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1 2 3 Eventing Wayne Roycroft presented Roycroft Trophy to Eventing Athlete of the Year….. Presented by Shane Rose, President of Eventing NSW and Neale Lavis OAM Athlete of the Year: Roycroft Trophy - Shane Rose Junior Pre Novice Rider - Taylor Robertson Shane Rose’s year was off to a great start at the beginning of 2011 when he and Niki were married. 16 year old Taylor is coached by Judy and Sam Fasher Married life obviously agrees with him as he has starred and attends Arndell Anglican College. In 2011 as well in events in NSW and across Australia ever since. as great results at many events across the state she Shane ‘s highlights included wins and placings at Scone, was the highest place junior rider in the Pre Novice class Mirrabooka, Sydney International, Silver Hills and Albury at Sydney Three Day event and also a member of the CIC as well as riding multiple horses at the event he also winning Junior Team. organizes, Equestriad, with horses such as Taurus, Il Vici, Another highlight for Taylor was winning the Over the Top Contenda, and Statford Neo to name a few. Closest to Optimum Time leaderboard against the senior riders which gave her $1500 of sponsorship. He was one to take eventing to the masses in the form of Exhibition Eventing when winning the qualifying event Taylor’s family are all keen sportspeople and are at Sydney Royal on APH Moritz and then winning the especially proud of the eventing careers of Taylor and her Equestrian Grand Final at Equitana riding Il Vici in front sisters. of thousands of spectators and then finished off the year winning the Adelaide 2 star event on Virgil and placing Young Athlete of the Year 5th in the 4 star on Taurus. - Isabelle Bowditch-McIntyre Isabelle Bowditch-Macintyre is 17 years old and hails Horse of the Year: Salad Days/Kibah Tic Toc Trophy from Willow Tree in the Upper Hunter Valley. She has been and Owner of the Year - Delago and Christine and riding since the age of 3 and is no stranger to success Matthew Bates having been a previous eventing award winner. Delago is an 8 year old Bay Thoroughbred gelding She rides a pair of chestnut geldings, Rancho Illinois by Encosta De Lago. Christine Bates was first sent who is a 15 year old thoroughbred and Grandios who Delago for schooling in 2009 and fell in love with his is a 6 year old warmblood purchased from Sam Lyle temperament and talent. He returned to her in 2010 and who Isabelle has continued to educate and bring up the he has flown up the grades of eventing under Christine grades. and Matt’s ownership. Eventing is a family sport for Isabelle who, with her Delago’s best results in 2011 were wins at Sydney at mother Therese and stepfather John, is seen at numerous SIEC Eventing, Scone, the 2 star event at the Sydney events around the state often featuring in the placings. International Weekend of World Cups, 2nd in the 2 star at Melbourne Three Day Event, 1st in the two star at Adelaide International Three Day Event and 2nd in the two star at Lakes and Craters Three Day Event. Delago is also listed on the Equestrian Australia National A squad and is a very promising horse for the future. 114


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