The SA Branch of AHAA held the South Australian State Championships at the Lobethal Polocrosse grounds in the beautiful Adelaide Hills on 7th March 2021. Along with the SA Branch Championships, there were classes for other baroque breeds including horses registered as Friesian Warmblood, Lipizzaner, Friesian and the Warlander. There was a variety of entries including best presented, long reining and a variety of led and ridden breed classes. The day also included classes in dressage, hack and fiesta. Congratulations to Helen Coleiro and Namarye Park Shontova for taking out the AHAA SA State Champion Led Andalusian Derivative; Charyse May and Nobel Shadow Jarnica for taking out the AHAA SA State Champion Led Partbred; David May and Brin Tio for taking out the AHAA SA State Champion Led Purebred. The 2021 SA Supreme Champion led was awarded to Charyse May’s Nobel Shadow Jarnica, handled Kirsty Trento. Congratulations are also extended to Patricia Bouncher and Beleigh Marlea for taking out the AHAA SA State Champion ridden Andalusian Derivative; Charyse May and Nobel Shadow Jarnica (ridden by David May) for taking out the AHAA SA State Champion Ridden Partbred; and David May and Brin Tio for taking out the SA State Champion Ridden Purebred Andalusian. The 2021 SA Supreme Champion Ridden was awarded to Charyse May’s Nobel Shadow Jarnica.
The dressage competition was well attended with horses registered with AHAA and classes for the other baroque breeds attending. The AHAA SA State Dressage Champion at each level was awarded to the following horses and riders:
Preparatory - Kirsty Trento on Nobel Shadow Jarnica
Preliminary – Michelle Westley on Majestic Picasso
Novice – Helen Coleiro on Namarye Park Shontava
Congratulations is also extended to the Baroque Dressage Champion Dressage Riders including:
Preparatory – Erin May on Willow Lodge Angas (Friesian Warmblood Horse Association)
Elementary – Renee Jenke on Mystic Shadow Cisas with That (Friesian Warmblood Horse Association)
The day couldn’t have been successful without the support of our sponsors and volunteers. The AHAA SA Branch would like to extend their thank you for all who were a part of helping at this year’s State Show especially our wonderful sponsors who were; Andalusian Horse Association Australasia, Australian Friesian Warmblood Horse Society Inc, Friesian Horse Society Australia, Lipizzaner Association of Australasia, Warlander Horse Association, Adelaide Hills Landscape and Fodder, Tuckers Pet and Produce, El Talentos Andalusian & Spanish Horse Stud, GLS Consulting, Mighty Farm Equine, Nicker Knots, On the Pulse Equine, Brin Farm Andalusians, Horseland and Apollo Equine Massage Therapy.