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NCAS Calendar Coach of the Year 2011 The 2011 Coaching Calendar was constantly updated Congratulations to Sandy Lucas, L2 Eventing Coach, our to include the very latest clinic dates and also courses deserving winner of ENSW NCAS Coach of the Year 2011. and training days offered by coaches to new and existing candidates. 2011 Stories Equi-Skills NCAS trainees come from all walks of life with a wide range of experiences and each has a story to tell. Equi-Skills continued to be a popular offering to the One of our 2011 trainees who is now a fully accredited school student market. 55 new junior Equi-Skills NCAS L1 General Coach, Belinda Lloyd, has had extensive members were signed up along with 10 adult members. international experience within the equestrian industry. Belinda chose to complete her NCAS training here in National NCAS committee Australia and believes the training and required standards have equipped her with coaching skills that stand her in The National NCAS Committee meeting in April 2011 was good stead internationally. Here is Belinda’s story. attended by Committee members are well as a number of State Branch CEOs and NCAS Co-ordinators. The meeting A little bit on my background - I grew up in country NSW reviewed the structure and function of the committee (Coonamble and Dubbo) and have ridden all my life, following feedback from State Branches about the especially a lot of pony club champs in all disciplines, and structure and role of this committee. then decided to focus on showjumping. After high school and before Uni (I have a degree in Marketing) I was a Following the postponement of the election of committee working student for Colleen Brook and with my OTTB I members in January 2011, nominations were again called bought when I was 13, and under Colleen’s tutelage, I for in August 2011 and 11 were received. The committee competed in my first world cup qualifier at age 19. After members appointed by the EA Board are Simon Kale, a season of world cups and going back to Uni for 3 years, NSW, (Chairman), Anna Marsden, NSW, Chris Hardwicke, I then travelled overseas to England and Europe where NSW, Philippa Collier, WA, and Glenys Cox, QLD. I worked for riders on the large tours, and also a sales The new committee’s first meeting was held on October barn in Holland. I then met my first long-term boyfriend 27-28, 2011. NSW coaches were able to submit a (who was American and NOT horsey), and he convinced number of agenda items fitting in with the EA’s strategic me to move to America and see how I liked it. After some priorities. The National NCAS Committee approved all initial teething problems with visas, I settled in nicely in NSW items, including re-establishing Australia back on Richmond, Virginia and started my training and teaching the international coaching matrix, improving candidate business from scratch with success in the hunter/jumper tracking systems and improving electronic marketing world and retaining a client base of around 35 riders/ of our coaches, all suggestions which came out of the clients. Luckily, there are many opportunities in the discussions at the NSW NCAS Coach meeting. states due to the pure numbers over there, but it was a long road, and after 7 years over there I decided to come home at the end of 2010. 85


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