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Posted by Bruce Farrar on 12/03/2015.
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Equestrian NSW Awards Take Centre Stage

The 2015 Equestrian NSW Awards Night is done and dusted.

It started with a bang.  The massive thunderstorm and torrential rain didn’t put a damper on the smiles of arriving guests and dignitaries.

Alan Jones, volunteer Master of Ceremonies, did an outstanding job, especially with the young kids. Alan Jones AO, MC for the evening

Equestrian NSW President, Judy Fasher, set the tone for the night with a typically warm welcome.

The Lifetime Achievement Awards to Bunty Thompson, Neale Lavis OAM and Wayne Roycroft AM were the highlight.  JUdy Fasher with Wayne Roycroft AMBunty, at 90, was in fine form and Wayne made a heartfelt speech recounting just a few of his many achievements and memories.  Unfortunately Neale Lavis OAM couldn’t make it but was recognised with a huge applause when the announcement about his award was made. 

Elizabeth Ratlor (8) presenting Wyastt "Bunty" Thompson with his awardThe tough as nails Eventers proved that they’re really just big sooks with a few tears shed when receiving their awards.  It was great see the

Vaulters recognised for their emerging success.  All the Dressage awards hit the right note and the Show Horse crowd are always the most elegant.  The Jumpers richly deserved the accolades for their outstanding achievements in 2014. Danielle Govier recieving Community Coach of the Year award from Judy Fasher Carriage Driving shone and the Interschools kids all strode confidently to the stage to receive their awards, sponsored by CopRice.  Our future is assured with the quality of these young athletes coming through.

We honoured outstanding Volunteers and Will Macarthur from Gow Gates presented the Service to Sport awards. These long time contributors have amassed over 100 years of service. Without these wonderful people our competitions and events would not run as smoothly as they do.  Will Macarthur, Gow gates presenting his award to Judy Meredith, Carriage Driving.

A huge thankyou to Andrea Webb who organised the event from go to whoa.

Award Recipients.pdf

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