Congratulations to the winners of the Horse of the Year and Riders of the Year for 2016/17. The winners were presented at our AGM.
Horses of the Year:
•Preliminary Horse of the Year
Aserenade ridden by Kerrie Colqhoun
•Novice Horse of the Year
Freedom R ridden by Jane Gordon
•Elementary Horse of the Year
Rosabella R ridden by Holly Barnes
•Medium Horse of the Year
Benaur Calligraphy ridden by Aulikki Laver
The winners were provided with embroidered kersey rugs for their horses.
Riders of the Year – Lara Laver, Aulikki Laver, Holly Barnes, Kim Richardson, Linda Saunders and Jeanette Morris each received an embroidered vest.
Rider of the Year
These awards are decided on a point score basis. Riders must compete in 3 or more competitions during the financial year. The award is for a single horse and rider combination. Prizes are awarded according to the following age groups:
Under 17 yrs, 17 to 21 yrs, 22 to 29 yrs, 30 to 39 yrs, 40 to 49 yrs, 50 to 59 yrs and 60 plus years!
Male Rider of the Year
In an effort to encourage more men to don the jods and have a go, NCEC offers a special award to the male riders with the highest point score of the year.
Riders must still compete in 3 or more competitions during the financial year. Points are awarded as for Rider of the Year.
Horse of the Year
These awards are also decided on a point score basis. Horses must compete in 3 or more competitions during the financial year. The award is for a single horse and rider combination.
Veteran Horse Of The Year
The “Veteran Horse of The Year” award recognises our more mature & wiser neddies. While the older horse can present owners with the challenge of keeping them healthy and sound they can still provide many years of faithful service and very often become great teachers. Just imagine if we all learnt to ride on an experienced & educated horse… so lets reward them. There is one award each year and it covers any level test you ride and any aged horse over 15 years.
If your horse has reached Veteran Status and you would like to be included in this point score category please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer of the Year
This award is for those of our volunteers who are not members of NCEC but help us out at our events throughout the competition year.
Member of the Year
This award is for those of our members who are not on the NCEC committee but help us out at our events throughout the competition year.
All categories are awarded as follows & members must attend 50% of the events held for the year to be considered for placing at the end of the point score year.
Points are awarded as follows:
Six points are awarded for first place down to one point for sixth place for Preliminary, Novice and Elementary levels and three points for first place down to one point for third place in Medium and Advanced levels.