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NEGS Armidale: Galloping to Back-to-Back Victories in Equestrian 

NEGS Armidale has once again proven itself a leader in the world of equestrian sports, claiming top honours at both the Showhorse Council Australasia Queensland and the North West Equestrian Expo.
3 Jun 2024
NEGS Six-Bar Team Champions
NEGS Six-Bar Team Champions

At the Showhorse Council Australasia Queensland event, Lali Alt clinched two prestigious titles, reaffirming her status as a rising star in equestrian sports. Winning the Champion Rider title in the 12-15 years category showcased her exceptional skill and connection with her mount. Additionally, her victory in the Child's Hack division underscored her versatility and finesse as an equestrian athlete. Lali's success not only brings honour to herself but also shines a spotlight on Armidale. Her achievements highlight the region's thriving equestrian community, putting Armidale on the map as a hub for emerging talent in the sport.

On the other hand, 52 riders from NEGS Armidale competed at the North West Equestrian Expo on 30 May -3 June 2024 showing their dedication, resilience, sportsmanship, and a true sense of NEGS spirit.

Under the guidance of their dedicated coaches—Annyka Overton, Justine Aitken, Miriam Henry, and Maree Balmain, the NEGS Armidale riders displayed remarkable teamwork and sportsmanship. From Sienna Robinson to Abbie Kelly, each rider contributed to the team's success, securing major awards such as the Salmonidae One Day Event Trophy and the Clarke and Cunningham Cup for Dressage.

Individual riders like Makaidi Mair, Georgina Pillar, Abbie Kelly, and Jessica Taylor also excelled, collectively earning an impressive 122.75 points.

Here's the complete list of winners at the North West Equestrian Expo in Coonabarabran:

Salmonidae One Day Event Trophy: Robin Henry, Emily Wamsley, Halina Saunders

Team 6 Bar Shield: Robin Henry, Georgina Pillar, Ruby Holgate, Annabelle Dunlop

Gower Family Team of Four Riders: Sienna Robinson, Abbie Kelly, Beatrix Morton, Robin Henry

Clarke and Cunningham Cup for Dressage: Abbie Kelly, Sienna Robinson, Makaidi Mair

Bob Fenwicke School's Team Barrel Trophy: Tori Carter, Makaidi Mair, Jessica Taylor

Team Hunt: Robin Henry, Charlotte Johnston, Emily Wamsley, Vivienne Cooke

Led by Principal Ms. van Genderen, NEGS Armidale continues to inspire the next generation of equestrian champions, putting Armidale firmly on the map of equestrian excellence.

NEGS Armidale extends its heartfelt congratulations to all the riders, coaches, parents, and supporters who contributed to this remarkable triumph. As well as to the organisers of the North West Equestrian Expo and Showhorse Council Australasia Queensland for their tireless efforts and meticulous planning in bringing equestrian events to life.

The North West Equestrian Expo and  Showhorse Council Australasia Queensland provided invaluable platforms for showcasing equestrian talent and fostering camaraderie within the community.


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