Jennifer Jones and Pretty Outrageous head across the diagonal in their Assoc. Preliminary 1.4 test.
Well known local rider and instructor Teresa Cunnington and her splendid looking TC Worrior in the Official Novice 2.3.
Sarah Fisher and Machismo C were a well turned out combination in the preliminary 1.4.
Chris Hazel rode Patchwork Classic Edge into second place in the preliminary 1.4.
They say if you stay up North too long the heat and humity will eventually drive you crazy. However, leaving Melbourne during a cold and wet winter it is a welcome change to arrive in Darwin, where the July temperature ranges from about 18 over night to about 31 during the day, with the humity around 60%.
Lisa Mutimer rode her good looking El Gems Tody Lerone to equal third place in the Assoc. Novice 2.4.
Laura Nutton and Buddy look very serious as they comlete their preliminary 1.4 test.
Jodie Bell and Halik Fontayne took first place in the Assoc. Novice 2.4.
Zoe Smith and Jokara Hush took second place in the Assoc. Nocive 2.4.
Tammy Stone and Lunar Ruler enter the arena in the Assoc. Novice 2.4.
Kim Pass and Ruby Tuesday took second place in the Official Novice 2.3.
Koel Wrigley rode her promising four year old warmblood mare, Flowervale Freedom by Freestyle, to win the Assoc. 12-18 years Novice 2.4.
Taylor Gebert takes this dresage riding seriously during her ride on Orana Park Royalty to place equal third in the Official Novice 2.3.
Kate Naga and Alalin Park Teresa head across the diagonal in their preliminary 1.4 test.
It was good to see Alice Springs resident Fay Hatch make the long trip back to Darwin Royal, Fay and her ledgendary horse Faraday dominated the NT hack classes for many years. This year Fay brings a new face to the Royal, PS Loftin which she rode H/C in the Official Preliminary.
Rian Smit and Bouncing Sam Jago look good during their Preliminary 1.4 test.
Jan Gillian rode her Warmblood,Torlea Wilkinson into equal third place in the Official Novice 2.3.
Kirsty Naga and Minachant Model compete in the Open Associate Preliminary 1.2.
Jodie Luke rode Perrivale Darken to win the Official Preliminary 1.3.
The noise from the jet fighterss that fly over the show grounds on training missions from the local air base is often deafening.
Catherine Mayo and her horse Just Gus are paying full attention to Victorian Judge Linden Hearn, as he gives them some directions after an error of course. Linden was very encouraging and helpful to a number of young riders making their first visit to the Royal dressage arena.
Shaylee Bird rode Victorian bred, Hollybrook Milton into first place in the Open/Associate 1.2.
Chris Hazel and Mocha had the higher grades to themselves today, with well know and popular competitor, Pam Crellin having an altercation with the ramp of her truck this morning. Pam was taken to hospital but reports are that there are no broken bones and it is to be hoped Pam will make a quick recovery.
Samantha Perez-Ruiz and Stonage Tales competed in the Open/Associate 1.2.
It was good to see Juanita Porter with another pretty face in the ring. Juanita found and started former National Champion Hack, Lemrac's Dancing Poet. Today Juanita rode Lemrac's Laureate to win the Senior Associate Preliminary 1.4.
The colourful combination of Danila Muinos and Colour The Dream competing in the Senior Associate 1.4.
Madina Hayman and Kiana Blue Murder won the Official Novice 2.3.
Dinka Ireland and Achillies head across the diagonal during their Preliminary 1.3 in which they took second place.
Michaela Bradley and Claredale Mayfair had a good day winning the Assoc. 12 -18 years 1.4.
Vanessa Lines rode the watchful Irish Town into third place in the Assoc. Preliminary 1.4.