Estina all class in World Cup
Samantha McIntosh may be an Olympian and a World Champs rider but her victory today in the World Cup at the Royal A and P Show in Feilding, New Zealand is a first. Aboard the nine-year-old Belgian imported mare Estina, McIntosh (Cambridge) headed home 12 other combinations. The combination have been knocking on the door for a while, but the double clear remained elusive . . . until now.
The day belonged to Estina. In the first round, just Estina and former multi-series winner Katie McVean (Mystery Creek) and Dunstan Kiwi Iron Mark (owned by June Berrington) were clear. Eight combinations came back for the second round which saw just McIntosh and eventual second place-getter Beatson go clear