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2011/2012 NSW Triple Crown Award – Congratulations to Bold As Brass Lacey (B. Sault) and Miss Alexia Saffioti for winning the NSW Triple Crown Award. Bold As Brass Lacey is the first mare to have won the TCA for the Mare section and qualified by winning the Grand Champion of Show at the 2011 NSW Championship Feature Show, 2012 NSW Northern Districts and 2012 NSW Western Districts Championship Shows. Miss Alexia Saffioti won the NSW TCA for the Junior Handler Under 12yrs by winning Champion Junior Handler at the 2011 NSW Championship Feature Show, 2011 NSW Southern Districts and 2012 NSW Western Districts Championship Shows. NSW Fundraising – The NSW Branch Committee have been selling Cadbury Chocolates to fundraise for future events. Thank you to the Munzenberger & Richardson family, Debbie Konig, Kerrie Tierney, Jason Carpini, Sebastian Bowman, Raycheal Holmes, Bianca Sault and the Moore Family. The NSW Branch Committee has also held an Online Show to raise funds results are available online www.nswminiaturepony.com.au NSW Branch Sponsored Shows – The NSW Branch Committee are sponsoring the All Breeds Foal Show (July), Annual Penrith Show (August), Quirindi Show (September) & Blacktown Spring Show (September). The programs for these shows will be available on the NSW Branch website once received. Please refer to the website for current sponsored shows. Online Show - The Online Show was conducted by the NSW Branch Committee to fundraise for future events. Many great prizes were on offer including full size ribbons – thank you to the sponsors of the Online Show: Elizabeth Nugent, Elizabeth Maslen, Badlands Farm (Kayleen Badman), Joemoor Pony Stud, Ravensbrook Miniature Horses (Lesley & Ashley Metcalf), Zelvan Creative Garlands (Hazel Pertovt), Sialer Park Miniature Equines (Kirstie Beattie) & Joemoor Pony Stud. Thank you also the members and nonmembers who supported the show by entering. During May (in 17 days), the website has received over 5000 hits with the Online Show being viewed the most! New Online Magazine – The NSW Branch Committee will be publishing the NSW magazine The Littlest Ones as an online magazine. The first issue was released in May and includes full coverage of the 2011 NSW Championship Feature Show, 2011 NSW Southern Districts, 2012 NSW Northern Districts & 2012 NSW Western Districts Championship Shows. Also included are articles, foal brag, photos from shows, stud news and much more. Members from all States are welcome to contribute and the link for the magazine is available on the website www.nswminiaturepony.com.au. Photos and articles can be submitted to info@nswminiaturepony.com.au. Advertising in the August issue is free for any business, stud, etc. please feel free to submit Stud News, Stud Advertisements, etc. any contribution would be greatly appreciated. NSW Annual General Meeting – Details for the NSW AGM will be available on the NSW website in the near future. All members are most welcome to attend. As practiced for many years, the committee meeting following the AGM will involve the selection of judges for the 2014 Sydney Royal Easter Show, 2012 NSW Championship Feature Show, 2012 NSW Southern Districts Championship Show, the 2013 Northern Districts Championship Show and the 2013 Western Districts Championship Show. This allows members to nominate judges for these shows. In the past, the only members to attend the AGM have been those on the committee so it would be appreciated if members outside of the committee attend. Members who would like to join the committee are required to attend the AGM to be nominated and elected. I would like to point out that being on committee is a voluntary position. I would like to wish all members a safe winter. Sarah Moore

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