4CYTE™ Dressage@Willinga 2024

4CYTE™ Dressage@Willinga 2024

4CYTE™ Dressage@Willinga 2024

27 - 28 July 2024

The 4CYTETM Dressage@Willinga returns to Willinga Park on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July 2024.

Competitors will take the opportunity to compete as a warm-up for the NSW Dressage Championships, gain qualifying scores for the 2023 Australian Championships AOR & Open or to just compete at the magnificent Willinga Park.

The dressage event will offer competition from Preliminary to Grand Prix, including freestyle test of choice from Advanced to Grand Prix.   

All competition will be held in the world-class Covered Arena and Jumping Arena, where spectators can sit back and enjoy the competition from the comfort of the grandstands from 9.00am to 4.00pm each day.

 Entry is free.  We welcome spectators to enjoy the Dressage competition and the beautiful grounds of Willinga Park. Enjoy a walk through the Australian botanic gardens complete with 32 large scale sculptures situated across the park. Dogs on leads are welcome.

The Bunker Café will be open across the weekend serving a delicious menu for breakfast and lunch, and enjoy a lunchtime or afternoon beverage from the bar.

About Dressage

The Olympic Sport of Dressage is derived from the French term meaning ‘training’ and its purpose is to strengthen and supple the horse while maintaining a calm and attentive demeanour.

Dressage is a form of horse riding performed in exhibition and competition, as well as an art sometimes pursued solely for the sake of mastery.

Judges are looking primarily at the horse for scores.  Horses are judged from the moment they enter the arena. The judges will pay close attention to specifics such as contact, rhythm, harmony and fluency.  Each movement is scored from 0 to 10 with more difficult movements having the ability to earn double points.  Riders are given a mark from 1 to 10 for position, seat, correctness and effectiveness of aids at the end of each test.  These two marks are totalled and the combination with the highest score is the winner.

More details will be available in early 2024.