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1 2 3 4 Encouragement Award - Eliza Wark and Sue Wark-Chapman In 2009 Sue and Eliza left Sydney to start a new life in Blayney. Eliza had been vaulting with Sydney Vaulting Group since she was 7 years old. Eliza’s mother undertook training to become an accredited vaulting coach and has successfully engaged the local schools and community, embracing vaulting in their local area. They have been instrumental in fostering a new team in their area, ensuring that vaulters from Central West region have supported all NSW vaulting competitions this year. Horse of the Year - Louis – Sydney Vaulting Group Louis is a 22 year old Clydesdale gelding who had a previous career as a showjumper. He has been vaulting for the past five years and this year achieved the highest overall point score in NSW 2012, by carrying vaulters at the State Championships, Scone Horse Festival and the Hawkesbury Christmas Competition. The combination of Louis and his lunger Rosie Pascall have become a popular pair in the vaulting scene. Not only is Rosie a voluntary lunger for Sydney Vaulting Group, she also overseas Louis under saddle work. Female Athlete of the Year - Krystle Lander Krystle Lander is 24 years old, and has been vaulting for 15 years. In this time she has been a valued member of the Sydney Vaulting Group, and is coached by Lyn Lynch. Krystle is also an accredited coach, lunger and judge. In 2012 Krystle competed in both the State and National competitions, resulting in Champion at both events. As a vaulter she demonstrates a never-ending determination and is a respected role model for many of our junior vaulters. Krystle was the 2012 Vaulters Representative on the National Committee. Male Athlete of the Year - Lee Briggs Lee is the current NSW State Champion and has represented Australia internationally many times. In 2010 he represented Australia at World Equestrian Games Kentucky in the teams event and placed tenth. Lee travelled overseas for three months in 2012 to focus on training and competing in Europe where he attended the invitational Aachen World Horse Festival and achieved a respectful 14th place in the 2012 World Vaulting Championships in Le Mans. Driving Presented by Max Pearce, Chairman of the EA Carriage Driving Committee Athlete of the Year - Ty Nichols Achievements of 2012 • 2012 Victorian Horse Pairs Championships 1st • 2012 Australian Horse Pair Championships 1st • 2012 Jugiong CDE Horse Pair 3rd • 2012 NSW Horse Pair Championships 3rd Ty has also been selected onto the High Performance Future squad training with Boyd Exell over the last 12 months when he is in Australia. When Boyd is not available, Ty trains with Sheryl Leibowitz in the Southern Highlands. Ty is the current Chairperson of the NSW Carriage Driving Committee. 1) Lani Maher - Vaulting Young Athlete of the Year 2) Sue Wark and Eliza Wark-Chapman receive the Vaulting Encouragement Award 3) Lyn Lynch receives the award for Louis - Vaulting Horse of the Year 4) Krystle Lander - Vaulting Female Athlete of the Year 5) Lee Briggs - Vaulting Male Athlete of the Year 6) Mark Peel - Carriage Driving Encouragement Award accepts his award from Max Pearce, Chair EA Carriage Driving Committee 7) Jennifer and Ty Nicholls owners of Ellesmere Dynasty, CD Horse of the Year with Max Pearce 8) Ty Nichols - Carriage Driving Athlete of the Year 9) Phillip Hetherington, Tamworth Agricultural Show - Best Jumping Event Images by SWD Images 5 118


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