All equestrian eyes on Dardanup

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Henty Riding Club member Karen Spice will be one of the rider’s to watch at this weekend’s Bridgetown Timber Treaters Henty Winter Championships.
Camera IconHenty Riding Club member Karen Spice will be one of the rider’s to watch at this weekend’s Bridgetown Timber Treaters Henty Winter Championships.

The Dardanup Equestrian Centre will host one of the biggest dressage events in regional Australia, when the Bridgetown Timber Treaters Henty Winter Championships competition begins this weekend.

From tomorrow until Sunday, more than 100 riders from across WA will attend the event run by the Henty Riding Club, which will also feature two international-level dressage judges.

Club president Jacky Ynema said the club was thrilled by the number of people set to attend.

“We filled all the entry spots for this year’s competition,” she said.

“It is our annual event and the biggest on the calendar.”

Plenty of South West riders will be represented, while some of the top level riders from WA will head south to compete.

Queensland judge Mary Siegfried and Victorian judge Jane Ventura bring with them a wealth of knowledge and international experience, having officiated through Europe and at the Olympics and the World Equestrian Games.

Ynema said the club’s members hoped the event grew every year and they wanted to show why they won the Equestrian Western Australia Club of the Year Award in 2017.

“We have the top facilities in Western Australia,” she said.

Ynema said she wanted to have a reputation as the club to come to in WA for international and Australian riders.

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