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4 5 • Felt there is too much ‘nastiness’ They also showed some interest in introducing a mentor • Felt here is a lack of sportsmanship programme. • Felt there are more purpose-bred horses now Another major accomplishment for the development • Thought it was OK for judges to be competitors committee, with help from CEO, Wendy Cohen, was the • Thought doping is common sponsorship deal made with Ceva Nature Vet for $10,000 • Felt there is a lot of cruelty going on at competitions in 2011. This was a real bonus for Saddlehorse NSW. •Believed there are sufficient channels for reporting poor behaviour Also, while the development committee still was • Believed true horsemanship is lacking operating, Saddlehorse NSW applied for and was granted • Thought it is a very expensive sport special projects funding from Equestrian NSW to fund a • Wanted more “fun” events youth development day. •Felt that saddlehorse does not enjoy the same respect In 2011 Equestrian NSW paved the way for an invitation that the other disciplines of applications from interested parties with the aim to •Believes saddlehorse needs a more transparent judging having a full state committee from 2012. There has system been quite a lot of positive interest in this – more on •Want more consistent rules and standards, including the establishment of this committee in next year’s international protocols publication. They showed interest in:- • Building an affiliate club system at a local level • Developing links with RAS and ASC • More junior rider development clinics •Standardising horse measurement credentials with other official bodies • Running more EA sponsored events • More unofficial local days 1) State Cup - Emma Adams and EBL Juliette – Amy-Sue Alston 2) HOTY - Winner of the Open Large Galloways Willowcroft Chance Encounters 3) Nature Vet Ceva HOTY Programme 4) State Cup - Katherine Farrell and Owendale Lemon Twist – Amy-Sue Alston 5) HOTY - Junior Child Rider Champion and Runner up - The McEvoy girls, Billie and Kiara with coach Les Friend Photos: Furdography except where noted 97


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