Saffron Performance Horses at Sydney CDI 2016
From the 7th-9th Sydney International Equestrian Center was host to the prestigious Sydney CDI. Saffron Performance Horses were sponsors of the 4 year old and 6 year old young horse championships with our very own SPH Renaissance winning the 5 year old championship! This time last year she also won the 4 year old championship, can she win all three championship next year just like the famous SPH Dante did before her?
The first round of the 5 year old championship saw SPH Renaissance get a lovely score of 87.20 from the judges with a 9.0 for walk and 9.0 for submission. Although it was a gloomy day our beautiful Bella was shining.
After the second round Bella was still 1st with a score of 83.40 with a 8.5 for both walk and canter.
The young horse finals on the last day of the CDI were held in the indoor arena which provided lots of atmosphere and excitement. Bella was a star and took it all under her wing to take out the 5 year old champion! She was scored 8.0 from the judges, 8.8 for ridability from guest rider Melanie Schmerglatt and an overall score of 8.4!
Winners of the Saffron Performance Horses 4 year old championship were Nureyev ridden by Daniella Dierks and the 6 year old championship was awarded to Gordon Pratt aboard Bloomers Simply the Best.
Sydney CDI is always a wonderful and enjoyable event to attend with its many trade stalls and facilities, we can’t wait to go back next year to see if Bella can win the trifecta!