Equestrian Australia Sport Achievement Awards finalists

      Three of the Rio team members are nominated for Awards, along with the Rio team coach Prue Barrett


Eventing riders, their horses, their owners and eventing officials feature strongly in the finalists for the 2016 Equestrian Australia Sport Achievement Awards Night.

The annual event recognises the top performing athletes and horses of the previous year as well as the sport's most outstanding administrator, coach, official, owner, volunteer and event of the past 12 months.

Equestrian Australia's Sport Achievement Awards Night also honours the sport's most dedicated, successful and extraordinary through the Hall of Fame.

The Awards night will take place at the Stockmen's Bar & Grill, Brisbane Showgrounds, Queensland on Friday 24 March 2017 and tickets are available from the Equestrian Australia website

Good luck to all of the finalists who are;


2016 Administrator of the Year

  • Christine Bradfield
  • Wendy Dunstan
  • Janet Houghton
  • Belinda Lindh
  • Kerrie Stapleton

2016 AIS Event of the Year

  • Aquis Showjumping Classic
  • Pryde's EasiFeed Australian ShowJumping Championships
  • Eventing in the Park
  • Godolphin Australian Interschool Championships
  • The Great Southern CVI and National Australian Vaulting Championships

2016 Official of the Year

  • Matthew Bates
  • Roger Kane
  • Stuart Platt
  • Janet Reid
  • Graeme Watts

2016 Coach of the Year

  • Prue Barrett
  • David Dobson
  • Will Enzinger
  • Diana Keach
  • Nicole Tough

2016 Volunteer of the Year

  • Neil Carpenter
  • Andrea Goddard
  • Lisa Hocking
  • Letitia & Emma Langbecker
  • Jan Lawrie

2016 Club of the Year

  • Alexander Park Dressage Club, NSW
  • Cedar Grove & District Riding Group, QLD
  • Melbourne ShowJumping Club, VIC
  • Mount Crawford Dressage Club, SA
  • Perth Dressage Club, WA

2016 Owner of the Year

  • Michelle & Tim Clark, Gwenda (Rae) Brice
  • Nikki Harwood
  • Kim Tenkate
  • Wendy Ward

2016 Domestic Athlete of the Year

  • Clint Beresford (Jumping)
  • Lorraine Cairns (Driving)
  • Sarah Grayson (Vaulting)
  • Ben Hudson (Endurance)
  • Caitlin Radford (Para-equestrian)
  • Heath Ryan (Dressage)
  • Stuart Tinney (Eventing)

2016 International Athlete of the Year

  • Emma Booth (Para-equestrian)
  • Christopher Burton (Eventing)
  • Boyd Exell OAM (Driving)
  • James Hocking (Vaulting)
  • Kristy Oatley (Dressage)
  • Jodie Salinas (Endurance)
  • Edwina Tops-Alexander (Jumping)

2016 Domestic Horse of the Year

  • Beaucheval Akhiran (Endurance)
  • Boogie Woogie 6 (Dressage)
  • Clifford (Eventing)
  • Emmaville Jitterbug (Jumping)
  • Freedom Spyda (Para-equestrian)
  • Kamilaroi Cavalier (Vaulting)
  • Victor (Driving)

2016 IRT International Horse of the Year

  • Charlotte te (Endurance)
  • Du Soleil (Dressage)
  • First Famous (Para-equestrian)
  • Lintea Tequila (Jumping)
  • Paulank Brockagh (Eventing)
  • Boyd Exell’s  4-in-hand Team of Carlos, Celviro, Daphne, Rambo 395, Zindgraaf (Driving)

2016 Young Athlete of the Year

  • Jessyca Dakin (Endurance)
  • Shenae Lowings (Eventing)
  • Phoebe Roche (Para-equestrian)
  • Madeline Sinderberry (Jumping)
  • Rhys Vaudin (Driving)
  • Ellen Vincent  (Vaulting)
  • Mary Warren (Dressage)