ONLINE Dressage has been growing in popularity within Ireland and abroad and continues to thrive. 2020 brought Dressage at Home and International so many successes for riders at all levels, from in-hand, Lead Rein, up to advanced levels and Freestyle. But what tops it all is when so many riders battle against lockdown blues and the winter weather to achieve so many personal bests!
Dressage at Home and International opened 2021 with their New Year dressage show on Saturday, January 16. They had riders from all over and the highlight of the show had to be seeing so many younger riders in the Lead Rein class… Everyone knows the Grass Roots riders are a force to be reckoned with! They show everyone how it’s done. The company welcomed a number of new riders trying online dressage for the first time and it was lovely to see so many of the regular riders back again!
Company owner and dressage judge, Emma Hobson, comments: “It has not been easy with the frost and time of year, so huge applause to all of the riders who got out and headed up that centre line! All of the riders illustrated such determination, skill and positivity. It was lovely to see such amazing riders doing what they love in these times! All of the riders that ventured up the A-C line today did a great job and seemed to be really enjoying it!”
All of the riders were delighted with their results. It is clear to see that 2020 was an outstanding success for the company and 2021 is looking to be even better. Dressage at Home would like to congratulate all its riders on their achievements and look forward to seeing many more successes to be celebrated this year.
Thank you also to the scorers and scribes for all of their help.
More information can be found on the Facebook page and an exciting new league has been announced this week, starting on Saturday, February 6. Week two: Saturday, February 20; week three: Saturday, March 6; week four: Saturday, March 20; week five: Saturday, April 3; week six (FINAL): Saturday, April 17.
Saturday, January 16
New Year Dressage Show
Ring One – Lead Rein: 1) Hannah McCammond, Lacey 70; 2) Lizzy Taylor, Johnny 69.57; 3) Lucy Van Es, Zara 68.04.
Ring Two – Introductory: 1) Nicole Lawther, Lyra 77; 2) Natasha Gilchrist, Charlie 69; 3) Jo McKelvie, Peri 68.33; 4) Natasha Gilchrist, Indi 68; 5) Joanna Tarasewicz, Prince Harry Trotter 67.33; 5) Chrissie Watson, Sam 67.33; 6) Claudia Mainwaring, Jumpingdale Lucy 67; 7) Mary Ambrose, Ginge 65.67.
Ring Three – Newcomers Preliminary: 1) Cate O’Neill, Shanaghan Grace 74.4; 2) Sandra McKinney, Harley 70.6; 3) Katariina Kukko, Isla 67.6.
Ring Four – Preliminary: 1) Evie Mullan, Mike 75.6; 2) Norin Taylor, Bess 74.6; 3) Sandra McKinney, Rocky 73.4; 4) Emma Brown, Tullys Tina 71.4; 5) Charlotte Moore, Tully Valley 66.6; 6) Ciara Manwaring, Spot of Colour Romeo 66.4 (c27.5); 7) Vicky McAleese, Chicago Warrior 66.4 (c26.5); 8) Sally Mullan, Frankie 66.2; 9) Katie Clarke, Sue 63.
Ring Five – Novice: 1) Victoria McCandless, Koolstyle 65.18.
Ring Six – Elementary: 1) Julie Dauncey, Summer 65.74.
Ring Eight – Freestyle: 1) Victoria McCandless Koolstyle 71.39.
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