CZ grade 3 dressage team
CZ riders bring home satin from the PCV State Dressage and Showjumping Champs. March 3/4.
The grade 3 team were:
Alexandra Banner, riding Burren-Dah Melrose, Madeleine Manton, riding Wyan Mercedes and Emma Fanning riding King Jester
They were the first to finish on the Saturday and they placed 6th, with Madeleine Manton placing 1st in her section. Madeleine and Alexandra couldn't stay for the presentations due to a very early start next morning, so Ellen proudly received the team sashes.
The grade 2 team were:
Ellie Schooling, riding Malakai Messenger, Harper Hamilton-Grutzner, riding Destination Unknown and Isobel Moras, riding Viewbank Bossy Boots.
The grade 2 team placed 5th but they didn't stay for the presentations either. Club delegates can collect their sashes at the April zone meeting.
Grade 1 dressage was an individual competition and CZ was represented by 5 riders:
Jayde Kirkham, riding Thamesbourne Sunsprite, was placed 2nd and 7th in the two tests, coming 5th overall.
The other grade 1 riders were Olivia Gillespie, riding Cherishwood Dream On, Anna Gurnett, riding Raspond, J'Aimee Mallon, riding Irish Gem and Phillipa Rushford, riding Winston Halo.
Our only B grade rider, Adriana Boyle, sadly had to scratch due to her horse becoming ill.
The C grade SJ team was: Matilda Hay, riding Tapu Heir Apparnt, Leilani Justice, riding Miss Amity, J'Aimee Mallon, riding Irish Gem and Ellen Fanning, riding King Jester. J'aimee and Ellen showed their versatility by competing in both the dressage on Saturday and the showjumping on Sunday. The team placed 6th overall. Ellen won the 2-round championship.
Leilani, Ellen and J'Aimee proudly wearing their 6th sashes.