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5 2011 Vaulting Competitions NSW Vaulting Championships. This state event was held at Horseworld, Maraylya in July. ENSW Interschools Championships Every vaulting team in NSW/ ACT was represented as The first event of 2011 for our vaulters was EA well as vaulters from Qld and SA. Interschools held at SIEC in March. The vaulters enjoy The event ran smoothly under the expert guidance of being part of this huge event, representing over 20 Jenny Denby and her crew. Our judges Chris Wicks, schools from throughout NSW. Competing for their Robyn Bruderer, Tristyn Lowe and Sarah Venamore were schools brings an added element of excitement to the delighted at the level of competition. competition and to share this with their other equestrian buddies is a great thrill. The trophies were awarded to: All grades were well represented with the popular Novice Lani Maher – State Female Champion class won by Charlotte Ratcliffe-Roach, while Lillie Heath Lee Briggs – State Male Champion from Bowral PS took out the W Class. E Grade was won Lani Maher was Champion overall individual vaulter and by Mikayla Manning from Thornleigh West P S and Giselle highest class individual vaulter. Wever of Hills Grammar was the D grade winner. Natalie Southern Highlands Vaulting Team – Highest Overall Mc Neil, representing NEGS, Armidale took the blue Average. (Acknowledgment to Sydney Vaulting Group’s ribbon in C grade. Nicole Collet from Colo HS was the B amazing horses in providing many winning rides for grade Champ. The A grade female winner Lani Maher of their club.) Frensham and A grade male winner Lee Briggs of Bowral Champion Vaulting Horse was Bridgford Aviator owned by HS, both going on to be equal champions of the event Lyn Lynch. which included their high scoring Pas De Deux. CVI** CVI* and National Vaulting Championships To top off the competition, there were three very 2011 proudly sponsored by North Richmond Branch competitive teams, each team consisting of seven of Bendigo Community Bank vaulters from a combination of schools. Definitely the highlight of the vaulting calendar, this The Inaugural Scone Horse Festival Official Vaulting spectacular event was held at SIEC in September. The Competition. Organising Committee of dedicated volunteers saw their efforts well rewarded as vaulters from NSW, ACT, This super event, hosted by Sydney Vaulting group, was QLD, SA, VIC, USA, Germany and Finland came together held in May at the beautiful property of Robyn and Alan for a fun and competitive few days. This combined event Boyle in Scone. The vaulters from six NSW clubs were enabled both our elite and grass roots level vaulters to warmly welcomed by the Boyle family. On the Saturday come together in a friendly and sportsmanlike competition, morning, the Equestrian Vaulters put their creative hats something which our sport is now renowned for. on and entered a colourful and dynamic display in the These vaulters wowed the crowds and judges with their Scone Horse Festival Parade. This is a “Must See” event performances. The FEI judges being Frank Spadinger for all horse lovers, as part of a two week programme of from Austria, USA’s Sue Detol and Angie Deeks from Qld, the celebration of the horse. Australia. Thank you to Derek Major for attending as FEI The vaulters, lungers, judges, spectators and horses veterinarian for the competition. enjoyed a glorious day of competition on the Sunday. It was very special for all involved to be included in the Horse Festival in Scone – The Horse Capital of Australia. 1) Lani Maher at Interschool Champs We hope to see this event as a regular on the vaulting 2) Scone May 2011 calendar. 3) Interschool Champs 4) CVI Opening Ceremony 5) Scone May 2011 Photos: Free Rein Photography 103


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