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1 2 3 2010 was another full year for Dressage NSW with over As we all know, 2010 was “Sam’s Year” with Victory 240 official events being held somewhere in the state. Salute and Brett scoring our best ever international From the Far North Coast to Albury and west to Dubbo, placing with their 9th at WEG. This is a wonderful there will be a dressage event on somewhere in NSW and partnership and it’s been a pleasure to watch their on several weekends up to ten events being conducted. progress and that of Rachael and Alabaster first hand, both at Clarendon and SIEC – their rivalry set Although we have a steady stream of judges upgrading the standard this year and made for some exciting the demand continues to outstrip supply, as the dates on competition. Congratulations to all involved in our WEG our calendar show. We thank Jan Geary for guiding the campaign - we had a great team representing Australian NOAS on our behalf, despite her heavy involvement with dressage. para equestrian. (Jan was part of the Para-Equestrian Ground Jury at WEG in 2010). Congratulations to our major events co-ordinator Toni Venhaus on the success of the Sydney CDI*** and the The impact on sourcing judges and cancellations due Bates Australian Dressage Championships and to Cathie to wet weather are considerable, as many events just Drury-Klein and her team for once again hosting the NSW cannot be easily rescheduled. DNSW also had several Dressage Championships on behalf of Dressage NSW at cancellations due to rain and this impacts directly the wonderful Australian Equine Livestock Events Centre on our bottom line as Clarendon events underpin our in Tamworth. funding. Arena surfaces have been the subject of much discussion this year and we have a major maintenance Wet weather seems to be the norm for our ‘States’ and improvements program planned for Clarendon during – regardless of where it is held and this year was no the summer break. exception. Heavy rain and wet conditions took its toll leaving some outdoor arenas unsuitable for competition. At time of writing our thoughts are with our regional clubs With the co-operation of the riders, owners and grooms, suffering from the impact of the floods –this report from the draw and arenas were changed to provide better our Central West Delegate Karen Glendenning: riding conditions for competitors and the event continued ‘Young Dressage has had tremendous damage from the to run smoothly over the weekend with some excellent floods - all our sand arenas are washed away (including scores posted. about 60 telegraph poles and over $7000 worth of sand). Competitors from around NSW took part this year with The club house had a foot of water through it – not sure representatives from Victoria and a strong field from of any long term damage but we did have three fridges Queensland. Interstate competitors are very envious that and kitchen cupboards, filing cabinets, etc. Not sure what in NSW we have two world-class facilities available for our permanent effect it will have. No news yet from Orana events (SIEC and AELEC). Club, Mudgee or CWDG on their grounds, they may all have similar problems.’ The Championships will be held again at AELEC in 2011 and DNSW will be looking for assurance from the venue Our major events are of course our headline acts and that the outdoor arenas are improved in time for the next this year’s Sydney CDI*** had the added attraction of event. being the final WEG qualifier. Standout performances by Brett Parbery on Caroline Lieutenant’s Victory Salute All our 2010 NSW Dressage Champions are listed at the and Rachael Sanna on Bev Edwards’ Jaybee Alabaster end of this article. ensured the best home partnerships joined our overseas In July the 2010 Brighton Saddleworld Young Rider based riders Hayley Beresford (Relampago de Retiro) and Championships were an outstanding success thanks to Lyndal Oatley (Potifar) in Kentucky. an exceptional sponsorship campaign undertaken by (now Committee member) Gloreen Goldin. This insured a record 1 Glennis Barrey on Classico II with Gloreen Goldin – Sydney CDI/Franz Venhaus profit for this event and we will be looking at ways to roll 2 Rozzie Ryan on Jive Magic – Sydney CDI/Franz Venhaus part of it into a specific young rider development program 3 Jessica Greelish and Riverndell Parador with Manfred Dobrow in 2011. Thanks to Gloreen, Karen Lever and Peter - Sydney CDI/Franz Venhaus_ Rocca for their hard work and assistance with these 4 Gitte Donvig on Port Said - Sydney CDI/Franz Venhaus Championships. 5 Charlotte Le Hoang on Joep - Sydney CDI/Franz Venhaus 6 6 Rachael Sanna and Jaybee Alabaster - Sydney CDI/Franz Venhaus 7 Maree Tomkinson and Diamantina - Sydney CDI/Franz Venhaus


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