NEGS is currently taking expressions of interest for the 2018 USA Equestrian Study Tour. This fantastic international study tour is open to all NEGS year 11 equestrian students in 2018. This study tour includes destinations in West Palm Beach, Wellington, Ocala, Atlanta, Lexington, West Virginia and Washington DC. The students will meet equestrian industry professionals, equine nutrition specialists and Olympians. The tour takes students to world class equestrian venues to watch Grand Prix Showjumping, Dressage demonstrations and high profile polo matches. Students will visit the Kentucky Equine Research farm, thoroughbred racing stables and breeding studs, Keeneland racetrack, Kentucky horse park, the Australian Equine Performance Centre, the Equine Rehabilitation Sanctuary and the Prestigious Piedmont Hunt Kennels. From world champions and Rolex 4* Eventing legends to world ranked four in hand drivers and point to point steeplechase riders, from western horse trainers to equestrian research specialists, students will have the fantastic opportunity to learn from the world’s best on equine nutrition, training, competition, fitness programs, rehabilitation, breeding, injury prevention and elite horse management. While having the time of their lives and broadening their horizons, students will gain invaluable knowledge on what it takes to become highly successful in the equestrian industry. The cost of the tour is $4500.00. Tour dates are 22nd March – 6th April 2018.
NSW Polocrosse Zone Championships Congratulations to NEGS Polocrosse girls Heather Adams, Torie Fielder, Jessie Ross, Sophie Wells, Josie Wilson, Abby Finlayson, Akasha Beresford, Laura Frear, Grace Brown and Madison Teague on recently gaining selection to represent Northern New England at the NSW Zone Polocrosse Championships to be held in Warren 5-7th August. We wish all the girls the best of luck!
Sydney Polocrosse Carnival We had two girls who went to Sydney Polocrosse Carnival. Sophie Wells and Josie Wilson played outstandingly, both making NSW Teams from the squads to play the Australian Under 21 Squad teams.
Imti Dancing for Cancer!
Too many of us are touched by cancer in some way. Many fundraising events are held to help raise money to support cancer research and to combat this terrible disease. This year Imti has volunteered to dance in the Cancer Council’s ‘Stars of Armidale – Dance for Cancer! Imti has been practicing weekly to become Armidale’s next Bollywood star and do his part to help raise much needed funds. Imti’s target is to raise $3000 which will go towards the purchase and associated costs of a motor vehicle to be used to provide transport for local cancer patients and carers needing assistance to attend appointments and treatment in and around Armidale.
The night is for a really good cause, but it will also be a fun night out!!! – rally some family and friends together, book a table for September, and come and watch Imti strut his stuff on the dance floor for NEGS!
Brand New NEGS Vehicles We are very proud to announce that we have finally purchased our very own NEGS Equestrian vehicle and float. It began with a vision when Imti began at NEGS, and now after much hard work, fundraising and building invaluable community support it has become a reality. We now have a means of transport for our students and their horses to and from events and competitions.
Thanks to the tremendous efforts of our principal Mrs Mary Anne Evans and head of Equestrian, Imti Anees, the brand new ISUZU Dmax and float are finally ours. This could not have been possible without our supporting families including the Teague family of Ellerston and the McCarroll family. Thank you so much for your generous contributions. We would also like to extend our sincere thanks to the many individual contributors who also made fantastic donations. Thank you for making our dream become a reality.
Our NEGS Equestrian girls will reap the benefits of our new horse transport for many years to come.
NEGS Dressage Winter Gala Our first ever official dressage competition on Sunday was a huge success!
Thank you to all who rode and supported our NEGS Winter Dressage Gala. It was a beautiful day here at the equestrian centre – our facilities looked amazing and the weather was lovely. The atmosphere was buzzing – the comradery in the girls was typical of the NEGS spirit. We had many NEGS riders, of which at least one in every event made it into the top five places.
Out of 105 entries, our own Holly Coulthard came away with the Aitken Family Perpetual Trophy award for the highest scoring junior for the day. A special mention also to Olivia Ruzsicska for being the youngest rider in the Medium competition. This is no easy feat and she did a very commendable effort placing 4th in both the 4.1 and 4.3 levels. They should be very proud of there efforts, it is telling of their dedication to riding.
Thank you very much to all those who volunteered to help out at the show, pencilling, marshalling, collecting tests and checking gear. We really appreciate the support and want you to know that the effort you put in does not go unnoticed.
We would like to thank the Aitken family, Hancock family, Barastoc, KER and Ippico for being the generous sponsors for the day.
So much organisation went into the competition, so another huge thankyou to the backbone of the event, Rachelle Hirst – this would not have been possible without you.