The 2008 CDI-W Melbourne was hosted at the Equitana Australia Fair in Melbourne. Uwe Spenlen (Germany), Alison King (Hong Kong), Helen Hughes-Keen (New Zealand), Mary Seefried (Australia) and Susie Hoevenaars (Australia) officiated at this event. Equitana was an action packed four days. The crowds flooded in to the new venue at Melbourne show grounds despite the schizophrenic weather which included heavy rain, hail, gusty winds and occasional sunshine.
Grand Prix Kur to Music - CDI-W
The Dressage Spectacular on Saturday night was a feast of dressage excellence. The program featured the World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle which was won by Heath Ryan on Dr Margaret Evan's imported Rubinstein stallion, Regardez Moi with 72.65%. The crowd were also treated to Danish Dressage champion, Andreas Helgstrand (2008 Olympic Team Bronze Medallist), who performed a freestyle to music riding Dr. Kerry Mack’s Weltmeyer stallion Whisper. Andreas is also famous for his 2006 World Equestrian Games Freestyle on Blue Hors Matine.
2008 CDI-W Melbourne - 20 - 23 November 2008