Mur'bah dressage champions named

Connie Bookless riding Gymstar One in the Grande Prix Dressage Test.
Connie Bookless riding Gymstar One in the Grande Prix Dressage Test. Judy Cartwright

DRESSAGE championships held at the Murwillumbah Showground at the weekend saw some spectacular performances and picture perfect weather.

The Tweed Valley Equestrian Group held its Official Dressage Championships in a "fantastic weekend of superb combinations of horses and riders competing at seven different levels of dressage," according to a spokeswoman.

The grounds were in top condition and for the first time all four arenas were sand dressed.

The club was complimented from by riders with potted purple (the club's colour) chrysanthemums giving the arenas a special finishing touch.

The Tweed Equestrian Saddlery provided a VIP area on the veranda of the showground building for guests.

"They could sit in comfort on white decorated chairs at white clothed tables with a cuppa or nice glass of wine," said the spokeswoman.

"The atmosphere was in keeping with that of the Olympics and was so special that already next years Official Dressage Championships are in the planning.

"This was quite an education for those wanting to view some high quality dressage and they didn't let the spectators down with onlookers responding with cheers and applause."

As well as local riders a number of well known dressage riders competed.

The winners received prize money and show rugs sponsored by Tweed Equestrian Murwillumbah Saddlery.

Championship results

- Preliminary Champion - Chocolate Box ridden by Sheridyn Ashwood

Reserve Preliminary Champion - Glenview Arran Dancer ridden by Anne McDiarmid

- Novice Champion - Lady Sinatra ridden by Tor Van Den Berge

Reserve Novice Champion - Remi Lady Marmalade ridden by Sheridyn Ashwood

- Elementary Champion - Dornaart ridden by Melisssa Van Den Berge

Reserve Elementary Champion - Lady Sinatra ridden by Tor Van Den Berge

- Medium Champion - Alicat ridden by Gemma Blums

Reserve Medium Champion - Immenhof Landers Gem ridden by Tor Van den Berge

- Advanced Champion - Fairbanks Forever ridden by Jocelyn Park

Reserve Advanced Champion - Immenhof Landers Gem ridden by Tor Van Den Berge

- Small Tour Champion - Apptrak Toska ridden by Lyn Dickson

Reserve Small Tour Champion - Donna Bonnita ridden by Kaz Roe

- Large Tour Champion - Gymstar ridden by Connie Bookless

- Pony Preliminary Champion - Euston Playboy ridden by Nicola Brown

- Pony Novice Champion - Glenormiston Tipper O'Toole ridden by Lyndie Easton

Pony Reserve Novice Champion - Honeywood Mystical Girl ridden by Lyn Muller

- Pony Elementary Champion - Glenormiston Tipper O'Toole ridden by Lyndie Easton

Pony Reserve Elementary Champion - Honeywood Mystical Girl ridden by Lyn Muller

Topics:  dressage equestrian horses murwillumbah showground

Man arrested in front of daughters to do weekend time

Man held in custody as he was refused bail in court.

Man to spend weekend in cell for weapons and drugs charges

NSW selects Tweed as Origin training base

NSW State of Origin coach Laurie Daley announces the new training location at Mantra on the Tweed Shire Coast for next years NRL State of Origin Series .

The NSW Origin squad will train on the Tweed in 2017.

NSW lightly loosens liquor, lockout laws

Critics say the relaxed lockout laws are still too stringent to promote a thriving night life.

Bottle shops will be allowed to stay open until 11pm

Local Partners

How predictable are your Netflix habits?

Stranger Things is taking the world by storm as a new-age nostalgic Sci-Fi Thriller

The new entertainment binging pattern

Kanye West is on the mend now he's back from hospital

Kanye West is more relaxed since returning home from hospital

WATCH: The young Aussie actor playing Barack Obama

A screenshot of the trailer for Barry, a new film from Netflix.

Aussie teen nails Obama's early university years

Boy George named as a coach on The Voice Australia

Iconic pop star Boy George is to appear as a coach on 'The Voice'

The first Baywatch trailer is here, and it's hilarious

From left, Jon Bass, Alex Daddario, Zac Efron, Dwayne Johnson, Kelly Rohrbach, and Ilfenesh Hadera in a scene from the movie Baywatch.

DWAYNE Johnson and Zac Efron star in TV series reboot.

Sir Mick Jagger a dad again at 73

Mick Jagger... dad again at 73

Ageing rocker obviously still getting Satisfaction

Horse haven on big acreage in Murwillumbah

55 Glencoe Road, Murwillumbah

Check out this week's feature property.

INSIDE STORY: The highlights of your $150 million CBD

GRAND PLAN: The highlights of the Ipswich CBD redevelopment and where they will be located.

Work on city heart's radical transformation to begin next year

VOTE IN OUR POLL: Sand mine opponents face serious dilemma

Public meeting for the proposed sand mine at Maroochydore last week.

Coast MP calls on Minister to stop KRA proposal with stroke of a pen

Developer's grand new multi-million dollar estate

NEW ESTATE: This is the only plan revealed by the property developer's new Billabongs Estate in Agnes Water.

DEVELOPER given the go ahead for a massive estate with 149 homes.

Banks reclaim Gladstone homes as job losses bite

LONG FALL: Property experts Heron Todd say, based on key market indicators, Gladstone is still travelling to the bottom of the market, with property prices set to get cheaper.

Property valuers say Gladstone housing market hasn't hit the bottom

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!