JUNIOR COMMITTEE SHOW JUMPING WITH STYLE – DRESSAGE WITH A DIFFERENCE
The Bealiba Pony Club Junior Committee recently held a Show Jumping and Dressage Day. The program offered a full Show Jumping Program for riders of all levels plus a Dressage Program with a Difference.
Two show jump rings were set up to accommodate riders competing in Pony Club Grades E, D, C and B. There were three competitions with points being allocated to each placegetter. The overall winner of each grade is the combination gaining the highest points. The winners were presented with a Championship Rosette as well as a fully inscribed Horse Rug. The runners up in each grade received a rosette and trophy.
In the Dressage over Jumps section new tests were introduced, section one was for Grades 4 & 5 riders with section 2 for riders graded 3 and above. This event was extremely popular with riders enjoying the challenge of combining negotiating jumps while riding a dressage test.
A Combined Training event, which consists of a dressage test and a show jumping round, was held for grade 5 riders. A special Combined Training Section for Ungraded Riders was also run; this gives the younger/inexperienced riders the opportunity of riding in a competition without the pressure of remembering tests or having to jump competition heights.
The program concluded with Dressage In Pairs. This is a fun way of combining music, costumes and imagination to create a wonderful spectacle for onlookers. Two sections catered for riders of different levels.
The highlight of the competition was the “Design Your Own Test”, which encouraged participants to write their own test. A number of moves were required, riders then added costumes and music to create a wonderful choreography of colour and music. The winners of this event will have their names engraved onto a perpetual trophy, which they will hold for twelve months.
Results were as follows:
Show Jumping Champion (E Grade) – Kylie Scilini riding Sally
Reserve Champion (E Grade) – Zoe Astbury riding Bella
Show Jumping Champion (D Grade) – Kellie Barnett riding Snow Plough
Reserve Champion (D Grade) – Amy Smith riding Seattle Strike
Show Jumping Champion (C Grade) – Julia Conway riding Sunny
Reserve Champion (C Grade) – Tim Stevens riding Tamzan
Show Jumping Champion (B Grade) – Samantha Palmer riding Scrumpy Jack
Reserve Champion (B Grade) Annette Hutchins riding Gladiator Bold
Dressage Over Jumps – Grades 5 & 4
1st Paigan Gould riding Babe, Equal 2nd Molly Gould riding Gabby & Bree Lockie riding Callista, Equal 3rd Hilary Jones riding Apache &Miranda Norton riding Pharaoh, 4th Lilly McDonald riding Mithril Princess Lelia
Dressage Over Jumps – Grades 3 & Above
1st Quinevere Jones riding Bedazzled, 2nd Nicole Lockie riding Callista, Equal 3rd Kylie Scilini riding Sally & Lotty Aldenhoven riding King Harley, 4th Kellie Barnett riding Apache
Combined Training – Grade 5
1st Paigan Gould riding Babe, 2nd Edwina Fry riding Sandy, 3rd Gen Norton riding Sessi, 4th Tarah Youngson riding Sally, 5th Zara Chestnut riding Jake, 6th Hilary Jones riding Apache.
Training Section – Ungraded Riders
The following riders were all presented with sashes: Cade Cohalan riding Jack, Ingrid Gould riding Penny, Shannen Lacey riding Monty, Mitch Leek riding Parsnip and Leah Holt riding Sharky
Junior Dressage in Pairs
Equal 1st Paigan & Ingrid Gould & Paigan & Molly Gould, 2nd Hilary Jones & Zoe Leek, 3rd Hilary Jones & Ebony Cohalan, 4th Brooke Stuart & Katelyn Billinghurst, Zara Chestnut & Alicia Billinghurst & Edwina Fry & Molly Gould, 5th Cade Cohalan & Mitch Leek, Abby-Rose Fry & Zoe Leek, Cade Cohalan & Charlie Jones
Senior Dressage in Pairs
1st Kellie Barnett & Zara Chestnut, 2nd Toni Weir & Victoria Harper, 3rd Abby-Rose Fry & Samantha Palmer, 4th Kellie Barnett & Andrea Leek, 5th Melissa & Chloe Aldenhoven, 6th Anna Parry & Kylie Scilini
Design Your own Dressage Test
1st Hannah Gould & Kylie Scilini, 2nd Abby-Rose Fry & Samantha Palmer, 3rd Guinny Jones & Katrina Scilini, 4th Ebony Cohalan & Demcy Gibbs, 5th Toni Weir & Hannah Gould, 6th Hilary Jones & Ebony Cohalan