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1 2 Horse of the Year - Bridgford Aviator Carriage Driving Aka “Santa” was a 12yr old warmblood by Salute who Presented by ENSW Chairman, Dr Derek Major had been vaulting for three years. This horse enabled his vaulters to win every competition he attended in 2011 Athlete of the Year - Ty Nichols including: Ty has been an active carriage driving competitor for • Interschools: 1st A Grade Female, 1st A Grade Male, many years and has successfully trained and driven 1st B Grade. singles and multiples over this period. He also spent time overseas working with drivers where he gained valuable • Scone Equestrian Festival: 1st, 2nd & 3rd A Grade. experience and skills while there. • NSW State Championships 1st A Grade Female and State Champion, 1st A Grade Male and State In 2011 some of Ty’s results were second in the Horse Champion and 2nd A Grade Male. Pairs at the Australian Carriage Driving Championships, where he also won Multiple Concourse d’elegance • Equestrian NSW Best Horse of the State Championships. And a 1st. in the Horse Pairs at the Riverina Carriage Driving Event, Marra In addition, his outstanding temperament enabled vaulting to be showcased in front of 5,000 people at Horse of the Year - Ellsmere Dynasty Equitana Melbourne at the end of 2010 in the All Stars Spectacular with Krystle Lander. Dynasty has only been broken to harness for three years after retiring from eventing. He is multi-talented and very His untimely death just 6 weeks prior to the Sydney versatile, he also competes in ridden dressage at official CVI** rocked the vaulting community and the top NSW novice and elementary levels. vaulters who were fortunate to have him as their horse of choice. In 2011 with Ty Nichols he was second in the Horse Pairs at the Australian Carriage Driving Championships, where Athlete of the Year - Lani Maher he also won Multiple Concourse d’elegance. Lani is a sixteen year old Year 11 student. She has He also won the Horse Pairs at the Riverina Carriage been vaulting since she was four years old. In 2011 Driving Event, Marra. Lani competed at numerous competitions in Australia, including NSW interschools, Scone Horse Festival, NSW Jumping States, South Australia States, Australian National Championships and CVI**, Equitana Freestyle Finals Presented by John Vallance, President Jumping NSW and Southern Highlands Christmas Competition. Her most notable achievements include NSW State Vaulting Best Jumping Event at an Agricultural Show Champion, Equitana Freestyle Champion and runner up at - Boorowa Show, accepted by Geoffrey and Nationals and CVI**. Pam Mason In June, Lani travelled to USA and competed at Saratoga Boroowa Show is held in March each year and is a CVI** where she gained a qualifying score towards the show that has worked towards an improved standard of 2012 World Championships. jumping. They offer good quality gear, open arenas with spacious warm up arenas, good standard of prize money Lani would like to thank Southern Highlands Vaulting and always have a well-credentialed judge and course Team, Sydney Vaulting Group, her coach, Lyn Lynch, builder. her parents and the whole vaulting community for their support and encouragement. Boorowa has worked hard to take on board the suggestions of riders and officials and as a result their Lani is passionate about her sport and excited about her show is well attended by riders. vaulting future and hopes to represent Australia at this year’s World Championships in Le Mans, France. 110


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