Presentation Day

Sunday the 10th of January saw Shoalhaven Dressage Club converge once again at Maxine Fripp’s beautiful indoor arena to present our Horse and Rider of the Year awards. This year we had some fancy dress freestyles to entertain the crowd before enjoying a beautiful lunch catered by Emporium of Berry.

Maxine's property

Maxine’s property

The first freestyle was Tempe Lees’ connemara gelding Ego Oliver and ‘Darth Vader’ riding to Star Wars themed music.

Tempe, Oliver and Darth

Tempe, Oliver and Darth

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Frances Simmons and Seal selected a Spanish theme and certainly impressed the crowd with their tempe changes up the centre line to start.

Frances Simmonds

Frances Simmons

Tracy Stead riding Anchorbar Alfonso also had a Spanish theme and finished their test with some Spanish walk that again had the crowd cheering.

Tracy Stead and Anchorbar Alfonso

Tracy Stead and Anchorbar Alfonso

Madeleine Phillips riding Gracie then did a beautiful test with some very cute music that really suited this combination.

Madeleine Phillips and Gracie

Madeleine Phillips and Gracie

Next on was Angus Fripp riding the beautiful Foxwood Remy. This combinations is starting to show what they are capable of with a beautiful test to a Samuri theme.

Angus Fripp and Foxwood Remy

Angus Fripp and Foxwood Remy

Charlotte Phillips rode her arabian gelding to an appropriate arab theme. Charlotte has completed her first year of dressage riding by taking out the Horse and Rider of the Year award for Shoalhaven Dressage Club. A fantastic result for a talented rider.

Charlotte Phillips and Rose Gum Goldrush

Charlotte Phillips and Rose Gum Goldrush

However the winner of the freestyle competition was Pamela Bice and Rosthwaite Tinkerbell who rode an amazing Grand Prix Freestyle. The final passage/piaffe tour had the crowd clapping and cheering.

Pamela Bice and Rosthwaite Tinkerbell

Pamela Bice and Rosthwaite Tinkerbell

All riders were encouraged to bribe the judges, so quite a few lollies, popcorn and fortune cookies were tossed around to encourage higher marks. The audience held up scores out of 10 for harmony, music and entertainment and Pamela won with a score of over 10???

Presentations went to

Jo Simon and Nova- Prep HOTY

Amanda De Latorre and Coolidowns Sundowner- Prelim HOTY

Charlotte Phillips and Rose Gum Goldrush- Novice HOTY

Fiona Cox and Cil Dara Roxanne- Elementary HOTY

Jeff Adams and Weejazzper- Medium and Advanced HOTY

Pamela Bice and Rosthwaite Tinkerbell- Big Tour HOTY

Emma Tinselly and Comet- Pony of the Year

Geri Wheeler and Glengannon Artorious-Junior of the Year

Charlotte Phillips and Rose Gum Goldrush- Young Rider of the Year and overall Horse and Rider of the Year

Angus Fripp and Foxwood Remy- Male rider of the Year

Rachel Heron and Toby- Veteran Horse of the Year

A huge thanks to Maxine Fripp for letting us use her beautiful property once again for our presentation day and to Angus Fripp for preparing the property so beautifully.