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EQ Life April magazine: The stars shine at DJWTS

The Interpath 4CYTE Grand Prix Freestyle had John Thompson and JHT Chemistry dancing their way to first with 75.195%. © Simon Scully

The Interpath 4CYTE Grand Prix Freestyle had John Thompson and JHT Chemistry dancing their way to first with 75.195%. © Simon Scully

 

The Stars Shine at DJWTS

By Dana Krause

The return of Dressage & Jumping with the Stars (DJWTS) after a forced year off had riders, judges and spectators alike jumping for joy so much that they could have been ‘dancing with the stars’ they were so excited.

After being forced to cancel the 2020 PSI DJWTS due to Covid-19, the 2021 event at Werribee Park National Equestrian Centre was highly anticipated and did not disappoint. With scores as high as 89.90%, the community was treated to world-class entertainment and fierce competition across all levels.

Werribee Park turned on three days of practically perfect weather to showcase the nation’s Olympic combinations as well as the up-and-coming young horses and hopefuls who represent an exciting future for the sport in Australia.

Maree Tomkinson and Susan Gorst’s stunning Imagine II was crowned champion four-year-old. With a perfect 10.0 for canter and 9.5 for perspective in the second round, breathtaking does not really do justice for this mare. Together Maree and her super mare Imagine II brought records at DJWTS with a total score of 89.9%. Imagine II is by Ibiza out of St Moritz and bred by Johannes Westendarp in Germany; her cadence and elasticity throughout all her work cements her as a very promising horse, and with Grand Prix rider Maree Tomkinson taking the reins, this will be an exciting combination to follow….

 

Read the full article here in the April issue of Equestrian Life!

 

 

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