Midwest Dressage Club holds High Point Dressage competition to wrap up calendar for the year

Lucy LoweGeraldton Guardian
Eliza Hebiton on Revelwood Olivia.
Camera IconEliza Hebiton on Revelwood Olivia. Credit: Justine Rowe/Around the Traps

It was a warm November day for the High Point Dressage event, Midwest Dressage Association’s last competition this year.

Judge Elaine Greene said it was a worthwhile trip from Perth.

“The riders were really positive which made for an enjoyable trip,” Ms Greene said.

“You have a lovely vibe at your club and, I must say, some rather good horses and talented riders.”

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A lot of the horse-and-rider combinations travel to Perth often to compete.

It was good to see younger riders take an interest in dressage while having a lot of fun.

Some riders were as young as nine and the oldest was 70 — people can be competitive at any age.

Dressage is a very highly technical sport, and places a lot of focus on the training of the horse and rider. A dressage rider will tell you it is the most wonderful feeling riding a well trained horse.

Lilly Chant and Darius of Kings won the preliminary category ahead of Susan Seaward and Benbrook Legacy.

Eliza Hebiton and Ana Diva were the novice category winners ahead of Lucy Lowe and Blu VaVaVoom.

Marieke Jansen and Fausto won the elementary category.

Hebiton also won the medium category, on Revelwood Olivia, ahead of Louise Fletcher on Blackall Park Columbia.

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