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4 5 6 Coach of the Year - Presented by 2010 Coach of the Gow Gates Services to the Sport Awards Year, Les Friend. Presented by Anne-Marie Gordon of Gow Gates Insurance NSW Coach of the Year - Sandy Lucas Brokers to present. Sandy is a hardworking, dedicated, honest and fun coach. Saddlehorse - Joanne Prestwidge She promotes the sport at the grass roots level, providing Joanne Prestwidge is the consummate professional a great atmosphere for all pupils, including juniors and their competitor with success at Royals, State and National riding and non riding parents. Each person who comes to her Championships over a long career. She specialises in feels important. She inspires self belief and optimism in her riding ponies with her successful Royalwood Stud located riders. Her firm but fun method of coaching really works with in Wilberforce. the little ones and they beam with pride after every lesson. Jo is a tireless worker and gives her time to the Sandy regularly takes groups of riders to events, getting Equestrian NSW Saddlehorse Junior Development Squad, them ready and warming them up for all phases, helping helping to organise the days beforehand and also them to learn tests at the same time as volunteering to coaching on the incredibly long days. committees and newcomers, walking cross country and jumping courses with them, all this whilst competing her As a coach she relates well to children and adults and own horses. she has many successful students. Jo is also a member of the newly formed Equestrian NSW Saddle Horse Sandy coaches a large number of people ranging from 4 committee and also provided input to the Equestrian NSW year olds to 74 year olds. She is very patient and adept office before the committee was formed. in adjusting her lessons to what is required for each pupil. She is often asked to coach at eventing clinics for Carriage Driving - Bill Wicks children and adults. Bill has been a member of EA for many years. He has Sandy is a person committed to her sport and the people been President of Horse Driving Trials Club since 2004. she trains. She is driven by the success of others. Being responsible for education activities he has achieved She is a true inspiration to the sport of equestrian. continued membership growth since the club’s inception. Over the years he has lent harness, carriages and horses for interested people to try the sport of Horse Driving Trials at activity days and also to people who are waiting for their carriage to arrive and they would like to have a go of competition with their horses. Bill will travel with or without horse and carriage to working bees, activity days or events to help out. He is always being seen with a helping hand to build new obstacles any where around the large area that the club takes up. Bill shows total commitment for a successful and enjoyable club made up of people from all walks of life 1) Isabelle Bowditch-McIntyre 2) Wayne Roycroft, Neale Lavis and Shane Rose 3) Sandy Lucas and Les Friend 4) Christine and Matt Bates 5) Gow Gates Vaulting - Doug and Jenny Denby 6) Gow Gates Jumping - Jane Robinson 115


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