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Infighting dividing equestrian is hurting competitors: Terry Snow

Billionaire Terry Snow and Olympian Brett Parbery at Mr Snow’s equestrian centre on the NSW south coast. Picture: John Feder

Billionaire Terry Snow and Olympian Brett Parbery at Mr Snow’s equestrian centre on the NSW south coast.

Picture: John Feder

 

By Olivia Caisley

A billionaire benefactor of equestrian sport in Australia has weighed in on internal ructions within the sport’s governance, describing the move by five state branch chairs to try to unseat Equestrian Australia’s chair, Judy Fasher, and two directors as like “inmates running an asylum”.

Australian billionaire Terry Snow last week told The Australian EA’s constitution was in desperate need of reform as its current structure enabled the state branches to hold the national body to ransom. But for Mr Snow, “the real tragedy” was that young and talented equestrians weren’t getting the funding, support and coaching they needed to compete internationally.

“We want a functioning EA so we can get on and ride our horses for the benefit of the sport,” Mr Snow said. For the prominent businessman, who has poured hundreds of millions of dollars into building his world-class equestrian centre, Willinga Park, at Bawley Point on the NSW south coast, and contributed a substantial amount to the sport itself, horses aren’t just a passion. They’re an obsession.

Read the full story in The Australian here.

Source: The Australian
 

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