So the day dawned & finally the region had its Grand National Qualifier, attracting a fantastic number of entries for its first year & competitors traveled from far & wide throughout Victoria & NSW. Supported by helpers from the Show Horse Council of Victoria & a huge band of helpers from the region to come & take on roles at the show. The enthusiastic team seemed to put competitors at ease, there was a really lovely buzz throughout the showgrounds.
In typical north eastern summer style it was a warm day, but everyone was kept well refreshed when competing & the judges kept up to the task for what was to be a long day of competition. Melinda De Rooy from NSW, Helen Donohue from SA, Katrina Williams from ACT & Chanele Hunter Cooke from Victoria presided over the classes & did a great job with the number of entries to keep the classes moving through. The group are thankful for all the sponsorship & support it has received for its inaugural event.
Full coverage:- Eques Autumn 2015 Edition