Quite a few Shoalhaven Dressage Club members braved the uncertain weather to head south for the Canberra Classic regional dressage championships on the weekend of the 1st and 2nd of March. These members not only competed but came away with many of the prizes on offer.
Alycia Targa won both the Elem 3.2 and 3.3 with 71.74% and 70.38% to take out Elementary Champion. They followed this up on the Sunday with 2 wins in the Medium 4.2 and 4.3 with scores of 68.21% and 70.68% to also take out the Medium Championship.
Carolyn Heron and NP Puff N Stuff won the Pony Preliminary 1.2 with 70.1% and came second in the 1.3 with 63.7% to take out the Pony Preliminary Champion.
Jeff Adams and Weejazzper came 3rd in the Elem 3.2 with 69.03% and 5th in the 3.3 with 63.75% to be awarded with Reserve Champion Elementary
Gill Rickard came second in both of her Advanced tests with Grandioso. They scored 67.43% in the 5.2 and 65.72% in the 5.3 and took the Reserve Advance Champion. Gill also fronted on the Sunday to ride Grandioso’s first Prix St George to place 8th with 63.68%.
Pamela Bice riding Rosthwaite Tinkerbell won the Pony Prix St George with 60.2% and the Pony Inter 1 with 60.99% to win Pony Small tour Champion.
Jim Collin and Southerly came 3rd in the Prix St George with 66.32% and 4th in the Inter 1 with 63.82% to win Reserve Small Tour Champion.
Leigh Richardson and Hollands Bend Fidelia competed in the Preliminary 1.2 for 11th place with 67.89% and 8th in the 1.3 with 65.39%.
I also took Neversfelde Springbok to Canberra and came 7th in the 3.2 with 65% and 2nd in the 3.3 with 68.31%.
Overall a very successful weekend at a wonderful competition with beautiful arenas that I can thorough recommend you put on your calendar for next year.