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 email@example.com 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.
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!!