DRESSAGE scorers could be forgiven if they got writer's cramp last weekend, with many separate competitions being held.
The sport's popularity continues to grow, from the beginner level through to advanced, and with the inter-school events attracting capacity fields.
Geelong Grammar's event last week was one of these, with 13 starters in the preparatory class where it's only necessary to walk and trot.
Elizabeth Brand's Samson Serenade made a clean sweep of both tests and was named champion.
Melbourne Grammar's Matilda Longbottom, riding Bimbadeen Regent, was preliminary junior champion and Genevieve Brand's Helden Park Pennywise was champion in the years 7 and 8 section.
Ana-Claudia Kaspi, of Kardinia International College, rode Caribou's Creek to win the Years 9 and 10 section and Geelong Grammar's Holly Cusworth and Bay Riviera was champion in Years 11 and 12.
In the higher classes, Braemar College's Laura Breckon, on Harley, were champions in the novice section, Saxon Marvin on Royal Ascot took the elementary sash, and Braemar's Jackson Stern's Curioso Dynasties performed creditably to win the medium classes.
At Colac's West Coast competition, Joanne Collier's Kerrimuir Charlton was preliminary champion with super scores in both tests. Melissa Hadley's Cooper Teddy was unbeatable in both novice tests and Jason Dins' Final Banjho was elementary champion.
G'Day Mate, ridden by Gritje Franzemburg, won both medium level tests and the championship and Christine Allingham's High Court Chancellor and Karen Blythe's Lion Park Lodge Bachelor had a close tussle in the advanced, with Christine winning. Sue Nevett and Clifton Court Laurenz won the Prix St George and the intermediate I test.