Monday, September 6, 2010

Sporting NZ women win big in Rugby and Riding

Caroline Powell and Lenamore

Great sport weekend for several New Zealand women competing far away in England ... Go ladies go! reports "Caroline Powell (on 17-year-old Lenamore) rode a perfect jumping round under pressure to become the first New Zealand woman to win the Burghley Horse Trials title in England overnight.

Powell, who is based in Kelso, Scotland, but hails from Christchurch, has had a long road to success, but her achievement in winning Burghley has put her on the roll of honour with fellow countrymen Mark Todd, Blyth Tait and Andrew Nicholson."
Caroline P. riding Lenamore - eventing 2004 At Badminton dressage event 2009: Caroline Powell was the best of the Kiwi’s after day 1 piloting a most lively and sometimes uncooperative Lenamore but did a good job with his exuberance; she is sitting in 15th place.

This gorgeous grey dapple horse Lenamore, like Mark Todd's Gandalf, is another superb and beautiful athlete! (& Caroline makes it look so easy, too)

Not to be outdone by a Kiwi horse & rider winning across the pond over in England, also reports the NZ Black Ferns won the woman's rugby world cup:
"New Zealand overcame three sin-binnings to notch a narrow 13-10 win over England in this morning's final of the women's World Cup rugby tournament and secure their fourth title at The Stoop in London.

The Black Ferns backed-up territorial dominance with a strong defence as England, playing them in the final for the third consecutive time, threw everything it could at the Kiwis in front of a crowd of 13,253."

good on ya ladies...

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