Volunteer of the month
Noel Murphy receives Life Membership from Dressage Waitemata
Noel has been a valued member of Dressage Waitemata for a number of years. He was president for 2 years, from 2012 - 2014 and when he recently left to live in Australia, Dressage Waitemata awarded him a Life Membership to the group in recognition of his huge contribution.
Aside from being a committee member and President, he would be one of the first at all events, checking the arenas were up properly and numbered, and just doing whatever was needed, and usually one of the last to leave after cleaning and tidying up.
When he wasn't judging, he would usually be found writing.
He was always happy to talk to riders about their tests and what they could do to help their marks.
At Waitemata Championship events, he would be the announcer for three days, and in charge of the music for the freestyles. He sometimes had help but would l be there to manage the tasks.
Noel was the best PR person any group could ever have, a true gentleman in every way.