The Saddleworld Dressage Festival is the culmination of the competition season in Australia for dressage riders. It is the last major event before the Christmas/summer break and incorporates the Victorian Dressage Championships for horses and ponies, the Marcus Oldham Aachen Challenge, the State Young Horse Championships and The Pacific League World Cup Final. Over four days of competition in excess of 400 competitors will perform over 800 dressage tests.
An extensive Trade Village provides a welcome opportunity for last minute Christmas shopping. On Friday the final round of the State Young Horse Championship will be conducted in Indoor Arena 1 prior to the ever popular Canine Capers in the evening. Saturday evening will feature The Pacific League World Cup Final Freestyle. Also on Saturday the Aachen Challenge Final. This prestigious competition is open to riders aged 16 to 25 years, riding at Prix St Georges level. The top 3 riders from the first round on Friday ride a test on their own horse and then will ride each other's horse in the same Prix St Georges test to determine the winner. The winner of the Marcus Oldham Aachen Challenge receives the exciting prize of an airfare to Europe and tickets to the Aachen CHIO in Germany in 2016. This year we welcome HRCAV who will be conducting a competition on the Sunday
The Saddleworld Dressage Festival is held at Werribee Park National Equestrian Centre, K Road Werribee, near Melbourne in Victoria. Entries will close 28th October 2015