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Posted by Equestrian Australia on 28/02/2014.

Caroline Wagner and Tango V take all three at the Dressage with Altitude CDI

Caroline Wagner and Tango V Dressage with Altitude

In a stunning 3 day performance, Caroline Wagner and the athletic Tango V have defied the odds and taken out the ThinLine Australia Grand Prix CDI (67.720%) the Jilli Cobcroft Grand Prix Freestyle CDI3* (72.725%) and then, with confidence riding high, backed up to win the Commins Hendriks Solicitors Grand Prix Special CDN (67.843%).

All three competitions were tightly contested. In the Grand Prix CDI3* second placed Sue Hearn riding the ever improving Remmington (65.820%) with Heath Ryan with crowd favourite Regardez Moi (65.340%) relegated to third by the narrowest margin of .48%.

The Grand Prix Freestyle CDI saw Kerry Mack and her much loved Mayfield Pzazz claim third place (68.670%) behind Heath Ryan and Regardez Moi (71.975%) a whisker behind Caroline Wagner and Tango V.  Caro’s score of 72.725% brought the house down with huge applause for a most deserving win.

In the Grand Prix Special, Heath and Regardez Moi (67.098%) again had to play second fiddle to Caro and Tango V (67.843%) being separated by a mere .745% with Sue and Remmington in third place on a creditable $65.471%.

Standout performances were recorded at all levels - John Potter, from Wagga Wagga, NSW, riding Silbermond took out the Cabonne Shire Council Novice Championship after 2 wins in the Novice 2:1 and 2:2 while Brett Parbery, from Penrose, NSW, rode PPH Zeppelin superbly to take home the Orange City Council Advanced Championship after finishing on top in the Advanced 5:1 and 5:2.

The up-and-coming star Bluefields Floreno ridden by a new talent to the east coast scene, Janina Kletke from Bowral, NSW, took home first place in the Darlington Stud Prix St.

Georges CDI3* and the Orange Vet Hospital Intermediate I CDI3*.

Young Alexis Hellyer rose to the top in both the Under 25 Grand Prix CDI and Under 25 Grand Prix CDI Freestyle aboard Waca W now showing more established and balanced  work.  Alexis was also named the winner of the prestigious Bradgate Park Rising Star Award, judged by the CDI Grand Prix riders at the event, Alexis takes home $1,500.00 in cash towards future development and training.

The competition from Thursday through to Sunday was fierce and with the running of new FEI and EA tests, and the inclusion of the Under 25 Grand Prix CDI, it was a full program.

International judges, Gotthilf Riexinger 5* from Germany, Isobel Wessels 5* from GBR and Sue Hobson 4* from NZL along with Australian judges Mary Seefried 5*, Susie Hoevenaars 5*, Ricky MacMillan 4*, Jane Ventura 4* and Gisela Nilsson-Harding 3* made a formidable and highly qualified ground jury.

“It was indeed an enjoyable show, horses went well on the great surface. From my point of view, DWA is a very well conducted show with quality and an important part of the national CDI calendar.  Please keep going!” – Mary Seefriend, 5* AUS.

“In every class there were some very nice horses being well ridden. The Saturday night entertainment was great fun and the master of ceremonies, Roger Fitzhardinge, did a great job in bringing everyone together with the interviewing of the riders. This is something that is done quite often in Europe – a very nice touch – and you had a very enthusiastic crowd.” – Isobel Wessels, 5* GBR

Full results can be seen at -

The inaugural “running of the dogs” in the DWA Canine Calcutta, sponsored by Amberwood Park, Nature Vet and Stable 8 was a great success for the show and for the Australian Breast Cancer Foundation with well over $500.00 being raised for the Foundation.

The overall consensus of the show was a well organized, well run, welcoming event with a strong comaraderie amongst the riders. With ongoing support from ThinLine Australia, Equestrian Australia, Equestrian NSW, Orange City Council and the growing band of sponsors and supporters, DWA 2015 promises to be another great event showcasing the cream of Australian Dressage riders in one of Australia’s most beautiful regional areas at one of Australia’s best equine facilities – Bradgate Park, Orange, NSW.

