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Past Winners

2021 Winner: Emma Hulse
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Reader's Choice Nicole Mutimer

2020 Winners

Luke Purtill

Darwin-based Luke Purtill is a 20-year-old dressage rider. He also has a disability and has had many health problems, but he doesn’t let that hold him back. Riding in Prelim, Luke usually scores in the low to mid-60s. Besides competing in mainstream dressage, Luke has joined the Special Olympics in Queensland and has to fly to Brisbane to train and compete.

I like to show everyone that having a disability doesn’t have to stop you from reaching for your dreams and doing amazing things, explains Luke.

In response to being awarded the Delivering Dreams Scholarship, Luke says: I was shocked and didn’t know what to say. Mum cried! I am just so excited and want to say a huge thank you to HorseVibes and all the wonderful sponsors for allowing this opportunity. I’d also like to say a massive congratulations to Jamie Hocking for sharing this scholarship with me. I can only hope I can be as amazing as him!

Jamie Hocking

Jamie Hocking, a 23-year-old equestrian vaulter, spends his time between Australia and Denmark. He’s the current Australian National Vaulting Champion and has been for the past three years. He is also ranked 17th in the world. Around his intense vaulting training program, Jamie raises money selling wool and sheep from his flock on the family sheep farm. When in Denmark, he makes ends meet by living in the stable with his horse and doing the barn work.

I was really honoured to be selected, especially as joint winner alongside fellow Aussie equestrian athlete, Luke Purtill. I really appreciate every bit of help I can get. I don’t have a sponsor and sometimes it’s a challenge to support myself, so winning something like this is a real leg up, shares Jamie.

2019 Winner

Billy Morgan

Our inaugural Delivering Dreams Scholarship winner, 18-year-old Billie Morgan, is a trick rider from Bundaberg, Queensland.

She is not only steadily working towards her ambition of becoming a full-time trick rider.

She gives back to her community through her work with horses and people with the RDA, winning two national RDA awards for her efforts.

“The Delivering Dreams Scholarship has been amazing for helping me receive the extra tuition I needed to take me to the next level. I look forward to watching the progress of all the equestrians who are awarded the Delivering Dreams Scholarship.”

Billie Morgan.

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