The scope and variety of the hundreds of entries we received in the first round of the 2021 Delivering Dreams Sponsorship was amazing, and we have some big plans for 2022.
In 2021 our judges selected Emma Hulse as the winner out of a field of ten exceptional finalists, while the Readers’ Choice Award went to the very deserving Nicole Mutimer, with our last round of 2021 under review now. Congratulations and thank you to you the winners and all who applied from all of us here at the Equestrian Hub.
I’d like to thank our wonderful judges – Charlotte Inglis, David Shoobridge and Wayne Copping – and to acknowledge the very generous support of our Delivering Dreams sponsors.
And don’t forget, applications for this year’s second round close on 31 December 2022 Through Delivering Dreams, my own dream of inspiring, encouraging and supporting riders committed to achieving their best has become a reality – so too can yours!
Delivering Dreams is something of which I am extremely proud. I created the initiative to help talented and passionate equestrians of all abilities move closer to their dreams. The Sponsorship is designed to provide motivation to recipients to help them remove any barriers that may be holding them back from achieving their goals.
Equestrian sports are costly in time and money, the Delivering Dreams recipient will receive tuition, products and mentoring to help them achieve that which is outlined in the recipients application.
The Sponsorship is made up of a number of products; such as saddlery, tack, supplements and feed or services like lessons, website and marketing support for improving your sporting profile or personal coaching. It is is customised for the needs of the individual recipient to help improve their skills to take them to the next level.
Open to equestrians 18+ years old of any skill level, who meet eligibility requirements.
31 December 2022
The finalists will be announced in Equestrian Hub Magazine, and across our digital channels.
Main Image: Delivering Dreams Sponsorship recipient Emma Hulse and Don Duveah (Image by Bronwyn Evans).
“It’s important we take our own path to success, but wisdom is allowing experience to influence our direction, and that experience is what the delivering dreams scholarship can provide. Whatever our chosen discipline, we must continually evolve, learn, upgrade, analyse and reflect.be honest with yourself with your progress and training. Be inspired, be enthusiastic and be goal orientated.”
To be eligible to enter you must be:
1. An Australian permanent resident.
2. Aged 18 years and over at the time of applying. There is no upper limit to age of applicants.
3. Involved in one of the following ridden equine disciplines:
4. Committed to providing regular updates on their activities and progress which will be featured in Equestrian Hub magazine, social media, emails and on the Equestrian Hub website.
5. If shortlisted, able to provide additional video audition submission to progress the application to the final stage for judging.
“The joy and invaluable life lessons we gather from horses comes from the time spent with them rather than the accolades won. As Winston Churchill said: ‘Success is not final, failure not fatal. It’s the courage to continue that counts’. Having the strength to keep going even when things go wrong is a key ingredient to success. And the joy gathered along the way is the real reward.”
The Sponsorship will be awarded, at the discretion of the Equestrian Hub selection committee, to the applicants must show the below in their application to be considered:
All applicants will be graded according to the criteria outlined in the application process. The shortlisted applicants are forwarded to a judging panel to be further assessed.
“The delivering dreams scholarship is a great initiative, because in equestrian sport one is always learning. Coaching is an essential part of it because so many of our natural reactions are the wrong ones, and it takes a while and some help to figure that out!”