Email* We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horse Sport Enews Taranaki horsewoman Nakeysha Lammers had lady luck on her shoulder today when she rode Balboa NZPH to a super win in the Events Capital TDC CSI1* 1.4m on the final day of the Taupo Christmas Classic in New Zealand.They were the only ones in the 30-strong class to go double clear over the two rounds, but certainly gave the last fence a rattle en route to victory.In the opening round, just three combinations were all clear over the Philippa Howells-designed course, with another 10 on four faults, however, just 12 opted to come back for the second where again the rails tumbled.Nicola Hammond (Cambridge) lived up to her speed record, once again clocking the fastest time of the class, coming home in 53.94 seconds but had a rail mid-course to settle for second. Last to go was Nakeysha who stopped the clock at 64.75 but more importantly remained on zero faults.She’s had the athletic nine-year-old grey since he was four. “He’s been a slow maturing horse but he is super scopey – I feel we are getting there,” she said. “He felt pretty good when we were warming up. This was my biggest class of the show, so I really wanted to do well.”The combination have had just one other Grand Prix start this season for a second place. “It was certainly tricky and technical enough out there,” said 23-year-old Nakeysha. “I was very nervous coming into the last (fence) as I knew we would be deep and we were going for it. I am absolutely stoked with the win.”Stuntman Daniel Blundell (Auckland) and the feisty Cadenza NZPH went clear in the second round but carried four faults from the opener to finish in third with veteran Maurice Beatson (Dannevirke) and Central Park fourth, also on four faults but with a slightly slower time.In the Country TV Pony Grand Prix, Georgia Bouzaid and her super speedy Kaimanawa Redcliffs Bill showed just why they are leading the series with their slick double clear win this afternoon. The Cambridge teen was one of six to come back for the second round, four of whom were on zero faults. “The plan was always to jump clear,” says Georgia. “He is good around a track like that – I knew he was quick but Isabella (Narracci) is always fast.”Georgia and Redcliffs Bill stopped the clock at 52.9 seconds. Last to go was Isabella Narracci (Hastings) and the striking Palomino Te Urewera Magic who knocked a couple of rails but nothing left the cups and they ended double clear in 55.37 seconds.This is Georgia’s fourth season on the nine-year-old bay. “The (Pony Grand Prix) series is the goal but I don’t want to get too ahead of myself,” she said. Much to her delight, this was her first Pony Grand Prix win at the Taupo Christmas Class. “It is such a good show and one everyone wants to win.”The two classes brought the curtain down on a huge four days of competition at New Zealand’s biggest jumping show. Tags: show jumping, Nakeysha Lammers, Balboa NZPH, Events Capital TDC CSI1*, Taupo Christmas Classic, SIGN UP More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes.