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1 2 3 NSW Riders Star on the International Stage New South Wales riders continued to impress both at home and overseas. In jumping it was dual Olympian Edwina Tops-Alexander who continued to go from strength to strength claiming her second consecutive Global Champions Tour crown which cemented her position as the number one female jumping rider in the world. She took out EA’s International Rider of the Year, with her trusty steed Cevo Ito du Château claiming EA’s International Horse of the Year at the national awards ceremony in May 2012. Consistently sitting within the top 10 on the FEI International Rider rankings, Edwina continues to place in the Jumping World Cup Series as well as the Global Champions Tour, making her one of the toughest competitors on the jumping circuit. Former Bega boy, Boyd Exell, dominated the international Carriage Driving circuit during 2012, claiming his fourth consecutive FEI World Cup Driving title and second consecutive 4-in-hand FEI Driving Championships. Never before has an athlete claimed four FEI World Cup Driving titles, let along four in the row. At the prestigious World Equestrian Festival in Aachen, Boyd won his fourth consecutive Driving title to take his total Aachen wins to five – a feat never achieved before. It was a year of firsts for Chris Burton during 2012, with the 31 year old selected to represent Australia at the London Olympic Games as well as being the first ever Australian to win the CIC3* title in Aachen on Underdiscussion. He also dominated the 2012 CCI3* in Saumur, France, taking out first (on Haruzac) and second (on Holstein Park Leilani), continuing Australia’s impressive wins at the prestigious event. 4 5 6 7 54


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