Hygain Victorian State Squad Rider Profiles

Darcy Wade

Age: 17 

Current Horses

Wondaree Ruped

Westley Maximillian

Miss Delfyne

Riding Highlights

Finishing in the top 10 of every class at Sydney Royal.

Placing at the Interschool Nationals.

Riding Cross Country in Ireland.

What are you currently doing?

Training for the World Youth Modern Pentathlon Championships.

Completing Year 11.

Working two part-time/casual jobs.

Training my horses when possible.

What are you planning to do over next 12 months?

Continue to represent Australia overseas in Modern Pentathlon.

Complete VCE.

Compete at as many Showjumping competitions as possible.

Georgia Moodie

Age: 18

Current Horses

Sanskrit Park Serene NZPH

Riding Highlights

In 2016, representing Victoria and placing at the Interschool Nationals in Sydney.

Winning the junior at Geelong Show.

Placing at the Australian Showjumping Championships.

Various other interschool events.

What are you currently doing?

Studying a double degree in Business and International Business (Accounting) at Monash University.

Working part time as a pharmacy assistant at my local pharmacy.

What are you planning to do over the next 12 months?

Continue to manage university, overseas travel, work and showjumping competitively.

Aiming to progress further up the heights with Serene.

Georgia Plain

Age: 18 

Current Horse

SWS Rejoicing

Riding Highlights

3rd Boneo Classic 2017 (Young Rider).

3rd SA State Show jumping champs 2017 (Young Rider).

3rd SA State Show jumping Champs 2016 (Junior Final).

7th Melb Royal 2016 (Junior Speed).

7th “                            “ (Junior Final).

6th “                            “ (Junior ).

8th Sale World Cup Showjumping 2016 (Young Rider Final).

4th NVSJC Feb 2017 (1.25m Open).

10th BDSJC Grand Prix Showjumping 2016 (Future Stars).

3rd Warrnambool Showjumping 2016 (1.20m).

What are you currently doing?

Working for BMD Constructions (Full time) as an administration officer.

Riding horses part time.

What are you planning to do over next 12 months?

Bring up my young horse through the levels of Showjumping, whilst still completing at a Young Rider level.

Continue working full time.

Complete a part time diploma online.

Georgie Batten

Age: 16

Current Horses

Fleur de Soleil (OTT)

Irish Reign (ISH x Appaloosa)

Milennium Park (OTT)

Riding Highlights

Winning the 120cm at Interschool State Championships.

3rd at the Interschool Nationals for eventing.

3rd at Interschool state championships for 1* Eventing.

Qualifying for Melbourne International.

What are you currently doing?

Completing Year 11.

Retraining ex-racehorses for Nikki Cook at Shory Park and Riding my own horses.

What are you planning to do in the next 12 months?

Finish year 11/12.

Complete Melbourne International 3 Day Qualify.

Compete on 2 of my horses at Nationals.

Hannah Wigg

Age: 15

Current Horses

Missed Connection (a 16.3h, 15 year old off the track thoroughbred)

Relentless Red (a 15.2h, 4 year old off the track thoroughbred)

Riding Highlights

Qualifying for PCAV and Interschool Nationals.

Being a part of the Junior and Young Rider State and Development Squad for the past 5 years.

What are you currently doing?

Training my 4 year old and competing with my 15 year old in 1.20m plus events.

What are you planning to do over the next 12 months?

Have my young one competing 1m plus classes.

Compete in the Juniors at Australian Showjumping Championships.

Jess Grant

Age: 17

Current Horses

Blackall Park Surprise (Daley K, full sister to BP Roxy)

Blackall Park Roxy (Daley K, full sister to BP Surprise)

Blackall Park Peru (Daley K)

Adora

Skyhi Joie De Vivre

Riding Highlights

Bringing Blackall Park Roxy on as a competitive jumper and Blackall Park Surprise up through the grades from competing 70cm to being a successful Juniors horse.

Spending a couple of months training and competing in New Zealand last year which gave me an insight into the international competition arena.

Jumping 1.20m with my 13hh pony Cara in a 6 bar when I was 11

Interschool State and National Champion 2016 with BP Roxy

Best performed Junior Farmworld 2016 with BP Surprise

WDSJC Junior winner 2017  with BP Surprise

What are you currently doing?

Completing Year 12 VCE.

Riding and competing as much as possible.

Breaking in my young horse Skyhi Joie De Vivre.

What are you planning to do over the next 12 months?

Complete Year 12 and start University.

Compete in the Juniors at Aus Champs and Melbourne Royal as it is my last year as a Junior, before hopefully stepping up to Young Rider classes by the end of next year.

Finish breaking in my young horse and continue to produce him alongside my other young ones, Adora and BP Peru.

Jock Goold

Age: 21

Current horses:

Landsman GNZ

Baxters Irish Town

Blue Diamond King

Riding highlights:

Competing at the Aus Champs in the Young Rider

SA Champs Young Rider

MGSJ Young Rider Classic 2017

What are you currently doing?

Currently studying Veterinary Science at The University of Adelaide Balance university and training.

