For horses and ponies competing in their first year of EA Competitive Dressage (3rd September 2021 to 17th October 2022)
The Penny Hill Park Stud Dressage Rising Star Award is for horses and ponies competing in their First year of EA Competitive Dressage (3rd September 2021 to 17th October 2022)
· The rider of the horse or pony must be a current Competitor Senior or Competitor Junior member of EWA. · Qualifications must only be achieved by one horse/pony and rider combination. The same combination must compete in the Final. · A rider and or Horse/Pony cannot compete in the final twice. · Qualifications must be achieved in Competitive graded Dressage competitions in the qualifying period. · Horses and ponies must be registered with EWA and hold a current Dressage Competition License. · A horse/pony must complete their first Competitive competition during the qualifying period. · Hors Concours (HC) scores will not be accepted. · At least two of the scores must be from Novice Dressage tests. · The 15 highest horse and pony qualifiers will be selected for the Finals. If more than 15 qualify, the 15 finalists will be selected by calculating their 4 best aggregate scores. In the event of a tie in qualifying, the additional horse/pony will be eligible to compete. · Where an eligible combination is unable to compete in the Final, the next highest qualifying combination on the list will be eligible to compete. · Final will be late November 2022. · The winner will be awarded an embroidered rug and a trophy. All finalists will receive rosettes/sashes.
2021 Results The 2021 Penny Hill Park Rising Star Award is Western Australia’s greatest showcase of up and coming talent in the State. Proudly sponsored by Penny Hill Park Stud, the event invites combinations in their first year of competitive dressage to compete together for the coveted title: Penny Hill Park Stud Rising Star. Given the disruption caused by COVID during 2020, resulting in 5 months without competition at the peak of the season, combinations were provided 2 years to qualify for the event. This resulted in 18 horses (rather than the standard 15 horses) and 16 ponies qualifying for the event. 6 ponies and 13 horses competed at the event on 3 October 2021 in the International Area at the State Equestrian Centre. Beautiful novice tests were showcased throughout the day, judged by Zoe Harrison, Elaine Greene and Gill Botten.
Top placings were as follows: HORSES: Hyde Park Lafayette - Kristy Zabaznow Revelwood Showcase - Bella Robson Saphira - Sara Thean PONIES: TRAPALANDA DOWNS RHONDA - Lauren King Champagne Le Chambord - Louise Curulli Limestone Park Good as Gold - Matilda Agnew A huge thank you to event organiser, Jamie Bawden for the many hours that go behind this event. Thank you also to the judges, stewards and volunteers who make this event possible. Thank you to the excellent photographer, Jessika Ryymin from Meimipix. Finally, thank you to Michelle James from Penny Hill Park Stud for your ongoing support for this event.
Below, Michelle James from Penny Hill Park Stud with Kristy Zabaznow on Hyde Park Lafayette (left) & Lauren King on Trapalanda Downs Rhonda. Images courtesy of Jessika Ryymin.
Horse: Hollands Bend Franceska - ridden and owned by Bella Robson and Beth King
Pony: Andelain Lord Gavarenth - ridden and owned by Nicole Zilko
Horse: Delon Park Odin De Luxe ridden by Samantha Barridge Pony: Mira Count Ya Blessings ridden by Shania Benbow
Horse: Royal Magic ridden by Elissa Forbes Pony: Imperial Prince - ridden by Jade McNaught
Horse: Penny Hill Park Veritas - Owned by Michelle James and ridden by Emma Hayward Pony: Windy Hill Bianca - Owned by Rachel de Mamiel and ridden by Kelly Genge
Horse: Furst Fabiano - Owned and ridden by Kerry Day Pony: Kings Town Gwyneth - Owned and ridden by Lauren King