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Sixty-eight riders and their horses took
part in the recent Kokatahi-Kowhitirangi
Pony Clubs mini show.
This year, for the first time, the club also
held a miniature horse ring, including
jumping with miniature fault and out.
Champion lead rein: Daniel Kersten (Peg).
Reserve champion: Ellie Coleman (Top
Bid). Champion first ridden: Tylah Boddy
( Jubilee Mosman). Reser ve champion:
Isla Croy ( Jackson Jake). Champion pony
128cm and under: Emily Coleman (Sarbec
Escapade). Champion pony over 128cm-
138cm: Isla Scott (Dingmac Fuzzy Logic).
Reserve champion: Billie Hampton (Tiv).
Champion pony over 138cm-148cm:
Stephanie Hislop (Motutangi Mystique).
Reser ve champion: Bridie Henderson
(Phoenician Red Sunset). Champion park
hack hunter/riding horse 148-158cm:
Cherie Linklater (Stylish Warrior).
Reser ve champion: Annabelle Wardle
(Da Ja Vu2). Champion hack hunter/
riding horse over 158cm: Nikki Cross
(Toblerone). Reserve champion: Danielle
Pascoe (Fred Flinstone). Pleasure/pony
club ring most points over-all: Megan Scott
(Dingmac Billy Do). Runner-up: Jessica
Foote (Sunninghill Opal). Champion
rider and Supreme champion: Cherie
Linklater (Stylish Warrior). Supreme
reser ve champion: Nikki Cross (Toblerone).
Champion pony hunter: Estella Turnbull
(Star Strider). Reser ve champion: Megan
Scott (Dingmac Billy Do). Champion
hack hunter: Jed Comber (Savannahs
Dixie Chick). Reser ve champion: Nikki
Cross (Toblerone). Champion category A
miniature: Paula Simons (Tullyskeherny
Thomas jr). Reser ve champion: Erin Grant
(Galaxy’s T4U Tinkerbell). Champion
category B miniature: Erin Grant (SWS
Inceptions Designer Label). Reserve
champion: Donna Swallow (Silverbay
Twelfth Knight). Supreme champion
miniature horse: Erin Grant (SWS
Inceptions Designer Label).
New Zealand have opened their Cyprus
Cup campaign with a disappointing 3-2 loss
to Scotland in Larnaca.
Experienced for wards Rosie White and
Amber Hearn scored a goal in each half but
the Football Ferns were guilty of allowing
the lower-ranked Scots too much space on
Jane Ross scored early for world No 21
Scotland before White responded soon
after wards for 19th-ranked New Zealand.
The striker pounced on a loose pass and
slotted neatly under the goalkeeper from
New Zealand enjoyed several chances
before half-time but could not convert.
An even second half came to life with three
goals in the last sevens minutes.
substitute Erin Cuthbert
thundered in a fine strike before captain Kim
Little put them 3-1 ahead.
Heard scored from a header for New
Zealand, whose second game is against
24th- ranked Austria on Saturday, with
18th-ranked South Korea to follow that.
New Zealand ’s best finish in six previous
appearances at the 12-nation invitation
tournament is runners-up, in 2010.
Ali Williams’ charge for
purchasing cocaine has drawn an
apology on social media from the
former All Blacks lock.
Five days after being arrested
for an alleged drug deal in Paris,
retired 77-test veteran Williams
went to Twitter to admit he had
“ I made a big mistake and I’m
sorry. I feel I’ve let down our
beloved rugby community. I will
face the consequences. Thanks 4
all the support ”.
Williams has been suspended
by his French club Racing 92
and is expected to face a Paris
court, although some media have
reported he is seeking a plea
Former Wallabies back James
O’Connor, who was fined for
possession of the drug following
the same incident, was stood
down by his Toulon club and his
future there is uncertain.
Racing 92 coach Laurent
Travers says Williams had met
the club’s president, who had
no choice but to suspend the
“ It is quite logical when you
do something inexcusable that
there is sanction,” Travers told
“There is no need to have a
tirade over it. He made a mistake.
We are human beings, sometimes
we do stupid things.”
Travers said the incident
was weighing over players at
the French Top-14 defending
champions, along with others
associated at the club.
Travers said he was getting “fed
up” with off-field issues at the
c lub involving former All Blacks.
However, he also mounted a
defence of first five-eighth great
Dan Carter, who was charged
with drink-driving in central
Paris two weeks ago.
“ I would like to know among
you who never took his car after
drinking three or four glasses of
wine? Of course this is not good.
One excuses nothing but it is also
his private life.”
Dan Carter and Ali Williams
have done themselves and the
All Blacks brand no favour with
their brushes with the law, says
New Zealand Rugby boss Steve
Two New Zealand greats of
the professional era, Carter
and Williams face charges for
illegalities in Paris.
Former first five-eighth Carter,
34, faces drink-driving charges
after being pulled over in central
Paris two weeks ago. He has
apologised for his actions.
Lock Williams was arrested
and faces charges of purchasing
cocaine outside a nightclub
over the weekend. He has been
provisionally suspended by
Another former All Black, Sir
John Kirwan, says the pair have
“tarnished” the global brand of
the two-time defending world
Tew told journalists yesterday
he will not disagree with Kirwan
and said the the Racing 92 club
team-mates have clearly let
“It ’s very disappointing for
them and the club they now play
for; and disappointing for rugby
and the All Blacks,” Tew said.
“ We expect very high standards
of our players and our people
when they’re here with us and
there’s a certain legacy that you
leave behind in the jersey and a
certain responsibility that you
take away with it.”
Tew says NZ Rugby has not
been in touch with the pair and
does not plan to be. He says the
pair will be getting good advice
and will have learned some
“Ali and Dan were looked
after like any other player
would be while they were in our
employment,” Tew said.
“They hopefully benefited from
a lot of the things we put around
them and the experiences they
had. They left our employment
some time ago and they ’re
grown men working in the
Joining the chorus
disappointment was All Blacks
captain Kieran Read, a former
team-mate of both players at test
and Super Rugby level.
Read said the incidents sent a
reminder to all former All Blacks
there are expectations to still
“The All Blacks always want
to keep standards high, it’s
important that you respect that.
“ If you make a mistake it’s out
there. It’s disappointing”, he said.
Riders wait for the results to be announced at the recent Kokatahi-Kowhitirangi Pony Club mini show.
Kokatahi-Kowhitirangi Pony Club mini show
Football Ferns fall to Scotland
Williams, Carter ‘tarnish’ NZ rugby brand
‘Sorr y’ Williams
admits to ‘big mistake’
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