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3 4 5 Dressage Athlete of the Year: Charlton Horseland Trophy - Rachael Sanna Presented by Prue Spurrett, President Dressage NSW Rachael’s success producing international dressage Athlete Encouragement Award - David McKinnon horses has been incredibly consistent. Charisma ll, David was introduced to dressage by Sarah Venamore Aphrodite, CP Jack owned by Rachael and her parents as a teenager, after he finished school. Mark Dowling and now Jaybee Alabaster owned by Bev and John provided Dave with his first major successes in Edwards have represented Australia at World Cup finals, competition by giving him the ride on his own horses. In World Equestrian Games and Olympic Games since 1997. 2010 after WEG, Dave joined Brett & Melinda Parbery at Although it was challenging at times to ride a stallion Cedar Lodge where he has been busy keeping the horses her partnership with Jaybee Alabaster developed over going while Brett commutes between Australia and the past five years to make them an very consistent Europe in the lead-up to London. combination. In the 48 starts since taking over the ride David campaigned Bradgate Park Jatzz in 2011, they the combination finished 1st on 31 occasions and 2nd started the season as Novice champions at Dressage 9 times at local competitions, championships and FEI With Altitude and continued throughout the year with top events since 2007. 3 places in nearly every competition at both novice and After Bev decided to geld Bastie, the scores improved elementary level. further leading to selection for the 2010 Kentucky World At the NSW Championships in Tamworth they were Equestrian Games Australian team and winning the 2011 awarded Novice and Elementary Champion and at the Pacific League World Cup Final. Nationals they continued their consistent performances to take Elementary Champion. To top the year Dave Horse of the Year: Charlton Horseland Trophy and was awarded the Dietmar Specht Trophy for highest Owner of the Year - Jaybee Alabaster and Beverley percentage gained by a rider under 30 years. Edwards Bev has been a highly successful breeder and producer Young Athlete of the Year - Megan Bryant of horses in all Olympic disciplines for over 40 years. Megan lives in Cowra where she works in the family She established the Diamond B stud here in Sydney then cropping and produce business as well as schooling and later moved to Queensland to take over the Horse Unit at competing her own and clients’ horses. Gatton College. Here she met and married John & they developed the Jaybee Farm. After a great year in 2010 ended with a trip to the World Young Rider Championships, 2011 saw her consolidate Jaybee Alabaster was imported in utero after Bev her performances with Donabella and her young horse Mr purchased his dam Gloria in Germany from Werner Jackson. She was again the highest placed rider in the Schokemhole. With Tor Van Den Berg Alabaster won Pacific League World Cup CDIY series. the Champion of Champions at Dressage with the Stars earning the right to compete at the World Young Horse Now a member of both the dressage and eventing Championships in Verden Germany in 2004. National Elite young rider squads and a recipient of a NSW Institute of Sport Equestrian Scholarship Megan has Bastie came back to Australia and was campaigned by a great future ahead. Tor before moving to Rachael Sanna’s stable where his transition to the FEI ‘big tour’ began. In 2010 Alabaster Late last year Megan’s family also purchased Northern and Racheal made the WEG team and reached the Grand Xanthus and with a few small tour results under their belts Prix Special. After returning to Australia Alabaster won they are planning to start in some Grand Prix’s soon. all his Grand Prix Special starts and 2 of the 3 Grand Prix starts in 2011 making him our World Cup Final Pacific League representative for 2012. 113


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