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Posted by Equestrian Victoria on 25/02/2015.

Victoria Triumphs in Orange

Ever since the colony of Victoria’s separation from NSW in 1850 a struggle for supremacy has smouldered. Sport, politics or even weather, we never stop comparing. Dressage has been no different. For much of recent times NSW had the horses, the riders and the numbers to keep Victorians quiet about comparisons. But this has all changed. In the WEG Dressage team all the Oz based riders were from Vic and a number of recent CDI results have been in our favour. This week’s Orange CDI, contested on NSW home turf has produced a Victorian 1st, 2nd, 3rd.

It doesn’t get much better than that, except that Mary Hanna (Umbro), Maree Tompkinson (Diamantina) and Caroline Wagner (Tango) also achieved Australian record scores and PBs.

This is all very exciting for the other FEI riders in Victoria who have such strong benchmarks against which to measure themselves. This possibly accounts for the very strong field of Grand Prix riders being assembled for the forthcoming Dressage & Jumping with the Stars. Twenty plus horses in the GP signals a growing depth to match the new standards being set by Mary & Umbro this season.

Well done girls! From all at DV.

Rider Name Horse Name Class Percentage Place
Mary Hanna Umbro Grand Prix (CDI) Freestyle 75.95 1st
Maree Tomkinson Diamantina Grand Prix (CDI) Freestyle 72.025 2nd
Caroline Wagner Tango V Grand Prix (CDI) Freestyle 70.5 3rd
Mary Hanna Umbro Grand Prix (CDI) 72.521 1st
Maree Tomkinson Diamantina Grand Prix (CDI) 69.94 2nd
Caroline Wagner Tango V Grand Prix (CDI) 67.080 5th
Mary Hanna Hamag W Strona Grand Prix (CDI) 66.8 7th
Caroline Wagner WS Donnermann Intermediate I 61.763 12th
Mary Hanna Umbro Intermediate II 71.228 1st
Mary Hanna Hamag W Strona Intermediate II 68.64 2nd
Georgia Connolly Reventon Advanced 5.1 68.394 2nd
Georgia Connolly Reventon Advanced 5.2 66.238 8th
Maree Tomkinson Donna Elena Novice 2.1 78.58 1st
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