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4 5 FEI Stewards Course & Judging Clinic NSW Vaulters Competing Internationally Vaulting NSW hosted two clinics in conjunction with the Krystle Lander Sydney CVI** in September at SIEC. In 2011 Australian vaulters were officially invited to Firstly the FEI Stewards Course was attended by Jenny Aachen Germany, for World Equestrian Festival CHIO. I Scott, Sarah Jones, Lyn Lynch and John Lowe, who was selected to represent Australia in this prestigious all gained further accreditation in officiating at FEI event. This was the third year that I have competed on Vaulting Competitions. FEI presenter Frank Spadinger Wie Freddy, a 15 year old Hanoverian Warmblood owned from Austria, who stewarded at the Beijing Olympics, and lunged by Hieke Deiderichs. Just ten days out from provided invaluable insights into running safe events and the competition I was contacted by a Canadian vaulter ensuring a positive atmosphere for competitors, whilst who had heard I had a wonderful horse I was taking to emphasizing the welfare of the horse as paramount. Aachen, would be competing on my own, and would I be interested in sharing with another female vaulter? The Sue Detol Clinic was a fantastic opportunity for “Freddy” was recommended to Janine by a mutual friend the competitors and judges at the CVI to spend a day from the USA, someone whom I greatly look up to, so the with the FEI International Judge. Sue was head judge at unexpected endorsement of the horse I was to compete WEG in Kentucky and generously shared her wealth of on, and greatly enjoy working with, was fantastic. Aachen knowledge enabling our coaches, lungers and vaulters to had some ups and downs as a competition, but I was very again further develop their skills. Vaulters benefited by proud of my technical round and second freestyle. Sadly, reflecting on the video analysis provided by Sue. This was about 6 weeks after I returned to Australia I was told that all made possible by the efforts of ACT’s Owen Marsh Freddy had had to be put down due to colic. who not only volunteered to video the competition, but assisted in clinic presentation of the video footage. Due to my competing at Aachen I was unable to compete at the NSW Vaulting Championships, which was a difficult decision as it left me ineligible for our ENSW awards for the year. However the experience competing and engaging with the top vaulters in the world enhanced my vaulting and as it helped me reach my long term goal. The 2011 Nationals and Sydney CVI are the highlight of my year. My end result of being the National Champion Female, highest point scorer, and winning my first ever CVI is something I will remember for many years. I had a personal best Australian round in my second freestyle, scoring 7.3 (that is 73% for non-vaulters) and thoroughly enjoyed the rounds preceding this, especially since they meant I was leading the field throughout the competition. Winning the Pas De Deux class of the third year running with my then pas-de-deux partner Nicole Stapleton was certainly an exciting result. In addition to my competitive vaulting in 2011, I was elected as the National Vaulters’ representative again, a role that I am thoroughly enjoying as it enables me to be in contact with vaulters from all clubs at all levels. Krystle Lander 6 101


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