Double Wins for Hearn at EQUITANA Melbourne

Australian Rio Olympian Susanne Hearn backed up her CDI-W Grand Prix victory at EQUITANA Melbourne with another win, this time in the CDI-W Freestyle.

Hearn and her beautiful dark bay gelding Remmington have been in fine form at the iconic Melbourne event, this evening notching 72.55% and heading home a 12-strong field, with Rozzie Ryan aboard Jarrah R second on 71.555% and Dirk Dijkstra aboard AEA Metallic third with 70.31%.

Hearn was very pleased with the 16-year-old who she bought as a yearling and has painstakingly brought through the grades.
“You just never know with horses,” she said. “Sometimes he can get a bit nervous with all that atmosphere.” However, tonight Remmington was every bit the star with exceptional piaffe and passage, and a test that highlighted his rhythm and elasticity...

“He is a very special horse,” said Susanne who admitted to being rather surprised to emerge as the victor this evening. “I love the Grand Prix and my Freestyle is simple but he was very good tonight. He was on fire and right on the music.”

Hearn won the Grand Prix yesterday, scoring 69.543%, with Lesley Anne Taylor second aboard Amicelli Gold on 68.695% and Rozzie Ryan third on her lovely liver chestnut Jarrah R.

Results –

CDI-W Dressage Freestyle presented by Mulawa Performance Horses and Longvue Dressage: Susanne Hearn, Remmington 72.55% 1; Rozzie Ryan, Jarrah R 71.555% 2; Dirk Dijkstra, AEA Metallic 70.31% 3; Katharine Farrell, Luxor 118 69.085% 4; Holly Cutler, Diva Royale 68.73 5; Alycia Targa, CP Dresden 68.21% 6.

FEI Grand Prix CDI-W: Susanne Hearn, Remmington 69.543% 1; Lesley Anne Taylor, Amicelli Gold 68.695% 2; Rozzie Ryan, Jarrah R 68.304% 3; Katharine Farrell, Luxor 118 67.326% 4; Dirk Dijkstra, AEA Metallic 66.761% 5; Gitte Donvig, Sancette 66.087% 6.

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