Queensland Vaulters dominate the 16th National Vaulting Championships
Queensland Vaulting was well represented at the recent National Vaulting Championships held at Mallala Equestrian Centre in South Australia held on the weekend of the 29th-30th of September 2012. Vaulters, coaches, lungers and most importantly horses travelled for long distances to be in attendance. Queensland teams in attendance were Ella Springs Vaulting Club, Fassifern Vaulting Club and Kingfisher Vaulting Club.
Queensland Vaulters achieved great results, and dominated with Queensland Vaulters scoring 1st Place in all four of the Official Classes, and the prestigious title of Official Champion Team went to Fassifern Vaulting Team for the third year in a row.
1st Place Male 'A' Grade Champion and Australian Male Champion Vaulter- David Waller (Fassifern Vaulting) Score of 6.279
2nd Place Female 'A' Grade Champion- Jerri Butt (Fassifern Vaulting) Score of 6.449
1st Place Female 'B" Grade Champion- Lucy Betts (Fassifern Vaulting) Score of 6.681
2nd Place Female 'B' Grade Champion- Anna Betts (Fassifern Vaulting) Score of 6.390
1st Place Female 'C' Grade Champion- Mckeira Cumming (Ella Springs Vaulting) Score of 5.647
2nd Place Female 'C' Grade Champion- Anna Paxton (Fassifern Vaulting) Score of 5.630
1st Place Female 'D' Grade Champion- Melissa Stone (Ella Springs Vaulting) Score of 5.868
1st Place Athlete with a Disability- Mikayla Brooks (Ella Springs Vaulting) Score of 4.550
1st Place Canter Pas De Deux- Lucy and Anna Betts (Fassifern Vaulting) Score of 6.545
2nd Place 'ABC' Pas De Deux- Melissa Stone and Mckeira Cumming (Ella Springs Vaulting) Score of 6.922
1st Place ABC Canter Team- Fassifern Vaulting Team (Emily Klier, David Waller, Anna Betts, Lucy Betts, Jean Betts, Anna Paxton, Jerri Butt) Lunged by Darryn Fedrick Score of 5.849, Fassifern also won the team barrel event with a score of 9.2.
Kingfisher Vaulting Club was also well represented with their horse Brigadoon KF winning the Official Vaulting Horse of the Competition title.
Perpetual awards won by QLD Teams included:
Highest Average Club Score- Fassifern
Best Individual Horse of the Championships- Sky King Samuel- Fassifern
Best Vaulter in Championships- Lucy Betts-Fassifern
Riding For Disabled National Vaulting Champion- Mikayla Brooks- Ella Springs
Above: Melissa Stone D Grade Champion, vaulting on Edelweiss Pierre
Queensland Vaulting held their State Championships on the weekend on the 8th and 9th of September. It was a very successful weekend with 5 Interstate vaulters (4 Melbourne vaulters and 1 Sydney vaulter ) making their way up to compete. There was a good spirit of friendship and support amongst the vaulters and all had fun cheering for their clubs and for the other clubs. The title of Queensland, Champion Vaulter was taken out by Fassifern Vaulter, Lucy Betts who has recently returned from a training tour in Europe where she was the “test” vaulter for the Junior European Vaulting Championships. The Champion team was also awarded to Fassifern, the team consists of Emily Kleier, David Waller, Lucy Betts, Anna Betts, Anna Paxton and Jean Betts. This is the third consecutive year that the Fassifern Team has won that award. The other Queensland clubs, Kingfisher and Ella Springs, also had their fair share of trophies and ribbons from the weekend. As chair of the newly reformed Queensland Vaulting committee Angie Deeks congratulated the Vaulting Committee on their efforts and said they should be proud of their achievements in producing such a successful event.
Official Results Queensland State Championships 2012
Conducted at Burpengary Equestrian Centre 8 and 9 September 2012
TRISTYN LOWE CLINIC 2012
ELLA SPRINGS ROCKTOBER RIBBON DAY
CHRIS WICKS FLYER