2018/19 Season Wrap-Up – Equibreed Leading NZ Jumping Stallion
In what turned out to be a bittersweet victory, the Equibreed Leading NZ Jumping Stallion for the second year in a row was Eros K. In March this year we had the heartbreaking news that Eros K had passed away.
For our final 2018/19 Season Wrap-up we pay tribute to this wonderful stallion who had built up such a big lead in the series that he still took out the Leading NZ Jumping Stallion victory.
Partnered by young Christchurch rider, Steff Whittaker, chestnut Eros K, won both the South Island Young Rider title and Premier League title, as well as the Canterbury and South Island Grand Prix Series, in what was a fantastic season. They also placed third in the Equissage Horse Grand Prix Series this season. Eros K, by Guidam, out of Duchesse de la Bryere (by Cavalier) – was bred in Ireland and imported as a young horse. Eros K has been laid to rest at Josh Barker’s property in Cambridge.
Second in the series was Euro Sport Centavos ridden by Claudia Hay from Tokoroa, and in third place Bravado Ego Z, partnered by Northland rider Jasmine Sketchley.
The stallion that scored the most points in each of the events where stallions in the series competed, are listed below:
|Rotorua SJ Spring Show||22-23 Sep||Bravado Ego Z||10|
|Woodhill Sands||29-30 Sep||Dicavalli Don Quattro||1|
|SCNO Spring Show||29-30 Sep||Eros K||10|
|Central Districts||6-7 Oct||Eros K||6|
|Poverty Bay A&P||11-13 Oct||Bravado Ego Z||2|
|Equidays @ Mystery Creek||12-14 Oct||Eros K||0|
|Hawke’s Bay A&P CSI-W||17-19 Oct||Bravado Ego Z||17|
|Wairarapa Area Showjumping||20-22 Oct||Eros K||14|
|Auckland Showjumping||9-11 Nov||Bravado Ego Z||0|
|Wanganui A&P Show||10-11 Nov||Euro Sport Centavos||10|
|Canterbury A&P Show||14-16 Nov||Eros K||8|
|Egmont A&P Show CSI-W||16-18 Nov||Bravado Ego Z||0|
|Woodhill Sands||17-18 Nov||Euro Sport Centavos||10|
|Christmas Cracker||7-9 Dec||Eros K||20|
|Southland SJ Festival Show||15-16 Dec||Eros K||6|
|Ashburton Area Champ. Show||22-23 Dec||Eros K||6|
|Central & Southern HB SJ||4-6 Jan||Euro Sport Centavos||20|
|Waitemata World Cup Festival||9-13 Jan||Euro Sport Centavos||6|
|Otago Area||12-13 Jan||Eros K||8|
|Horowhenua AP&I||17-20 Jan||Cassiano 3||0|
|SCNO Area – SI Champs||19-20 Jan||Eros K||20|
|Taranaki Area Jumping show||25-27 Jan||Euro Sport Centavos||6|
|National Showjumping Champs||1-3 Feb||Eros K||17|
|Canterbury Championships||9-10 Feb||Eros K||8|
|Woodhill Sands||16-17 Feb||Capatino GNZ||0|
|Marlborough Showjumping||16-17 Feb||Eros K||6|
|Takapoto Estate Show Jumping||21-24 Feb||Euro Sport Centavos||2|
|Takapoto Estate Show Jumping||28 Feb-3 Mar||Euro Sport Centavos||2|
|Horse of the Year||12-17 Mar||Euro Sport Centavos||0|
|Horse of the Year Olympic Cup||12-17 Mar||Euro Sport Centavos||6|
The final placings in the series were as follows:
|2nd||Euro Sport Centavos||63||11||0||63|
|3rd||Bravado Ego Z||29||10||0||29|
|4th||Dicavalli Don Quattro||1||2||0||1|
New Zealand Jumping would like to extend both our congratulations and condolences to all who were associated with this very special horse.
For a full listing of results from the series, please click HERE.