Scone Horse Festival Nominations are now being requested for 2018. This year we have three awards for: Scone Horse Festival VIP, the Young Achiever Award; and Horse of the Year.
The Young Achiever is a person between the ages of 16 and 21 who has excelled in their chosen horse sporting field. Previous recipients have been involved in rodeo, pony club, polocrosse etc.
This award has been running since 2010 and the previous winners have shown exceptional talent and aptitude in various horse sports or trades.
Last year, Sam Randle, a rodeo/ saddle bronc rider from Scone, won our Young Achiever Award. Sam won the Australian High School Rodeo Association Champion Saddle Bronc Title and became one of the national team members to travel to Wyoming in the USA in July for the National High School Rodeo Championships.
Sam competed in the world’s largest rodeo alongside competitors from the USA, Canada and Australia and was offered a scholarship to study at Odessa College in Texas. He is now a member of the college rodeo team and studying a double degree in Agricultural Science at Odessa College, Texas.
The Scone Horse Festival Committee nominated Sam for the Young Achiever Award in the UHSC Australia Day awards and he was honoured to be named the 2018 Australian Young Achiever of the Year.
In 2016 Joe Wamsley won the Young Achiever Award for his polocrosse skills. Having played polocrosses for Bunnan Club, he played for NSW at aged 16 in the under 21 mixed team and wa selected in the same ear for the under 21 team at the Australian Polocrosse Nationals.
And back in 2015, Equestrian Vaulter, Jarod Boyle received the Young Achiever Award at age 19, having won vaulting events at state and national levels and his fmaily’s horse, Hunterview Sinatra has also achieved many vaulting horse awards.
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NOMINATIONS CLOSE 31st MARCH 2018
Photo: Sam Randle, 2017 Young Achiever Award Recipient