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Yvonne Downes has bred Purebred Arabians, Anglo and Arabian Warmbloods at Ennovyar Arabians for 42 years, now at Gunns Plains, Tasmania. Previously living in NSW founded South Coast Arabian Riders and Breeders Society (SCARABS), organizing two A Class Shows for over 25 years. In Tasmania Yvonne belongs to both Affiliates, was Secretary of Tas ARABS and currently President of TCAG. Also Secretary of the committee that runs Burnie Show. She competes in Arabian Shows (including the Australian Championships) in halter, dressage and saddle, and in open events in dressage, eventing and endurance.
Some highlights of Yvonne’s resume include National Panel Arabian judge, competed horses to Australian Championships level, Equestrian Australia Dressage/Showhorse judge, PCAT Jumping Equitation and Dressage judge, PCAT Level 2 coach, past teacher of Equine Studies (TAFE), Pony Club and Adult Riding instructor. Yvonne would like to see more promotion of the Arabian in the wider horse community, Arabian sections in more Ag Shows, training days for judges/exhibitors/riders in Tasmania, rewards/incentives to endurance breeders to register, support for small breeders, transparency in all Board decisions.