Another beautiful Autumn Sunday in Canberra saw a number of the #TeamGP
crew head out to the ACT Dilutes Show, much excitement surrounded this event, its always fun to get dressed up and try new show jackets or put on fancy browbands.
The morning temperature was much more accommodating to the early start with a balmy 2 degrees by 7:30am. There was a real buzz to the event with team members racing from class to class returning with ribbons and rosettes.
Some of our junior riders participated in the beginner ring and what a wonderful place to start. An enclosed environment helped assure the participants and really allowed them to start gaining confidence. Before long lots of smiles and laughter was seen and heard amongst the group.
Congratulations to all our Gooromon Park riders;
Sarah Thomson ventured out with beautiful Squire for the second weekend in a row, they really started building confidence and rode beautifully to place highly in all their classes including bringing home the following broad sashes Champion Ridden Coloured Breed, Reserve Champion Hack and Rider in the beginner ring.
Rebakah took her little man Stolly and had a wonderful day really excelling and mastering his sometimes-independent thinking. Great job Rebekah!
Annabelle and Nicholas were fortunate enough to take GP Bundy, they did a great job at their first show in the beginner’s ring, with Nicholas winning his rider class amongst a large field.
Amanda took the lovely Furstine and Brierley Selby to experience something a little different than the Dressage. The day brought about some lovely highlights including winning the Supreme Champion Ridden Large Breed and Champion Led Hack.
It’s always lovely to see the GP extended family out and about and it was no exception this weekend, seeing Rachel with FurstinElle and Isobel with Law looking stunning!
This time it was also great to see Anastasia Lewis and Cohen Parry amongst it all, who are some of our regular weekly riding school students. Well done to Anastasia who cleaned up in the beginner ring bringing home Champion Tiny Tot rider and Cohen winning his open boy’s rider class, to name only a few of their accolades.
Huge thank you to the Dilutes Australia – NSW & ACT Branch
for running such a fun event, we are so lucky in Canberra to be working through the pandemic in a way that enables us all to continue to participate in events that nourish our horsey souls.