SPH at Sydney CDI 2016

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.

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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!