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Posted by Toni Venhaus on 10/09/2016.
Judy Dierks - Diamond Star
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Dierks takes out Grand Prix at the 2016 NSW Dressage Championships

Arcadia rider Judy Dierks has taken out the Mulawa Performance Grand Prix CDI-W at the 2016 NSW Dressage Championships. 

Dierks rode a stunning test on Diamond Star, owned by Vicki Newham, to take yesterday's (Friday) class with 69.080%. 

Heath Ryan on Anthony Thornhill's Utopian Cardinal – the son of Ryan's well-known stallion Regardez Moi - was second with 67.6%, with Brett Parbery riding Gregory Farrell's Aber Hallo 29 in third with 66.280%. 

It is the first year the NSW Dressage Championships has featured a CDI-W in its program, which allows Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle riders to gain World Cup qualification. 

More than 275 horses guided by 215 riders entered this year's championships, which continue today at Sydney International Equestrian Centre (SIEC) at Horsley Park. 

The ever-popular Equestrian NSW FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI-W takes place from 5.30pm in the indoor arena, and spectators are welcome. 

Entry to the venue is free. 

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