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1 2 NSW Results new and bold move. We will be watching that with great Reserve Champion Leading Rein anticipation. – Diamonds of Tuscany/Eliza Douglas The Spring Show will be held in November and will now Reserve Champion Large Show Hunter Pony include the Newstar classes, previously included in HOTY. – Owendale Lemon Twist/Katherine Farrell There will also be an Interschools ring. Interschools no Champion Show Hunter Galloway longer include hacking events as a state qualifier, but we – Rothwell Kind Regards/Dianne Firth are hoping for a good turnout. Champion Junior Rider The Saddlehorse Junior Squad is due to continue this – Billie Mc Evoy/Heldon Park Etchings year. Les Friend and Jo Prestwidge are keen to continue Reserve Champion Intermediate Rider in their roles and are looking forward to a busy 2011. A – Emma Gittoes/Premier lot of the younger squad members have moved up and Reserve Champion Senior Rider some of the older ones have left us. All in all it is an – Bridget Sell/Universal Law exciting time for Saddlehorse NSW. Reserve Champion Small Open Hack – DP Mayfair/Stephen Gladstone Joanne Cocksedge Champion Large Open Hack Saddlehorse Co-ordinator. – Supernatural/Mark Kenzig owned by Wadsworth/ Connell ENSW Saddlehorse Development I might mention, also, that at the Equestrian NSW Committee Interschools State Championships, we had a long In 2010 a group of saddlehorse enthusiasts approached showman entry list and that arena, possibly for the first Equestrian NSW with the intent of offering support time, ran totally to schedule and with an ease that I can and resources to enhance the saddlehorse discipline. only hope will be achieved again this year. Of course, all From this initial approach a Saddlehorse Development credit to Debbie and those that helped her, for that. Committee has now been established. Collectively the The saddlehorse junior squad continues in 2011. The members of the committee have a wealth of experience young riders take away a great deal from the experience. in showing horses, co-ordinating and managing shows, There were two squad clinics held over the year. Many business planning and importantly a passion for the thanks must go to coaches Jo Prestwidge and Les Friend development, implementation and evaluation of best for their wonderful support and hard work throughout the practice principles for saddlehorse events. year. The committee has been meeting regularly and has One of the new things to come out of 2010, is the achieved much to date. This action includes: organisation of the Equestrian NSW Saddlehorse 1. Consultations with key stakeholders for the purposes Development Committee, chaired by Linda Goldspink-Lord, of a SWOT analysis in saddlehorse both at a state and committee members Sue Adams, Melinda Readman, national level Luke Millington, Sally Hallis and myself are devoted to 2. The development of a member survey (in consultation improving our sport and are at present instigating a with a key research group) which will be distributed survey to find out about members’ views. to members in 2011. The results of this survey will There are many things in the pipeline for 2011. It will be assist the committee develop a Strategic Plan for the an exciting year. Of course, the Nature Vet Ceva NSW discipline Horse of the Year is on in March and we anticipate a 3. Meeting with Equestrian NSW Board to discuss issues great show. relevant to saddlehorse The inaugural Nature Vet Ceva State Cup will run in conjunction with the Weekend of World Cups also at 1 Work out in Finals – HOTY/Alicia Birch SIEC in May. This prestigious event is the brainchild of 2 Competitor in HOTY/Alicia Birch the Saddlehorse Development Committee and qualifying 3 Finals at HOTY/Alicia Birch will initially be from HOTY top ten contenders. This is a 4 Leading Rein Cutie – HOTY/Alicia Birch 5 Owendale Lemon Twist and Katie Farrell at the EA National Show 80 Horse and Rider Championships, Victoria


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