First day of the Dressage Festival. Congratulations to Natasha Moody, riding her little mare Raven Lodge Aura, the delightful colored pony cut a fine picture as they presented to the judges and finished with a winning score of 66.282% and the title of Rising Star Novice Pony 2013.
The Advanced Championship was won by Bellaire Cannavaro on 59 points, ridden by Georgina Foot, they finished 3 points ahead of Hamag W Strona ridden by Mary Hanna. FEI Intermediate II was won by Urestan ridden by Pauline Carnovale 67.158%.
Preliminary Championship Don Prestige Angela Donaldson 60 points, with Sally Shaw and Broadway Duntroon reserve on 58 points.
On the 2nd Day the DWTS winner Roseglen Toytown ridden by Allison ONeill followed thru winning the Novice Championship, this exceptional black pony is certainly on his way to dominating the pony dressage arena.
FEI Pacific League World Cup Final CDI-W was won by Diamantina ridden by Maree Tomkinson 69.894%, FEI Pony Baringa First Class ridden by Brianna Cartwright and the FEI Pony Prix St Georges was won by Tina Barkers stallion Kennedy WE ridden by Stephanie Dijkstra.
Novice Championship winner was Tasman Park Fanfare ridden by Susan Chandler, FEI Grand Prix CDN winner was Utopian Cardinal ridden by Heath Ryan and FEI Prix St Georges winner was Hamag W Strona ridden by Mary Hanna.
The last day of the festival, Elementary Championship was won by French Open ridden by Judith Smith, FEI Grand Prix CDN Freestyle winner Utopian Cardinal ridden by Heath Ryan, FEI Intermediate I Freestyle Westerwind ridden by Julia Battams, FEI Pacific League World Cup Final Freestyle winner was Sancetter ridden by Mary Hanna and Pony Elementary Champion was Baringa First Class ridden by Brianna Cartwright.
Day 1 Results in full [click here to view PDF]
Day 2 Results in full [click here to view PDF]
Day 3 Results in full [click here to view PDF]
Day 4 Results in full [click here to view PDF]
More than 300 of Australia’s best dressage horses were expected to converge on Werribee Park National Equestrian Centre for the Saddleworld Dressage Festival. Presented by Dressage Victoria, the Festival had attracted some of Australia’s leading riders including nine horse and rider combinations, invited by national dressage selectors, who will compete in the FEI World Cup Dressage Pacific League Final in the Freestyle to music.
The Saddleworld Dressage Festival is a qualifying event for the 2014 World Equestrian Games (WEG) to be held in Normandy, France, providing a competition opportunity on home turf for Australian based riders and a chance for Australians to see some of our country’s best talent in action.
“The four-day Saddleworld Dressage Festival provides a competition of international standing to Australia’s local and international dressage riders and for spectators, a chance to experience the classical beauty of dressage in a relaxed setting.
“This year’s event included a wonderful mix of great competition, entertainment and the popular trade village open throughout the four days,” said Event Director, Elizabeth Porter.
For the country’s Young Riders (16–25 years), the Aachen Challenge, sponsored by Marcus Oldham College, provides the winner an aspirational trip to Germany to visit the CHIO Aachen Equestrian Festival. The hotly contested final for this event will take place on Sunday, 1 December.