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Posted by Equestrian Queensland on 13/12/2017.

2017 EQ Award Finalists Announced

It has been another amazing year for equestrian in Queensland and this is evident by the sheer volume and quality of nominations received for the 2017 Equestrian Queensland Annual Awards.

With over 120 submissions to consider, we thank the judging panel who spent considerable time reviewing and deliberating the nominees in order to come to the list of finalists.

Congratulations to the finalists, you have all had an outstanding season, and thank you to yourselves and all the nominees for your extraordinary contribution to our sport in 2017.

The winners will be announced at the Equestrian Queensland Annual Awards Evening on 3 February 2018 at Rydge’s Southbank. Tickets are now on sale, so come and join us for a night of occasion as we acknowledge and celebrate the success of 2017.

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2017 Annual Award Finalists

Red Shed Business Advisor's Administrator of the Year - Carola Price, Karyn Dillmann, Leesa Murray, Kara Thomas, Nick Ballard and Nikki Breeze

Club of the Year - Caboolture Dressage Group, Caloundra Equestrian Association, Lockyer Equestrian Group, Park Ridge Active Riders Group, Redlands and Southern Districts Equestrian Group and Tamborine Equestrian Group

Mullins Lawyers Owner of the Year - Graham & Linda Huddy, Madonna Hedberg and Sarah Corr

Coach of the Year - Charlotte Price, Danielle Shearer, Diane Mackie, Emma Flavelle-Watts, Guy Creighton, Kim Durante, Leah McCarron, Lesley Brodbeck, Mattea Davidson and Nicole Tough

Interschool Queensland School of the Year - Somerville House, St John's Catholic School, Stuartholme School, The Glennie School and The Kooralbyn International School

Caboolture Dressage Group Best Groom Award - Gregory Brown and Catharina Matschurat, Kaitlin Dooney, Jamie Rodda & Allara Paxton

Official of the Year - Christine Bradfield, Darryn Fedrick, Des Hughes, Kay Paulsen and Maria Schwennesen

B&D Consultants Against All Odds Award - Chelsea Gatti, Mackenzie Boundy, Margie Elliot and Susan Cox

Equestrian Queensland Volunteer of the Year - Adele Godsall, Alison Ford, Dale McNab, David Berman, John Tod, Karen Herald, Kim Tenkate, Lisbeth Betts, Merle Speakman, Paul Reedy, Sue Koning and Susie Mason

Equestrian Queensland Service to Sport - Alan Garfield, Judy Jackson, Karen Herald, Karen Morris, Leesa Murray and Wendy Tidbold

Aitken's Saddlery Event of the Year - 2017 Marcus Oldham Australian Interschool Championships, AQUIS Champions Tour, Australian Adult Amateur Dressage Championships, Charlotte Dujardin Masterclass, Festival of Showjumping, Pryde's EasiFeed Gatton World Cup and Southern Steel Group International 3 Day Event 

Pryde's Easifeed Horse of the Year - Adloo Galina, Aristede, Bertone, Fairview Aliquidam, Premonition and Thymes Too

Stuartholme School Rising Star Award - Brooke Dougall, Chelsea Gatti, Daisy Fielding, Emily Ballard, Emily Rink, Felicity Shearer, Jamie Hewitt Toms, Jean Betts, Maleah Lang-Mcmahon, Mercaides Mitchell and Sabrina Hitch

Finch Farm Athlete of the Year - Billy Raymont, Brett Cantle, Emma Flavelle-Watts, Mattea Davidson, Matthew Gaske

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