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1 2 CVI Results: Trophies were awarded to; Christmas Competition Best Foreign Vaulter and Individual Male CVI** Champion – The Southern Highlands Christmas Vaulting Competition Patrick Stevens (USA) was held at the very picturesque Shibumi Equestrian Best Australian Vaulter and Female Individual CVI ** – Centre in Bundanoon, Southern Highlands. The carnival Champion Krystle Lander (NSW) atmosphere which included trade stands, a concert of CVI** Champion Pas de Deux – “young local talent” and “vaulters have talent” combined Krystle Lander and Nicole Stapleton. with a well attended vaulting competition was a great CVI** Champion Team – note to end the year. The Southern Highlands Vaulting Fassifern QLD. Team acknowledges the super efforts of the Leibowitz Female Individual CVI* Champion – family, owners of Shibumi and Jenny and Doug Denby for Sarah Leadbeater (SA) keeping the event on track. This was the first vaulting Male Individual CVI* Champion – competition in the Highlands in over 10 years. David Waller (QLD) Best Lunger/Horse Combination for the CVI – Competitors came from four states to be part of this Amanda Knuckey and Comic Symphony weekend, and, as it is customary in our sport, everyone willingly shared their horses, this saved many horses National Results: having to travel long distances. The fun filled two days Australian Male Champion – was topped off by a visit from Santa on horseback bearing Lee Briggs gifts for all. Australian Female Champion – Many Interstate vaulters travelled to NSW to take part Krystle Lander in our 2011 competitions and we are thankful to those Highest Overall Group Trophy – competitors and lungers who shared their horses. In Sydney Vaulting Group return, a number of our NSW vaulters also travelled Highest Group/ Club/ Team Average – interstate to compete. This generosity has enabled National Equestrian Centre our top vaulters to gain much needed competition and Best Official Vaulting Horse – experience on foreign horses. This has created a great Bremen – National Equestrian Centre camaraderie between the vaulters, coaches and lungers Best Team Vaulting Horse – across Australia. This is part of what makes our sport Black Jack Blair – National Equestrian Centre so special. Best Lunger – Amanda Knuckey – National Equestrian Centre Equitana – 1st Australian Vaulting Freestyle Final The awards dinner was held at Novotel, Rooty Hill In November 2011 Equitana Sydney hosted the first ever where we celebrated the achievements of all our vaulting competition. The Australian Vaulting Freestyle vaulters, lungers, horses and vaulting community. Big Final showcased our top 8 vaulters from around Australia. congratulations to the champions and all winners and This was a very exciting opportunity to promote our sport participants. to a wider audience and gave our vaulters the experience The organising committee for the Championships would of performing in front of many hundreds at the Dome like to thank Equestrian Australia and ENSW for their Arena, Olympic Park, Sydney. support for this prestigious event. By far the most colourful and exciting component of Vaulting is the freestyle phase of the event where competitors perform their choreographed routines to music. These routines highlight their personal gymnastic 1) Interschools 2011 skills as the horse canters in rhythmic circles on the 2) Prize Giving Interschool State Champs lunge, and can be as creative as the imagination and 3) Natalie at CVI music allow. 4) Nikki Stapleton CVI 2011 Photos: Free Rein Photography 104


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