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From the office………………. however in late 2011 Queensland and Western Australia introduced it to their members with a variety of results. Welcome to another Equestrian NSW Yearbook, a little In NSW, despite the teething problems (perhaps due to later this year due to several factors including the delay them in some respects), we are committed to assisting in printing to capture the Olympic team announcements members at every step of the way during renewals and my maternity leave late 2011, early 2012. Last year and we have contacted all members in various ways to the very first yearbook attracted an overwhelmingly provide as much help as possible navigating the Equnect positive response from members and sponsors and we system. If all else fails remember we are here in the office hope to replicate that fine form this year and beyond. to help you manage your membership. We look forward to Thank you again to all our contributors you’ll see credited Equnect working to full capacity in the very near future throughout the magazine and photographers including and delivering all that it promises to the sport. Peter Orr -Main Event Photography, Rachel Smith – Furdography, Jenny Barnes, Suz Worsley-Deacon - SWD 2011 was a strong year financially for NSW. We finished Images, Franz Venhaus, Jenny Sheppard, Free Rein the year with a strong surplus and was able to again Photography, Amy-Sue Alston, the FEI, Christine Johnson provide almost $200,000 across all disciplines for event and Equestrian Australia. and project funding. Equestrian NSW wishes to thank the following for their significant contributions to the sport. 2011 saw some more remarkable performances from The NSW Institute of Sport continued to fund our elite Equestrian NSW members, here and overseas, in all our squad programmes this year to a total of $150,000 (plus disciplines. Brett Parbery, Rozzie and Heath Ryan and $45,000 from Equestrian NSW and a substantial amount Rachael Sanna were the dominant dressage riders this from the EA National High Performance programme). The year winning most of the domestic Grand Prix titles Department of Sport and Recreation supported ENSW between them. In jumping Julia Hargreaves and Tom under its Sports Development Programme, where we McDermott proved that youth was no deterrent to success are listed as a Category 5 Sport, which means that we as they claimed some major titles including at the Royal were funded $48,500 in 2011. Sadly NSWIS will not be Easter Show and Shane Rose, Chris Burton, Stuart Tinney, including Equestrian on its supported sports list after Tim Boland, Emma Mason and Christine Bates, amongst 2012 but we are grateful for its support previously and others, showed that NSW was still the top state when it assistance helping to establish our sport as one of the came to eventing results, here and abroad. most successful in the country. We are now working In saddle horse we held another strong HOTY at the on a strategy to ensure the ENSW High Performance Sydney International Equestrian Centre where names Programme remains strong in 2013 and beyond. In May like Angela Rodham, Bridget Sell, Mark Tarrant, Annabel the ENSW Board reviewed its strategic plan to align it Mulready, Mark Kenzig, Katherine Farrell, Joanne with the newly created EA plan. It is a requirement of Prestwidge, Joh Bailey and the McEvoy girls regularly the Australian Spots Commission that SSOs and NSO appeared in the winners’ circle. Vaulting athletes are singing from the same hymn sheet however more including Krystle Lander, Lani Maher, Lee Briggs and than that it is an obligation of any proper functioning Eliza Wark-Chapman had a great year too as did our organisation to update and reviews its strategic plan drivers in the north and south of the state who took part regularly. in a variety of activities from training days to official competition. Of note too was the NSW interschool Highlights* championships, another record broken for entries Annual Awards for Excellence and a fabulous competition showcased what a strong NSW Interschool Championships grassroots and youth development initiative interschools Sydney CDI is for EA/ENSW. ENSW HOTY Weekend of World Cups 2011 was certainly a year of renewal and change for Sydney 3DE Equestrian Australia and ENSW. The most significant Jumping Summer Classic development was the design and implementation of Equitana Sydney including Equestrian Grand Final the new EA IT system – Equnect. Equnect has had its New Strategic Plan detractors and certainly has created much discussion amongst members and stakeholders. In NSW we delayed *All events were sponsored by Equestrian NSW its use until the 2012/2013 membership renewal period 3


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