Hip Performance from Sydney CDI 2017 GP Musical Freestyle Winners- Brett Parbery and DP Weltmieser ("Rabbit")

"When it's your time, it is your time." -Bruno Mars

Brett Parbery (of Parbery Performance Horses, New South Wales) and DP Weltmieser (14-year-old Hanoverian gelding, aka "Rabbit") win the Equestrian New South Wales FEI Grand Prix Musical Freestyle at the Sydney CDI 2017- Sydney, Australia's Premier Dressage Event. The pair scored a solid 74.570%. I particularly liked the use of vocals for the entrance and the piaffe which was spot-on with the music.

Watch, as this dynamic duo dances across the arena to the hip music of Bruno Mars and Maroon 5!

Cool New App- “Spectator Judging”!

Organizers of the 2017 Sydney CDI came out with a new app allowing spectators to score competitors. While spectator scores don’t influence the official results, the focus of the app is stronger fan involvement and more engagement with the sport of dressage. Spectator judges, at the event whose scores are closest to the official results, receive a prize.

You can join in judging the World Cup Dressage Final in Omaha, Nebraska, USA which will be live streamed!

The app is available for free from the App-Store (Apple) or the Google-Play-Store: Just type “Spectator Judging” in the AppStore / Google Play and install the app.