Great results at State for SDC members

Gill Rickard and Grandioso

Gill Rickard and Grandioso

Robyn Targa and Furst Fling

Robyn Targa and Furst Fling

Congratulations to all SDC members who competed at the NSW State Dressage Championships on the weekend 8-10 August 2014.

Alycia Targa won Medium and Advanced Champion

Jim Collin and Southerly placed 3rd in the Inter 1 freestyle, 6th in the Inter1 and 16th in the Prix St George.

Gill Rickard and Grandioso placed 4th in both of the Advanced tests and 18th in the Prix St George.

Victoria Davies won her Para Equestrian Team, Championship and Freestyle tests and also competed in the Open Preliminary on Andaluka Elegido.

Robyn Targa and Furst Fling placed 2nd and 9th in the Preliminary tests.

Anne Behringer and Rosehill Rhythm competed in the Novice and Elementary tests.

Jim Collin and Southerly

Jim Collin and Southerly

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Gill Rickard

Gill Rickard

Gill Rickard

Gill Rickard

Victoria Davies and Andaluka Elegido

Victoria Davies and Andaluka Elegido

Victoria Davies

Victoria Davies

Well done everyone!

August Competition

Tanisha Ryan and Northern Lights

Tanisha Ryan and Northern Lights

Shoalhaven Dressage Club held our August competition on Saturday. Setting up for the competition was made extremely difficult with strong winds keeping the Rural Fire Service too busy to finish erecting the arenas. They kept getting called out to fires, even early on the morning of the competition more fire calls delayed attempts to put up the arenas. Eventually they arrived just in time to have our arenas ready for competition.

Luckily the strong winds settled and whilst it was a cold day the competition could safely proceed.

High score of the day went to Charlotte Phillips and Rosegum Goldrush with 72.5% in the Junior Preliminary 1.2. The only other over 70% score went to Robyn Targa and her lovely young horse Furst Fling who scored 70.192% in the Official Preliminary 1.2. One of the highlights of the day was watching Pam Bice riding Rosthwaite Tinkerbell in the Grand Prix. Pam has just started competing her pony at this level and Tinkerbell must be one of the few ponies in Australia competing in the Grand Prix.

Local rider and trainer Jim Collin riding Dadirri Songline had convincing wins in both of the official Novice tests scoring over 68%in both. Jim also gave a good display of riding on Victoria Davies’ new Spanish stallion Poderoso. Poderoso was competing in his first dressage test and found the experience very exciting; Jim managed to settle him down to win the Prep D with 66%.

Our next competition will be on the 14th of September. Hope to see you there