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1 2 Volunteer of the Year Awards Finalists Presented by Ms Donna Rygate, CEO Office of Communities NSW Show Horse - Annie McClelland Annie is currently the Horse Programme Organiser for Young Agricultural Show. She has been on the horse committee for over 12 years. Annie and her family not only prepare the Horse Schedule but also take all the entries over the two days of the Show. She is always extremely patient and a very knowledgeable horse woman. Annie has improved the programme of Young Show in such a way that competitors travel from Queensland and Victoria as well as NSW to compete. Annie sources the judges and the stewards to assist. She and her husband take unpaid leave from their jobs to run the horse section of the Show. She is a tireless and innovative volunteer. Vaulting - Elizabeth McClean Liz is currently on the Hawkesbury Vaulting Committee as Public Officer and has been an active committee member for over five years. Liz is a diligent worker, working at fund raisers and open days. She oversees all dealings with grant applications for HVC. She also helps out other NSW competitions as Music Director ensuring the smooth co-ordination of music collection. Liz has been compiling the music at club level for competitions and displays for several years, taking time out of her busy schedule to help with ideas for the vaulters, ensuring that fun is always the key factor. She makes club members and parents feel welcome, her own enthusiasm inspires others to assist and promote the club and sport in any way they can. Her no-fuss attitude towards life makes her a huge asset to the sport. Carriage Driving - Max Pearce Max is the Chairman of the Southern Carriage Club, ENSW Committee Member and Chairman of the National Committee. Max’s volunteer work is endless, he always looks to improve the standard of carriage driving in Australia. His own property has been established to hold education days, events, show driving and training days. His part in the Young Drivers Programme, a Sports Commission Course, is to encourage these drivers to be accredited and become coaches. His goal has been to establish the Boyd Exell schools as part of Equestrian Australia’s High Performance Programme. Currently he is negotiating with the Unicorn Trust in the United Kingdom which will include a structured workshop. The Unicorn Trust is a private charitable trust and runs a similar programme in England and caters for young drivers as well as those that are less able bodied. Max continues to offer instruction for drivers, officials and volunteers to learn from Boyd and other overseas FEI judges who visit Australia. He receives no payment is extremely generous with his knowledge regarding horse problems, training, harness carriages and above all encourages everyone in the Carriage Driving sport. Jumping - Rachel Smith Rachel attends numerous jumping events as a professional photographer throughout the year. Whilst in attendance Rachel willingly takes and provides, free of charge, photographs of competitors and prize-winners to the organizing committees for use in their publicity. Rachel would attend approximately 10 to 20 events where she provides this service. She also regularly writes sports reports for the Jumping NSW website as well as other websites. Rachel has been of great assistance to the committee of Jumping NSW in providing material for the website. She is a prominent contributor of photographs and articles for the jumping section of the Equestrian NSW yearbook. Rachel is without a doubt a hard working volunteer who plays an integral role in promoting the equestrian discipline of Jumping. 1) Eventing Volunteer of Year, Alan de Courcy Ellis with Donna Rygate CEO Office of Communities 2) Volunteer of the Year, Bruce Mcvey with Donna Rygate CEO Office of Communities 3) Catherine McCoy, Gow Gates Service to Carriage Driving with Will Macarthur of Gow Gates 4) Vicki Burgess, Gow Gates Service to Eventing 5) Kylie Douglas, Gow Gates Service to Saddlehorse with Will Macarthur of Gow Gates Images by SWD Images 124


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