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And finally…… In closing I wish to thank the Equestrian NSW Board for its huge contribution this year, in particular our energetic and dedicated Chairman, Dr Derek Major, who has been a wonderful support to not only me, but to the office, the members and the entire sport. Many thanks too to Kelly Paton who resigned from the board in 2011, I very much EQUESTRIAN NSW SUPPORTING YOUR enjoyed working with you Kelly. Also I wish to make a SPORT special note of thanks to Michael Benson, who stepped so ably into my shoes in September 2011 for six months Our Vision as I went off to have my baby, Gus. I also wish to thank The vision of Equestrian NSW is to provide leadership for the incredibly dedicated staff of Equestrian NSW who equestrian sport in NSW, promoting participation and the not only carry out their duties with professionalism and pursuit of excellence from the grass roots to the elite enthusiasm but who are always ready to step in and levels of the sport, based on a foundation of fair and safe assist members, events and the Board. competition and the welfare of its human and equine We all look forward to another wonderful year of athletes. equestrian endeavours in 2012 and wish all our athletes the very best of luck in London. What is the role of Equestrian NSW? Wendy Cohen Equestrian NSW (ENSW) is the state branch of Equestrian Chief Executive Officer Australia (EA) which is the peak body for equestrian sports in Australia. The main function of ENSW and EA 2011 ENSW Board is to provide a structured and regulated framework for Derek Major – Chairman equestrian competitions with fair rules and regulations for Michael Benson competitors and to promote, and develop the sport. Our – Vice Chair and Acting COO aim is to improve facilities and access to competitions Sept 2011 to February 2012 and training throughout NSW. We are also here to Ray Balcomb encourage and promote equestrian sport, increase Graham Davey spectator levels, build events, administer coaches and David Lawrence officials education and attract sponsorship funding. Kelly Paton – Retired December 2011 Alex Townsend Why join Equestrian NSW? Judy Fasher – re-elected December 2011 By joining ENSW you become part of a professionally run sporting organisation and industry body. ENSW is 2011 ENSW Staff the peak horse sports body in New South Wales and is a Wendy Cohen – CEO multi-faceted organisation. Elysha Sargent – Member Services Manager and Interschools Coordinator What benefits do I get? Susie Burns – Member Services Sue Birch – NCAS Coordinator and Dressage Consultant 1. The ability to take part in EA competitions Joanne Cocksedge – Bookkeeper/Office Manager 2. Access to training, education and development opportunities 3. ENSW Yearbook Disclaimer: At the time of receiving materials, articles and photos, the information contained was accurate and pertinent to the topic. The editor 4. Annual Awards takes no responsibility for any personal opinions or views contained in the 5. Personal Accident, Club and/or Professional Indemnity articles written by contributors and accepts the submissions in good faith. Insurance 6. Industry and Member Advocacy 7. Access to extensive funding opportunities 8. Horse Registration and Performance Records 9. National Affiliation and Database. 10. Administration of Procedural and Disciplinary Matters (including medication control) 11. Website, e-newsletter and social media 12. Professional Staff 13. Right to nominate and vote for a strategically driven board. 4


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