efasm.gif (1489 bytes)

The Equestrian Federation Of Australia

National Saddlehorse Championships 1998

efasm.gif (1489 bytes)

nhoy98.jpg (8266 bytes)

Conducted by the Saddlehorse Committee of the Victorian Branch of
The Equestrian Federation of Australia

Proudly Sponsored by the ICDF of Federal Council,
National Equestrian Centre,  Werribee Park

DECEMBER 5th 1998


The Sponsors
The Judges
The Events
1.  Junior Rider Championship
2.  Senior Rider Championship
3.  Small Saddle Pony Championship Up to 12.2 HH
4.  Large Saddle Pony Championship Over 12.2 HH  to 14 HH
5.  Saddle Galloway Championships
6.  Saddle Horse Championship

The Sponsors.

efasm.gif (1489 bytes)


The Equestrian Federation of Australia, Victoria Branch, wishes to thank the following sponsors. Without valuable supporters such as these, the National Championships could not be conducted.

This fund pays the ravelling subsidies for competitors at this event, and this year the subsidies are $10,000. It also supplies the special EFA Horse Rugs for the winners.

Please Support The Following Sponsors

The Colclough name has been synonymous with the renowned Melac Pony Stud at Euroa which has produced champion show ponies all over Australia for many years. Jan's personal involvemerit in showing has embraced hacks, galloways and ponies as well as sidesaddle and Turnout, including a second and other placings in the Garryowen. More recently Jan has turned her attentiors to dressage and instructing. We thank her for her support at these Nationals.
L Jan Colclough N.CA.S Level I Instructor. North Eastern Indoor Equestrian Centre,
Nth Boundary Roof, Euroa VIC 3666 Telephone (57) 95 2156,

This year, any winner which is a registered Riding Pony 14.2hh and under will receive $250, plus a rosette and the breeder of the animal will receive $100 from the Riding Pony Society. A handsome gesture for which we are most thankful..

Each  Saddle Horse winner will receive a 12 by 8 portrait of their favourite horse. These are valued at $400 each.
Amanda Lithgow, Equestrian Artist,   Barakee Farm, 25 Curters Lane, Seville VIC 3139. Telephone (03) 5964 8386.

The Metherall Family is one of Australia's most famous equestrian families. Again, this year, the beautiful bronze National Champion Rider trophies are donated by the Metherall Family, and will be a unique and highly seught after part of the championships.

Superior Doncaster Group operated by Jim and Beth Melrose for the past 18 years is a Hire Firm servicing all of Melbourne, specialising in Portable Toilets, Power Poles, Footpath Crossings, Sheds and Site Offices. As well as servicing the building industry,   Superior Doncaster Group also supply toilets for all functions including Agricultural shows, Gymkhanas, Weddings, and Birthdays or any situation requiring toilets or additional toilets.
Superior Doncaster Group,  Hire Contractors.  14-16 The Nook, North Bayswater 3153
Telephone  (03) 9720 4455

All winners will receive a pique riding cane, from Fiona Mardling. Hand made, these elegant riding canes were considered the most perfect and practical riding cane of the I800's. Today they are rare and expensive.
Fiona Mard1ing's Whangee Canes, 791 High Street, Armadale. Telephone (03) 9576 1878

One of Victoria's finest saddleries, Wagner's is run by top class horse competitors who understand that horse lovers want the very best for their animals. For turnout saddlery and equestrian tailoring contact Wagner's.
Wagner's Saddlery, Eramosa Road, Somerville Telephone (03) 5077 5553.

WORRELLS of Toorak
Worrells market fabulous four wheel drive vehicles. These exceptional units are ideal for towing horses and will be available here tonight for viewing, make sure you don't go home without making an inspection.
Worrells Toorak, 11 Carters Avenue, Toorak Telephone (03) 9826 0336.

A long time supporter of this event, the Lindeman Family always assists not only with funding but with supplying mounts for the rider section and stabling for interstate competitors, we are very grateful for their support.