17 February 2014

Thinline Dressage with Altitude CDI3* - Results

The Thinline Dressage with Altitude event has wrapped for another year. The event was warmly greeted by riders and spectators who have praised the efforts of the hardworking organising committee.

A full event report will follow but in the meantime please find results below. An image gallery courtesy of Franz Venhaus is available HERE

Bathurst Saddleworld Novice 2.1

John Potter, Silbermond 70.22%

Lizzie Wilson-Fellows, Lets Jazzabit 68.04%

Tor Van den Berg, Cougar V 68.00%


Amanda Shoobridge, Noble Dancer 71.93%

Dressage NSW Novice 2.2

John Potter, Silbermond 76.00%

Tor Van den Berg, Cougar V 74.14%

Lizzie Wilson-Fellows, Lets Jazzabit 69.43%


Amanda Shoobridge, Noble Dancer 74.57%

Brighton Saddlery Advanced 5.1

Brett Parbery, PPH Zepplin 70.81%

Lisa Martin, First Famous 70.76%

Susan Elekessy, Don Rubin 66.87%

Gidgee Eyes Advanced 5.2

Brett Parbery, PPH Zepplin 70.33%

Susan Elekessy, Don Rubin 67.63%

Kaz Roe, Rattle 'n' Hum 66.10%

Edinburgh Horse Rugs Advanced Freestyle

Susan Elekessy, Don Rubin 73.17%

Lisa Martin, First Famous 70.08%

Kaz Roe, Rattle 'n' Hum 68.67%

Rider's Diary CDI-Y Individual

Victoria Stuckey, Mayfield Be Brave 66.84%

Elisabeth Hulin, Moscow 64.24%

Jasmine Clark, UGQ Gallahad 55.92%

Kennards Hire CDI-Y Individual Freestyle

Victoria Stuckey, Mayfield Be Brave 68.20%

Elisabeth Hulin, Moscow 65.45%

Darlington Stud Prix St Georges CDI

Janina Kletke, Bluefields Floreno 68.32%

Susan Elekessy, Don Rubin 67.53%

Teresa Grills, Ecclesbourne 65.97%

Orange Vet Hospital Intermediate I

Janina Kletke, Bluefields Floreno 67.29%

Teresa Grills, Ecclesbourne 65.47%

Sheridyn Ashwood, Ferrero Chocolate Box 65.42%

Pryde's Easifeed Intermediate I CDI Freestyle

Sheridyn Ashwood, Ferrero Chocolate Box 64.75%

Kathryn Crofts, Snapdragon 64.13%

Danielle Shearer, Riverview Cinderella 63.18%

Equestrian Australia Under 25 Grand Prix CDI

Alexis Hellyer, Waca W 62.79%

Alexis Hellyer, Leandro 60.90%

Megan Bryant, Northern Xanthus III 59.37%

AusWest Seeds Under 25 Grand Prix CDI Freestyle

Alexis Hellyer, Waca W 65.83%

Equestrain NSW Grand Prix CDN

Brett Parbery, DP Weltmieser 67.26%

Gina Montgomery, Roderigo III 64%

Heath Ryan, Johnny Depp 61.52%

Orange Vet Hospital Grand Prix CDN Fresstyle

Gina Montgomery, Roderigo III 68.45%

Heath Ryan, Johnny Depp 64.33%

Megan Bryant, Northern Xanthus III 63.78%

Grand Prix CDI 

Caroline Wagner, Tango V 67.72%

Sue Hearn, Remmington 65.82%

Heath Ryan, Regardez Moi 65.34%

Jilli Cobcroft Grand Prix CDI Freestyle

Caroline Wagner, Tango V 72.73%

Heath Ryan, Regardez Moi 71.98%

Kerry Mack, Mayfield Pzazz 68.67%

Commins Hendricks Solicitors Grand Prix CDN Special

Caroline Wagner, Tango V 67.84%

Heath Ryan, Regardez Moi 67.10%

Sue Hearn, Remmington 65.47%


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