Day one of Dunstan Horse Feeds Dressage for Denmark started on a wet and gloomy Taupo day with the arrival inspection for the CDI and CDIY horses and arena familiarization

But the behind the scenes team has been hard at work and the indoor stadium is looking fabulous as the  horses came in n for the first arena familiarization followed by the Trot up

This is an all important event as our Grand Prix riders look towards the World Championships in Herning in early August. 

Sadly two of the combinations who were looking to get get their first FEI qualifying score of 66%,  Vanessa Way’s NSC Andreas and Wendi Williamson’s Don Vito MH have both been withdrawn. Lucarne Dolley’s Ardmore is also a non starter leaving just five combinations to contest the CDI Grand Prix. Te Aroha’s Gaylene Lennard and the super talented Jax Johnson are still in contention with a plan to possibly head to the Sydney CDI at the end of April for a further qualifying chance. 

The One Black Horse paperless scoring system will be used in conjunction with the live stream to enable the FEI Judges Supervisory panel of David Hunt (GBR) and Mary Seefried (AUS) to validate the marks of all NZL FEI  judge panel to determine if any NZL combinations are awarded the FEI qualifying standard. Watch the results live here for the CDIY, the CDN Grand Prix and the CDI 3* Grand Prix on Thursday

The event will be livestreamed from 9am until  close of competition at approx 4pm on Thursday  Link  to Live Stream

Results and start order for all Thursday and Friday classes can be found on Evo Event