Whilst the weather for Shoalhaven Dressage Club’s June competition may have been cold, the competition was hot. Many riders took the opportunity to try out a higher level or to bring out a young horse for their first competition.
Top score of the day went to Pamela Bice riding Wealth in the Prep B with 72.632%. This was Wealth’s first outing and he is a beautiful moving horse with a super temperament who will be one to watch for the future. Wealth and Pamela also won the Prep C with 70.5%.
Di Walker and Shamazan Morning Sun won both of the unofficial Preliminary tests whilst Lucy Koder on Angus won both of the junior Preliminary tests.
Robyn Targa rode Furst Fling to win both of the Elementary tests and Ann Behringer rode Rosehill Rhythm to win the medium competitions. Para equestrian Victoria Davies with her beautiful Spanish Pre Stallion Andaluka Elegido gave Ann some tough competition in Victoria’s first attempt at Medium level on her stallion.
One of the highlights of the day was watching local vet Gill Rickard and her lovely stallion Grandioso MG winning the Intermediate A. This was their first attempt at this level and despite a few errors ‘Grandy’ showed he has lots of talent for the Grand Prix movements.
Shoalhaven Dressage Club’s next competition is on Sunday the 28th of August.