in company on both reins. Bell was as dependable as ever for Katie.

1st Best Presented
1st Best Pony 128cm - 138cm
1st Best Rider Under 10
2nd Open Pony 

 

CHAMPION FIRST RIDDEN PONY: Whitmere Royal Ballet and Katie Bridgeman

POVERTY BAY A & P SHOW
Saturday 13th October 2012

The First Ridden riders were lucky to compete in the indoor arena as it was quite cold and windy outside. Bell seemed to love being inside too and she was foot perfect for Katie once again. Having a photograph taken with Katie McVean and seeing the McVean showjumpers was a highlight of the weekend for our Katie.

Champion First Ridden Pony - Moffett Family Cup
1st Open Pony
1st Paced & Mannered
1st Best Rider
 

 

Katie Bridgeman, Whitmere Royal Ballet

MATAMATA A & P SHOW
Sunday 7th October 2012

Another great performance from Team Bell. Well done! And it was nice to have Wendy here again for the third Matamata show in a row.

1st Best Pony 128cm to 138cm
2nd Best Presented
3rd Best Paced & Mannered
3rd Best Rider 8 & 9 years

  

 

Katie Bridgeman, Whitmere Royal Ballet

EASTER SHOW (AUCKLAND)
Saturday 7th April 2012

After this show I think everyone deserves a nice long break. In November Bell started with us straight after the Queensland show seaon so she's well and truly earned herself a rest - especially for being such a gem for Katie.  And the mother is in need of mojitos. Langkawi, here we come!

2nd Best Presented Pony & Rider
2nd Open Pony
3rd First Year Ridden pony 128cm - 138cm

 

 

Smartest on Parade, Katie Bridgeman and Whitmere Royal Ballet, HoY 2012

HORSE OF THE YEAR SHOW
Wednesday 14th March 2012

A fantastic end to a long and busy season. It was a very big deal for such a new combination as Katie and Bell to trot off into the arena twice to perform their workouts in front of three judges but Katie's smile after the pony workout said it all. She was so proud of Bell and we were so proud of both of them. Well done, Katie. That was an awesome result for one of the newest rider in First Ridden. It was a bonus to be awarded the beautiful "Smartest on Parade" sash which we couldn't have done without Ben's fabulous work.

Smartest on Parade
2nd Best Presented First Ridden Pony of the Year
8th First Ridden Pony of the Year

 

Whitmere Royal Ballet, Reserve Champion First Ridden Pony

HELENSVILLE A & P SHOW
Saturday 25th February 2012

There was wind and quite a bit of mud but otherwise we all had a great day at Helensville. So proud of Katie and Bell. They get more polished with each outing.

Reserve Champion First Ridden Pony
1st First Ridden Pony 128cm to 138cm
2nd Pony Most suitable for a beginner
2nd Rider 9 years & under
3rd Best Presented Pony & Rider
 

 

 

Katie Bridgeman, Whitmere Royal Ballet

FRANKLIN A & P SHOW
Saturday 18th February 2012

A big thanks to all the organisers and officials. We all had the best day ever. Just a great show: everything ran very smoothly, plenty of parking space and room to warm up, a friendly atmosphere and the most fun sideshows we've seen! Katie's riding has lifted another notch since the last show and Bell was as dependable as always. Another great performance from Team Bell!

2nd First Ridden Pony Most suitable for a beginner
2nd First Ridden Pony Best Paced & Mannered
2nd Rider 8 & 9 years
2nd Best Combination 138cm & under
3rd Best Presented Pony & Rider
3rd First Ridden Pony 128cm to 138cm

 

Whitmere Royal Ballet, Reserve Champion First Year Ridden Pony

 

NORTH KAIPARA A & P SHOW
Saturday 4th February 2012

Well ridden once again, Katie. Bell is turning out to be such a trooper. Glad you had time to enjoy all the sideshows today.

Reserve Champion First Year Ridden
1st First Year Ridden Pony 128cm to 138cm
1st First Year Ridden Paced & Mannered Pony 128cm to 138cm
1st First Year Ridden Pony Most Suitable for a Beginner
2nd Best Rider under 10 years
3rd Best Presented Pony & Rider

Whitmere Royal Ballet, Reserve Champion First Ridden Pony

 

WARKWORTH A & P SHOW
Saturday 28th January 2012

This was our first time at Warkworth and we loved the friendly country vibe. A great day was had by all! Thanks to the organisers and officials.

Reserve Champion First Ridden
2nd Best Pony
3rd Best Paced & Mannered
4th Best Rider under 10

Whitmere Royal Ballet, Champion First Ridden Pony

HOROWHENUA A, P & I SHOW
Friday 20th January 2012

Congratulations today, Katie. Awesome riding and a fantastic result. You're very lucky to have such a lovely pony. All that practising has paid off. Go Bell!

