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Posted by Equestrian New South Wales on 04/09/2014.

Young guns step up for Australia in Vaulting competition at WEG

It was the next generation of equestrian riders time to shine at the World Equestrian Games, with Australia's best vaulters stepping into the main arena today.

Competition got underway in style with the compulsory test for squads and Australia's starting team of sisters Lucy, Jean and Anna Betts along with David Waller, Sarah Grayson and Jessica Masterton mixed it with the best to finish in 13th place.

It was an extra special day for Lucy, who not only was marking her Australian team debut but was also celebrating her 17th birthday. She got the share the experience with her sisters and fellow team mates Jean and Anna, making the celebrations even more special.

The 'concert' style atmosphere created a stage like no other for the Aussies, with support from the crowd coming from all corners. Once again at WEG it was the Australian fans who could be heard and flags flying in support of our young athletes.

The team were all on hand to support individual competitor Zac Singlehurst who was also making his Australian team debut.

Singlehurst had the performance of his life, finishing on 7.326, a personal best score and one that he was over the moon with.

"I'm ecstatic, best compulsory round I've ever done, horse got a great score, I'm just so happy.

"All the support from the Australians that came, and even those who aren't even Australians cheering, it was the best feeling ever. It's a once in a life time opportunity, it's just great to be here," said Singlehurst.

Singlehurst finished the day in 14th place.

The vaulting squad along with Singlehutst will back-up again tomorrow in the all important free style competition.

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