Our September 30 Championships were a great day, all of which was made possible by our wonderful sponsors, volunteers, judges and of course our riders and their support crew. The BDC committee would like to thank all of you who contributed to a fantastic day of dressage. The sun was even shining!! A special thank you to our major sponsor Saddleworld Nowra who provided us with some beautiful prizes on the day including rugs for every class. Jennifer Ahling was also on site to share her knowledge on the latest PDS Carl Hester saddles.
Congratulations to all our Southern HIghlands riders who have seen some great results at the NSW State Championships. There was a Highlands rider placing in almost every category. Danni Walliss took out Preliminary Pony Champion, Michelle Baker and Lisa Spackman winning Champion and Reserve in the Novice Pony, Angela Delamont winning Champion Novice. Robbie Mckinnon was Reserve Champion Elementary Rodney Martin had a cracker of a comp with a Champion in the Prix St Georges, Inter I and Inter I Freestyle being named Small Tour Champion on the magnificent PR Firenz. Matthew Dowsley took out Champion in the Advanced with David McKinnon as Reserve Champion. Michelle Baker placed 3rd in the Inter I Freestyle on Bradgate Park Puccini and Matthew Dowsley broke all records with a score of 75.795% riding AEA Prestige in their first Grand Prix Freestyle start. Photo Credit: Franz Venhaus
Bowral Dressage Club is pleased to offer its members an exciting opportunity not to be missed. Dressage Masterclass brings to Australia Spencer Wilton, the British champion and Olympic silver medallist, along with the 2018 New Zealand WEG representatives John Thompson and Australia's own Brett Parbery. The dressage masterclass includes sessions with some of our rising dressage stars including Riley Alexander, Michelle Baker, David McKinnon, Simone Pearce and David Shoobridge. We can offer our members a discounted ticket price of $134.50 and are looking to hire a mini bus (for an additional cost) if there is enough interest. The event is Saturday, December 1st at SIEC commencing at 12 noon concluding at 10pm. Tickets must be booked by September 17. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
BDC have made the difficult decision to cancel today's competition due to the high wind gusts that are forecast to increase throughout the day. We will be rescheduling this comp and advising our riders as soon as the new date has been set.
Join us for Devonshire Tea at our Woolly Jumper Competition. Bowral Dressage Club is partnering with Bowral Co-Op to raise money for the Southern Highlands Drought Appeal. All proceeds from our Devonshire Teas will go this worthy cause. Our young riders will be opening the gates for a gold coin donation. Every dollar counts!!!
Today the equestrian community pays tribute to one of our great ambassadors in the sport of dressage. Vale Amanda Shoobridge - breeder, rider, equestrian vet. We mourn the loss of someone taken from us so young but celebrate the life you have lived. Our thoughts are with your family, daughter Annabel, partner Peter and close friends on this day.