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3 4 Young Athlete of the Year - Tom McDermott Horse of the Year: Ranvet Trophy and Owner of the Year - Wirragulla Nicklaus and Charlie Hooke Tom McDermott has continued to rewrite the record books. Often the results sheets list his name several Wirragulla Nicklaus is a 13 year old chestnut stallion by times over and while the junior riders are thankful that he Falkrich, bred by Paul Athanasoff and Charlie Hooke and has reached an age to no longer be eligible to compete competed by Paul. in that division the other riders in the Young Rider and After competing in Europe in 2010 and gaining valuable Senior divisions are dreading the fact that he simply has international experience where the combination was more horses in their divisions. Team Reserve at the 2010 World Equestrian Games in In 2011 he was eligible to compete in all three age Kentucky and also members of the 2nd placed Nations divisions. His best results were leading Senior Rider at Cup teams in Lummen and Linz, Wirragulla Nicklaus Sydney Royal, he was the youngest rider to win a jumping suffered an injury in early 2011. world cup qualifier when winning the Gawler World Cup Through stem cell surgery and careful management by at the age of 18, 2nd place in both the Wodonga and a large team including Paul, Charlie, the team at Agnes Summer Classic World Cup events, Australian Junior Banks Equine Centre, farrier Mark Colbran and trainers Championship for the fourth consecutive year and Debbie Stewart and Maree Hewitt, Nicklaus returned Runner-Up Australian Champion Young Rider. to elite competition winning the Australian National Championships held in Dubbo in October. Athlete of the Year: David Asimus Memorial Trophy - Edwina Tops-Alexander They have now based themselves in Europe in the lead up to the 2012 London Olympics. In 2011 Edwina continued to be a dominate force on the international jumping tour. Based in Europe since 1998, Interschool 2011 NSW Champions - Presented by she has been the highest ranked female rider in the world Olympic Gold Medallist Stuart Tinney and Olympic since 2009 and further consolidated this ranking in 2011. Silver Medallist, Shane Rose. Highlights for 2011 include being ranked number 1 in the In 2011 the NSW championships attracted over 450 Global Champions Tour season 2011, ranked number 6 competitors who took part in vaulting, dressage, eventing in the Rolex FEI World rankings and on a personal note and combined training, showman and jumping. More than marrying her partner Jan Tops. Edwina also commenced a 150 independent and government schools from across multi year sponsorship deal with Gucci in 2011 and was the state were represented at the event held at SIEC and the first rider to reach $1 million in prize money earnings the four days saw some wonderful team and individual in the Global Champions Tour. results where Hills Grammar and St Pauls Cranebrook Her top results for 2011 included; were the champion senior and junior schools. 4th place in Paris at the Rolex IJRC Top Ten Final Junior Champion - Victoria Wicks 1st place in the final leg of the Global Champions Tour in Abu Dhabi Intermediate Champion - Isobel Pye 1st place in the Lyon Grand Prix Senior Champion - Teegan Ashby Eventing Champion - Teegan Ashby Showman Champion - Teegan Ashby Vaulting Champions - Lee Briggs & Lani Maher Combined Training Champion - Izabella Stone Dressage Champion - Katharine Farrell Jumping Champion - Mimi Tym 1) Lani Maher with Lyn Lynch 2) Owner of Bridgford Aviator, Lyn Lynch 3) Tom McDermott and Hugo - Photo: IOC Liao Yujie 4)0 Derek Major accepts Jumping Athelte of the Year Award on behalf of Edwina Alexander from John Vallance 111


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