Once again NSWRHA ran a very successful State Show for 2015. The temperatures may have been way down in Tamworth but the competitor was hot and the numbers were even higher than last year.
The controversial decision to take the State Show to AELEC in Tamworth proved to be an extremely good one, saving the club over $20,000 on last years venue hire. Thanks must go to Bec Laurie and Tony Mitchell who teamed up to take on the responsibility of Show Secretary and Show Manager. We would not have managed without you.
A huge thanks to Nils Euren who did a fantastic job organising the Paid Times along with David Thisleton, Pete Bartolo, Shane Sainsbury and Vicki and Allan Walcott for their help on the gate.
As usual, thanks to Rob Lawson who made sure that all the horses were competing on the very best possible surface and to Guy Laurie, Matt Charles and Bryn Loader for the many hours keeping the pen in top condition.
Thanks also to Colleen Kemp, Leanne Sheather, Tash Daly and Cara Gifford for doing everything possible to help out and to Mark Daly for the short notice to help with the Competitors BBQ .
Our Ticket sellers Leroy Daly, Alexis Gifford and Mackenzie Ralph, a great job. Many thanks!
Our Youth representative Sophie Laws, and her assistant Nyah Kemp, were amazing! They gave up time with their own horses to make sure that presentations ran smoothly. Thanks girls. You were a great example of what the youth should be doing at State Shows to help the committee. You excelled!
To our sponsors who manage to come to the party every year and to the many new ones who have just come onboard, we sincerely thank you. Your generosity is greatly appreciated by committee, members and competitors alike and we encourage everyone to check out our Sponsors Pages when you are looking for products.
Click here to view our comprehensive show wrap up in the Australian Horseman Magazine.
Our next Qualifying show is Dubbo on 22nd August . We hope to see you there.
John Wylie - President NSWRHA
Youth Report... by Sophie Laws-Thornton
Wow! What a successful State Show! First off I’d like to say a huggggeeeee thank you to all the youth that kindly donated their time and effort to help the committee run such a smooth show. A special thank you goes to Nyah Kemp, Mackenzie Ralph and Leroy Daly for helping out from the second they arrived to the second they left.
Congratulations to the NSW Youth Team for their amazing results, especially Sara Mammone taking home three buckles from her first state show.
Everyone looked amazing on Saturday night in their Pryde’s team shirts and performed beautifully during the ‘National Anthem’.