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4 5 Teams competitions: A special thank you to our sponsors: • EA teams, 1st: NSW 2nd to Qld, 3rd to VIC. Principal Partners: • FEI teams: 1st NSW, 2nd VIC, 3rd QLD. Equestrian Australia, Equestrian NSW, The Australian National Awards & Trophies Sports Commission, NSW Institute of Sport. • Dietmar Spect Trophy: David McKinnon. Sponsors: • Rod Barker Memorial Trophy: Furst Tyme - Nicole Tough. Bates Saddles, Hamilton Island, Hanoverian Horse Society • Crown Law Trophy: Rachael Sanna - Jaybee Alabaster. of Australia, International Racehorse Transport, Gow– • EA Grand Prix Champion: Rachael Sanna - Jaybee Gates, Mulawa Performance, Needs for Steeds, Pryde’s Alabaster. EasiFeed, Ranvet, The Riders Shoppe, Wagners Saddlery. • Cinderella Trophy: Megan Bryant - Donabella. Official Suppliers & Supporters: • Greystone Farm Cart Prize: David McKinnon. Audi Australia, BSMSPORT Equestrian, Greystone The results can be found on the Dressage NSW website. Australia, Gidgee Eyes, Wild Oats, Hamag, Mandavilla Catering Services, CSG Print Services, EA State In the lead up to the event a clinic with Ton de Ridder was Branches. held for National and Future Squad riders. An unexpected visitor – a brown snake - turned up in the indoor on Thank you to the organising committee the officials and Sunday delaying lessons for awhile until the wildlife volunteers who made it all happen. person came and removed it. An incident that Ton and Toni Venhaus others will remember. NZL visitors are always nervous Event Director about our dangerous wildlife and went scrambling for their cameras. Live streaming of selected events was provided by “Equestrian Life”. The feedback was positive and this was the first time that we have had this sort of thing in Australia – so a first at the Nationals. Swabbing of horses took place across the levels and athlete drug testing took place. Unfortunately our ticket sales were below expectations and last year. We believe Equitana being held so shortly afterwards was responsible for the downturn in numbers this year with a noticeable decline in interstate and NSW country visitors. We predicted a slight downturn and adjusted our budget accordingly however we still fell short. Despite this we managed to make a small profit. Correction: In last year’s publication I incorrectly credited Pony Dressage photos to Franz Venhaus on page 14. These four lovely photos were taken by Belinda Zaiter, Hunt-a-Horse Photography. Apologies for any 6 inconvenience. 21


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