Robyn Targa, Cathie Swan, Kaleena Matthews and Tibby Barbour
Some of the participants
Graeme Swan helping to tidy up afterwards
Shoalhaven Dressage Club held a ‘Wine, Cheese and Freestyle’ night on Friday the 28th of June. The night was a huge success with Jane Bruce, Gill Rickard and Robyn Targa all giving advice on how to design and compose a great freestyle. Jane spoke on how she likes to find the music first and then compose the freestyle around this music. Gill gave some great insights on what judges are looking for and degree of difficulty. Robyn gave advice on editing your music. Lots of great freestyle videos were watched and the music analysed.
Being yet another wet evening in the Shoalhaven, it was great to get out and talk dressage with fellow devotees. Many thanks must go to Gayle Loose for her tireless organisational skills. We all also really appreciated the new air conditioning system that has been installed in the clubhouse, it kept us warm all night. Now we have to hope that the weather dries up enough to allow our July competition to go ahead.
On Friday the 28th of June we are holding an information night in the Worrigee clubhouse on how to compose a freestyle for your horse. Presenters for the night are Jane Bruce (FEI rider and A level judge) and Robyn Targa (FEI rider and B level judge).
Participants should bring along some digital footage of their horse at walk, trot and canter, and some samples of the type of music you are considering using in your freestyle.
The presenters will help you determine the beat of your horse’s paces, what music suits your horse, some hints on choreography, what judges are looking for in a good freestyle and finally how to edit your own music.
The night is free of charge for SDC members and the club will provide some wine and cheese to make the night more enjoyable.
So join us at 7pm on the 28th for a fun and informative evening.
Well done to Shoalhaven Dressage Club member Jim Collin competing at the Hawkesbury Dressage Club’s Championships on the 1st of June. Jim rode Tempe Lee’s beautiful gelding Southerly to win the Advanced 5C with 67.5% and place 5th in the 5B. Overall Jim and Southerly were reserve Advanced Champions.
It is great to see Southerly out competing again after time off with illness.