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Posted by Equestrian Queensland on 31/07/2023.
The Remi Stud Young Rider Scholarship Winner 2022

Remi Stud Young Rider Scholarship 2023

The Remi Stud Young Rider Scholarship is an annual Scholarship and is awarded to a very deserving Young Rider who has the talent and dedication in either dressage, showing, or eventing, but needs financial assistance to purchase a horse of their dreams. Cheryl O’Brien from Remi Stud has put together a great team of Supporters to help make this dream come true for one lucky young rider.

This Scholarship is an amazing opportunity for a young rider to have entry into the equestrian industry with support from a variety of Supporters.  The Scholarship includes the ownership of a purpose bred Hanoverian weanling by Remi Vigneron (Australian Medium Champion 2022 and now a multiple dressage champion at Small Tour dressage), plus a support package which includes feed from Prydes Easifeed, registration with Equestrian Queensland, marketing from Equestrian Australia and the Brisbane CDI, a saddle, bridle and saddlecloth from Edwards Saddleworld, 10 weeks training by Lord Dressage, show product from Dr Show, riding attire from Horse & Co, Veterinary care from Westvets, rugs from Gala Equine; registration and merchandise from the Hanoverian Horse Society of Australia, hoof care from Meaker Farrier Services, $1500 product from Kelato Animal Health, and transport by Manuel Equine Transport.  A total package valued at over $35,000. 

We are making some exciting changes to the Scholarship for 2024, with the first change already being made this year. The age for the Applicants will now be from the beginning of the year in which they turn 15 to the end of the year in which they turn 25. These changes will allow riders already in the equestrian industry to enter a more talent based Scholarship. Full details of these exciting changes will be announced at the Brisbane CDI during the Scholarship presentation this year.

Previous Scholarship winners are:

2013: ISABELLA WILKINSON-McINTYRE from Brisbane, Qld, was the inaugural winner, and was awarded the black gelding, REMI LIVINGSTONE S by Lauries As (imp) / Lanthan (Ger).

2014:  ALEXANDRA BARLOW from Yeppoon, Qld, was given the brown filly REMI LIBERTY BELLE S by Lauries As (imp) / Fishermans Friend (imp). 

2015: JORDYN FAINT an eventer from Londonderry in NSW, received the brown gelding REMI FALL GUY S, who was donated as a tribute to the outstanding stallion Fishermans Friend (imp)

2016: GEORGE GROVER, also an eventer from Tasmania, was awarded the dark brown gelding, REMI LORD OF THE VALE S by Lauries As (imp) / Court Musician xx

2017: OLIVIA RUZSICSKA from Humpty Doo in the Northern Territory received the black colt REMI LAZZARINI S by Lauries As (imp) / EM Remi Burlesque by Belissimo M.

2018: SASKIA SMITH from Orange in New South Wales received the dark chestnut filly REMI LAURIES DREAM S by Lauries As (imp) / Remi Dreamcatcher by Desperados.

2019:  CHARLOTTE STEPHENS from Samford, Qld, was the deserving winner in 2019, and was given the beautiful dark brown colt, Remi Lauristinus S by Lauries As (imp)/Fishermans Friend (imp),

2020:  ELISE PAYNE from Ourimbah, NSW, was the winner in 2020. She was awarded the beautiful filly, Remi Laurentia S by Lauries As (imp) from Remi Veuve Clicquot by Viscount.  Because of the logistical challenge of Covid, we had a virtual presentation to Elise.

These 8 youngsters have already been put under saddle by Matthew Lord and Team Van Den Berge, and are well on their way to represent all the sponsors in their respective disciplines.

2021:  AMELIA DART from NSW, received the first foal to be donated by our young Hanoverian stallion, Remi Vigneron, the chestnut gelding Remi Virtual Star S.  He is the last of 11 foals from our wonderful Premium & Elite Mare Remi Wolkenstar by Wolkenstein II.

2022:  GEORGIA CREED the “Bush Kid” from Biloela, Qld, was the winner in 2022. She was awarded the lovely gelding, Remi Valdemar S by Remi Vigneron from Remi Viscountess.

This year’s Scholarship foal would suit dressage and/or eventing and will be a very exciting addition to any competitive stable.


To be considered for the receipt of this amazing scholarship valued at over $35,000, riders should complete the application form below and submit it to Cheryl O'Brien at [email protected]

Applicants are eligible from the beginning of the year in which they turn 15 to the end of the year in which they turn 25.

Applicants should provide the following information to accompany their application form:

  • An application letter describing why you believe you would be a worthy recipient of the scholarship - this should include current training level; short, medium and long term goals in the equestrian industry; and information regarding how this scholarship would support your future goals
  • A letter from your parent or guardian stating that they approve of your application, why they think you would benefit from the Scholarship, and that they are prepared to commit the time and support necessary to care for the horse
  • A letter from your current coach supporting your application, and stating why they think you would benefit from the Scholarship, and stating how they will be involved in the preparation of this young horse

Applications must be received by 25th August, 2023.  Successful finalists will be notified by email and will be required to attend the Brisbane CDI on 16th September, 2023, when the winner will be announced and presentations made. 

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