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6 7 8 Owners of the Year - Ty Nichols and Jennifer Nichols Ty Nichols wears many hats, when at home he one of four directors of the family business. Ty and his wife Jennifer are currently breeding and producing warmblood horses suited to carriage driving on their 160 acre property “Jenty Park” in Wagga Wagga. When not competing himself, Ty supports/grooms and is the official truck driver for Jennifer at dressage events throughout Southern NSW . Horse of the Year - Ellesmere Dynasty After coming from an eventing career Ellesmere Dynasty was broken into harness. In 2012 he competed in all three phases (Dressage, Marathon, Cones) at every driving event he and Ty competed at. He is now currently showing Ty’s young horse Jenty Park Boxing the ropes for a successful carriage driving career. If Dynasty is not pulling the carriage he is seen at dressage shows through Southern NSW with Jennifer Nicols. Driving Encouragement Award - Mark Peel Mark comes from a harness family - Tim and Julie Peel won around 24 champion harness ribbons between Melbourne and Sydney Royal. Mark competed at first CDE in 2004. Has been training and competing a team for the last three years. He spent five months in 2012 working and training with Boyd Exell. During this time Mark had use of Boyd’s two commercial teams to train and compete at events, including Sandringham where he won his class. Mark competed in Australia (including NSW, Victorian and national champs), with an emphasis on improving the training of the team and his own skills. In 2013 is returning to UK to be based with Boyd. The emphasis this time will be on competition experience. Jumping Presented by John Vallance, President Jumping NSW. Best Jumping Event at an Agricultural Show - Tamworth Agricultural Show Show Accepted by Phillip Hetherington Tamworth Show and North and North West Showjumping Club have worked together to lift the profile of agricultural shows for many years. The 2012 show attracted 223 horses and 117 riders to compete in over 814 individual show jumping rounds over the three days of the show. Tamworth Show has strived to develop its event through continued improvements to safety and equipment and also by employing a range of course designers and judges. The show has a strong commitment to increasing the profile of the sport of Jumping in the region. Tamworth Show has seen numbers significantly increase over the years and the 2012 show was the largest to date. One rider commented that the show had a wonderful atmosphere and having it run over three days instead of two made travelling worthwhile. 9 119


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