The Standardbred Pleasure and Performance Horse Association of WA held the annual Winter Gala at the Perth Horse and Pony Club grounds in Herdsman. I am totally biased towards the breed (having two of my own) and I strongly believe that they are *the* most under-rated breed in the horse world. Thankfully more people like those that turned out for this show are seeing the incredible possibilities with this versatile breed as pleasure and preformance horses.
And I have to say that the presentation of these Standardbreds is absolutely impeccable and puts alot of other ‘fancy’ breeds to shame!
Wow what a long day! Even with back up batteries and 6 x 4GB cards I ran out of memory beofre the end of the day…and I don’t know about the competitors who finished afer 7pm, but I certainly was exhausted by the time I left (lets just blame the heat shall we:)
As well as photographs from the day, I am pleased to also provide a video of the Show Jumping phase of the One Day Event.
The full length video is 55 minutes long and is available in both DVD and web format. Each individual rider video is between 1 minute 30 seconds to 3 minutes long and are also available on DVD or web format. All videos are recorded at 1080p HD, however they are only sold at 720p resolution for quality playback on most modern standard DVD players.
The full length video and individual rider videos maintain the ambient sound that was at the event, but background music only can also be provided.
This embedded youtube video is a compilation of the video taken showing some of the highlights.