What are you planning to do over the next 12 months?

Looking forward to improving and working with Landsman GNZ over the next season.

Joel Pearce

Age: 19

Current Horses

Rochford Park Aristrocrat

Bonita Aurelia

I reckon

Riding Highlights

Representing Victoria on a number of occasions, it is always a thrill to ride for your State and compete against NSW and QLD.

Receiving the Young Rider Ambassador award for 2016.

What are you currently doing?

Working at Mc Donalds.

Riding my horses each day.

What are you planning to do over the next 12 months?

Do things that I really love, like riding.

Kendall Richards

Age: 15

Current Horses

Kendalee Ratini

Kendalee Wild Child

2 2 Tango

Riding Highlights

2015 Competed at the Australian Show Jumping Championships in the Juniors at age 13.

2016 jumped my first 1.30m at age 14.

What are you currently doing?

Completing Year 10.

Boarding at Assumption College in Kilmore.

What are you planning to do over the next 12 months?

Grow and develop the two young horses plus younger horses that I have in the paddock.

Continue to improve my management and communication skills so that I can be competitive in Jr championships at major shows as well as to continue to network and learn from experts in the industry.

Listen and learn from my squad coach and capitalize on the opportunity to work with Brooke Dobbin.

Max Height

Age: 18

Current Horses

SnowHawk (who is a 7 yr old ClydieX)

American Eagle (an 8 yr old TB)

Valid (a 4 yr old WB that we breed)

Riding Highlights

Bringing my horse SnowHawk from jumping 1mt (when I got him as a 5 year old) to the Junior finals of the ASJC in 2015 and jumping some big classes this season.

Representing Victoria at the ASJC and SA Championships.

Riding my 4 yr old at DJWTS to top 10 in the 4 yr old class.

While completing year 12 managing to balance riding and study.

What are you currently doing?

Enjoying a GAP year.

Working for Sam Williams Equestrian building horse trucks and riding and training my own horses.

Riding for a client at the end of the show season.

What are you planning to do over the next 12 months?

Travel and work at International Showjumping Stables.

Studying a Business Degree at Monash University.

Mikalea McNair

Age: 19

Current Horses

Makka Pakka

Makaroff Gordinsky

Saddle Up Avalon

Wallaroo Juene

Riding Highlights

Producing a horse from green broken to competing in the Junior’s classes at Adelaide Royal.

Top 50 in the 2017 Australian Junior Title. 

What are you currently doing?

I am in my second year at La Trobe University, Shepparton campus studying a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) full time.

Working part time as an Undergraduate Assistant Accountant at a boutique accounting firm (JH & Co Management Pty Ltd).  

What are you planning to do over the next 12 months?

Studying and working within the field of accounting.

Produce my young horses up through the heights.

Set up and compete in young rider classes. 

Nina Griffiths

Age: 17

Current Horses

Mr Ali

Mr Zizou

Riding Highlights

Mr Ali 1st interschool nationals 2016 showjumping 1.20m.

Australian Showjumping Championships Junior 2015 6th place on Mr Ali.

What are you currently doing?

Studying year 11 at Frankston High School.

What are you planning to do over the next 12 months?

Compete at the Australian Showjumping Championship and Melbourne Show, as it is my last year of being a junior rider.

Paige Cartwright

Age: 20

Current Horse

Kitara Boizel (beau) 

Riding Highlights

Top 10 DJWTS 6yo final 2016.

What are you currently doing?

Working for Racing Victoria in the veterinary department.

Running an agistment property in Sunbury, Victoria. 

What are you planning to do over the next 12 months?

Study remedial massage therapy and vet nursing.

Phoebe Sweeney

Age: 16

Current Horses

Foxhill Aphrodite

Kidrock

Lady Belle 

Riding Highlights

Competing in the Junior Championship at Boneo and placing 2nd.

Competing in the Junior Championship at the South Australian State Championship and placing 3rd.

What are you currently doing?

Studying VCE Year 11.

Riding, training and competing in showjumping.

What are you planning to do over next 12 months?

Compete in as many Junior Championships and Young Rider Championship as possible and be successful. 

Rachel Hare

Age: 16

Current horses:

Beswick Boy

Eclipse

Freebee

Ron Stoppable

Riding highlights:

Winning A grade Victorian PC State Title

What are you currently doing?

Year 10 at Deniliquin High School

What are you planning to do over the next 12 months?

Compete as much as I can and get my young horses going.

Rosie Allen

Age: 18

Current Horses:

Contagous

Riding Highlights:

Young Riders tour of Germany in 2013.

Competing up to 1.30m.

2nd 1.20m speed class at the Interschool Nationals in 2015.

Competing in the Junior at the Australian Showjumping Championships.

Being selected for Hygain State Squad 2 years in a row.

What are you currently doing?

At boarding school completing year 12.

Competing when I get the chance around school commitments.

What are you planning to do over the next 12 months?

Finish school and continue riding as much as I can.

After completing Year 12 I would like to one day go to Uni and if everything is going well from there, bring on a few new horses.