Boneo Park Equestrian Centre
Autumn Dressage Championships
March 17 & 18 2012
In the best of Melbourne's most beautiful seasonal conditions, the 2012 Autumn Championships at Boneo Park were a great success and enjoyed by both competitors and spectators alike. This wonderful venue drew dressage enthusiasts from far afield and NSW competitor Denise Rogan claimed the Elementary Championships with her very successful and beautifully educated bay, Virtual 1. Denise also walked away with the Prelim Championship riding the stunning black gelding Make A Wish - I agree completely that if one was making a wish for the perfect horse, he would be the image that would come to mind!
Denise also placed in the Medium events with Virtual 1 and travelled down from NSW with friend and coach Roger Fitzhardinge who had a good weekend with his exciting chestnut Amerigo, Roger also stepped in to judge as well. The two friends are in Victoria making their way to Werribee Park this coming week to be part of Dressage & Jumping with the Stars.
The hostess with the "mostess" - Fiona McNaught won the Grand Prix Special and placed second in the Grand Prix on her powerful and imposing import Ostra. Caroline Wagner won the Grand Prix on the Jazz gelding Tango V - formerly ridden by Mary Hanna, who is now based in the UK to be part of the European Olympic qualifiers.
Judy Smith had a good weekend with her delightful imported mare Duchess - she is so elegant and it is nice to see them reaping the rewards for hard work and dedication. Congratulations to everyone who helped to make this event a great success and well done to all of the successful competitors.
Boneo Park have put in fantastic world class facilities and run clinics with the best international and local trainers, competitions, training days, holiday activities and now also have a number of beautiful horses for sale including some imports which have been brought into the country specifically to meet a growing demand for correctly started competition horses that enable a less experienced 'trainer' to step on board and into the competition ring. Follow the link to the Boneo Park web site and make contact with the staff.
Denise and Virtual 1 when they took the Novice Championship at
the 2012 Boneo Park Equestrian Festival - great progress.
Fiona McNaught and the amazing Ostra
Denise Rogan and her lovely Prelim Champion Just One Wish
competing at Riddells Creek at the end of January 2012.
Winner of the Pony Preliminary was Sharyn McCombe and the
delightful and talented pony mare Yarramee Fancy Pants -
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