Natural Therapy leads the way. Would you gamble with your horse's health and success by using products that can't be guaranteed as the highest quality?    Every gram of raw material that comes through Hi-Form's door has to live up to very high standards. Hi-Form uses the power of natural therapy which means the use of amino acids, herbs, vitamins, trace elements and tissue salts. All these ingredients are found in nature and are highly compatible with the equine body. Offering total equine care...... safely. For expert advise contact Hi-Form.
Hi-Form Australia ~ Ltd. 90 Morrison Road, Pakenham Upper,  Vic.    3810.
Telephone (03) 5042 7787.

Veterinary and medical exclusive body heat reflective rugs and wraps. Simple yet effective, natural therapeutic aids to boost blood circulation. Perfect for removing coats, and arthritic joints. 'Every horse should have one'. For details contact Colin and Sally Gill, at Mirotec.
Mirotec. Colin and Sally Gill Telephone (03) 5429 5900 - (0417) 388 088.

Specialising in custome built floats, individually crafted to meet your requirements. "Quality makes a float". Call and speak to Mark or Kym Ellery, at Make Manufacturing.
Make Manufacturing, Mark and Eym Ellery, telephone (03) 5977 6928
West Australian Agent, Edward Gittoes, telephone (04) 1119 1150.

Horseland Lilydale are supporters of many horse events, and again they have offered their support to the Victorian team at this year's Nationals, by kindly donating horse rugs to each team member. We, and the Victorian team thank them.
Horseland Lilydale, Maroondah Highway, Lilydale.

Saddle - Up offer their support to all types of horse events, and at this year's Nationals have kindly donated jackets and caps to the Victorian team. We and the Victorian team thank them.
Saddle-Up, Maroondah Highway, Ringwood.

The Judges

1998 National Saddle Horse Championships Judges Profiles

VICKI WHIBLEY (South Australia)
"I live in South Australia on a small farm at Cockatoo Valley, 50 kms north of Adelaide and am employed part time as a travel consultant. I come from a racing background, my grandfather having been one of the leading jockeys in South Australia for many years. When his riding career was over he took up training, so there were always horses in one way or another.

As a teenager I worked every morning at Bart Cummings' North Glenelg stables before going off to my real job in the public service! It was a great learning experience looking after so many different types of horses. A good lesson in discipline too.

I developed an interest in show horses when several of Bart's racehorses went to show homes. Needless to say I became "hooked" and started having riding lessons and began to show some horses of my own. The most successful of these was Marco Polo, who was consistently placed for several years at Adelaide Royal. Although I enjoy showing, my greatest interest is in the actual training of horses, from the day they arrive from the track until the day they are ready to compete as show horses. I find this side of the sport very satisfying.

Apart from the hacks, I have competed in several other areas of the sport and have been successful with led thoroughbred stock at both Adelaide and Melbourne Royals. I have judged at agricultural shows in several states, and quite enjoy this facet of the sport. After having had a break from competing in the show ring for a couple of years, I am now looking forward to bringing out a nice new hack by the imported US stallion, Green Line Express.

Outside of horses my main interest is AFL football, the Adelaide Crows in particular! Really though I love almost all sports, but unfortunately with horses, spare time for other interests is at a premium!"

"Having started riding at a very early age, my career has been long and varied. My sisters and I trained and showed several different teams of horses all over Australia under the guidance of my parents Sue and Alan Clancy. I then trained under the expert supervision of Vince Corvi for two and half years in Queensland. In which time he became my mentor, and great friend.

After my successes, including Champion Junior and Lady Riders in all the eastern Royals, several Champion Ponies and Hacks, I decided to follow another equestrian path. This took me to eventing, on a small scale. I was lucky enough in this short time to win at Avenel and place at Wandin a few times on my husband Tony's wonderful old showjumper, 'Mr Gibb'.

Having realised it was time to pass on my knowledge to my young children, I decided to take a back seat in the competition arena. My role at present is support crew to my family, which I enjoy very much. It also allows me to compete on a casual scale in Campdrafting and Showjumping.

