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4 5 6 Equestrian NSW Coach of the Year – presented by success. The NSW team actually won the team spirit special guest, member of the very first Australian award for the first time and all team members were very Equestrian Olympic Team, competing in Stockholm grateful for her support and endless hard work. in 1956 – My Wyatt “Bunty” Thompson. Melinda and the other committee members are looking Equestrian NSW called for nominations from members forward to a busy year in 2011, with organising the in 2010 for registered EA NCAS coaches from NSW inaugural State Cup in May, a new development program for the ENSW Coach of the Year . This year the focus to be announced shortly and of course she will be there was on those coaches who were heavily committed to assisting the Equestrian NSW staff at Horse of the Year coaching and developing our young riders. The calibre and the Spring Show. of nominations received was very high, in the end the Vaulting – Lyn Lynch Equestrian NSW Board selected a very deserving winner. Lyn is a level 2 vaulting coach and coach educator and Equestrian NSW Coach of the Year - Mr Les Friend has been involved with this sport for 28 years. Les Friend is currently Co-Coach of the Equestrian Lyn coaches the Sydney Vaulting Group, the highest NSW Saddlehorse Development Squads and has been a scoring team at the Australian Nationals in 2010 and is long term coach in both saddlehorse and dressage. His the coach of both Lani Maher, junior vaulter of the year, commitment to coaching our young riders is second to and Krystle Lander, senior vaulter of the year. She trains none. His students have achieved unprecedented success and lunges her horse, Special Event, to win the Best this year at EA show events across the country and also Vaulting Horse at 2010 Nationals. at all the royal shows and grand nationals. Some of his more prolific students include a star of tonight, Billie Lyn’s goal this year was to demonstrate the benefits McEvoy, her younger sister Kiara and well known show that vaulting skills can bring to riders as well as rider, Lauren Tomasi. promoting vaulting Australia wide, sharing her skills and encouraging vaulters near and far. Les is a permanent fixture at all the major events and it is not uncommon for him to have up to ten students in each class. Les is a warm, engaging coach and a great ambassador for the sport. This year no coach is more deserving of this accolade then Les, Equestrian NSW Coach of the Year. GOW GATES SERVICES TO THE SPORT AWARDS Presented by Mr Bert Clarke of Gow Gates Insurance Brokers Saddle Horse – Melinda Readman Melinda Readman hales from Figtree in Wollongong. She manages to successfully combine preparing and competing on her own show horses with her tireless work on running events for many organisations throughout 1 Eventing Athlete of the Year, Christopher Burton the year. She has now joined the newly formed ENSW 2 Eventing Jnr Pre Novice Award - Josie Laver Saddlehorse Development Committee. In December last 3 Equestrian NSW Coach of the Year 2010 - Les Friend year, Melinda went to Werribee with the NSW Team for 4 Gow Gates Service to Jumping - Katrina Dukats 5 Gow Gates Services to Saddlehorse - Melinda Readman the EA Show Horse and Rider Championships as Team 6 Gow Gates Services to Driving – Max Pearce Manager and was a major force behind the team’s 95


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