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1 2 Towards WEG 2014 - National Equestrian 2011 Vaulting Clinics Centre’s Vaulting Workshop 2011 Throughout 2011 several NSW clubs have run clinics for The 2011 workshop was held in January in Canberra. participation of vaulters, lungers, coaches, volunteers & Each year the programme tries to respond to requests officials. These clinics are a great opportunity to immerse and priorities expressed by the vaulting community. ourselves in all things vaulting - vaulting sessions, This year the workshop was focussed on building on the lungeing workshops & coaching update sessions. success of the first ever team to represent Australia at In addition to the National Equestrian Centre’s “Toward WEG. 2014” Workshop NSW had two elite clinicians visit during The workshop was held at the National Equestrian Centre. 2011. A total of 51 participants from all over Australia took part Kerith Lemon from USA retired from vaulting in 2000 in the workshop. The participants engaged in 4 streams as the most medaled woman in the world, earning 22 supporting technical development for vaulters, coaches, Individual Vaulting Medals including four consecutive lungers and judges. To assist this, two international Individual World Medals during her international career. expert clinicians were brought in - Erich Brieter from Her depth of knowledge was invaluable for our top Austria, who is an ‘O’ Level Judge and the FEI judge vaulters. In addition she was great with the younger development coordinator for vaulting, and Megan vaulters, giving coaches some great skill sets to Benjamin who is a WEG gold medallist in individual and compliment and increase our ever growing base of silver medallist in teams (WEG 2006). This combination knowledge. provided an enormous depth of experience and knowledge and was very popular with all attendants. Devon Maitozo, World Champion in both Individual and Team Vaulting, also from USA, is an amazing mentor and There was a wide range of skills among participants a great motivator for us all. He continually amazes us and this diversity was well managed by the international with his passion and dedication in helping his new found clinicians supported by 5 of our own very experienced Vaulting community in Australia. He brings endless skills coaches, Tristyn Lowe, Karen Marsh, Bronwen Lowe, Lyn & drills for our vaulters and coaches to develop precision, Lynch and John Lowe. and his particular interest in Equestrian Theatre assists The additional costs for the international clinicians have our advanced vaulters to nurture their creativity with their been supported by a SPF grant from Equestrian NSW. freestyle work. Hawkesbury Vaulting Club held a Beginners Lungeing Clinic on Sat 22nd January at Ebenezer. Although only a small number of participants, they were all hungry for knowledge. Theory followed by practice on barrels, then onto the real thing. Hawkesbury’s Mystery Lady enabled the trainee lungers to learn the basics, whilst Flossy, as usual, showed her normal form proving a little more challenging. An enjoyable morning was had by all with some interested in furthering their freshly taught skills and keen to purchase the EA Lungeing for Vaulting workbooks. 1) HVC group 2) Lani Maher Equitana 2011 Champion Vaulter 3) Lee Briggs at Scone on Bridgford Aviator 4) CVI 5) Clare and Linda Watts with Rudi Scone Competition 6) Interschools 3 Photos: Free Rein Photography 100


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