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Cyberhorse 2008
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Garryowen Perpetual Trophy - Report and Pictures Page 1

2004 Royal Melbourne Show
19th - 29th September, 2004

'Garryowen Perpetual Trophy' for the
Best Equestrienne Turnout
Highlights
by Berni Saunders
Page 1 - Turnout Results this year

62

GARRYOWEN EQUESTRIENNE TURNOUT - 70TH ANNIVERSARY.
1  MRS C WAGNER: W.S. BLACK LABEL 
2  LYNDALE STABLES & J JACOBSON & T VANHEYTHUYSEN: CROWN 
3  C BILSON: SUAVE 
4  A WOOLARD & K DURANTE: SEQUEL II 
5  MISS P AHERN & MR W COYLE: HYPE 
6  MISS B DUELL: HYDE PARK 
   


WS Black Label and Caroline Wagner

64

"THE JOHN LITHGOW" EQUESTRIENNE TURNOUT FOR EQUESTRIENNES 18-21 YEARS. (SPECIAL)
1  MURRELL AND HANGER: TALKA 
2  MISS R GROEN: GIFT 
3  MISS S OAKLEY: WS ADELANTE 
4  MISS B DUELL: HYDE PARK 
5  MISS S VERCO: ESTEEM 
6  MISS N GUILLOT: REGAL OUTLINE 
   


Miss R. Groen and the lovely bay gelding Gift.

Miss. S Oakley and the gorgeous WS Adelante
taken at Hidden Valley earlier in the year where he went Champion.

65

THE "ESQUIRE" EQUESTRIENNE TURNOUT.
1  MISS B DUELL: HYDE PARK 
2  R A LAWRIE: SANSARIN BAY 
3  MISS N GUILLOT: REGAL OUTLINE 
4  MS R FARROW: STAGE IDOL 
5  MRS S PEDERSEN: W.S. KIPLING 
7  A HIBBERD & ASHLEIGH HIBBERD: YET AGAIN 
   


Hyde Park and Bianca Duel make an elegant combination

66

THE "J. PEMBERTON" EQUESTRIAN TURNOUT FOR GIRLS AND BOYS 14 AND UNDER 16 YEARS.
1  J JACOBSON: GOODWILL HUNTING 
2  M HEWITT & DURANTE FAMILY: SANLIRRA SPELLBOUND 
3  MISS B MORRIS: PAGEANT 
4  LEE FAMILY: SANLIRRA ROYAL VISIT 
5  BARRINGTON & RODGERS: MIRINDA ROBIN HOOD 
6  MISS A WARD: MUSCIAN 
   


Good Will Hunting photographed at Werribee Park
With Jacqui Librio.

67

EQUESTRIAN TURNOUT FOR GIRLS & BOYS 12 AND UNDER 14 YEARS.
1  SMITH & REID: FARLEIGH LEANDER 
2  MISS T SALIGARI: DANEHILL WALTZ 
3  MRS R J & MISS S A PEARCE: SKYE DOMANIQUE 
4  MISS S BRILLANTI: WYNTON MAKE BELIEVE 
5  MR M JACOBI: KIRREWAY SHOW ME 
6  Miss L Mow: WILLOWCROFT JADE 
   
 

The Judges - With several aspects of the horse and rider combination being taken into consideration, every judge would be feeling the pressure to ensure that their assessment is meaningful and sees the correct combinations taking the top honours.  

The Garryowen perpetual trophy enjoys its 70th birthday celebrations and marks the milestone anniversary of the event which has captured the hearts of all Australian equestriennes as it celebrates the achievements of a complete and al round horsewoman.

The trophy is named after a horse named Garryowen who was owned by the leading lady rider of her day - Violet Murrell.  Garryowen was killed in a stable fire at his Mentone home and Violet Murrell lost her life trying to save her beloved horse and dog.  Violet's husband Bill also lost his life some days later as a result of injuries that he received trying to rescue his wife and animals.  This tragedy will never be forgotten as each year the memory lives on in a show class which  enjoys mainstream media interest from the daily papers and television. 

In a twist of fate - the 70th anniversary year winner Caroline Wagner, also won the event 10 years ago on the occasion of the event's 60th celebration, on her stunning grey gelding Arc Royal. 

With the passing of each year the event becomes a little more magical and while the numbers have diminished somewhat in recent years (20 years ago there were over 100 entries and the event took all day to judge.  It was often a test of temperament and patience as the horses ALL lines up and waited many hours in the lineup for their turn to workout.

The 2004 "Garryowen" was a little mixed in the standard of horse and rider - the ones at the top were very, very good and some of the lower scored combinations would do well to focus on some technical improvement to their riding rather than take an interest in the costume areas, which can seem a little shallow when horses are working with gaping mouths, bad manners and a lack of understanding of a forward going horse that rejoices 'equestrian art'.  Sadly some of the horses made it look painful and quite a way from 'art'.

Congratulations to the  2004 winner.   I felt that Caroline did a truly commendable workout for the 2003 event, and again at a couple of the high profile shows later on in the season when this attractive combination seemed to have luck against them.

 Even though I felt that Black Label was more tense today and not quite so expressive in his extensions and transitions, he did enough to surpass the competition of the day and Caroline Wagner became the victor of this particularly momentous Garryowen event.


The Trophy and the replica which goes to the winner each year.


Riding judge Maree Tomkinson (left) and Garryowen ring steward
of many years service - dressage rider Moya Jess.  Maree did a great
job and very well understands the Garryowen as she has taken part
on many occasions as a competitor. Her show ring record is legendary.
Maree is now concentration on a Dressage career and is making her
mark at the top level of this demanding discipline.


Maree competing on her wonderful grey stallion Frambeau
at Werribee Park in September 2004 where they came 2nd in the
Prix St Georges event.


Maree's 'morning look'
when the cold winds were biting!

Mal Byrne - expert saddler and
the 2004 Judge of equipment.


Peter Gardiner - long time ring steward. His wife Bev won the event on Dad's Delight



Later in the day - Maree changed
to her lovely fresh 'Spring look'


Lenore Holbrow Harvey (Mounts)  Judy Upton (Costume),
Maree Tomkinson (Riding) and Moya Jess the ring steward make their
way to the presentation area at the completion of the competition.

Lenore Holbrow Harvey (NSW) ensured that her own presentation
was absolutely 'spot on' - the ladies really dress up for the 'Garry'

Sally Bayles judges the General Appearance section of the Turnout events
at this year's Royal Melbourne Show.

Mary DeCrespigny is a
legend on the RAS Showgrounds ...
at both the Sept. and Jan. shows.

Mary directing Garryowen traffic
and ensuring that NO ONE steps
out of line ... would we dare???

Geoff Baird welcomes the crowd and gives some history.
 

I have many pictures from the Garryowen space has prevented me from publishing
them all - if you are interested in viewing proofs e-mail me on
berni@cyberhorse.net.au

 

Page 1 Results from the Turnout Events at the Melbourne Royal Show and Garryowen Overview
Page 2 Glitz - Best Scoring First Timer
Caroline Wagner and WS Black Label - Winners.
Page 3 2nd.  Crown & Becky Allen
3rd   Suave & Fiona Course
Page 4 4th  Sequel & Kim Durante
5th  Hype and Pam Ahern
6th Hyde Park & Bianca Duell
Page 5 Other Highlights  - horses in Aplhabetical order
Page 6 More Highlights  - horses in Aplhabetical order
Page 7 More Highlights  - horses in Aplhabetical order
Page 8 More Highlights  - horses in Aplhabetical order

 

Cyberhorse 2004 Berni Saunders

 

31 October 2014
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