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Posted by Equestrian Victoria on 05/03/2015.

NCIS Australian Young Rider Dressage Championships

Media Release                                                  2 March 2015

Equestrian Victoria will be hosting the NCIS Australian Young Rider Dressage Championships at Werribee Park National Equestrian Centre from 9 – 12 April 2015.   There will be competitions for all levels of riders from Preliminary level to FEI Small Tour.  An exciting aspect of the event will be the inclusion of international classes, the Ellanbrae Park CDI-Y and the Mary Hanna U25-CDI Grand Prix.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our young dressage riders and assist them in preparing for national level competition.  The committee is working very hard to make sure that all states are represented at the event.  For Victorian riders, it is a great opportunity to ride in an Australian Championships without the expense of interstate travel” said Chair of Dressage Victoria, Michael Bragge. 

“We are also very pleased by the support of a wide range of sponsors including our naming rights sponsor NCIS (National Commercial Insurance Solutions). Our international classes are supported by EllanbraePark and Olympian Mary Hanna.” 

As well as the Championship classes and higher level tests there will be a range of Jackpot tests for Preliminary, Novice and Elementary riders which have more relaxed entry criteria.  Riders also have the chance to ride the popular Freestyle tests across several levels and there will be a feature Pas de Deux test in costume.  Demonstrations and a Fashion Parade will also feature.  

The CDI-Y class and the U25 Grand Prix will be judged by International judges, Monique Peutz from Holland together with two of Australia’s leading judges Jane Ventura (Vic) and Joanne Fowler (WA).

A vibrant trade village will add to the atmosphere and entry is free for spectators.  A gala dinner will be held ringside on the Saturday evening and a free welcome dinner is planned for the Friday night.

All information can be found on the event website:  www.equestrianvictoriaevents.com.au/AusYoungRider/

Media / enquiries:  Jan Smith  0417 527412

Photo credit:  Derek O ‘Leary  
Allysse Smith and KooraLyn Sunrise

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