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Cyberhorse 2008
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Victorian Dressage Club - 2009 Club Champs Pictorial Report Page 2
Victorian Dressage Club Inc.

Sat 12th & Sun 13th Sept. 2009

Werribee Park Equestrian Centre
Report & Pics Berni Saunders  Page 2

A full weekend of competition celebrated the achievements of the top horses for the VDC's  2008/2009 season ... and heralded in a new year of competition.  It was exciting to see such a clear improvement in the quality of the horses and some new smaller additions to the sport with a growing popularity -  "Pony Dressage" !  The number of ponies taking part is sstill mall, but we are sure to see more and better ponies taking part in the near future.  Winner of the Medium class for ponies was View Bank Boyd (pictured right)  who was beautifully ridden by 12 YO Emma Copely.

Medium and Advanced Champion
Shiraz Black - beautiful stallion with
superb paces.

Runner up Advanced Champion
was Debbie Warne on
Sunvalley Donnerlucci

The divinely elegant HP Welcome and Emmie Schmul took part in the Advanced event.  Welcome is out of "Coriander"a Jaybee Stud mare who has produced a number of first class foals.
Emmie had no luck with the wind
at the time she rode.

Flowervale Ferraza and Kylie Burton
took part in the Medium and Advanced - she said that she has the greatest confidence in Ranvet's Power Formula that keeps her beloved horse Casey
fit, healthy and in top form.

Deb Court on Sandro Star
a very nice son of the
German superstar Sandro Hit.

Belcam Cadel and Bianco Barnes
2nd in the Elementary 3B - he won the
5 YO class at DWTS earlier this year.

Northern Tarpeia 11 & Nicole Touzel in the Advanced event.  Nicole's horse
spooked and she fell off  -
glad to see she was not too badly hurt

Ebony Park Abe - a purebred Friesian -  always a pleasure to watch with his
huge climbing canter ... and powerfully expressive paces.
Well ridden by Natasha Althoff-Kelly
Jaybee Ambassador (Aachen) is a loose moving stallion, ridden by
Dirk Dijkstra  from the AEA Burong
Stud,  which is now in Woodend.

Port Said 10 ridden by Gitte Donvig won the Grand Prix class - he was
on his toes in the wind - Another achievement for the Statene Park team
Right - Tango V and Mary Hanna in the Grand Prix Special - our Victorian
Dressage Coach enjoyed having
Tango back in top form following
a set back with a virus earlier this year.

Rob Hanna did a good job as the
Statene Park team's "official test caller"
probably more pressure than his
job as the Chef d'Equipe for the
Beijing Olympics Eventing Team!

Tango V and Mary Hanna

Maree Tomkinson on Rodrigo 111
I loved her GP test, as did Jill Cobcroft  but she had to settle for
4th place in the Grand Prix.

Hayley Gilbert is a steady improver on her exciting Jazz mare Odiana K.  They are new to the 'big tour' and made their mark at the DWTS Masterclass.
Hayley is sponsored by her mum Lyn's Riders' Shoppe Boutique. and always looks immaculate. They have a wonderful collection of Hanoverian horses at home - great for the future.

It was really nice to see the beautiful black stallion Prince Noir back in competition.  He has a new partner,  Alison O'Neil who had fun ... and a well deserved 4th at Inter 1 level.  Alison has  put together a UTube DVD to share her experiences with "The Prince" and it is  worth a look. Well done Alison and
Silverdene Stud.

Tango V and Mary Hanna make their way back to the stables with the help
of Richard Harve, their Tassie groom
who is working with the Statene Park Team and learning all he can about dressage
riding and training.

Richard is currently in his 'gap' year before heading off to Uni and he has been training his show hunter with
instructor Thomas

Ian Stansfield-Smith - (dad of Holly)
is accompanied by Charlie the Macaw who is acting CEO of Ian's Steel Company - Charlie loves the dressage
 ...  and we all love to see Charlie.

Charlie is a much loved companion and goes everywhere with Ian - including shopping at Camberwell Junction.  Charlie and his feathered friends have a huge indoor aviary at the office and he has a special secure car cage for trips.

Kathryn Eke from the Virtual Tackshop was pleased with her first Inter 1  test on Sleuth, the well named son of Sherlock Holmes! Kathryn is eagerly awaiting the arrival of her new Westfalian gelding.

A rewarding event for Victorian Dressage Squad member Bec Woff on her much improved APH Showman - a great effort for a young rider coming up the ranks.

Mayfield Pzazz and Kerry Mack took part in the FEI events - the horse is back on track after leading edge stem cell surgery - good to see him well ...
and re-establishing his winning ways.

WS Nevada and Caro Wagner
back on track.  Caro had a "nasty dancing accident" rupturing her cruciate ligament  and has been recuperating for a couple of months. Nev is getting stronger in the GP work and set to make waves.

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There are lots of lovely pictures from this competition
For proofs and prices e-mail Berni.

Cyberhorse 2009 Berni Saunders


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