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.
Bowral Dressage Club will be hosting its Annual General Meeting, August 7 at the Sutton Forest Hotel. The meeting commences at 6:30 PM sharp, finger foods and light refreshments will be served. The committee would love to see some new faces to come and help us achieve our goals and dreams for the future!! We hope to see you there.
Click on the nomination form below if you would like to join or nominate another member of the club to the 2018/2019 BDC Committee.
Congratulations to Brett Parbery and Alexis Hellyer and their huge efforts in qualifying for this year's World Equestrian Games (WEG) to be held in Tyron, USA, September 11-23. Brett has been a familiar face at BDC Competitions throughout the years and a great ambassador for the sport of dressage. At just 29, Alexis is the youngest competitor on the Australian team, riding the magnificent stallion Bluefields Floreno owned by local breeders JJ and Lys Fuchs. What an honour it is to have such talent based in the Southern Highlands!!
It's not too late to enter our Winter Woolies competition. A perfect opportunity for those wanting to enjoy themselves without the pressure that an official comp can bring. No plaiting, no jackets required just your favourite wooly jumper. Tests range from Prep A to Medium 4.2 or your choice of test from Advanced and above. Entries close August 15. Entries via nominate: https://www.nominate.com.au/EquestDn/Event.aspx?event=12268&eventlist=2
A huge congratulations to our Bowral DressageYoung Rider team, 2018! The committee has selected five young riders to represent the club at the NSW Youth Dressage Championships (July 6-8) after receiving written applications where the riders detailed their contribution to the club and their dressage goals. We wish our team: Isabella Price, Brianna Pecanac, Ella Hayward, Will David and Emily Gubbins the best of luck next week.
The BDC Young Rider Program would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors: Action Sports Anchor,
ShowGirl Equestrian, Wilson Equestrian, Capriole Equestrian, Millview Stud, Robali Equestrian & McKinnon Sport Horses, Gubbins Home Timber and Hardware MOSS VALE, The Little Hand Stirred Jam Shop and Southern Highlands Polo.
Last Thursday we had the opportunity to toast our recipients of the 2017 Leaderboard Awards. Congratulations to the following horse and rider combinations
Preliminary - Kristian Draxl and GP Starkozy
Novice - Angela Delamont and Southdown Orlando
Elementary - Emma O'Sullivan and San Francisco FF
Medium -JJ & Lys Fuchs and Bluefields Riwa ridden by Lisa Jay
Advanced - Maree Pascale and Remi First Edition
FEI Horse - Janice Usherwood and Sally-Ann Quigley and Larapinta Orlando
Pony of the Year - Lisa Spackman and NP Duke of Cambridge
Junior Rider and Pony Combination - Codi Gibbeson
Junior Rider and Horse Combination - Isabella Price
Young Rider - Katie Beresford
Senior Rider - Sally-Ann Quigley
Bowral Dressage Club Inc will be celebrating the 2017 Leaderboard recipients on Thursday, May 24th with drinks at The Little Hand Stirred Jam Shop, 1/9 Old Hume Highway, Berrima. Join us in toasting our BDC riders and their achievements.
Bowral Dressage Club was well represented at this year's CDI with many of our members receiving great results. From Junior and Young Rider FEI classes, to our local breeders showcasing their horses in young horse classes right through to Grand Prix not to mention our professionals including Michelle Baker, Matthew Dowsley, Sue Hearn, Aiyana Levin, Robbie Soster and Dion Stokes. Congratulations on all your hard work, effort and achievements!!!