DECEMBER 2014

*** MERRY CHRISTMAS ***

I would like to say a big thank you to everyone that has supported my journey and taken such a big interest in my beautiful horses. It really is a pleasure to share this all with you and I hope you have all found a touch of inspiration to believe in yourself, be happy & go for your dreams whether they are horse related or not - anything is possible.

A big hug to my sponsors Hygain, Technyflex, Mobicosa & Ipac
The teams behind these companies work extremely hard throughout the year & have somehow found so much time to support my journey the past 2 years. I wish everyone a much deserved break over the Christmas period and I look forward to working with you all in 2015 x

 

 

 

 

NOVEMBER 2014

Andaluka Elegido "Eddy" performed well at the Berry Dressage Club for a solid win in the Novice 2.2 with 8+ combinations competing. A great effort for a disabled rider competing open at this level and also for a PRE stallion holding his own against the Warmblood's

This was Eddy's second competition competing at novice. We hope to have him campaigned in Elementary/Medium during 2015

1st place 2.2 Novice

 

 

 

 

 

 

OCTOBER 2014

A fantastic time at the Australian Dressage Nationals where Victoria was awarded Reserve Champion FEI Para Grade II.

Prior to the Nationals Victoria & Andaluka Elegido "Eddy" attended the Australian High Performance Squad camp where they had daily lessons with Bjarne Elefsen. Victoria boats this was a very rewarding experience and enjoys training with Bjarne when he attends the HP camps.

Victoria had the chance to discuss plans for her training and competition schedule for next year and 2016. To say we are all excited about Celere's and Victoria's Para debut is an understatement!

GO TEAM!

 

 

 

 

OCTOBER 2014

A successful stopover in the Show ring! - HYGAIN Sponsored Rider Victoria Davies reports:

"Over the long weekend my team and I competed at the AHAA NSW State Championships at SIEC over
an array of disciplines from dressage, hacking, hunter and led. It was a great friendly show & was great to catch up with old friends
as I have not competed at a show for over 7 years!! it's just been all dressage.
We won the Owners group with 3.5yo imported
PRE Andalusian Colt Hanna Poderoso (Sam) and PRE Andalusian stallion Andaluka Elegido "Eddy".

Andaluka Elegido (Eddy) took out the big one of GRAND CHAMPION Led Horse of Show, shown by my partner Michael…and can you believe this was Michael's first ever show running a horse out for led.. amazing job! Eddy carried me to 1st with 69.81% Official 1.2 dressage, 1st Rider 26-40 years, and Champion Hunter Hack - not bad for a para rider!

This was Sam's 3rd outing and 1st time away from home and I can't express how incredibly proud I am at how my 2 stallions behaved - they are true professionals. Sam won Champion Spanish Led Junior Stallion
2nd in 1.1 Dressage and went up against the mature horses to place Reserve Champion Hack… which asked for a flying change which he hadn't done before but did it beautifully!" - Victoria

 

 

 

AUGUST 2014

Training in Portugal!

It was only 2 days after returning from NSW Dressage State Championships that Victoria was on a plane headed for Portugal to spend 3 weeks training with the beautiful Lusitano stallion CELERE.

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CELERE (Imp Portugal)
Estoiro x Noz
Imported Approved Lusitano Stallion
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AUGUST 2014

NSW Dressage State Championships

Victoria & Andaluka Elegido

** NSW DRESSAGE Para Equestrian Grade II Champion 2014
1st Place - 65.54% AKA Quality – Grade II Para Equestrian Team
1st Place - 64.71% AKA Quality – Grade II Para Equestrian Individual
1st Place - 67.75% AKA Quality – Grade II Para Equestrian Freestyle
19th Place - 67.02% Brighton Saddlery - Preliminary 1.2 Championship
27th Place - 63.26% Brighton Saddlery - Preliminary 1.3 Championship

 

 

 

AUGUST 2014

Victoria was awarded

Shoalhaven Sportstar of the Year 2013/2014

for excellence in Equestrian

 

 

 

 

JULY 2014

Shoalhaven Dressage Club 'Training Day'.

THE PERFECT START TO A DRESSAGE CAREER!!!
Big congratulations to HYGAIN Sponsored Rider Victoria Davies and her upcoming star Poderoso.

Poderoso “Sam” is Victoria's 3.5yo imported PRE Andalusian colt who she has owned since he was 8 months old. Sam competed in his first ever dressage test last weekend at Shoalhaven Dressage Club for 1st Place 66.84% out of 6 competitors.

 

 

JUNE 2014

Shoalhaven & Bowral Dressage

ANDALUKA ELEGIDO & VICTORIA DAVIES had a very busy yet successful weekend at both events receiving great comments and fabulous results competing in Open official against some top riders and quality horses. WELL DONE TEAM!

Bowral Dressage

70.65% - 2nd Official 1.3 (2nd out of 24 riders)

67.11% - 5th Official 1.2 (5th out of 19 riders)

 

 

 

 

Shoalhaven Dressage

70.46% - 3rd Official 1.1

66.35% - 3rd Official 1.2

68.52% - 3rd Official 2.1 ( Elegido's first Novice test, 2nd judge scoring 70.93%)

 

 

 

JUNE 2014

Three months ago, Victoria traveled from Australia to Portugal, to find her future dressage-lusitano.

The team took him to the Santarem Fair in Portugal 15th June, to see how he would cope with new arenas, new horses, many people, music, crowds and all the other crazy stuff a competition horse have to handle. He proved himself to be very bold and a crowd favorite!

