There is a new winner in town – Tik Maynard

Christina Aharoni owner of Dutch Times and Tik Maynard, 2014 Horseware Indoor Eventing Champion.

Defending his lead after round one on Friday night of the Horseware Indoor Eventing Challenge Canadian, Tik Maynard on Dutch Times laid down another fast round and only one rail to break Waylon Roberts’s four-year winning streak.

Tik is only the third person to be able to claim the crown in this class that has been running for nine years. Waylon Roberts holds the record for winning it seven times. Penny Rolands won the title in 2009.

Colleen Loach and Free Spirit were only trailing the lead by tenths of a second heading into round two. However, their bid for the title ended when Colleen was launched from her horse at the bank after it slipped going up and had a bit of a pause before it jumped off. Colleen got up and walked off the course on her own accord.

Holly Jacks and More Inspiration had a stellar round and the crowd erupted into an absolute frenzy when she was the only rider to keep up all the rails tonight. Holly placed second and was beaming ear to ear.

Jessica Phoenix put in another safe and flowing round on Abbey GS and two nights of consistent riding landed them in third place.

Ian Roberts on Copper Cove parted ways after a missed distance but Ian was up on his feet and walked off the course in no time.

Tik talks course flow, Dutch Design and winning!


Tik Maynard’s winning round


Owner of Dutch Times, Christina Aharoni explains how Tik got the ride

Christina could not contain her excitement about her horse. Dutch Times has been with her since he was a 6 month old weanling and today he is the 2014 Indoor Eventing Challenge champion. The horse will move on to her daughter as a Young Rider mount in a few years.  Congratulations team Dutch Times!


Final placings and cash payouts for all the riders:

1 Dutch Times Owner: Christina Aharoni Tik Maynard =$6000
2 More Inspiration Owner: Holly Jacks-Smither Holly Jacks-Smither = $4000
3 Abbey GS
Owner: Charlotte Schickedanz
Jessica Phoenix =$3000
4 Kilrodan Abbott
Owner: Peter Barry
Peter Barry = $2000
5 Faolan
Owner: Kelly Plitz
Waylon Roberts = $1600
6 Just By Chance
Owner: Rachel Johnson
Kendal Lehari = $1400
7 Forrest Nymph
Owner: Beth Davidson
Sinead Halpin = $1000
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