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5 6 7 2010 BATES EA AUSTRALIAN DRESSAGE The standard of performance was high and NSW riders CHAMPIONSHIPS AND CDI-W were prominent on the presentation podium winning many Champion Awards. The event was held at the end of October and ran very well with no major hiccups or problems. Novice Champion: Donner Meyer - Matthew Dowsley (NSW), Reserve: PPH Zeppelin - Brett Parbery (NSW) This was our first year with Bates as the sole naming rights sponsor. They were well organised and a pleasure Elementary Champion: Ecclesbourne - Teresa Grills to work with. (NSW), Reserve: Flavio - Nicole Tough (QLD) As usual we had tremendous support from the SIEC team; Medium Champion: Weekend Feeling - Rodney Martin the venue looked wonderful after the rain and the arenas (NSW); Reserve: Flavio - Nicole Tough (QLD) rode well in the main with few complaints. A lot of work Advanced Champion: Lauries As - Tor Van Den Berge (QLD), was done to get the surface better in the indoor and with Reserve: Dante - Nicole Tough (QLD) the help of the venue staff we appeared to have satisfied most of the riders. PSG Champion: World Star - Kate Taylor-Wheat (NSW), Reserve: Donnabella - Megan Bryant (NSW) Gate sales were down on last year which was a little disappointing but not unexpected as we were coming Inter I Champion: PSI De Caprio - Matthew Dowsley (NSW), of a very high year with gate sales in 2009 +30% Reserve: Riverndell Parador - Jessica Greelish (Qld) on the previous year and the highest for a National Grand Prix Champion: Regardez Moi –Heath Ryan Championships in NSW. The recent WEG along with Equitana looming, a few of the regular out of town visitors The winner of the Prix St Georges Challenge Final winner stayed away this year. was Maree Tomkinson on her lovely mare Diamantina IV. Entries were high again this year (255) with all states Other Special Award Winners except NT represented. Not all combinations entered got Cinderella Young Rider Award: Megan Bryant (NSW) a start due to the maximum number of entries accepted - Donnabella for each level and some horses fell just short of the Greystone Arena Rake Highest percentage Prize performance required to get a start. The withdrawal rate - Matthew Dowsley (NSW) on PSI de Caprio was fairly normal for this event and in most cases we still Greystone Paddock Vac Young Rider Prize had reserve horses to fall back on to fill the classes. - Megan Bryant (NSW) - Donnabella A near full house attended the popular Saturday Evening Freestyle. Maree Tomkinson on Diamantina IV won the Prydes Intermediate Freestyle and the in form Heath Ryan on Regradez Moi won the Hamilton Island Grand Prix Freestyle and CDI-W in a nail biting finish. They won on a count-back from Victorian rider Gitte Donvig on Port Said. 210 people enjoyed a three-course meal in the Top Spot Marquee on Saturday evening while watching the Freestyle and great entertainment from Double Dan Horsemanship. 1 Kerrie Wise on Arremm – State Pony Dressage Champs/Franz Venhaus 2 Lisa Cogar on Apptrak Royal Fush - State Pony Dressage Champs/Franz Venhaus 3 Peta Cormack on Little Paddocks Gift - State Pony Dressage Champs/Franz Venhaus 4 Sue Scarth on Allengreen Showcase - State Pony Dressage Champs/Franz Venhaus 5 Marry Hanna on Sancette – Aust Dressage Champs/Franz Venhaus 6 Cinderella Trophy Winner, Megan Bryant withy Lesley Sullivan - Aust Dressage Champs/Franz Venhaus 15 7 Alexis Hellyer on Waca W - Aust Dressage Champs/Franz Venhaus


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