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CELERE (Imp Portugal)
Estoiro x Noz
Imported Approved Lusitano Stallion
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JUNE 2014

DNSW Clarendon - ANDALUKA ELEGIDO & VICTORIA DAVIES

Official Preliminary 1.2 - 7th with 66.25% This was an open test in a strong field of 24 other competitors.

EA Para II.2 - 1st with 68.59% with one judge scoring 71.25%

 

 

 

JUNE 2014

A big thank you to Victoria's sponsors - HYGAIN for an amazing article. Learn more about Victoria's campaign for 2013 events and training in Portugal.


www.hygain.com.au/power-learning

 

 

 

 

 

 

JUNE 2014

VICTORIA took part in the first NSW PARA EQUESTRIAN JUDGES SEMINAR 1st June 2014. While Victoria is classified as FEI Grade II she was asked to demonstrate a Grade Ib EA Para test. Despite the torrential down pour of rain during their tests Victoria rode very well.

 

 

 

 

MAY 2014

VICTORIA & ANDALUKA ELEGIDO competed official open dressage at SCEC for 2 great wins & scores.

Official 1.1 - 1st place with 68.34% first judge scoring 70.9%.

Official 1.3 - 1st place with 68.8% first judge scoring 72.3%

(4 & 7 entrants in both tests.)

 

 

 

 

 

MARCH 2014

****** A NEW HORSE ******

The stunning Lusitano stallion CELERE was purchased and will stay in Europe. Victoria will continue to travel to Europe to train and compete and take part in qualifying overseas for the Paralympics 2016.

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 2014

"IPAC finance Securities" have come on board as Victoria's new sponsors contributing in funding Victoria's overseas trips.

 

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 2014

Berry Dressage Club - ANDALUKA ELEGIDO

1st 67.72%

3rd 66.02% with 17 riders in each test

 

 

 

 

 

JANUARY 2014

Victoria has been nominated for "Shoalhaven Sportstar of the Year".

ANDALUKA ELEGIDO & VICTORIA winners of the NSW AHAA Open Point Score 2013

 

 

 

JANUARY 2014

ANDALUKA ELEIGODO & VICTORIA competed at the CDI Boneo Park competition. 2 days prior to this event Victoria had a fall and cracked ribs and also a dislocation. The show still went on! They traveled the 14hr long journey to the competition and then a full week of National Squad training. Victoria trained with German coach Ton de Ridder and FEI rider Carolyn Wagner. An amazing event with some great horses and rider competitions.

1st place FEI Grade II Freestyle

5th place FEI Grade II Team Test

2nd place FEI Grade II Individual

 

 

DECEMBER 2013

ANDALUKA ELEGIDO & VICTORIA competed at the Dressage Festival at Werribee which was in conjunction with the International Para Equestrian Qualifier CPEDI 3* 28th November - 1st December.

4 international judges that left great comments 'showing great potential' and 'magnificent horse to look at'

Still recovering from a broken leg Victoria managed to place -

1st Grade II in the Freestyle

2nd in the Grade II Team Test missing out by a micro 0.3% in first place and 4th in the Individual test.

 

 

 

 

OCTOBER 2013

ANDALUKA ELEGIDO & VICTORIA selected for the AUSTRALIAN PARA EQUESTRIAN FUTURES SQUAD after only 10 months under saddle and 7 outings!

This is a first for an PRE horse in Australasia to be selected for a HIGH PERFORMANCE Squad

- WELL DONE.

 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2013

Sadly Victoria broke her leg due to an illness related injury. Having to stay in a medicine boot to heal the break Victoria was still able to train and compete by taking the boot off.

 

ANDALUKA & ELEGIDO also attended the NSW State Championships. This is the first time this event has enabled Para Equestrians events.

1st in all 3 tests!

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2013

CHAMPION PARA EQUESTRIAN Shoalhaven Dressage Club

 

 

 

 

AUGUST 2013

RDA NSW CHAMPIONSHIPS and AHAA OPEN DRESSAGE DAY. ANDALUKA ELEGIDO & VICTORIA -

Grand Champion Grade II

Champion Grade II

AHAA Champion Para Rider

1st place in all 3 tests

 

 

 

JUNE 2013

HYGAIN Feeds have come on board as sponsors!

 

 

 

MAY 2013

ANDALUKA ELEGIDO went out and competed at his first dressage competition only being under saddle 5 months. Lets just say he took it out and made a lasting impression!

1st with 72% (13 riders in test)

2nd with 67.1% , less than 1/2 point from 1st place.

 

 

 

APRIL 2013

Victoria has been away having lessons with Portuguese Olympic rider - GONCALO CARVALHO. Eddy and Victoria had an amazing time, improving their techniques, working on roundness, cadence of movements and softness. "This was defiantly a lifetime experience to work with a rider of his caliber and to have Goncalo ride Eddy... wow breath taking. Eddy was a super star in every way, he looked after me very well & was 100% focused on his work. Best part of the 2 days was when Goncalo said to me "He is a very good horse & you WILL be at Brazil" WOOHOO! all our hard work is paying off!

 

 

 

MARCH 2013

I have started a new FACEBOOK group called "PARA EQUESTRIANS AUSTRALIA" . This group is designed to keep fellow Australian para riders and supporters up to date with events and news. If you would like to join please click here

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 2013

Welcome on board NEW MAJOR SPONSOR " NATURAL HEALTH NZ". Victoria has been using their amazing products "MOBICOSA" for 10 years now and uses TECHNYFLEX on her horses to keep their joints strong and healthy

 

 

 

 

 

JANUARY 2013

Andalusianworld.com has kindly published a great article detailing episodes of Victoria's life - from my horses, disability, family and the journey towards that Paralympic dream.

GREAT ARTICLE ANDALUSIANWORLD.COM Thank you for your on going support!

 

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