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Horse sports successful day despite a teary eye

Published: January 17, 2018 9:12AM

Horse sports successful day despite a teary eye

IN JAYMEE’S MEMORY: Trudy Arnold takes off with a bang at the country horse sports on Saturday. Pictures supplied

Horse sports successful day despite a teary eye

Mason Williams gets some much needed support from his father Mike Mason.

Horse sports successful day despite a teary eye

Mason Williams shows off his horsebabyship skills with father Mike Mason.

Horse sports successful day despite a teary eye

A SPECIAL day in memory of a special person was held at the country horse sports on Saturday.

Jaymee Watson, who died in an accident last year, was an organiser of the annual event at Rangatira Station, Te Karaka.

Organiser Trudy Arnold said the event was the first without Jaymee there.

“We did Jaymee proud,” she said.

“It was a good day, with prizes galore. A few teary moments but we did it.”

More than 70 people competed. Many more watched.

“We had a new race for Jaymee. It was called the Jim jam and combined her two favourite races.”

Jaymee knew all of the children by name — she would yell encouragement through the day, she said.

“Jaymee came to me five years ago wanting to start the sports. I told her I would be behind her all the way. It was her baby and she left me with big shoes to fill.

“We will continue with the sports in her name. Hopefully when I am old and dottery there will be someone to step in.”

Jaymee’s brother Shane rode her horse during the day and Reagan Parsons won Jaymee’s shining star trophy.

Five-year-old Mason Williams, Jaymee’s nephew, won the under-8s section in only his second sports riding by himself.

Adelaide Walker won the 9-12 age group, Alazay Manuel was the highest point scorer in the 13-16 age group and Rore Aupouri was the top adult at the event.

Trudy Arnold thanked Graeme Cook, East Coast Farm Vets, Kuru Contracting, Rod Wilson and General Tyres for helping to make the event happen.

Horse sports successful day despite a teary eye

A SPECIAL day in memory of a special person was held at the country horse sports on Saturday.

Jaymee Watson, who died in an accident last year, was an organiser of the annual event at Rangatira Station, Te Karaka.

Organiser Trudy Arnold said the event was the first without Jaymee there.

“We did Jaymee proud,” she said.

“It was a good day, with prizes galore. A few teary moments but we did it.”

More than 70 people competed. Many more watched.

“We had a new race for Jaymee. It was called the Jim jam and combined her two favourite races.”

Jaymee knew all of the children by name — she would yell encouragement through the day, she said.

“Jaymee came to me five years ago wanting to start the sports. I told her I would be behind her all the way. It was her baby and she left me with big shoes to fill.

“We will continue with the sports in her name. Hopefully when I am old and dottery there will be someone to step in.”

Jaymee’s brother Shane rode her horse during the day and Reagan Parsons won Jaymee’s shining star trophy.

Five-year-old Mason Williams, Jaymee’s nephew, won the under-8s section in only his second sports riding by himself.

Adelaide Walker won the 9-12 age group, Alazay Manuel was the highest point scorer in the 13-16 age group and Rore Aupouri was the top adult at the event.

Trudy Arnold thanked Graeme Cook, East Coast Farm Vets, Kuru Contracting, Rod Wilson and General Tyres for helping to make the event happen.

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