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Posted by Equestrian Queensland on 08/08/2022.
The Remi Stud Young Rider Scholarship Winner 2021
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Remi Stud Young Rider Scholarship 2022

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 (multiple dressage champion in Young Horse, Medium and Advanced)
  • 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
  • registration and merchandise from the Hanoverian Horse Society of Australia
  • hoof care from Meaker Farrier Services
  • $1500 product from Kelato Animal Health
  • transport by Manuel Equine Transport.

  A total package valued at over $30,000. 

Previous Scholarship winners are here:

2013: ISABELLA WILKINSON-McINTYRE from Brisbane, Qld, was the inaugural winner.  She is a dressage rider and was awarded the black gelding, REMI LIVINGSTONE S by Lauries As (imp) / Lanthan (Ger). Doc and Bella are now out competing and have already won multiple championships in Prelim/Novice dressage, and are now competing at Elementary level. They were awarded EQ Runner Up Newcomer HOY 2019, and have been selected on the Talent Recognition Squad for 2020.

2014: ALEXANDRA BARLOW from Yeppoon, Qld, was given the brown filly REMI LIBERTY BELLE S by Lauries As (imp) / Fishermans Friend (imp).  She is pursuing an eventing career later this year after recovering from an injury last year.

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) who sadly passed away that year. Jordyn and Guy will be wonderful to watch in eventing later this year after being allowed time to mature and train, and are now ready to compete.

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 (who is the full brother to DJWTS 4 y/o & 5 y/o Eventing Champion, Remi Lord of the Realm – now ready to compete 4*).  He travelled to Team VDB and went under saddle in 2019, but unfortunately had a fatal colic attack earlier this year.  We are devastated for George.

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. Oscar is from a very successful competition mare line, the family of Remi Lambuca (Champion Hanoverian Family 2019 - for the 5th time), which is the original mare line tracing back 4 generations of Remi Stud breeding. Oscar was put under saddle by Matthew Lord and will no doubt suit Olivia’s dressage aspirations in the future.

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. This breeding encompasses Grand Prix bloodlines on both sides of the pedigree with Lauries As being a multiple Grand Prix Champion and FEI Horse of the Year; and Desperados won the Team Gold Medal and the Freestyle Bronze Medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, as well as being awarded Hanoverian Stallion of the Year in 2016. Dream is from a very successful competition mare line, the family of Remi Waltzing Matilda, who was the inaugural winner of the Diane Brown Memorial Trophy, and won numerous young horse competitions and Royal Shows during her riding career.  She has now produced successful competition horses, such as Remi Beelzebub (Grand Prix dressage) and Remi Lion King (breeding stallion in NZ). Dream and Saskia have big shoes to fill, but we are expecting them to progress and blossom as Dream is now under saddle and looking sensational.

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), and therefore encompasses a successful Grand Prix dressage pedigree totally bred and competed at Remi Stud. Tico is a delightful youngster, and a real people person, who is growing in the best of hands with Charlotte, and has now gone under saddle with Matthew Lord. A tall gelding, Tico is being given time to mature and we expect to see them out and about next year.

These 7 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.

2020:  ELISE PAYNE from Ourimbah, NSW, was the deserving 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, secretly organised by her coach, Melanie Schmerglatt.  Needless to say, it was wonderful surprise, and both Elise and her supportive Mum, Allison have been to visit us now at Remi Stud.

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 foal (of 11 foals) of our wonderful Premium & Elite Mare Remi Wolkenstar by Wolkenstein II.  Archie has big shoes to fill, being the ½ brother to Remi Pegasus, Remi Eastern Star, Remi Royal Star, Remi Lancastar (exp), and Remi Lauries Star to name a few successful competition horses.

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 $30,000, 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 12 to the end of the year in which they turn 18.

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 28th August, 2022.  Successful finalists will be notified by email and will be required to attend the Brisbane CDI on 17th September, 2022, when the winner will be announced and presentations made

Click HERE for application

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