Swakopmund youngster secures trophy

Rudi Bowe 

Swakopmund youngster Emily Braune and her horse Baron von Sphinxblick secured the Pfohls Trophy for the best child rider and horse combination in 61st annual show jumping, and dressage recently held at the Reitclub in Okahandja.

The Clydon Namibia Trophy for the best child rider in show jumping went to Taria Britz from Otjiwarongo and her mare Manna from Heaven. Best Adult rider and honoured with the Mayor of Okahandja Trophy was Windhoek-based Kate Alison on Seeis Shelton.
Alison competed in the Open classes over 1.20m on Shelton as well as her other two horses Carlotta and Callaho Eryka.
The town of Okahandja trophy for the best junior in Show jumping went to Jayd Bassi-Hanssen and Okonjima Assegai Scandal. The pair was also able to secure Gold in the most prestigious competition of the Show, the Open Class Derby. The 1.10m Derby title went to Silvia Kleyenstüber and Rathmor Waterford from Swakopmund, while the 1.00m Derby was also won by a rider form the coast, Laura Pflippen on Davetsaub Diana.
Pflippen also secured third place in the same derby on Bella Mia behind Anja van der Merwe and Seeis Mulan. In the other show jumping events from 70cm to 1.20m the coastal bunch won their fair share of rosettes as well. Simone Rückert and Xanado did well in the 80cm classes, while Emily Braune (Moritz), Nadine Esselmann (Some Say), Carmen Piepmeyer (Fleur de Lys Bella Rouge), Michelle Künzle (Glas-nost) and NoagKairua (Okakambe Coster) secured placings in the 90cm classes.
Emily Braune (Baron von Sphinxblick) and Silvia Kleyenstüber (Rathmor Quay West) were successful in the 1.00m class and in the Open Welcome Stakes Michelle Künzle and Voigtskirch Sovereign were able to secure a first place.
In the dressage arena Innocent Tjitavi and NoagKairua from Okakambe Stables secured top positions on the horses Okakambe Samson and Okakambe Coster with Laura Pflippen and Davetsaub Diana throwing gold as well.
Winner in the Children’s N and E dressages was Windhoek-based Rachel Frankle on Captain Jack Sparrow, while the adult N6 and E dressages were also won by Windhoek riders in Yvonne le Roux (Seeis Contanus) and Kirsten Chiappini (Playboy).

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