- PROFESSION: Show Jumper
- ACHIEVEMENTS: 4th NZL World Cup Series 2018/19 * 3rd NZL World Cup Series 2017/18 * 2nd Olympic Cup HOY 19 and HOY 20 *
I’m Melody Matheson 25 year old showjumper from Hawke’s Bay. I’m a member of the NZ Show Jumping Talent Development Squad and I’m also a Banker at the Bank of New Zealand.
Currently in my stable we have a couple of top jumping mares, some young ones just starting out, a few babies still in the paddock, a couple of broodmares that have made our stars, and some retired boys on the farm!
In the competition arena our main star is Graffiti MH, a 2009 Hanoverian mare that I have partnered with since she was 5yrs old. She has had some great achievements including, Grand Prix & World Cup Qualifier wins, 1st Feilding World Cup Qualifier 2017, 1st Taupo World Cup Qualifier 2017, 3rd NZL World Cup Qualifier NZ League Series 2017/18, 4th NZL World Cup Qualifier NZ League Series 2018/19, 4th Taupo World Cup Qualifier 2019, 2nd NZ Horse of the Year Olympic Cup 2019 and 2020 and has Competed up to 1.60 at the Aquis Champions Tour in Australia 2018 & 2019, with placings and a Win in the 1.50 corporate team event. This year we are determined to better ourselves in the NZ World Cup Qualifier League!
Our up and coming star is Enya MH, a 2012 Hanoverian mare that I have been partnered with since she was 4yrs old. Enya is very talented but also very quirky, never the less has had great results coming through the age group series including wins at 6 and 7yo level. This season she will be stepping up to Grand Prix.
I’m very proud to have partnered with Equine America NZ after winning the 2016/17 Cortaflex 7 year old Series on Graffiti MH. The main core products I stand by are Cortaflex HA/Super Fenn, So-Kalm Solution, BLS, Pro-Pell plus, Apple Lytes, and Biotin Xtra! We are grateful for the support of Equine America to enhance our performance physically and mentally!