VASA 2002 SADDLE HORSE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Royal Melbourne Horse Show - 6th January 2001
Champion Saddle Horse over 15 hands -
Rhonda Hunt always dresses to impress and looks so very elegant. Her lovely
horse Opinion is 'my type' ... with lots of chrome and flowing movement. He could
just as easily be a dressage horse as a hack.
Opinion worked very well as as I
said before there would not have been very much to separate these beautiful hacks.
WS Jordan stepped out with
confidence and flair - and why not - he has done all this before.
He has only been with Rachael Triffett for a relatively short time having
been very successful with his previous owner Caroline Wagner (of Wagners Saddlery fame)
It was very nice workout and the
experience gained from working with Maree Tomkinson was evident in Rachael's presentation.
A soft and flowing canter
highlighted the work, and Rachael would have been thrilled with WS Jordan.
Professional rider Mark Kiddle
was next to go on Warranwood Dion, the nomination of Arlene Meursing and Mrs. J. Kay.
A bit more education will see this horse as a real threat to the top
Warranwood Dion lacked self
carriage and balance - I thought that it was overly ambitious to try a flying change on a
horse who is still lacking self carriage, as it did not come off and a simple change, well
done would have been much better.