Mikayla Herbert made one of the best decisions of her equestrian career when she agreed to look at a gentle giant no one else was interested in . . . and today she rode off with the Lady Rider of the Year crown.
It was a dramatic Ultra-Mox-sponsored class that saw just eight of the 29 starters come back for the second round – four on zero faults, one on a single time fault and three on four faults.
Amanda Wilson (Hikurangi) on her coloured horse, Showtym Cassanova, set the scene in the second round with a brilliant clear in 59.13 seconds to finish with four faults from the two rounds. Nakeysha Lammers (Taranaki) and her home-bred Resolution matched their efforts but stopped the clock at 56.79s.
Photo: Happiness is veterinarian nurse Mikayla Herbert’s lifts the Merrylegs Cup after clinching the Lady Rider of the Year crown on Grand Caballo in the background. Photo/Libby Law Photography, Photosport
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Posted: 15 March 2019