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Hickstead Dressage Masters

Published 30/07/2015

The opportunity given to Irish riders to compete in The Hickstead Dressage Masters by having a Qualifier at our Winter Championships in Cavan is one not to be missed . It motivates riders to up their game and exposes them to a whole new level of competition and invariably raises the standard of Irish Dressage . Dane Rawlins led his of volunteers to deliver a very welcoming , efficient and friendly show .

Leinster members , Tara Hayes , Roisin Winters , Belinda Brereton and Marguerite Mc Sweeney all competed . Roisin Winters on the lovely chestnut Ros Royal Velvet on their first time competing abroad at a dressage competition of this scale put in a very balanced and flowing novice test . Her pony appeared to take it all in his stride , and undoubtedly the experience will stand to develop their confidence and partnership going forward .

Tara Hayes riding Bantiss Holy Joe won the Preliminary championship on a score of 70.96% and in doing so got her photo and a write up in The Horse and Hound . The 13 year old is following in her grandfathers Seamus Hayes footsteps as he won the Hickstead Derby in 1961 . Thus making the win all the more special . Tara also competed in the Novice Championship with only a short break between tests but still managed a score of 67.13% to place 10th .

Marguerite Mc Sweeney riding the 6year old Flagranti also competed in the Novice Championship , even though it was a consistent test , the unscheduled toilet break in the walk movement was costly , however despite this the pair finished 12th out of 25 starters on a score of 66.67% . In the Elementary Championship they were drawn 1st of the 23 horses in the class . Their positive start to the class gained them a 70.09% which was enough to secure 5th place overall and earn them a place in the prize giving .

Belinda Breretons preparations for the Masters was interrupted due to a close family member becoming ill just days before the start of the competition . However she still managed to compete her 8 year old Captain Negro in the Advanced Medium at the masters to place 11th on a score of 66.4% and in only their 4th ever Prix St. Georges they earned a 65.23% to place 13th in a vey strong class . This combination are having a great run of form as they were also placed in the Advanced mediumat the Sommerford Premier League some weeks earlier .

—Marguerite McSweeney

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