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2 3 2012 Saddlehorse Vision From inception, the Saddlehorse Committee determined the key objectives for 2012/13 were to; a. generate revenue to raise the quality and amount of events and henceforth return for its members; b. develop new methods to entice new and previous members back to ENSW and defeat barriers to entry; c. raise the profile and ethos of Equestrian NSW Saddlehorse and its members; and d. formulate an infrastructure which can sustain the development proposed in the aforementioned. Judging Appointments It became quickly apparent that there was a desperate need to increase New South Wales representation on our judges list both at national, provisional and state level. The committee therefore convened a judges’ accreditation seminar on 21 July 2012 at Penrith Paceway. We were blessed by the quality of presenters we were able to book that being Libby Sauer, a veterinarian who presented on the biomechanics of a horse and how this should be applied to training and Darryl Hayes who talked of roles and responsibilities and judging a riding class. The event was a success with over 30 attendees, nearly all of which resulted in new judging appointments or re accreditations. The Team NSW Plan Shortly after the judges seminar we set our next task of raising the profile and presence of our New South Wales team to represent us at Nationals in November of this year. We see that by increasing the reward and status of our team will increase the desire to qualify and hence, increase state participation. Our first objective was to completely re design team uniforms. A substantial task in itself which was then realised by the tireless efforts of the committee in establishing manufacture contacts and formulating designs Our second goal was to re establish communication with our team and have them feel the magnitude of Nationals. Regular congratulatory and informative emails were sent out on a monthly basis to re establish team ethos. Revenue Raising Next on our agenda was providing the means to give saddlehorse the freedom to implement their objectives by improving our bank balance. This in my view has been the highlight of our tenure thus far. The tireless efforts of Joanne Prestwidge, Kate Reid, Kylie Douglas, Allan Dillingham and Joh Bailey in extracting the most impressive list of auction items and prizes coupled with the generosity of those in community who have now given us faith in the horse world and a sense of purpose for what we are trying to achieve. Hosted by the ever so glamorous and adorable Joh Bailey and audited by our resident statistician, Allan Dillingham, the night was a feed bucket of laughs and a huge success. 110 attendees showed us that saddlehorse is well supported and we can achieve our goals with an exclamation mark. 1) AP Wizardry ENSW Galloway of the Year at Sydney Royal Champion Galloway 2) Hunterview Radiance and Elizabeth Howard 3) Billie McEvoy Champion Rider 13-15 years Images by Lorelle Mercer and SWD Images 97


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