Young Horse

Young Horse Finals 2013

As well as elite riders and experienced horses, exciting new talent will feature in the Sydney CDI NSW Young Dressage Horse Championships.

2022 Kohnke’s Own NSW Young Dressage Horse Championships

The NSW Young Dressage Horse Championships held in conjunction with the 2022 Sydney CDI comprises a qualifying round and a second round. The winner and runner-up in each age group in Round 2 will go into the third round to determine the winner in each age group.

The First Round: Horses are ridden in groups in the arena at the same time. There is a set pattern of movements for the horses to perform and the workout is commanded (called). Two judges sitting together will discuss and arrive at a final score for each horse. The top ten horses go forward to the second round.

The Second Round: Each of the horses in this round is allocated a time where they perform a set dressage test. This test is more difficult than the one ridden in the first round. The judges again sit together and discuss the horses’ performance and a score is given for each horse. The score in Round 2 determines the three finalists for Round 3.

Final Round: The winner and runner up from each age category in the second round will be eligible.

The horses will ride in front of a panel of judges on Saturday afternoon to determine the winner of each age group.  

Ponies: All ponies in the second round will be judged by the same panel of judges.  The highest scoring pony across all age groups in round 2 will be the overall Pony Champion. In the case of tie for Pony Champion, the pony with the highest combined score in rounds 1 and 2 will be the winner. If the result is still tied, the pony with the highest score for general impression will be the winner.

The highest scoring pony across all age groups in round 2 will be the overall Pony Champion

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