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3 4 Chairman’s Award for Extraordinary Service to the Vaulting - Kerrie Stapleton Sport – Wayne Roycroft Kerrie is the Property Manager for Hawkesbury Vaulting Wayne was presented with the award for his many Club and has in the past held the positions of treasurer years of service as National Eventing Coach which saw and secretary. She has been an active volunteer for over Australia win an unprecedented three consecutive gold ten years and continues to help out with all activities medals in the eventing team competition at the Olympics. even though her daughter no longer vaults permanently Long time friend and colleague, Judy Fasher, introduced with Hawkesbury Vaulting Club. Kerrie has always been Wayne’s luminous career in a heartfelt speech noting available to help all of the vaulting clubs across the not only Wayne’s role in developing Australian eventing board. to the highest international standard, but also Wayne’s She coordinated and managed the Christmas Comp 2010 commitment and passion for riders and horses, his at Horse World, when Sydney Vaulting Group could not. success as a rider and trainer all the way to Olympic For the Nationals Kerrie organised the accommodation medalist and his behind the scenes work as a champion for the teams, also clothing for SVG and made the SVG of equestrian sport to the wider community. Equestrian training outfits and team unitards. NSW recognises Wayne’s amazing contribution to equestrian sport and wishes him well for the next chapter Kerrie regularly attends Vaulting NSW meetings and club in his career. meetings, she has assisted in the development of many keen vaulters and continues to be a committee member Nature Vet Ceva NSW Volunteer of the Year within the HVC. Finalists She does this with no payment and happily takes on any responsibility and promotes Australian Vaulting Sport with Saddle Horse - Suzanne Huntington great vigour. Suzanne is the Treasurer and Secretary of The Australian Driving - Judy Meredith Hunter Horse Association. Seeing the need for some vision for the future of carriage Suzanne is a quiet achiever, very hard working. She is a driving in Australia, Judy became an active member of selfless person who carries on with her work with very the National Carriage Driving Committee nearly six years little acknowledgement, giving up a significant amount of ago, the last four as the National Chair. Judy devotes her personal time to the association. many hours of her time attending meetings, phone calls and liaising with state carriage driving councils and the Suzanne assists in organizing the shows and seminars, Driving NSW committee. as well as being instrumental on all decisions of the committee. She is one of the longest serving AHHA Judy was part of the group which has seen the Committee members. introduction of a National Carriage Driving Coaches Accreditation Scheme – a first for carriage driving in Australia. In 2009 Judy secured EA funding for 2 international judges and then spent many hours and days over 6 months co-coordinating the many parts which are necessary to run an international event, culminating in the very successful CAN event at “Witwood” Braidwood in January 2010 at which two drivers qualified for the Worlds Singles Championships in Italy. Judy is also a qualified driving coach and shares the goals of Horse Driving Trials Club to improve the standard of driving in Australia, travelling many kilometres to coach at ‘Come and Try’ and ‘Getting Started’ weekends. 97


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