Champion First Ridden Pony
1st Best Pony 128cm to 138cm
1st Best Rider under 10 years
1st Best Combination
2nd Best Paced & Mannered

 

Whitmere Royal Ballet, NZ National Horse & Pony Show

NZ NATIONAL HORSE & PONY SHOW 2012
Thursday 12th January 2012

A huge day out in the searing Hawke's Bay heat. The First Ridden section took about four hours in total so a big day for ponies and small riders alike. Bell performed beautifully for Katie who rode her two workouts really well. The Nationals is a great event to kick the year off with.

2nd First Ridden Pony 128cm to 138cm
2nd Best Paced & Mannered Pony 128cm to 138am
5th Rider 8 years and under

  

Deeplake Fascination, Reserve Champion First Ridden Pony

HAWKES BAY A & P SHOW
Thursday 20th October 2011

Nice riding today Katie. Really liked the way you saw a gap and trotted around to it rather than be squashed in with the other ponies. Great manouevring! We were also delighted to present The Bridgeman Family trophy to Georgie Wilson on Lancewoods Coppers Delight for the Champion Paced & Mannered Leading Rein Pony which Flossie and Katie won last year.

Reserve Champion First Ridden Pony
1st Pony 123cm & under
3rd Smartest on Parade
3rd Rider 8 & 9 years

 

Deeplake Fascination, Reserve Champion First Ridden Pony

MATAMATA A & P SHOW
Sunday 9th October 2011

A gorgeous sunny day in Matamata and with First Ridden starting at a very civilised 2.15pm it was quite a cruisy day. Katie rode really well and winning her rider was an unexpected bonus. Congrats Katie!

Reserve Champion First Ridden Pony
1st Best First Ridden Pony 128cm and under
1st Best First Ridden Rider aged 8-9 years
3rd Best Presented Pony & Rider

 

Katie Bridgeman, Deeplake Fascination, 1st Best Presented - First Year Ridden

PUKAHU & DISTRICTS SHOW
Saturday 10th September 2011

It was a gloriously sunny Hawke's Bay day. Katie did a great job - with two separate workouts that included cantering. It was a solid result with a strong field of around fifteen competitors in the First Year Ridden ring. Thanks once again to Ben for the terrific turnout.

1st Best Presented Pony & Rider
5th Best Combination of Pony & Rider
5th Best Pony 128 & under
6th Best Rider 8 years & under

 

 

Deeplake Fascination, 1st First Ridden Pony Suitable for a Beginner

AUCKLAND  A & P (ROYAL EASTER) SHOW
Saturday 23rd April

We were so proud of Katie making her First Year Ridden debut. A record number of supporters turned out to see her as it was on our home-turf. Well done to Katie on successfully doing her very first canter in the show ring. Thanks to Ben for all those lessons and the beautiful turnout. And, of course, to the very dependable Floss for carrying Katie around so safely. 

1st Pony Suitable for a Beginner
2nd Best Presented Pony & Rider
3rd Open Pony
3rd Pony 128cm & under
3rd Best Combination 138cm & under
3rd Best Paced & Mannered
3rd Best Rider under 10 years

 

Katie Bridgeman, Lead Rein Rider of the Year 2011, riding Deeplake Fascination

HORSE OF THE YEAR
Wednesday 16th March

Katie won her first national title today. Very exciting and very well deserved too, we thought. She made all her changes of diagonal perfectly. We were very proud of her for the brilliant workout, and taking out the title at her first Horse of the Year show was just incredible. We were lucky once again to have lots of family and friends turn out to support Team Floss. The organisers capped off a sunny Hawke's Bay event with lollipops, horse puppets and special ribbons for all the young equestrians. And thanks to the Vandenberk family who kindly donated the trophy for the winning rider.

1st Lead Rein Rider of the Year
Breconbach Lacewood Trophy for Champion Lead Rein Rider
5th Lead Rein Pony of the Year

 

 

 

Katie Bridgeman, 1st Lead Rein Rider 6 & 7 years, riding Deeplake Fascination. PHOTO: www.showshots.co.nz

FRANKLIN ROYAL A & P SHOW
Saturday 19th February

Thanks to the organisers and officials who made Franklin's 125th show such an enjoyable event. The fairground attractions were a great hit and we were lucky to have a lot of supporters cheering for Katie today. Once again, we were thrilled with the outcome of the rider class. Well done, Katie. You're doing Flossie proud. We're grateful to Nicholson Imports who kindly supplied a Champion velvet deluxe helmet for the winner of the Best Combination class.

