about this time each year the EFA (Vic Branch) conducts a 'fund raising' competition run
by the Dressage Sub-Committee. For this competition judges and officals donate their
time and effort for no payment, and the proceeds of the day are put towards the funding of
the State Dressage Championships - The
Saddleworld/Wynergy Dressage Festival.
annual 'fund raiser' always attracts good entries, for not only is it a well run
competition with a full program of classes, but it enables competitors to play their part
in helping to make the state's most important Dressage competition a success.
This year we had the pleasure of having a number of South
Australian competitors take advantage of having two competitions in one weekend ... and at
the same venue, to gain some valuable competition experience.
The weather was perfect for Dressage - cool and slightly
overcast, and not too much wind. With the wonderful facilities at Werribee Park,
it is a perfect place for competitive riders to be.
There was a big Polo tournament on this weekend, and a
number of horses found the yelling and galloping quite exciting, and even a little scary.
As I was judging the Grand Prix and the Intermediate 11,
my pictorial highlights were randomly captured.