Shoalhaven Dressage Club had a great turn out for their April competition. Competitors took advantage of the glorious spring weather to strut their stuff for the judges. Highest score of the day went to Brooke Ellis riding Gordan Park Royal Review, earning a huge75.909% for their Preliminary 1.1 test. Brooke was closely followed by Jim Collin riding Tibby Barbour’s lovely young horse Ampersand. This combination was awarded 75.682% for a very well ridden test. Jim also rode Jane Conway’s beautiful Seawynd Rainman to win both of the Prepatory tests with scores of 75.79% and 74.5%
Other riders to be rewarded with scores over 70% included Di Walker and Shamazan, Shelly Rinaldi and Illenordic Boston, Jessica Steward and Ellengowan Rosie, Fiona Cox and Anwen Got Flair, Liz Sugar and Evergreen Honey and Kristen Smith on Broadway Park Choir Boy.
In the Novice tests Sandra Steward rode Waverley Freya to win both of the unofficial tests whilst Georgia Williamson rode Braefoot Park Secret Show to win both of the official tests. Robyn Targa rode the very tall Furst Fling to win both of her Elementary tests. Jeff Adams rode the well performed Weejazzper to win both of his Advanced tests and Kim McDonald kept up her good form to win the Prix St George and Intermediate 1 tests.
Special mention must go to Club President Alycia Targa who despite only giving birth to her first child (daughter Bethany) a few weeks ago, still organised the entire competition and ran the office for the day. Alycia is obviously a multitasking expert.
Shoalhaven Dressage Club’s next competition is on Sunday the 26th of June. See the website www.shoalhaven dressageclub.com.au for details