1st Rider 6 & 7 years
1st Best Presented Lead Rein Pony, Rider & Handler 
1st Best Combination 128cm & under
2nd Lead Rein Pony 118 to 123cm
3rd Leading Rein Pony Suitable for a Beginner

Katie Bridgeman, 1st Lead Rein Rider 6 & 7 years, riding Deeplake Fascination

NORTH ISLAND PREMIER SHOWING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Saturday 5th February

Claudelands Event Centre, Hamilton, looked so pretty with all the rings defined by little white picket fences and decorated with flower posies. Thanks to the NZ Hack & Pony Council for an enjoyable day. Another great performance from Team Floss! And a big congrats to Katie for winning her Rider Class with a lovely workout once again. It was worth missing out on seeing the El Caballo Blanco dancing horses at Vector Arena which clashed with this event! 

1st Lead Rein Rider 6 & 7 years
2nd Lead Rein Paced & Mannered
4th Lead Rein Premier Pony

 

 

Deeplake Fascination, Isabella du Plessis, Champion Hunter Pony

ROTORUA A & P SHOW
Saturday 29th January

The tail end of Cylone Wilma swept through and flooded the showgrounds the night before the show so early in the morning it was doubtful the event would even go ahead. All the ponies and riders looked their best despite the muddy conditions. We were very proud of Team Floss today. Special congratulations to Katie for the flawless diagonal change in the trotting figure-of-eight. All that practice is paying off! Previous owner Bella successfully piloted Floss in the Hunter Pony ring to achieve Champion. Well done, Bella!

2nd Best on Parade
2nd Lead Rein Pony 118cm to 128cm

 

 

Deeplake Fascination, NZ National Horse & Pony Show, January 2011

NZ NATIONAL HORSE & PONY SHOW
Thursday 13th January 2011

A big show to start the year at Dannevirke. We were lucky that Nicole Riemer of Riegal Stables, Melbourne, who broke in Floss and showed her as a young pony, was able to fly over to lead. Katie rode in her first Unity Class which entailed an individual workout judged on Turnout (15%), Riding (15%), Paces and Manners (15%), Conformation (15%), Unity (20%) and Temperament (20%). Team Floss put in another creditable performance. Thanks to family from Hawke's Bay and Palmerston North who came to cheer for Katie.

2nd Best Rider 6 & 7 years
3rd Lead Rein Unity
4th Best Lead Rein Pony 118cm to 128cm
5th NZ National Supreme Champion Lead Rein Pony

 

 

DEEPLAKE FASCINATION: Champion Lead Rein Pony KATIE BRIDGEMAN: Reserve Champion Lead Rein Rider PHOTO: www.showshots.co.nz

TE KAUWHATA A & P SHOW
Saturday 11th December 2010

Another gorgeous show in the Waikato countryside. Te Kauwhata had a very festive air. The steward was dressed up as one of Santa's elves and Fairburn Park gave goodie bags to all the Lead Rein and First Ridden riders. Flossie and Katie were a great team once again, so consistent and getting more polished with each outing. And while they were competing in the lead rein ring, Floss' gorgeous stable-mate Eastdale Diva was awarded Supreme Champion In-hand Pony. Congratulations to Barb and Ben!

Champion Lead Rein Pony
Reserve Champion Lead Rein Rider
1st Best Pony 123cm and under
1st Best Paced & Mannered Pony 128cm and under
2nd Best Rider 6 & 7 years
3rd Best Presented Pony, Rider and Handler
 

 

 

Deeplake Fascination, Trophy for Most Points Overall, Whangarei A & P Show

WHANGAREI A & P SHOW
Friday 3rd December 2010

Whangarei's 130th Summer Show was in such a pretty setting. Thank you to all the hard working organisers and officials who made it such an enjoyable event. Miss Flossie-Pants put in another incredible performance. We are especially proud of Katie who won her Novice Rider class then followed it up with an impressive win in the Open Rider class. All those lessons from Barb are really paying off! It was a fantastic result which led to Team Floss taking home the trophy for most points overall in their section. 

Regal Hill Pony Stud Trophy - Most Points Overall
Reserve Champion Lead Rein Pony
1st Best Presented
1st Novice Lead Rein Rider
1st Best Lead Rein Rider 6 & 7 years
2nd Lead Rein Pony 118cm to 128cm
2nd Paced & Mannered Lead Rein Pony 118cm to 128cm

 

Deeplake Fascination, Champion Leading Rein Pony, Cambridge A & P Show 2010

CAMBRIDGE A & P SHOW
Saturday 27th November 2010

Gorgeous show. Scorching hot weather. It may have been Cambridge's 117th annual show but it was my first time holding the lead-rein. (I'm Katie's mother, by the way.) I met some really lovely mums in the lead-rein ring, and leaped over several jumps in my long skirt and flowery hat. It was much more difficult but way more fun than I'd expected. And thanks once again to Sudbury Park Equine for the championship prize.

