Team Performance Success at the 2019 NSW Dressage Championships

Held over five consecutive days at the Australian Equestrian and Livestock Centre in Tamworth, the 2019 NSW Dressage Championships proved to be an immensely successful event for Team Performance. This year’s Championship event was generously supported by a selection of dedicated sponsors, including naming rights sponsor Horse First, and was superbly coordinated by Dressage NSW Inc. in association with members of the Tamworth Dressage Club.

Highlights from the competition include fantastic performances from…


MI SIRTAINLY SIR | Ridden by Riley Alexander

Results from the Small Tour Championship (sponsored by County Saddlery NSW)

2nd place in the INTER I, scoring 68.775%
1st place in the PRIX ST GEORGES, scoring 70.53%
1st place in the INTER I FREESTYLE, scoring 70.250%

These terrific scores attained by MI SIRTAINLY SIR (aka ‘Andy’) with Riley aboard saw him crowned as the 2019 NSW State Small Tour Champion – a super accolade to add to their resumé!


LUXOR 118 (DE) | Ridden by Katharine Farrell

Results from the Big Tour Championship

2nd place in the INTER II (sponsored by Equine Consulting Services), scoring 68.382%
4th place in the GRAND PRIX (sponsored by Mulawa Performance), scoring 66.268%
4th place in the GRAND PRIX FREESTYLE (sponsored by Equestrian Services Australia), scoring 70.145%

2019 marks Luxor’s sixth season competing in the FEI Big Tour, where he only shows more  and more heart and determination to succeed with each coming season. Brimming with character and in top condition, Luxor continues to shine in the arena, always winning the crowd over. His incredible career and partnership with Katharine is nothing short of inspirational, with the pair being devoted to pursuing perfection, ride after ride.


LARENSO (DK) | Ridden by Riley Alexander

Results from the Medium Tour Championship (sponsored by EquiDirectory)

4th place in the INTER A, scoring 67.794%
1st place in the INTER B, scoring 69.042%
1st place in the MEDIUM TOUR FREESTYLE, scoring 74.083%

After a “fresh” and energetic start to the competition, Larenso came into his own (beautifully guided by Riley) as the event continued, earning remarkable scores – including a personal best freestyle score to finish off his Medium Tour Campaign, resulting in him being named Reserve Medium Tour Champion.


Congratulations Katharine and Riley on another very successful performance!

Huge thanks are due to our tireless, dynamic, and effervescent Performance Coach John Thompson of JHT Equine, who is always wholeheartedly committed to offering invaluable support and guidance to Riley and Katharine. Our sincere gratitude must also be extended to Lena Seiler and Tahlia Coleiro, our dedicated Performance Grooms, for their hard work and dedication behind the scenes.

Team Performance is now preparing for the next big event on the competition calendar, the Spring CDI hosted by Boneo Park, with all looking forward to competing at this world-class venue in late September.