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Bendick Murrell Sportsgrounds

Photo credits: Equestrian Life

This club was first established in 1974 and has grown from strength to strength over the years. 
The loyal committee and members have worked very hard to establish a permanent ground at Bendick Murrell (between Young and Cowra NSW) & purposely developed the grounds for dressage. There are SIX sand arena’s complete with sand tracks around each, a large sand warmup arena, large parking area, plenty of shade, wash bays, lunging areas, a dedicated spectators  area, permanent yards and stables, and camping facilities.

Situated 25 minutes north of Young and 35 minutes south of Cowra, on the Olympic Way, the Bendick Murrell Sportsground is a quiet, picturesque setting, with plenty of shade and park

  • Sand lunge area

  • 16 rubber lined stables all the stables are filled with sand 

  • 3 stallion yards

  • 70 Large (4m x 4m, 190cm high) rubber lined steel yards 

  • 5 large wash bays

  • Steamy hot showers, freshly refurnished

  • Toilets located around the grounds, with the recent of addition of toilets near the stables

  • Plenty of parking

  • Lots of shade

The club was named ENSW Club of the Year in 2019, with the annual championships being recognised as the 2018 ENSW Dressage Event of the Year.


Just a note of thanks again for a wonderful weekend of competition.
I have been competing Stefan at your competition now for a few years and won my first ever rugs at YDC when he won both the Elementary and Medium classes. I also bought my first set of tails from the prize money that I received then so YDC event is very special. Stefan will be 20 this year and as long as he remains willing and able we will continue to come back.
Please pass on my thanks to all your team.
Gail Benson - Dressage NSW committee member

To all the committee and volunteers
Congratulations on yet another wonderful Championship event. And what wonderful weather you dialled up this year.
Your entries are amazing. I see other regional events getting smaller and smaller, but not yours. I really enjoyed the catering this year. I feel they did a wonderful job, producing lovely food and promptly.
Again well done all and thank you for inviting me to judge.
Barb Vial - A level judge NSW

​It is a pleasure to be involved in Young Dressage Championships. The weekend was a huge success and professionally run. Everything seemed to run like clockwork and everyone was as usual very friendly and ever helpful.
As a sponsor I was very happy with the exposure received and appreciate your thank you note.
As a competitor I had an awesome time and thoroughly enjoyed myself and achieved some personal goals.. It was great to catch up with friends and fellow competitors alike. This event attracts competitors from far and wide which makes for strong competitions at all levels which is fantastic.
Jan Smith - BSM Sport

Thank you!

We had a great time with record sales at the #YDAchamps2018!

And for once even managed to get to the Sponsors Afternoon Tea.

You guys run an awesome event – book us back in for year!
Lyn Stalling - Equissentials

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