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Young Rider: Elizabeth Ballard

At the tender of age of 20, Elizabeth Ballard is on not only the Queensland Young Rider Team for Dressage but also the Young Rider and Australian Team for Show Jumping. Elizabeth is already a super star in both arenas with her horses Sven and Bramley. “I started riding at the age of six when[…]

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Young Rider: Emma Bishop

This month’s Young Rider is Emma Bishop, a super talented eventing rider who has made a big impression on the well-known names around her. Emma hails from Cassilis in New South Wales where her parents run a Merino sheep property. Upon completing her education in 2001 she became a working pupil at Heath and Rozzie[…]

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Young Rider – Daisy Fielding

“I’m thrilled to have received the scholarship through Bond for my riding and I plan to do everything possible to raise awareness about our sport.” Young Rider: Daisy Fielding Daisy Fielding is 17 years old and a member of the 2018 Queensland Young Rider Dressage Team writes Dannii Cunnane. Daisy Fielding and her horse Fairbanks[…]

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Young Rider of the Month: Georgia Davey (post sponsored by Filly & Co)

Like many of our Young Riders, Victorian-based 15-year-old Georgia Davey was riding before she could walk. “My love and passion for horses started the moment I sat on one,” she says. At the moment Georgia own two horses. “I have a small riding pony show Galloway and his name is Charlie that stands at 14.1[…]

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Young Rider of the Month: Brydee Andrew – sponsored by Filly & Co

10-year-old Brydee Andrew, has one motto. “You won’t know until you try,” she says. She has certainly, at her young age, practised what she’s preached. “I used to be afraid of camp-drafting, and I would cry,” she says, “but now I love it, and I’ve started team penning as well.” Brydee competes on her beloved[…]

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Young Rider of the Month: Bailey Grofski – sponsored by Filly & Co

Bailey Grofski has been riding since he was a small boy, but started to get seriously involved from the age of ten. Now 18, and a dressage rider, his current horse, Dicavalli Royal Dancer is a 16hh ten-year-old Oldenburg mare. “I’ve had Remi, as we call her, for three years,” says Bailey. “It’s a partnership[…]

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Young Rider of the Month: Thea Horsley

Gun eventer, Thea Horsley, from the Southern Highlands in NSW is our September Young Rider of the Month. Thea starting riding at the age of 4, and now at 17 years of age has her eyes set on competing at the Adelaide 2**. Her current horse is Kelecyn Supernatural, a 12yo, 16.3hh, thoroughbred. She is[…]

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August Young Rider of the Month – sponsored by Filly & Co

Olivia Comben’s first memory of sitting on a horse goes back to when she was two-years-old. “I’ve always ridden,” the now ten-year-old says. “Showing is what I love doing the most, but I also enjoy dressage, pony club, interschool comps, HRCAV, and of course, going on trail-rides.” Her main horse, Brandy Hill Park Royal Quest[…]

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July – Young Rider of the Month

Milly Mathews At the tender age of 12, Milly is already a seasoned competitor with an impressive number of wins under her belt – or girth as the case may be! Milly competes on Freeling Heights, a 13.3hh Welsh Pony/Thoroughbred cross. “We call him Nelson,” Milly says. “We just started eventing together at the end[…]

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Young Rider Lindsey Blanch

  Lindsey Blanch may only be 17 years old, but she is blowing her competition out of the water after winning Champion Large Hunter Hack on Dicavalli Royal Gustav at the 2017 Show Horse Council Grand Nationals recently held in Sydney. “It was such a proud moment to win that title on on Gus,” Lindsey[…]