Feilding Herald : November 17th 2011
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Photo: LAURA WALTERS Ashhurst youngsters ride to victory By LAURA WALTERS The weekend's rain did not stop young riders from around Mana- watu gathering in Feilding for their annual pony club dressage and jumping competition. Timona Park played host to riders from Feilding, Stanway, Ashhurst, Turitea, Palmerston North, and Kiwitea-Kimbolton on Sunday for the Nan Clarke dressage shield, and the Chesterfield Shield jumping competition. The day kicked off with 45 riders in the dressage competition Competitors had to ride a specific test in an arena, and were judged on their style and accuracy. Ashhurst Pony Club won the overall shield, and individual riders took home a bunch of ribbons for placings in their classes. Feilding came second, and Turitea and Stanway tied for third. Feilding rider Tessa Maxwell, 11, and her pony Joe took home a fourth ribbon in the dressage. Tessa said Joe did everything she asked him to. But Tessa's father, John Maxwell, said the pony threw in a couple of moves of his own. Feilding riders Liana Mikaera, Georga Cameron and Hannah Grace also competed in the morning's dressage competition, and took home a mixture of placings. The afternoon was dedicated to the Chesterfield Shield jumping competition. Less than 30 riders entered the afternoon's event, a drop on numbers in previous years. The jumping got off to a slow start, as riders took the corners carefully on the slippery ground. But things sped up as the jumps were raised, and the more experi- enced riders had their go. At the end of the day Ashhurst Pony Club went home with another first place. Stanway slipped into second place, and a composite team called the Licorice All-Sorts came in third. Despite the rain, and a few stub- born ponies, the young riders enjoyed the day. Winners in the dressage compe- tition would go on to represent Manawatu Pony Club at the area dressage competition in December. Yellow jersey draws Tantrum back in Even if Feilding's Kelvin Tantrum had very long arms, there still wouldn't be room for all of his coaching credentials to be tattooed on them. So when he finished by taking Wairarapa-Bush to victory in the Lochore Cup last year, he figured he had earned his first spell in 15 years. Not so. He's a Feilding Yellows man through and through, and the club came calling when this season's coaches, Antony Papenfus and Greg Allan, opted not to reapply. The Yellows finished second to last this year, one of the more disappointing seasons in the 123-year history of one of New Zealand's oldest clubs. Yellows are my club, and finishing second to bottom hurt me,'' Tantrum said. After fending off a torrent of phone calls, he agreed to switch blazers, from being club captain to coaching the team next year with Shaun Hawkins. They thought they were rid of me. Maybe I'm a tiger for punishment,'' he said. It is a second coming for Tantrum. After he gave up playing in 1995, he was coaching the Yellows in 1997-98, for mid-table finishes. We want to try and get some decent results. We have managed to hold on to all the players we've got. We'll try and develop those players and move for- ward.'' The team also has Super Rugby men Nick Crosswell and Aaron Smith and Turbo Craig Clare. Tantrum will also be leading the team on a pre-season tour to Australia in March. When he's not coaching, Tantrum's day job is Pak 'n Save's butchery man- ager, which also involves him driving to the supermarkets at Feilding and Hawera. But he'll make it work. Besides having yellow in his veins, he also has coaching corpuscles. Heartland level is hard work -- very time-consuming but very good for me as a coach.'' He said it was not easy trying to emulate the professional coaches while holding down a fulltime job. But he has Hawkins with him this time. They worked together with Manawatu under-21s and Wairarapa- Bush, and Hawkins coached with Peter Morris at Feilding two seasons back.
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