6/7th June SDC Training & Competition day

CharlotteShoalhaven Dressage Club June 6th Training day and June 7th 2015 competition

As the winter chill set in, Shoalhaven Dressage Club held a Training / Competition weekend at their home grounds at the Worrigee Equestrian Common. With rain and wind in the days around, the weekend was blessed by sunshine & clear blue skies. Saturday was a training day attended by riders & horses new to dressage. Riders were able to ride through dressage tests and receive invaluable feedback from judges on how to improve their scores for their next competition. Young horses were also able to be familiarised with the sights and sounds of a dressage competition.

Sundays competition was well attended given the wintery weather with classes held from Prepartory level through to Medium. Outstanding scores for the day went to Joanne Simon with 70.26% & Rachael Heron with 71.5% in the Prep. Many of the riders in attendance were juniors getting in practice before the upcoming June State Interschools competition & the July State Young Riders competition. Congratualtions to Juniors Rachel Heron winning both her Prep tests, Geri Wheeler winning both her Novice classes, Zoe Hutchinson & Jessica Steward. Angus Fripp & Charlotte Phillips both juniors who competed in open classes also achieved wins in good company. We wish the SDC Junior members all the best for their upcoming finals.

Thank you to the judges Ros Quist, Mim Poolman & Sharyn Pronay for your attendance & making the day possible. A fantastic day had by all, thank you to all the volunteers and committee for their hard work, as well as the horses and riders for coming along. SDCs next event is July the 26th.

March 1st SDC Dressage Day

Shoalhaven Dressage Club March 1st 2015 competition

Pamela Bice on Wally

Pamela Bice on Wally

Angus Fripp & Foxwood RemyDanielle Fredericks and BHM Silver JaguarFiona Cox & Yondella CharityVictoria Davies-Koch & Andaluka ElegidoAs the weather cools down, the dressage competition season heats up! Shoalhaven Dressage Club based at the Worrigee Equestrian Common hosted its first competition for the year. The event was very well attended by local dressage devotees & their lovely horses, with large classes and some big scores achieved by the winners of the classes. 82 tests in total were ridden & Ann Behringer rode a beautiful test to achieve the highest score of the day, a massive 82.7% in the Preliminary 1.1.

The day was well attended by Junior riders with Geri Wheeler taking out 3 for 3 tests in the Junior Preliminary and Novice, with scores up to 72.7%. Angus Fripp and Foxwood Remy another Junior took out the closed restricted 1.2 with 68%.

James Collin and the lovely young horse Arnage Reflection achieved a 75%, putting them in good steed for their upcoming May CDI State level competition for young horses for which they have qualified. Member Victoria Davies-Koch also had a successful event as well with her Andalusian Stallions. We wish Victoria great success as she prepares to leave for Portugal this month to represent Australia in the CPEDI 3* event in Vilamoura.

Thank you to the judges Carolyn Lieutenant, Cathy Chittenden, Ros Quist and Kay Dahlberg for your attendance & making the day possible. The day wrapped up very suddenly with the 90% humidity cumulating in a storm at 2pm. The final riders braved thunder, lightening and torrential rain. A fantastic day had by all, thank you to all the volunteers and committee for their hard work, as well as the horses and riders for coming along. SDCs next event is the 19th of April.