Showjumper Katie Laurie may be a six-time winner of the FEI New Zealand World Cup Series, but she reckons her victory yesterday in the opening round of the 2017-2018 series is her best ever.
She and Breeze headed home a quality 17-strong field in the Bayleys Real Estate New Zealand League World Cup jumping qualifier at the Hawke's Bay Show in Hastings over a challenging Roger Laplanche-designed course.
"I am the most excited I have ever been to win a World Cup," said Laurie, who is now based in Australia. "It has been such an amazing effort by so many to get Breeze here."
And as gutsy as yesterday's win was, Laurie announced the retirement of the 12-year-old bay mare, who has been competing in World Cups since late 2014. READ FULL NZ HERALD ARTICLE HERE >> http://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-today/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503460&objectid=11935357