Westech tribute for Terri-Ann

Contribution of Westech stalwart commemorated


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Some of the horsemanship clinic participants lined up with Longreach Pastoral College instructor, John Arnold.

Some of the horsemanship clinic participants lined up with Longreach Pastoral College instructor, John Arnold.

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Horsemanship encouragement awards were given out in memory of Terri-Ann Rosenow at the Westech horsemanship clinics.

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One of the Westech Field Day’s tireless workers was remembered with a special tribute in the horse arena during the field days this week.

The organisation’s vice president and passionate horse advocate, Terri-Ann Rosenow lost her battle with breast cancer two months ago.

Two encouragement awards were presented in Terri-Ann’s memory this year, to the most improved participant from the select group of 12 given the opportunity to work with Longreach Pastoral College instructor, John Arnold each day.

The two awardees were Brittany Hannay, Aramac, and Charlotte Masters from Alpha.

Day two winner of the Terri-Ann Rosenow encouragement award, Charlotte Masters and Lassie, with Terri-Ann's partner Lance Thompson and her Goddaughter Kate Preston, Longreach.

Day two winner of the Terri-Ann Rosenow encouragement award, Charlotte Masters and Lassie, with Terri-Ann's partner Lance Thompson and her Goddaughter Kate Preston, Longreach.

Mr Arnold said the clinics had come about as the result of a conversation between himself and Terri-Ann, and he’d been proud to wear pink in her honour.

Westech secretary, Sally Newton, said it was a wonderful initiative, especially as clinics can cost a lot to attend.

“These are offered free of charge and people were so appreciative when they were able to be a part of it,” she said.

Sixty people put in for the clinics, with 12 selected each day.

Sally said she had given Terri-Ann her vow the horsemanship clinics would remain on the program, adding that the encouragement awards would continue in her name, as long as John Arnold and the Pastoral College continued to offer the clinics.

In future years a fee may be charged, to be donated to a breast cancer research cause.

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