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Lyndal Oatley and Sandro Boy. © Rui Pedro Godinho

Lyndal Oatley and Sandro Boy

© Rui Pedro Godinho


Equestrian Life’s Virtual Dressage Competitions are back in full swing! With limitations on events across the country, Equestrian Life is giving riders the opportunity to continue competing via the wonders of the web, in the comfort of their own arena! There are also some wonderful prizes available to those that place first and second, in each of the five classes, a special prize for the best presented, as well as some major series prizes, up for grabs as well! 

Those that enter into the competition will receive insightful and useful feedback from dressage expert, Roger Fitzhardinge, and will also receive their scoresheet and submitted video with all of Roger’s comments and feedback in the background. The video and the scoresheet will be sent directly to the competitors, making it a fantastic training tool, which can be utilised multiple times! 

Once the entries have officially closed, and all of the footage has been received, Equestrian Life will stream the tests via Equestrian Life’s Facebook and Live TV page, with Roger’s comments and judging carries out in ‘real-time’, as the stream goes live! Competitors are also welcome to have their tests judged as ‘feedback only’, meaning their test won’t feature on the live stream, but don’t worry, these riders will still receive their score sheet back with Roger Fitzhardinge’s comments and feedback!

Below are the deadline dates for the three legs in the Virtual Spring Dressage Series!

  • October Competition - Entries close on the 11th of October (Spring Series Leg 1) COMPLETED
  • November Competition - Entries close on the 6th of November (Spring Series Leg 2)
  • December Competition - Entries close on the 6th of December (Spring Series Leg 3)

Virtual Spring Dressage Series Prizes! 

First place prize - RB Sellars

The winner of each of the five classes of each leg, will receive a $100 gift voucher to RB Sellars! RB Sellars is a proudly Australian owned business, that stocks a fantastic range of casual, corporate and workwear for the whole family.


RB Sellars


Second place prize - Stride Equestrian

The reserve-champion of each of the five classes of each leg will receive a $50 gift voucher to Stride Equestrian! Stride Equestrian is the brainchild of young Australian Equestrians who were tired of seeing the same brands everywhere. The team at Stride Equestrian wanted to bring new and exciting labels to their riders, that are stylish, practical and unique. Stride Equestrian’s brands are specialised for equestrians, but are designed to fit into all aspects of daily life.


Stride Equestrian © Stride Equestrian Facebook page

Look your best in Stride Equestrian!

© Stride Equestrian Facebook page


You can check out their incredible range here! 

Polished look combination - Boutique Equines 

At the end of each leg, Boutique Equines will be awarding a particularly polished combination, with an SD Design Polished Look Package, which is valued at $200! This package contains SD Deign hair accessories, as well as an SD Design Mystery belt and matching spur straps! Our judge, Roger Fitzhardinge, will award this prize, which will be awarded at the end of each leg of the Virtual Spring Series. 


Boutique Equines SD Design pack!

SD Design Polished Look Package, valued at $200! 

© Boutique Equines


There will also be an overall series prize, which consists of a $250 gift voucher to Boutique Equines' fabulous online store. This will be awarded to a combination that has looked tremendously well presented over all three legs in the Virtual Spring Series. Roger Fitzhardinge will shortlist combinations who have looked well presented, over the duration of the series. The ultimate winner will be selected by a poll vote by the Equestrian Life Facebook community, so before filming your test, make sure you look your best!

Don’t forget to take a photo of yourself in your polished outfit, as we may need to use the photo for the poll vote at the end of the series! 

Take a look at Boutique Equines' website here!

Series prizes 

*Please note that competitors must enter into at least two, out of the three legs in the series, to be eligible for these prizes!

Weekend Getaway for Two

The winner of this prize will have the opportunity to visit the Tannery, which is a gorgeous Bed and Breakfast in Mudgee, New South Wales, for two nights! This lovely holiday includes breakfast, wine and a private wine tasting at Craigmoor!

This prize, which is valued at over $500 can be easily be expanded to accommodate two other people at the Bed and Breakfast, for an extra $200.

This prize will be awarded to a rider who shows great ability, and who has a thorough understanding of the dressage principles. Roger Fitzhardinge will select three riders, who he believes have shown this throughout the Series. The videos of these three selected riders, will be sent to Australian Olympic dressage star, Lyndal Oatley, who will then pick the ultimate winner, after viewing all three tests. 

The winner of the Virtual Winter Dressage Series was awarded to Belinda Van Berkel. You can view the video announcement from Lyndal Oatley here! 

Lunch for Two

This wonderful prize will be awarded to a combination that has the most potential to climb the grades to Grand Prix. The lucky recipient will have the opportunity to have a gorgeous lunch with one other person at the Deckhouse at Woolwich, as well as a tour of WOX11

A Mixed Dozen Box of Wine

This prize will be awarded to the combination that has shown a considerable amount of improvement, over the course of the Virtual Winter Series. 

Enter into Equestrian Life’s Virtual Spring Dressage Series to receive insightful feedback, and for your chance to win some of these amazing prizes! 

Vouchers to Tristan Tucker’s TRTmethod


The winners of each of the five classes in the second leg of the Virtual Spring Dressage Series (the November leg), will receive a free ticket to Tristan Tucker’s TRTmethod seminar. This fantastic worldwide seminar, which commences on the 28th of November, showcases Tristan’s wonderful training philosophy, as well as the TRTMethod. 


As well as hearing from Tristan, these five winners will also get to hear from German dressage star, Jessica von Bredow-Werndl, and incredible horsemanship trainer, Warwick Schiller! 


Win a one-on-one training session with Simone Pearce


Roger Fitzhardinge will be selecting one rider at the end of the second and third leg of the Virtual Spring Dressage Series to have a one-on-one session, with Australian Grand Prix superstar, Simone Pearce. 


The winner of these sessions will have the opportunity to film themselves training, and then send the footage to Simone, who’s based in Germany. Simone and the winners will then sit down together over Zoom, and discuss the footage! 

More information about this terrific online event, can be found here! 


EQ Life would like to thank the Virtual Spring Dressage Series principal sponsor, Barastoc and supporting sponsors Interpath and RB Sellars for their fantastic support. 



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We would also like to thank our wonderful prize sponsors, Boutique EquinesStride Equestrian and RB Sellars for their tremendous support. 





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