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Team Australia 2005

Welcome to IPE 2005
Alberta Tour and Nations Cup
Ontario Tour and Maple Leaf Challenge
2005 IPE Team Members
Sponsors
Officials & Organizers

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Claire Bondfield was born and raised, and currently lives in Warwick, Queensland. She has been riding horses all her life and is a member of the Warwick Pony Club. Over the years Claire has competed at the State Pony Club Championships and has earned 3 gold, 3 silver medals, and a bronze medal. Clair has been on two State teams -- eventing and jumping equitation. For the past 18 months, Claire has been working at a thoroughbred stud farm.

 

Claire is off to university next year and plans on studying to be primary school teacher. Other interests include art, drama and showing riding ponies.

 

Alison Cook lives in Grove, 30 km south of Hobart in Tasmania. She joined Pony Club in 1993 and is working on her A level. She has competed in mounted games, dressage, eventing and show jumping at the state level. She is currently competing on her 16hh pinto “Johnny Choc” who is a B grade show jumper.

 

Alison is currently studying science at the University of Tasmania.

 

Erin Crowhen was born in New Zealand and immigrated to Australia with her family in 2000. She lives in a 100-year old house on 50 acres in Corowa in Southern New South Wales. Erin is an instructor at the local Pony Club, as well as working in the hospitality industry. Some of Erin’s other interests include netball and basketball.

 

Kymberley Erzay

lives in Western Bullsbrook, an hour north of Perth, Western Australia. She started riding at the age of 5 and has competed at 2 star level eventing; 1.25m show jumping; and elementary dressage.

 

Kymberley is currently attending Edith Cowan University, undertaking her Bachelor of Science degree.

 

Bree Furze grew up in Waggo Wagga, New South Wales. She is currently living in Adelaide, South Australia. Bree has just completed her coaching certificate, and is furthering her riding by working as a stable manager/rider for Gillian Rolton.

 

Bree enjoys all aspects of Pony Club is pleased to be a representing her country in this year’s Inter-Pacific Exchange Rally. It is a wonderful opportunity for exchanging ideas and views with other Pony Clubbers from other parts of the world. Bree also enjoys listening to music and performs a variety of styles.

 

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Anthea Sutherland was born in England and currently lives on a farm in Hamilton, Victoria where  she and her husband, Andrew raise cattle and crops. They have two daughters ages 20 and 21.

 

Anthea coached for eleven years before immigrating to Australia in 1982. She competed to Grade A Level Show Jumping and Horse Trials in England; and Show Jumping, Horse Trials, and 3 Day Eventing in Australia. She has a broad range of experience, which includes being a Level 1 NCAS (E.F.A, Pony Club and C.A.D); chief instructor for Wannon Zone; coaching the Australian team at  Inter-Pacific Rally 2003; and she has worked as a Steward at the Sydney Olympics.

 

 

Susan Spence spends most of her time on her 80-acre property in Trentham, Victoria, 100 km outside of Melbourne. Susan has a tree farm, and for the past 20 years she has been supplying trees to the landscaping industry.

Aside from maintaining her tree farm, Susan finds time to continue to pursue her riding. She competes in Adult riding competitions and instructs Pony Clubbers. Susan also enjoys yoga and aqua aerobics. She has two adult children –  a son in Melbourne and a daughter in London.