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Horse of the Year
The Horse of the Year award recognises the highest level most consistently performing Victorian rider in each discipline over the period 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.
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2022 Horse of the Year – Dressage
Sponsored by Hygain
OWNER PAULINE CARNOVALE
15 YO KWPN Gelding by Johnson
A combination since 2017. Achievements in last 12 months:
2021 Hygain Dressage Festival GP and GPF winner
2022 Boneo CDI = 4th GP and GPS
2021 Boneo Park Dancing Horse Championships 1st GP
2022 Horse of the Year – Eventing
Sponsored by Kentucky Equine Research
OWNER FIONA MITCHELL
Warmblood Mare by Alessandro
In 2019 Woodmount Lolita had her first major win at Melb3DE in the CCI2star class, and that same year she stepped up to 3 star and won Sam the title of National Young Rider Champion at the Aus3DE in Adelaide! Despite Covid giving us a big hold up in her plans, Woodmount Lolita made a successful 4 star debut in 2021. In 2022 Woodmount Lolita continued in fine form, finishing in the top 3 at every CCI 4 star short event, and earning her a place on the Australian Team at the recent Oceania Championships.
DENISON PARK SPARTAVA
2022 Horse of the Year – Jumping
OWNER ANDREW LAMB
2022 Horse of the Year – Show Horse
OWNER NATALIE MCKAY
16.2HH OTT Gelding by Sand Trap (USA) and out of Nun’s Chorus.
National Off the Track Winner of 2020/2021 at the EA National Horse and Rider Championships March 2022, Runner-Up Large Hack of the Year 2022 Barastoc Horse of the Year, Champion Childs Large Hack Barastoc Horse of the Year 2022, Champion Owner Rider Ridden Hack Barastoc Horse of the Year 2022, Winner of the Off the Track Ridden class Barastoc Horse of the Year 2022, Champion Childs Hack Canberra Royal Show 2022, 3rd Large Childs Hack EA National Horse and Rider Championships March 2022, Winner of Ladies Turnout Canberra Royal 2022 as well as winning his open height class. Has also carried his rider to many rider class and turnout wins over the season.
Rider of the Year
The Rider of the Year award recognises the highest level most consistently performing Victorian rider in each discipline over the period 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.
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2022 Rider of the Year – Dressage
Pauline has been riding her own dressage horses as a hobby since 1990. Her coach is Lone Jorgensen. Pauline’s Grand Prix horses over recent years are: Urestan, Corinna and Captain Cooks.
2022 Rider of the Year – Eventing
Sponsored by Animi Equine – 24/7
Sam had an interest in horses and began riding at a very young age – he also quickly discovered eventing was his passion and has been on that path ever since. After graduating from school Sam’s goal was to become a full-time professional rider and bring on a strong team of top-level horses. He has worked hard to achieve this and has now produced several horses to 3- and 4-star level. Throughout his career Sam has won numerous State and National titles and in 2019 Sam was the National Young Rider Champion. In 2021 Sam was the Victorian Rider of the Year – Eventing.
This year in 2022 Sam has achieved some great results, including 1st CCI4*S Wandin Horse Trials, 2nd CCI4*S Tonimbuk, 3rd CCI4*S Sydney, and 1st and 2nd CCI2* Sydney. Sam was also selected to represent Australia on the Senior Team at the recent Oceania Championships.
2022 Rider of the Year – Jumping
Sponsored by Jin Stirrup
2022 Rider of the Year – Show Horse
Abby is a very committed EV show horse member, which has given her opportunities in many aspects of the sport, such has representing Victoria on multiple occasions at EGO Sunsense EA Australasian Show horse and Rider Championships. She has been tremendously proud to achieve Champion rider for Victoria on multiple occasions including being current national rider.
Being a member of EV has allowed Abby to network with other like-minded individuals which has led to some great friendships. “I have found that over the years while in the EV community I have had individuals approach me looking for advice or tips to better their riding. This goes to show how accepting and welcoming the EV community is”.
2022 Amateur Owner Rider of the Year
Riding LP Lucky – Members of the AOR Squad
Lucky & Emma won the AOR Preliminary and AOR novice championships as well as the open novice pony championship at Dressage Festival in 2021. Lucky has competed at Novice and in the 5 year old Young Pony classes in the 2021/22 season and has won multiple open championships, regularly scoring 70+%. Emma is a mum of two, a specialist criminal defence lawyer andjuggles riding with running her criminal law firm in Melbourne CBD.
2022 Para Equestrian of the Year
Maddison was born with Cerebral Palsy.
Highlights: * Being named on The Equestrian Australia Para Equestrian High Performance Green Squad (Podium Ready, Podium Potential) * Hope Cup, 2012, Taiwan, placing first in team, Individual and Freestyle tests 2 * Melbourne Dressage Festival 2022 Para Equestrian Grade 2 Champion * Leader Para Nationals 2022 Para Equestrian Grade 2 Champion * CDI Lite Sydney International Equestrian Centre Para Equestrian Grade 2 Champion.
2022 Carriage Driver of the Year
Andrew works full-time at an elite ridden Dressage sales stables in the Netherlands and oversees top level dressage horses.
He competes in 3-star Carriage Driving events on the European circuit in the Horse Pairs, with his 3 KPWN horses.
Recently Andrew spent time in Victoria conducting Carriage driving training Clinics in Melbourne for Victorian and NSW Drivers. In 2021, Andrew made his debut for Australia at the FEI World Horse Pairs Championships in the Netherlands and placed mid-field. in 2021, He won the EV Carriage driver of the year award and has since gained a qualifying score for the 2023 FEI World Horse Pairs Championships.
Young Rider of the Year
The Young Rider of the Year award recognises the highest level most consistently performing Victorian Young Rider in each discipline over the period 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.
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2022 Young Rider of the Year – Dressage
Jessica is a Grand Prix dressage rider who also loves riding and training young horses through the levels. “Riding horses is a passion of mine that I pursue every day. I like to follow the quote “train like you’ve never won, perform like you’ve never lost” I think it pushes riders as it shows you that you must be full hearted into the horses to achieve the goals!”
2022 Young Rider of the Year – Eventing
Edward began riding long before he can remember, “or maybe I have fallen off too many times to remember”. Edward mainly events his team of homebred horses with a mix of showjumping and dressage.
Previous Awards: 2021 Young Rider of the Year – Eventing, 2021 Young Ambassador of the Year – Eventing
2022 Young Rider of the Year – Jumping
Hayden represented Victoria in the teams in the Junior and Young rider classes at the 2021 Australian Jumping Championships. He was lucky to win with the junior team and place 2nd in the Young rider teams event. Individually he placed 7th over all in the young rider championship riding his Tullara Spangenburg gelding Stewie. Earlier in the year Hayden rode in Sydney as one (the only Victorian) of 4 junior riders who were selected from all over Australia to be considered for selection to represent Australia at the World Youth Equestrian Games in Aachen Germany as an Australian representative. Hayden rode competitively however was unfortunate to miss out by 1 rail. A highlight for Hayden this year was winning the Junior class at the Victorian state titles.