Bealiba Pony Club Dressage & Show Jumping Day
Bealiba Pony Club held their annual Dressage & Show Jumping Day on Saturday 15th of November with great success. The weather was ideal &, the riders travelling from St Arnaud, Maryborough, Maldon, Charlton, Inglewood & Mandurang South & their horses set out to contest the field.
The competition was split in to two main events; “Dressage with a difference” & “Show Jumping in style”. The Dressage consisted of riders having to learn a test and then ride it; the difference was that unlike a standard dressage test, there were jumps included. This set a challenge for riders as they had to ride the test with precision while keeping their horses paces flowing and consistent. There were two sections; Dressage over jumps at a height of 45cm for junior riders & 75cm for senior or more experienced junior riders. The results were as follows; Dressage over jumps (45cm) =1st Molly Gould on Babe & Hillary Jones riding Hercules, 2nd Katelyn Billinghurst on Pooh Bear, 3rd Anna Parry aboard Ben Nevis, 4th Edwina Fry on Contagious, 5th Melinda Smith on Nickel, 6th Corey Youngson riding Phoebe.
Dressage over jumps (75cm) 1st Nicole Lockie riding Mount Mellick Cashel from Mandurang South, =2nd Kirsty Hutchins on Rambo, Kylie Scilini riding Brandon & Toni Weir on Danzelli Gold all from Bealiba, 3rd Toni Weir on Nippa, 4th Amy Smith aboard Tommy from Charlton, =5th Jane Symons riding Landsborough Phoenix & Maddy Harris riding Chance from Bealiba, 6th Hannah Gould on Bold Maarad from Bealiba.
In the Show jumping section there were four sections with a starting height of 53cm, 70cm, 85cm & 100cm. There were three competitions for each level. The results were as follows; Champion (53cm) Katelyn Billinghurst riding Pooh Bear from Bealiba.
Reserve Champion Candice Draper riding Rocky.
Champion (70cm) - Victoria Talbot riding Rory from Inglewood.
Reserve Champion- Kylie Scilini riding Brandon from Bealiba.
Champion (85cm) – Toni Weir riding Danzelli Gold from Bealiba.
Reserve Champion- Nicole Lockie riding Mt Meckell Cashel from Mandurang South.
Champion (100cm) - Abby-Rose Fry riding My Friend Flicka from Bealiba.
Reserve Champion- Stephie Hurse riding Stacks on the Mill from Maldon.
Winners in each section received a beautiful rosette & an inscribed rug.
There was a special Combined Training section for the younger riders, they were required to ride a dressage test and then jump a course at 45cm in height. The placegetters were; 1st Corey Youngson riding Phoebe from Bealiba, 2nd Cade Cohalan riding Barry from Bealiba, 3rd Hilary Jones riding Hercules from Bealiba, 4th Phoebe McPherson riding Saphire from St Arnaud, 5th Alicia Billinghurst riding Shaker from Bealiba.