We’ve had a couple of very busy weeks at ‘Werakata Farm’ in the lead up to Melbourne International 3 day event. Starting with Tamworth International event which was Bradgate Park Dantes last cross country event before leaving for Melbourne.
We really enjoy going to AELEC, great facilities, easy parking and one of the few events where you can see almost every fence on the cross country course. It was great to see Tamworth event, like many others this year having a record number of entries.
Dante was his usual reliable self with another great, effortless cross country round to win the CNC 2*.
Dantes younger brother Bradgate Park Bizmark stepped up to EVA 95 finishing in 10th after a very consistent dressage test and like his older brother, is a cross country machine.
Bradgate Park Gus, also brother to Dante and Bizmark completed his second EVA 80 to finish on his dressage score in 2nd place. Gus is by eventing super sire Grafenstolz, we have very high hopes for him.
Our home bred horse ‘Hunky Dory’ aka Henry, who is by Higgins had his first outing in the EVA 80. Coping very well with the atmosphere at Tamworth finishing 6th.
Unfortunately, I didn’t read the qualifications for CCI2* correctly, therefore Bradgate Park Dante will be competing in the CCI1* at Melbourne this week.
Last weekend Bradgate Park Dante and Bradgate Park Fonzie competed at Alexander Park Dressage Clubs official competition. Dante won both his novice tests with scores of 70%. Fonzie won his first elementary test for the day, but unfortunately I was let out unsupervised for the day and missed my time for the second test.
Big thank you to B & S Simpson Blasting and Painting (Brian, Scott, Sandy and Gemma) for putting in our new chest bins before Melbourne, made packing the truck far easier and for the on going servicing and maintenance of the truck.
Once again a big thank you to our sponsors Mitavite and CWD Australia and our wonderful owners John and Bev Healey.