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1 2 Equestrian NSW’s Night of Nights WINNERS Over 200 people attended the 2011 Equestrian NSW Saddlehorse Annual Awards for Excellence held at the Waterview Presented by Joanne Prestwidge, Convention Centre Homebush, March 27th 2012. The Co-Coach for the Saddlehorse Development Squad gala evening was hosted by long-time supporter of equestrian sport and well known broadcaster, Garry Young Athlete of the Year - Annabel Mulready Wilkinson, and saw some of the sport’s most dazzling stars acknowledged for their wonderful achievements Annabel is a 17 year old year 12 student at Abbotsleigh over the past year. School in Sydney. In the last 6 years she has racked up 8 National Championships in her own right and with Special guests included John Egan of the NSW the 3 horses she has owned and ridden.The latest of Department of Sport and Recreation, Bert Clarke, Ann these national wins was Runner Up Intermediate Rider Marie Gordon, Kathryn Thomson and Will Macarthur of at the Equestrian Australia Show Horse and Rider Gow Gates Insurance, Haylie Martin from Horsezone, Championships held in Victoria in December 2011. Dr Derek Major, ENSW Chair, Olympic medalists and Other major achievements for 2011 include winning equestrian legends, Neale Lavis OAM, Wayne Roycroft, the Champion Intermediate Rider of the Year and also Stuart Tinney and Shane Rose, President of EA, Paul the Champion Large Hunter Hack of the Year at the Cargill, board and committee members and a host of Equestrian Australia Horse of the Year Show. She also successful international and national athletes and horse won the National Champion Senior Rider of the Year at owners. the Show Horse Council’s Grand National Championships All the winners were extremely worthy and represented and leading up to this event won 3 consecutive Champion the sport so well across all disciplines. The Volunteer of Large Hunter Hack of the Year events in a row on her old the Year, Andrea Webb, was chosen from an extraordinary horse Absolut. group of finalists and in a lovely speech urged everyone to give of their time to volunteer where possible as it Athlete of the Year - Angela Rodham was the volunteers who kept the sport going. Sandy Angela has been riding since she was 6yrs old working Lucas won the NSW Coach of the Year, she epitomises her way though pony club to the show ring. She has the traits of an exceptional coach - she is nurturing, been successful with ponies, galloways and hacks at inspiring and dedicated. The prestigious Gow Gates agricultural shows, royals and state and national EA titles. Services to the Sport Awards again showcased the very best of equestrian in acknowledging those who make Angela is a very successful lady rider wining numerous a significant contribution to the sport and enrich the champion and reserve champion titles at Canberra, competition and training experience for all members. Sydney and Brisbane royals as well as rider of the year titles at both state and national level, most recently Another highlight of the evening was the solemn but winning Champion Lady Rider at Sydney Royal in 2011 touching tribute to some our best loved members who and Runner Up Senior Rider at ENSW Horse of the Year passed away in 2011 - Bob Brook, Judy Mackay, Peter 2011 and Runner Up Senior Rider EA National Rider of Dutton, Northern Hector and Victory Salute. The families the Year 2011. and loved ones of these important figures in our sport were on hand to share the memories. Angela is also a very accomplished side saddle competitor with consistent wins at Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne royals in horse, turnout and rider events with winning places at all royals. 108


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