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1 2 In Memoriam Peter Dutton In 2011 equestrian sport lost some of its most beloved Peter Dutton spent a lifetime with horses from work and prolific members, we remember some of them and horses to competition and racehorses. He was a family pay tribute to their extraordinary legacy. man and a man of the land and much loved by his family, the Nyngan community and friends much further afield. Bob Brook Peter especially loved eventing and was the driving force Generations of the equestrian community were saddened behind the Mid Western Equestrian Club and travelled to hear of the death in October last year of one the most around other events in NSW in his role as a TD and loved gentlemen in the sport, Bob Brook. also as a supporter of the sport. In 2011 he started a scholarship with a prize of a trip to the US to train with Always hard working and especially supportive of young his son Olympic Gold medallist, Philip, to attract more riders, Bob had been doing what he enjoyed that fateful competitors to the Mid Western event. day, judging at a pony club jumping competition where he was still regularly assisting with course designing and Northern Hector officiating. In December 2011 our thoughts were with Blas Lago Bob and Joyce have been awarded ‘Services To The who suffered the loss of his wonderful partner Northern Equestrian Sport’ from Jumping NSW and Eventing NSW, Hector at the Saddleworld Dressage Festival where and they were life members of Jumping NSW and the Hector suffered heart failure. The big chestnut was Sydney Jump Club. His roles in the sport were too many competed by Blas his entire career, extending over 13 to mention and we are thankful that we have had such years. They were a popular team which more often than a legend to help shape our sport in Australia. He was not featured in the places in Grand Prix classes across also immensely proud of the equestrian achievements the country. of his daughter, Colleen, who has been one of our elite level competitors for so many years and now his grand He was known for his piaffe and passage and had a huge daughter Elizabeth (Liz) who is following in Colleen’s following. Ever the showman Blas loved having the crowd footsteps. In 2008 Bob and Joyce were acknowledged cheer and the image of Blas with a huge smile and Hector with an Extraordinary Service to the Sport award by being his super expressive self will be etched in our Equestrian NSW. memories. Judith Mackay Victory Salute Judy, a NSW Hall of Champions inductee, was one of the It was a terrible time for the dressage community late first Australian dressage riders to train horses to Grand last year, in addition to Hector, we lost arguably our most Prix level and one of the first to venture overseas as an successful and prolific dressage horse ever in Victory international competitor. She began training dressage Salute. Beloved horse of Carolyn Lieutenant and trusted horses at a time when few Australians knew what the mount of Brett Parbery, who most recently wowed us all sport was about. Many have followed after her but none at Kentucky at the World Equestrian Games with a top have had more courage or tenacity. She was a pioneer, ten finish, Victory Salute, or ‘Sam’ was a gentle giant, she is a legend. a horse that could dazzle with brilliance in international Grand Prix yet still remain gentle and temperate enough to be a safe and solid mount for the Paralympics. 1) Interschool Champions 2011 with Shane Rose and Stuart Tinney 2) David McKinnon 3) Megan Bryant 4) Prue Spurrett presents Dressage Owner of the Year, Bev Edwards with DNSW rug 5) Taylor Robertson with Shane Rose 112


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