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1 2 3 4 The Equestrian NSW Annual Awards for Excellence Athlete of the Year - Bridget Sell 2010, held on February 18th 2011 at the Waterview This is the second time Bridget has won this award, the Convention Centre, Homebush, celebrated the success first being in 2006. and hard work of our Equestrian NSW members, from riders, officials, volunteers and sponsors. 200 people Bridget purchased her chestnut, Universal Law, from a attended the awards including special guests, Boyd Exell racing stable in Grenfell NSW, as a 4yr old for the princely – Gold medalist in driving at WEG 2010 and international sum of $500. driving superstar, Wyatt Thompson – member of the She feels it’s the best money ever spent. original Australian Olympic Eventing team in 1956, Wayne Roycroft - outgoing Eventing National Coach and In 2010 Bridget on Universal Law won; equestrian legend, members of the Equestrian NSW Board - Champion Adult Rider Equestrian NSW HOTY, including Chairman, Dr Derek Major, Mr Grant Baldock, - Champion Show Hunter Hack Equestrian NSW HOTY - CEO of Equestrian Australia, Mr Bert Clarke, Ms Ann - Champion Lady Rider Sydney Royal Show Marie Gordon and Kathryn Thomson of long time sponsors - Champion Adult Rider NSW Country Championships, of the awards, Gow-Gates Insurance Brokers, Arnaud In 2010 Bridget also represented NSW for the fourth time Leboulanger and Finola McConaghy of Ceva Animal at the EA National Show Horse and Rider Championships, Products, a new sponsor for Equestrian NSW in 2010 and winning Runner Up National Adult Rider and Runner Up 2011, Presidents/Chairs of our discipline committees, Trans Tasman Trophy. Olympians and WEG representatives and award winners and their guests. Pony of the Year - Diamonds of Tuscany Following are all the award winners for 2010. Diamonds of Tuscany is one of the most successful and versatile small ponies under 12 hands. Her sire is SADDLEHORSE Strinesdale Matador and her dam is Kirreway Wishes. Diamonds has won leading rein at Melbourne, Sydney, Presented by Mrs Linda Goldspink-Lord, Chair of the Canberra, and Adelaide Royals, grand nationals and ENSW Saddlehorse Development Committee runner up at EA Nationals two years in a row. Also the NSW Hack Council Horse of the Year and of course her Junior Athlete of the Year - Billie McEvoy class at the Equestrian NSW Horse of the Year twice. Billie is 13 years old and lives in Jamberoo. She has been Moving on to her ridden open results, she was EA Show riding since she was 2 and showing horses since 5. Pony under 12.2hh of the Year, Show Horse Council Show Pony under 12.2hh Runner Up Pony of the Year two Her 2010 highlights include; years in a row, Reserve Champion Pony under 12.2hh at Equestrian NSW Champion Junior Rider of the Year Adelaide royal, where she also was Reserve Child’s Pony EA National Champion Junior Rider of the Year under 14 hh. Champion Trans Tasman Junior Rider of the Year SHC NSW Champion Rider of the Year 12-15 years Macquarie Bank Championships Champion Rider of the Year 12-15years Canberra Royal Champion Girl Rider under 13 years Champion Saddle Pony Bathurst Royal with Helden Park Etchings Champion Rider of the Year 12-15 years - Hunter Horse Nationals Billie owes a lot of her success to her dedicated coach Les Friend who has trained Billie since she was 7 and his wife Maureen who both provides endless support and encouragement. 90


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