2014 November Dressage & Sports Pony Show
Photos from the November event can be viewed at the Eques Magazine
Two weeks after our event at Elcho Park where the weather was delightfully cool, we had a real taste of the summer to come at our November competition at Werribee Park.
Although entry numbers in the Sports Pony show classes weren't high, pony owners received excellent appraisals from experienced Young Horse/Pony judge, Chris Sievers.
The in hand classes were separated into Sports Pony suitable for Dressage and Sports Pony suitable for Jumping. Winning the Champion Sports Pony suitable for Dressage was the Welsh B mare, Mithril Valetta, owned by Chris Milvain. The reserve Champion was the New Forest cross gelding Kapeta Federer shown by Donna Moore.
These placings were repeated in the Sports Pony suitable for Jumping Championship.
Youngstock 3 years and under were judged in their various age groups with the Youngstock Championship awarded to the yearling filly Hillside Golden Delicious (x Golden Rock Imp) and owned by Jodie Rowan.
The 4 yo Young Pony Class was won by Shirrine Classic Dreams ridden by Jason Dins and owned by Karen Polley. Barringa Alexander and Sarah French won the 5 yo class with Mithril Vagabond ridden by Louise Maquire scoring a very good 8.0 to win the 6 yo class.
The Pony Preliminary Championship was won by the Australian Pony Kingsfred Idol ridden by Kerrianne Bilson with Reserve going to Kapeta Federer ridden by Donna Moore. Kingsfred Idol also won the Pony Owner/Rider Prelim class.
The Welsh D gelding Barringa Alexander with his rider Sara French won both Novice tests to win the Championship with Smit N Batai ridden by MadelineLeeden winning the Reserve Champion.
The Elementary Pony Championship was won by Bluebirds Fine Design ridden by Mandy Heather with Willowcroft Songbird and Melanie Clark winning Reserve.
Two ponies competed for the Medium Pony Championship with View Bank Boyd and Amelia Sadler taking out the title and Lynlea Flashdance ridden by Ann Smiley winning Reserve.