MACEDON RANGES DRESSAGE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS - 18th April 2021
The early Sunday morning start heralded perfect conditions for those who had committed to the drive to Werribee Park National Equestrian Centre for the MRDC Championships.
WPNEC looked a treat. Covid Plan and QR Codes in place. All Sand and Wax arenas manicured. Appropriate warmup arenas in each zone to provide riders with the necessary room to maximize their warmup opportunity.
Nominate listed 223 tests had been entered -19 classes ranging from Restricted Preliminary up to Grand Prix!. This volume of entries required 14 expert and generous Judges (some who judged multiple levels). And so began the day - first class commenced at 8.30 am.
However, the countless hours of planning and organizing such an Epic Event commenced many months prior.
Joan OReilly lead this Event with her usual style and expertise - her knowledge and commitment to EV Dressage is immeasurable.
Bryony Guisti coordinated the Volunteers in the leadup and throughout the day in a seamless fashion. An amazing array of food prepared by members and the Olive Tree Hotel, Sunbury kept the energy levels high as the village of Judges, Pencillers, Gear checkers, First Aiders, Office Support, Gate Marshalls and Supporters refuelled.
Thank you to each and every one of you who embraced the chance to give back to our Club. No task was small-all roles helped make a successful day.
Results can be found on nominate.com.au
Many thanks to our wonderful Sponsors who contributed to lots of smiles.
Our Official Photographer Equine Images Victoria (PSG winner)-Katrina Bolmat and Holland Bend Weltlich.
Macedon Ranges Equine Therapy Award (MRDC member with highest percentage)-Grace Riddell and Just Victor.
Banana Feeds Australia
Gisborne Veterinary Clinic
Perrys Stockfeed and Saddlery
The Riders, WPNEC Venue, the Judges, the Sponsors, the Volunteers and Supporters, the family members who stayed at home to care for what we weren’t there for...much appreciated!