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1 2 Under the critical eye of FEI Veterinarian Derek Major, all CDI** and CDI-Y horses passed the fitness inspection and then it was fun for all at the CWDG “Welcome Dinner”. This was a great opportunity for everyone to get together with genuine country style hospitality and just enjoy each other’s company. Friday saw the running of the Orange Vet Hospital CDI-Y with the CDI-Y Freestyle being held on Sunday morning. The trip from Queensland was very worthwhile for Elliot Patterson and the elegant Leandro. Both tests were smooth, flowing and so well ridden by this young man. The Grand Prix CDI**, supported by the major sponsor of DWA, ThinLine, saw the wiley old fox Heath Ryan and his black pearl Regardez Moi just in front of Nadia Coghlan and Northern Campion. It was the same result in the Jilli Cobcroft Grand Prix Freestyle on the Saturday night, giving Heath the title of Big Tour Champion for the third DWA event in a row. But Nadia finally broke through in the Pryde’s EasiFeed Grand Prix Special on the Sunday morning with a creditable score of 65.55% to Heath’s 63.54%. Coming into her own in the small tour stakes is Alexis Hellyer riding her striking chestnut Hanoverian, Waca W. Alexis proved unbeatable in the Brighton Saddleworld Intermediate I CDI**, the Pryde’s EasiFeed Intermediate Freestyle CDI** and the Darlington Stud Prix St. Georges taking out the small tour championship and going home with $2,500.00 and generous prizes donated by ThinLine. In the Vale Creek Wines Advanced 5B and the Edingburgh Horse Rugs Advanced Freestyle, the packed spectator gallery was treated to watching the master at work. Brett Parbery, ENSW Rider of the Year, riding DP Weltmeisser owned by Susie Duddy, placed first in both competitions with a 71.82% and 68.91% respectively. With a quick change of outfit, Brett was back to host the Saturday evening’s proceedings - an impressive eight stallion parade, the showing of selected Bradgate Park broodmares and their gorgeous foals followed by the Grand Prix Freestyle – a wonderful night’s entertainment for the sold out DWA cocktail party ticket holders. Full results can be seen on www.centralwestdg. equestrian.org.au Cath Drury-Klein and Sue Scaysbrook DWA Event Directors 1) Grand Prix Freestlye placegetters 2) Heath Ryan and Regardez Moi Photos: Justin Stent Event Photography 9


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