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3 The second of these exams was on 27/28 July. Our Four new Level 1 General candidates attended along examiners were Sue Chandler from Victoria and Lyn with three Level 1 General candidates and one Level 1 Skeen from NSW. Dressage candidate sitting post exams. Seven new Level 1 General candidates sat this exam. • All four new Level 1 General candidates successfully • All candidates were successful in the written papers completed the written paper which was completed off of which three papers were supervised at the ENSW site. office and four were completed remotely. • The four new Level 1 General candidates passed all • two candidates passed all teaching tasks and were teaching tasks and achieved their accreditation successful in achieving their accreditation, • The Level 1 Dressage candidate successfully • two candidates passed 2 teaching tasks and required completed their task and achieved their accreditation one post, • Two of the Level 1 General candidates successfully • two candidates passed one teaching task and completed their tasks and achieved their required two posts, accreditation • one candidate passed one teaching task and was then • 1 of the Level 1 General candidates was successful in unable to sit the further two teaching tasks. one teaching task and required a post in the second task. The weather started cold but sunny and then rapidly deteriorated and the second day of the exam was Approximately 20 demonstration riders volunteered their completed in driving rain. Our examiners, candidates and time to come along and support our candidates. demonstration riders were most stoic and soldiered on Our last of exam for the year, and last exam under the regardless of the dismal conditions. Approximately 30 Final Assessment system, was held on 3/4 November. demonstration riders were able to support our candidates The decision was made by this office to provide every and come out to SIEC and enjoy the wonderful facilities. opportunity to any candidate who wished to complete During our July exam word was received that there their accreditation through the final assessment system was to be a change in the NCAS coaching course and as we were still unaware as to what the NCAS Level that the exam component was probably going to be 1 and Level 2 course changes would be. All coach removed in 2011. It was not known at this point in time assessors in NSW were contacted to find out if they had if anything new was to be added to the syllabus to take trainees who wished to sit this exam. Four candidates put the place of the external assessment of candidates. As their names forward – one new Level 1 General candidate a consequence of this uncertainty all prospective exam and three Level 1 General candidates who wished to do candidates for the remainder of 2010 were advised that post exams. Our assessors were Heather Watts from changes were expected for 2011 and they could make Victoria and Belinda Bailey from NSW. In a day of glorious their decision as to whether they wanted to sit the final sunshine our candidates achieved the results we all assessment or wait and see what the changes would be. wanted to see - The exam held on 7/8 September brought us much • The new candidate successfully completed the written brighter weather conditions – brilliant sun but quite a stiff paper breeze. The examiners were Ron Paterson from QLD and • All four candidates successfully completed all Belinda Bailey from NSW. teaching tasks. We had tremendous support from our demonstration riders again. Without our volunteer demonstration riders these exams could not be held and out heartfelt thanks go out to each and every one of them for so selflessly agreeing to participate. At the conclusion of this exam it was felt that all current trainee candidates had been given sufficient opportunity 1 Robyn Boyle and demonstration riders to attend a final assessment in front of assessors should 2 Belinda Bailey and Ron Paterson Assessors they have so wished. 3 Suan Gaik Lee from Malaysia teaching her Dressage task 73


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