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ThinLine Dressage with Altitude CDI 3* and CDI-Y – February 16 – 19, 2012 With eager competitors arriving from Tuesday onwards, international judges flying in from USA, Canada, Hong Kong, Victoria, Qld and NSW, a magnificently prepared venue – Bradgate Park, home of Bradgate Park Performance Horses – and an organising committee readied for the four days of competition ahead, the stage was set for the 2012 ThinLine Dressage with Altitude CDI 3* and CDI-Y – the first international 3* dressage event in NSW held outside of Sydney. Competitors were rewarded with good judging, exciting competition, perfect footing in this world class indoor complex plus generous sponsorship on offer – all enveloped in an atmosphere of friendship, open discussion and conviviality – especially on the Saturday night at the now famous DWA “Taste Dressage in Orange” Cocktail Party. As Rozzie Ryan so eloquently describes the event – “From a rider’s point of view the show at Bradgate Park has a wonderfully welcoming atmosphere. It is horse and rider friendly with plenty of time allowed for arena familiarization – what a beautiful arena it is! The show is small enough to be very sociable and time for discussion and exchange of ideas. We are lucky to have this boutique show on our calendar.” Steph Carroll from ThinLine, naming rights sponsor for the second year agrees, “DWA in 2012 has been an outstanding success – as we knew it would be. Many thanks to Bradgate Park for the wonderful facility and the organizers Sue Scaysbrook and Cathie Drury-Klein. We will continue our support of this world class event into the future.” The metal of our grand prix freestyle riders was tested when the heavens opened for what was a spectacular storm just prior to the commencement of the competition on Saturday night. But with the storm abating and with encouragement from Heath Ryan, “we have to ride, we have an audience!” – in true trooper style the show went on with some adjustment to the timetable allowing riders more warm-up in the arena before their test. The Bayer Equitak Excel Big Tour Championship was hard fought with very close scores in the top four combinations in both the ThinLine Grand Prix CDI 3* and Jill Cobcroft Grand Prix Freestyle CDI 3*. In the 1 2 3 8


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