Bundaberg winter dressage championships

Bundaberg Winter Dressage Championships
Annika Croaker riding Ironbark Lodge Abracadabra at the Bundaberg Winter Dressage Championships.

Dressage competitors from Brisbane to Rockhampton floated their horses to Bundaberg on the weekend for the Bundaberg Country Dressage Group (BCDG) Winter Championships.

Group treasurer Susan Draganoff said the day was a huge success with members and visiting competitors alike sharing friendly smiles and competitive spirit.

“A great day was had by all who attended, culminating in a well-attended presentation with both local and visiting competitors taking out the championship titles in the various levels,” Susan said.

Queensland Regional Talent Squad member Claire Wallace congratulated the Bundaberg Country Dressage Group on the welcoming, well-run event and complimented the fantastic grounds at Bundaberg Recreational Precinct.

“What a great show! The facilities at the Bundaberg Showgrounds (Bundaberg Recreational Precinct) rival any equestrian facility in South East Queensland by a mile,” she said.

Claire took out Elementary Champion at the Bundaberg Winter Dressage event with her mare Why Waltz Furst Dance and she encouraged riders from across the state to make the drive to Bundaberg to participate in future competitions at the precinct, the home of Bundaberg dressage.

Council praised for top-quality equestrian facility

Para equestrian competitor and BCDG committee member Annika Croaker praised Bundaberg Regional Council for providing the region with a top-quality equestrian facility.

“The Bundaberg Recreational Precinct offers the local and travelling horse community fantastic facilities with good riding surfaces and large comfortable stables,” Annika said.

“It is important to offer our members and visiting riders with a safe environment to partake in the sport they love and the precinct provides all of this and more.”

“The Bundaberg Country Dressage Group has been a part of the Bundaberg community for over 30 years and is proud to continue to promote the sport of dressage within the region and to riders across Queensland.”

Bundaberg Winter Dressage Championships
Ironbark Lodge Abracadabra, ridden by Annika Croaker, at the Bundaberg Winter Dressage Championships.