Champion Leading Rein Pony
1st Most Suitable Leading Rein Pony 120cm to 128cm
1st Best Pony Mare - Ridden, Suitable for a Beginner
2nd Best Presented Pony Rider and Handler
2nd Best Rider 6 & 7 years
2nd Rider over Small Jump, 7 years and under
2nd Pony over Small Jumps, 128cm and under
3rd Best Mannered Pony 128cm and under
3rd Handy Pony Hunter, 128cm and under

 

Champion Lead Rein Pony and Reserve Champion Lead Rein Rider, Te Aroha. PHOTO: LESLEY WARWICK

TE AROHA A P & H SHOW
Saturday 20th November 2010

With goodie-bags for the riders, wine and chocolates for the leaders and a sportsmanship medal too, there was a great vibe at Te Aroha's 114th annual show. The equestrians of the future were well and truly looked after. Thanks to Sudbury Park who kindly sponsored the Champion Pony title with a cool cap and vest. Team Floss had another fantastic day but Katie winning Reserve Champion Rider and wearing the beautiful blue sash was the highlight for her supporters.

Champion Lead Rein Pony
Reserve Champion Lead Rein Rider
1st Lead Rein Pony 118cm to 128cm
1st Best Paced & Mannered Lead Rein Pony
2nd Best Rider 6 & 7 years

  

 

Champion Leading Rein Pony, Clevedon A & P Show. PHOTO: LESLEY WARWICK

CLEVEDON A & P SHOW
Saturday 13th November 2010 

The sun streamed down at Clevedon's 97th annual show where bagpipes played, dancing girls danced and sheep were shorn. Katie checked out the obstacle course, inflatable slide and pirate ship. We had whitebait fritters for lunch and came home with Listers Maharajahs chutney and Moroccan Tajine cashews by Nuttz. Oh, and the riding was a great success too with "Team Floss" doing their thing in the lead-rein ring.

Champion Leading Rein Pony
1st Best Presented
1st Best Pony 123cm and under
2nd Rider 6 & 7 years

 

Reserve Champion, Waikato 2010 A & P Championships

WAIKATO A & P CHAMPIONSHIPS
Saturday 30th October 2010

Following a Friday evening spent dining at the Lonestar, Hamilton, and watching the final of New Zealand's Next Top Model, we had a really fun show-day at Waikato. There was plenty of sunshine and it all ran very smoothly with lots of friendly competitors and officials. Once again Floss was fabulous for wee Katie who also enjoyed the fairground attractions including the mini-jeeps and inflatable slide.

Reserve Champion Lead Rein Pony
1st Saddle Hunter Pony 128cm and under
2nd Smartest on Parade 
3rd Paced & Mannered

 

 

Champion Paced & Mannered, Hawke's Bay A & P Show

HAWKE'S BAY A & P SHOW
Friday 22nd October 2010

Not only did Katie's great-grandfather's firm build the grandstand at these show-grounds but, as a Hawke's Bay girl from way back, Katie's mother used to ride here. In 1976 she won third prize in the 'matching pairs' (!) event on her 13.2hh pony, Sylvano. Today, on board the dependable Flossie, Katie managed to do quite a bit better than that. Katie was also thrilled to ride in her very first jumping competition. The President's lolly scramble was something of a highlight, too. Special thanks to Katie's Nan for being the chief ribbon collector between classes.

Champion Paced & Mannered
Reserve Champion Lead Rein Pony
1st Paced & Mannered 118cm to 128cm
1st Pony 118cm to 128cm
2nd Jump over Poles on Ground
3rd Best on Parade Pony, Rider & Handler

 

Claire with Bella and Katie

 

 

MATAMATA A & P SHOW
Sunday 10th October 2010

Attending Matamata's 96th annual "Spring Carnival" was a lovely way to spend the last day of the school holidays. Katie and Bella kept the lady at the inflatable giant slide very busy, clocking up at least sixteen turns each before visiting the candyfloss stand. Meanwhile, earlier in the day the wonderful Miss Flossie-Pants put in another consistent performance in the showring.

Reserve Champion Lead Rein Pony
1st Best Presented Pony, Rider and Handler
1st Best Paced & Mannered
2nd Best Pony 118cm to 128cm
2nd Judge's Choice
3rd Best Rider 6 & 7 years

Champion Lead Rein, Pukahu Show, September 2010

PUKAHU & DISTRICTS SHOW
Saturday 11th September 2010

Pukahu put on a brilliant show day. The ground was a bit muddy but the weather was fine. Our supporters commented on how it ran like clockwork and that all the officials and competitors were really friendly and helpful. And, of course, we pretended that the silver car that had to be spectacularly towed from its boggy park didn't belong to Katie's Poppa! Altogether a very exciting day. With expert help from Claire Simpson, Katie's lead-rein debut was a great success.

Champion Lead Rein Pony (Tait Family Cup)
1st Best Pony over 118cm to 128cm
2nd Best Presented Pony, Rider and Handler
2nd Best Combination of Pony and Rider
3rd Best Rider 6 & 7 years