ABOUT THE EVENT
In 2019 classes at every level will be offered for riders up to 25 years of age. Championships from Preliminary (first level test) to Grand Prix (highest level test) along with Freestyles to Music, and for some fun, a Pas de Deux in costume.
There will be a select Trade Village, a welcome BBQ and a Sponsor Appreciation get-to-together with four days of intense competition. Historically many successful young riders have made the transition to senior ranks developing talent and confidence through competing at their own Championships. The Victorian Championships regularly attracts many interstate riders who do battle with their Victorian counterparts for champion team honours. There will be riders who are on National and State Squads, including some riders who have a World Ranking.
This is a wonderful opportunity for a ten year old Preliminary rider to share the arena with our top Australian Young Riders – a golden chance and a “dare to dream” moment for many.
The event is supported by parents together with established sponsors, and in 2019 we also welcome new sponsors who can see the future of our sport is vested in these talented youngsters.
The history of the event is also mirrored in the many perpetual trophies, with emotive memorial trophies for young riders Briana Judge& Tayla Farley, tragically lost to us while pursuing their dream. Talented and much loved horses are also celebrated with perpetual trophies and one very lucky young rider will go home with a valuable piece of hand made jewellery to reward their talent and hard work.