Emirates Equestrian Centre Hosts 2015 Dubai Dressage Championship

The finale of the UAE dressage season, the Dubai Dressage Championship, concluded this week at Emirates Equestrian Centre.

The country’s top dressage talent competed across six levels, Preliminary, Novice, Elementary, Medium, Advanced Medium and Advanced.

Four riders in each category qualified throughout the season for the two-day competition, which consisted of a standard test on day one followed by dressage to music for novice to advanced levels on day two.

Cristina Calin-Thompson riding Reem Alabbar’s Landor’s Filou claimed top honours in the Advanced level with a 63.67 per cent score. Diane Breeze riding her own Bellissimo Vita landed the Advanced Medium class with 66.75 per cent. Full results can be found below.

This week also saw Emirates Equestrian Centre recognise the competitors from the facility’s Training Show League in both dressage and show jumping. Sponsored by FBH Stables, the prize giving featured an award for the Most Improved Rider on a private horse and Most Improved Rider on a riding school horse for the 2014/2015 competition season.

League winner in dressage was Jazz Inaya Hamilton with Cloigen Fair Tulip, while the runner-up was Amy Kibby with Chloe Dazzler.

The jumping winner was Axelle Talma with her mount Justicier De Laubel and runner up, Isabelle Odenbach on Corfu.

Most Improved Rider on a private horse was Antonia Murach and EEC’S Most Improved Rider on a Riding School horse was Lou Moreau.

Emirates Equestrian Centre General Manager, Paul McAuley said: “The EEC prides itself on encouraging all standards of rider from grass roots to advanced and this can be seen in the varied events on our calendar.

“We have been treated to some really great dressage performances as part of the Dubai Dressage Championship and we acknowledge all the commitment and hard work of UAE-based riders in getting ready for a high-profile event like this.

“We would like to extend a sincere thank you to Mr Ali Bin Hamoodah of FBH Stables for the support of the Training Show League and to all our competitors, staff and officials, owners, grooms, and guests for joining us through the season here at EEC, and we look forward to welcoming you back for our 2015/2016 season.”

RESULTS – 2015 DUBAI DRESSAGE CHAMPIONSHIP

Preliminary Juniors
1st – Isabelle Odenbach / Corfu / EEC / 65.95%
2nd – Jazz Hamilton / Cloigen Tulip / EEC / 64.74%
3rd – Ciara Corroon / MayFlower / Desert Palm / 60.43%

Preliminary Seniors
1st -Vicky Duke / Rubenstein Encore / Desert Palm / 68.02%
2nd- Joanne Wilkinson / Kinnitty 500 / EEC / 66.03%
3rd – Liisa Kirkwood / Vlip Van Greitjen N/ EEC / 64.91%
4th – Rogier Prins/ Domenika / EEC / 61.81%

NOVICE (UAE NOVICE 4 AND UAE NOVICE FREESTYLE TO MUSIC)
1st – Jennifer Forde / Riu / EEC / 67.39%
2nd – Amanda Kibby / Quiper D’Anjou / EEC / 62.92%
3rd – Noah Vera Rabal / Mutteaa W’rsan / W’rsan Stable / 62.25%
4th – Ibrahim Lamhirich / Daamazat W’rsan / W’rsan Stable / 61.08%

ELEMENTARY (UAE ELEMENTARY 4 AND UAE ELEM.FREESTYLE TO MUSIC)
1st – Caroline Todler / Salue This / W’rsan Stable / 67.05%
2nd – Denise Vertigen / Kipling / EEC / 64.39%
3rd – Liza Bagley / La Filippa / EEC / 62.30%

MEDIUM (FEI IND PONY TEST AND UAE MEDIUM FREESTYLE TO MUSIC)
1st – Line Moen / Al Khattar W’rsan / W’rsan Stable / 68.75%
2nd – Sarah Khairallah / Flagmounts Cracker Jack /EEC /64.66%
3rd – Julie Arnup / Sweet Clementine /EEC / 64.07%
4th – Courtney Delport / Marchioness / EEC / 60.97%

ADVANCED MEDIUM (FEI IND JUN TEST AND FEI JUNIOR FREESTYLE TO MUSIC)
1st – Diane Breeze / Bellissimo Vita/ Diane Breeze/66.75%
2nd – Tracy Wyngard-Gill /Erkan / EEC /64.77%
3rd – Amanda Brewer / Vitorioso / DPEC / 64.76%

ADVANCED (FEI PSG AND FEI FREESTYLE TEST,YOUNG RIDER)
1st – Cristina Calin-Thompson /Landor’s Filou / Reem Al Abbar Stable /63.67%
2nd – Lauren Hattin /Averreos III / EEC / 60.60%
3rd – Sarah Smit / Nelson / Elite Rangers / 28.60%