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By the time the open small hack class had come around I am pretty certain everyone on the ground was within the indoor and intently watching. With our two representatives Mascara (“Panda”) and DP Mayfair in the mix, I couldn’t wait to see the event unfold. Panda worked with the elegance and poise. At the time of her workout you could have heard a pin drop as all eyes were on her. Her workout was beautiful and she had to be up there in contention. It was an absolute pleasure to watch. Mayfair then came out and worked the absolute house down. We all stood in the corner screaming with applause. When the national title was awarded to DP Mayfair for the second year in a row the entire stadium erupted. A huge congratulations to Annabel Mulready for taking the rider and hack out…for two years in a row. The penultimate class was the Large Show Hunter Hack where we had Melinda McClintock’s nomination Glitterati ridden by Mark Tarrant and the beautiful Juliett ridden by Emma Adams. Both horses were impeccably presented and well up there in contention. The championships concluded with the 2012 National Large Open Hack Championship. NSW nominated another quality double in Zhivago ridden by Leith Doran and SLM Step’n’Out ridden by Michael Christie. Both horses worked and looked stunning. The winner of this event went to Ali Berwick on Excelerate (Tractor), and runner up went to DP Amazing ridden by Dale Plumb. So as the curtains closed on Werribee Indoor, most danced the night away before Jack Vidgen in the After Party. The horses hung up their false tails and closed their eyes and we said goodbye to the competition season for 2012. At this point I want to say a huge thank you to the competitors for supporting ENSW, Equestrian Victoria for hosting a remarkable event, our sponsors for getting our events up and running and our team in the uniform that was the envy of the states. I also want to thank the Saddlehorse Committee for committing hours upon hours to the task, the volunteers, the cheer squads, the strappers and the cheque books and most of all our horses for making our sport the best on earth. 2013 and Beyond Our focus in 2013 is to look at means to develop Saddlehorse in rural NSW through a strategic alliance with agricultural shows. In addition, we are looking to establish affiliates to assist in the expansion process. We hope to introduce a new state event for those who qualify through the agricultural events. We hope to develop a system which makes the administration of saddlehorse more efficient and effective. Thank you On behalf of the Saddlehorse Committee of New South Wales we wish to thank ENSW for their support, knowledge and guidance and personally I wish to thank the committee for their tireless efforts, diligence, and commitment thus far. Renae Dorney Secretary ENSW Saddlehorse Committee 3 4 2 101


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