Thank you to the Australians for the following interesting stories in their guest post!
The Great Southern CVI*** running in conjunction with the 20th Australian national vaulting championship 2016 will be held at Mallala South Australia on our memorial day weekend Anzac day. Mallala is situated 60 kms (35 miles) north of the state capital Adelaide on the Adelaide plains.
This year marks the third CVI held in South Australia, the first being a CVI* held in 2013. 4
South Australia has long history of vaulting with the South Australian mounted police forming a team in the 1920’s. Also taught as part of the pony club curriculum from the late sixties.
This year the event has seen a record number of entries in both the CVI and National classes held in this state. Making it one of the largest equestrian vaulting events in the southern hemisphere this year. Vaulters will be traveling thousands kilometres from across the country. Our Western Australia Vaulters have a journey of 2700 kms (1700 miles) across some of the most remote area’s on earth including the baron Nullarbor plains.
This year our CVI judges are Monika Ericksson of Sweden, John Eccles from Scotland, Zuzana Baciak Masarykova from Slovakia and Angie Deeks from Queensland. John Eccles will be conducting FEI level one coaches coarse in the week following the weekends event. This will mark the third Eccles to have been in Australia this year with both Hannah and Joanne conducting clinics early this year.