34th IMGA WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS - Wales 2019

United Counties Showground. Carmarthen

15th to 20th July 2019

New Zealand Teams

New Zealand Open Team

Shayla Shaw I have competed in Europe for the 2018 season and I had a lot of fun with it. I have competed in 3 World Champs, two in Under 17 and one in Open. I have had much success in National events in New Zealand such as Reserve Open Teams 2018, part of the winning Waikato team in the Regional Series and many U17 successes such as winning the U17 Pairs in 2017. I am super excited to get back over to catch up with everyone and meet new people.
Rebecca Benge I have done mounted games for the past 8 years. Over this time I have had numerous success. In the 2018 season I was the winner of the under 17 pairs, teams and individuals as well as the winner of open teams. I was a member of the New Zealand team that won five nations in 2014 and was a part of the NZ team that travelled to Belgium for WTC in 2018.

Danielle Adamson,
18 years old
Lives in the Hawkes Bay, former student of Napier Girls High school. Currently competing on Iggy a 7 year old, 14.1hh, mare quarter horse/thoroughbred.
International / National Achievements:
2011 Australian under 12 National pairs 1st place
2012 Australian under 12 National pairs representing NZ, 2nd place
2012 Under 12 New Zealand National individuals 1st place
2012 Under 12 New Zealand National Pairs 1st place
2014 Under 14 New Zealand National individuals 1st place
2014 Under 17 New Zealand National Pairs 1st place
2015-17-Representative rider in Show Jumping and Eventing
2018 world under 17 world pairs representing New Zealand

Tyler Christensen

, I’m 19 years old and these are 2018/2019 season achievements:
-Waikato regional team’s champions
-Northland regional team’s champions
-Open NZ national individual champion
-Northland individual champion

Olivia Brooks , 17 years old I have been competing in mounted games since I was 10. My biggest achievement yet was being a part of the U17 NZ Worlds Team that took out the 2017 Championship along with being the current NZ U17 Individual, Pair and Teams Champion. I have represented NZ overseas in Florida, USA – U17 Worlds Championship 2015 and in Kentucky, USA for the 2017 Nations Cup. Both great competitions!
Hayden O’Leary 18 years old I live in Whangaehu, studying at Lincoln University. Currently competing on a 14.1hh English Riding pony crossed with a thoroughbred, named Bolero. Achievements: 3rd in NZ U17 in both 2016 and 2018, 3rd in NZ Pairs 2017, NZ Nations Team South Africa (2016) and USA (2017). I also rode in the Rest of the World Team at the 2017 World Team Championship in Auckland NZ.

Amy Wiltshire,
22yrs old, Coach of the NZ Open Team

I have been internationally representing New Zealand at World Teams since 2012. With four UK seasons under my belt and 2 of my best ponies now competing with their new owners all across Europe, I decided it was time to have a go at the training side of things. This will be a totally new experience for me but I have a great, talented bunch of riders who I know will rise to the occasion.

New Zealand Under 17'sTeam

Emma Mathieson 16 years old. I have been competing in Mounted Games since I was 11yrs old. In the past I have won the NZ U12 & U14 National Individual titles as well as being part of the winning NZ Nationals U17 Teams for the last 3 years. In 2017 I travelled to Kentucky and competed as part of the NZ Nations team. That same year I was part of the NZ U17 team that took out the World title in Auckland. Last year I was part of the NZ U17 team that competed in the World U17 team championships in Belgium. I am really honoured to be selected to represent NZ once again and can’t wait to get to Wales and catch up with old friends and meet a few new ones.
Rylee Mason I am 15 years old and have been competing in Mounted Games since I was 9. This is my third time competing at World Teams. Some of my best current achievements are – 2019 U17 Pairs Champion, 2019 Reserve U17 Individual and being part of the winning 2017-2019 NZ Nationals U17 Teams.
Isobel Thomson I am 16 years old and have been doing games for over 10 years now. I am part of the current NZ National U17 Champion Teams and 3rd U17 NZ individual. I completed in Belgium last year and can’t wait for Wales.
Siena Harrison I am 17 years old. I competed in the NZ Team last year in Belgium, where our U17 team came 6th, and I am very excited to be competing again this year at the world Team championships in Wales 2019. I have been riding Mounted Games since 2013. In the last 5 years I have gained National titles, Regional titles and Secondary school National titles. What I love about mounted games is it is a really thrilling and fulfilling sport and you make so many friends from around the world through it.
Kate Browning I am 16 years old and have been riding for 9 years. I have competed in NZMGA for 4 years now and this will be my first WTC. Before Mounted Games I competed competitively in Showing, Saddle and Show hunter. I am excited and looking forward to representing NZ over in Wales.
Sophie Daly I am 15 years old and have been competing in Mounted Games since I was 11. My biggest achievement was placing 3rd in the U14 World Pairs, 2018. I am also the current NZ U17 Pairs Champion, NZ U14 Individual Champion 2018, Open Teams Reserve Champion 2019. I have represented NZ in U14 World Pairs 2017, U17 World Teams 2017 (Southern Hemisphere team), U14 World Pairs 2018, U17 World Team 2018, U14 Individual Championship.
Patris Christensen, Coach of the U17 New Zealand Team I am from Cambridge in New Zealand. I have ridden for ever and am the current Veterans Pairs and Teams National holder. This will be my 2nd year coaching the team and I’m looking forward to catching up with everyone.