Jayden Brown & WillingaPark Sky Diamond are going to the FEI World Championships!
A huge congratulations to Jayden and WillingaPark Sky Diamond!
This dynamic duo has officially been accepted to the FEI World Championships Australian Dressage Team, alongside some of the best in the industry – Mary Hanna & Calanta, Lyndal Oatley & Elvive and Simone Pearce & Fiderdance.
Our team dressage rider Jayden Brown and horse WillingaPark Sky Diamond recently competed at the CDI 3* Grand Prix Freestyle NAF 5* Hartpury Festival of Dressage and achieved two scores of 69% and 73.245%, placing them 4th overall. They have now officially qualified for the FEI World Equestrian Games.
Jayden, his grooms Maddie & Lillie and 6 of our dressage horses recently travelled over to the UK to compete and train under some pretty amazing names within the dressage world, setting our sights on the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.
“We’re planning to base ourselves in the UK for two years. Basically, we thought if we’re going to do it, we should do it properly”. – Jayden Brown
Upon touching down, the Willinga Park team hit the ground running with their first competition just one week after landing in the UK. Stepping out in great form riding Willinga Park Quincy B – Brown left with two wins under his belt in the PSG and Inter 1 at the Wellington Premier League.
“It’s a huge ask to compete soon after landing in England, but Quincy B handled the challenge with great form and has settled well since arriving in the UK.” He said.
The FEI World Equestrian Games is the first qualifying event for the 2024 Paris Olympics, which brings Jayden and his #dressagedreamteam one step closer to Olympic Gold 🏆
“I’m really excited that WillingaPark Sky Diamond has been selected onto the World Championships team. It’s been a goal of myself and Terry and Ginette to have a horse compete at this level and I’m so happy that this Dream is coming true. Sky Diamond is the perfect horse to make my Australian team debut.” – Jayden Brown
‘Terry Snow’s name is synonymous with Willinga Park.
His contribution over the past few years to the Olympic sport has been without doubt passionate and outstanding.
Terry has produced a facility that is unselfish in allowing international quality to be accessible to all Australian riders at all levels, and his ambition to see Australia on the podium at the Olympic Games, especially in dressage, relentless.
His endearing attitude towards seeing success in Australian riders often sees him take a back seat; he has a humble yet seriously positive attitude, often deflecting any praise for himself into those who he employs.
Words cannot explain what his input has meant and created in the development of the sport.
Jayden Brown now has the opportunity through Terry and wife Ginette – who is an enthusiast and inspiration herself – to take this team of horses to train amongst the best.
Terry and Team Willinga do not do things by halves; they never have and they never will’
Words via @equestrianlifeaustralia written by Adele Severs in their recent article ‘UK CALLING FOR JAYDEN BROWN’
View our recent article on Jayden & the team’s journey to the UK here
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