The FEI World Dressage Challenge is an International Development Competition supported and organised globally by the FEI. The aim of this Competition is to give the less experienced Dressage riders the opportunity to compete internationally without having to leave their own country.
NZL was proud to win the 2017 FEI World Challenge World team ranking. NZL has competed in this competition every year since it’s inception 37 yrs ago and has won team and individual classifications on a number of occasions.
The 2019 was held in Canterbury on the 5th March.
The weather provided one of the biggest challenges at the Livamol FEI Dressage World Challenge at McLean’s Island
The trot up was held on a glorious autumn Canterbury afternoon but overnight the predicted southerly struck leaving the arenas awash causing some mayhem for the first riders.
Conditions improved slightly for the the team competitors in the afternoon, but the mounted prizegiving was rescheduled to the marquee.
Congratulations to all riders who braved the day, representing NZL both as team and individual competitors
NZL was the first country to compete in the 2019 Challenge so now we wait for results of the other nations
Results Full Results
The Southern Trust WDC FEI Int I
1 – Diane Wallace (Blenheim) Profile
2 – Joy White (Amberley) Gammon Ks
Syncroflex FEI PSG
1 – Karolyn Norton (Christchurch) Larapinta Primadonna
2 – Julie Fraser (Upper Moutere) Arnage Rhumba
3 – Seija Parkkali-Glew (Ashburton) Lodestar
4 – Helen Williamson (Tai Tapu Christchurch) Stoneylea Gay Duchess II
5 – Sarah Hazlewood (Darfield, Canterbury) Showfields Crusader
6 – Philippa McLeod (Pleasant Point, South Island) Astek Ginsling
Livamol WDC Senior II Class
1 – Rebecca McKee (Southland) Solo
2 – Lorraine Ward-Smith (Oamaru, North Otago) Fernlea Diamond Day
3 – Jan Morice (Motueka) Denmark
4 – Janelle Sangster-Ward (Canterbury) Vollrath Liaison
5 – Millie Thompson (Christchurch) Isle of Mystique
6 – Kerryn McLean (Te Anau) Lavetta
Johnson & Couzins WDC Senior I Class
1 – Lucy Cochrane (Christchurch) Gymanji
2 – Nicola Maley (Darfield) Henton Allouette
3 – Marlene Parkinson (Wyndham) Parkridge Luke
4 – Lindsay Colwell (Prebbleton, Christchurch) Che Bello
Exclusively Yours WDC Youth Class
1 – Charlotte Thomas (View Hill, Oxford) Time After Time
2 – Emma Copplestone (Christchurch) Dinky Di Doff
3 – Emma Copplestone (Christchurch) SWE Sandera
NZL Team Score: 228.971
Diane Wallace &Profile, Karolyn Norton & Larapinta Primadonna, Julie Fraser & Arnage Rhumba, Philippa McLeod & Astek Ginsling
(PSG and INT I 5 carry a coefficient of 1.2 applied to the % score to represent the team score