I also manage to juggle my time between teaching varied clients and schooling horses on the flat for Jeff Bloomfield. This is another new challenge and learning curve for me, which I enjoy very much. Over the years, I have judged Horse of the Years in all states and Rider of the Year in Sydney. I have also judged at most Royals. The most recent being in New Zealand, in April this year at Auckland.

I feel privileged to judge here at Werribee as it is such a fantastic venue and event."

" I come from Langford in Tasmania, and own the Home Vale Pony Stud and currently breeding riding ponies. I have shown and presented many Royal show champion hacks, galloways, and ponies as well as Horse of the Year winners. I have also judged at Melbourne and Sydney Royals, and at both the New South Wales and Victorian Horse of the Year shows. I also own and operate a Saddleworld store in Launceston, Tasmania."

efasm.gif (1489 bytes)

The Events

efasm.gif (1489 bytes)


3.30 pm - 4.00pm

New South Wales Kate Treneman

Northern Territory Christopher Diplock - RUNNER UP

Queensland Brittany Baldwin

South Australia Penny Verco

Tasmania Vicki Cornish

Victoria Tennille Green - CHAMPION

Western Australia Ann Duffy


4.14 pm - 5.00 pm

New South Wales  Christie Hall

Northern Territory Fay Hatch

Queensland Bennet Conn

South Australia Margot Haynes

Tasmania  Anne Louise Hooker

Victoria  Pam Ahern

Western Australia

UP TO 12.2 HH

5.15 pm - 6.00 pm

New South Wales Wembley Figerine Owner/Rider: M Terry

Northern Territory No Competitor

Queensland Murrum Park Ringmaster Owner /Rider: Brittany Baldwin

South Australia Sanlirra Just William Owner/Rider: Elise Manly

Tasmania Elken Ruffian - RUNNER UP
Owners: Felicity & Georgina Gray Rider: Erin Howden

Victoria Mirinda Harlequin - CHAMPION
Owners: Edwina Duddy & Ann Payne Rider: Briony Payne

Western Australia Broneter Park Emma Owner: Olivia Curtis Rider: Danielle Curtis


OVER 12.2HH - UP TO 14.0HH

6.15 pm - 7.00 pm

New South Wales Rotherwood Matinee -RUNNER UP
Owner/Rider: L.J.S. Riding Ponies

Northern Territory No Competitor

Queensland Tallarook Taffeta - CHAMPION
Owner/Rider: Brittany Baldwin

South Australia Marinda Mardi Gras Owner/Rider: Mrs CS. Mitton

Tasmania Furzey Fuzey Logic Owner/Rider: Kate Burt

Victoria Padrig Flower Girl Owner: Mrs Jan Langley Rider: Suzanne Vale

Western Australia Briary Chipmonk Owner/Rider: Charlotte Connor


8.15 pm - 9.00 pm

New South Wales Willwocroft Flute - RUNNER UP
Owner: G. Mason Rider: Roy Davis

Northern Territory Kirreway Zaradine Owner /Rider: Brook Dunne

Queensland Raleigh Wood Nymph Owner: Joanna Uppington Rider: Jasmine Capwell

South Australia Syon Sheer Delight
Owner: Mrs A. Penalurick Rider: Mrs Vicki Lawrie

Tasmania Fairfield Troubudor Owner /Rider: Bernadette Murray

Victoria Wizardry Owner: C. Uren & C Nowak
Rider:  Dale Plumb

Western Australia Capricorn Dancer - CHAMPION
Owner/Rider: Luke  Broadwith


9.15 pm - 10.00 pm

New South Wales Lord Carrington - RUNNER UP
Owner: Mrs E k S Barnes Rider: Mr Roy Davis

Northern Territory Faraday Owner/Rider: Ms Fay Hatch

Queensland Hyde Park Owner: Annabelle Casey Rider: Mrs Kim Durante

South Australia Gigolo Owner/Rider: Mrs C S. Mitton

Tasmania Cezanne Owner/Rider: Ms Anne Louise Hooker

Victoria Royalty CHAMPION
Owner/Rider: Mrs. Dianne Barnes

Western Australia Crown Prince Owner: Sheryl Parkes Rider: Christine Lambert