Distelfink influence in the National Age Series

Each year Showjumping NZ run a series of competitions for 5, 6 and 7 year old horses. There are over 40 shows involved in each and horses earn points based primarily on clear rounds for 5 & 6 year olds and then placings at the 7 year old level.

Each year, the influence of Longspring’s foundation sire Distelfink shows through strongly and this year was no exception. In the 6 Year Old Series, 3 of the top 9 horses were out of mares by Distelfink and the last Distelfink born Oscar came in with a late start for the season and ended up 13th.

In the 7 year old series, Schimmel Warrior by Wishing Well out of Distance LS by Distelfink placed 8th.

6 Year old Series

5 - LC Funny Lass by Funny Star out of Distinctive Lass by Distelfink. Bred by LC Horse Farm.

8 – Dunstan Springfield by Indoctro out of Diversity by Distelfink. Bred by Sarah Milne.

9 – Giggles by BT out of Gabrielle by Distelfink. Bred by Kim Best & M Dillon.

13 – Oscar by Distelfink out of Banana Perfume by Green Perfume. Bred by Katherine Gillaly and Robin van Tuyl.

7 Year Old Series

8 – Schimmel Warrior by Wishing Well out of Distance LS by Distelfink.