JEA dressage hosts successful October championships

The hooves danced over the sand and the riders were poised and polished at the 2017 Jindera Equestrian Association Dressage Championships.

WHO'S THE BOSS: The JEA committee was thrilled with the positive feedback from the October dressage championships. Pictures courtesy: Brendon Murray  (photos can be ordered from B-Man Photography Facebook page)

WHO'S THE BOSS: The JEA committee was thrilled with the positive feedback from the October dressage championships. Pictures courtesy: Brendon Murray (photos can be ordered from B-Man Photography Facebook page)

STYLE QUEEN: Eliza Mylon and her mare Revelwood World Class during the medium class at the dressage championships held at Albury.

STYLE QUEEN: Eliza Mylon and her mare Revelwood World Class during the medium class at the dressage championships held at Albury.

More than 160 tests ran over the two-day event at the Albury-Wodonga Equestrian Centre on October 14 and 15.

Organisers, spectators and riders described the weekend as a huge success with many commenting on the relaxed and friendly atmosphere, helped along by some beautiful platters and drinks during happy hour.

On Saturday, Kelly O’Keefe and Heatherton Park Gift won the official grand prix with Mark Kiddle on Waitano taking out the Inter I.

In the official advanced classes, Mark Kiddle rode to victory in both tests aboard Wise Lord and took out the championship while the official elementary again saw a clean sweep from Jodie Dunstand and Hollands Bend Highlander.

Annie Creed and Brookside Dakoda won over the judges in both official preliminary tests.

On Sunday Kelly O’Keefe and Heatherton Park Gift claimed the Inter II while Katharine Dennis on Cavaliere Zippo won the official prix st george class.

In the official medium, Mark Kiddle and Wise Lord again claimed victory in both tests and the championship.

In the official novice tests Jodie Dunstan and Hollands Bend Highlander won the 2.2 while Dannielle Ffrench aboard Hollands Bend Skyfall claimed the 2.3 class with a cracking score that saw them go on to claim the championship.

  • For full results including pony and unofficial classes go to JEA’s Facebook page.
ELEGANT PAIR: Jodie Dunstan and Hollands Bend Highlander strut their stuff during the novice class at the JEA 2017 championships.

ELEGANT PAIR: Jodie Dunstan and Hollands Bend Highlander strut their stuff during the novice class at the JEA 2017 championships.