Top class dressage

SOME top class dressage was on display at the Sale Showgrounds last weekend when the Horse Riding Clubs Association of Victoria Top Teams Trophy dressage event was held.

More than 300 riders from across the state were competing across the two arenas at the showgrounds complex during the three days of the event.

The Shadmoor Blues, featuring Gwyneth Jordan, Melissa Wheeler, Nicki Burgermeister and Brooke Wheeler, representing the Shadmoor Equestrian Club, won the overall event with 17.79 points.

Second on 13.5 were the Kollected Kangaroos, from the Kangaroo Ground Adult Riding Club, with members Brodie Harrison, Kimberley Smith, Roslyn Burns and Alexandra Diprose.

Just behind in third place on 13.21 was Rosedale and District Adult Horse Riding Club’s Rip It Up Rosedale team of Belinda Ellis (riding Oscar), Lilian Duthrie (Ruzandi), Tanika McNamara (Grey Lancer) and Casey McKenney (Little Miss Maggie). Rip It Up Rosedale was one of three teams Rosedale entered.

In fourth with 13.12 was The Purple People from the Yarram and District ARC with Elizabeth Bruns (Goldview Reflection), Grietje Haitsma (Goldview Impression), Simone Bruns (Goldview Chardonnay) and Rhonsa Jackson (Sincy).

Sale and District Adult Riding Club entered two teams with Just Do It finishing 35th and Just Wing It coming 76th out of 90.

Bennison Adult Riding Club, the event’s host after winning last year, entered two teams, with 3 Bays and a Redhead finishing 30th.

Rosedale had a good event, with two individual wins.

Danni Vidler won the level 3.1 individual title, riding Ima Hustler Too with Kerry Russel from Bairnsdale on Bunnikins coming fourth. Rhiannon Clarke rode Zowie to victory in level 4.2 for Rosedale.

Yarram’s Simone Bruns, riding Goldview Chardonnay, won level 4.4, Rhonda Jackson rode Sincy to third place in level 5, and Elizabeth Bruns came fourth in level 3.5 on Goldview Reflection.

Lorraine Pope from the South Eastern club won the top individual honour.