The competition starts in earnest today with competitors in the CCI 2 Star strutting their stuff on the dressage arena in front of the historic Victoria Park Grandstand. Despite the slightly cooler than normal weather the growing number of spectators show their appreciation as each competitor finishes their test.
The tallest horse competing this weekend is the homebred gentle 17.3 giant Freedom Granduer and his rider and owner Paul Buckland, a well-known and respected Saddler from Yellingbo, Victoria. He claimed the horse as his as he was born 12 years ago, and they have built a great partnership over those years. This combination has placed well in other 2 star events over the year, and are hoping to complete well here as the pinnacle of their partnership so far.
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