Finalist Profile




Pauline Carnovale

Dressage Horse Criteria

About this award

The Dressage Victoria Horse of the Year award recognises the highest level most consistently performing Victorian dressage horse over the period 01 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.


  • Rider must be a current Equestrian Victoria member AND
  • Horses must hold a current competition license.
  • Equestrian Australia affiliated events only are eligible for points.
  • Performances will be from the highest level of competition.

Qualifying Events

The Grand Prix classes (Grand Prix, Grand Prix Special, Grand Prix Freestyle tests) at the following events*:

  • Victorian Dressage Festival December 2021
  • Boneo Summer Championships January 2022
  • Willinga Park Dressage by the Sea February 2022
  • Dressage & Jumping with the Stars March 2022
  • Sydney CDLite April 2022

*plus Grand Prix scores from any other official competitive event.

  • Scores from the five majors will have a slightly higher status with an additional 1% weighting at those events (similar to the calculation of the FEI World Rankings).
  • Freestyles will then be subject to a 3% deduction (as per the World Rankings model).
  • Top eight scores per combination to count.
  • Calculated by the average of those scores.