Clemency Hughes

  • First name: Clemency
  • Surname: Hughes
  • Age at 2019 Larsens Showjumping Championships: 15
  • Nickname: Clem

When did you start riding?

About 5 years old

Which riders inspire you?

There are heaps of talented riders I look up to in Australia and overseas to name a few - Harrie Smolders, Edwinda Tops-Alexander and Michael Pender

What is your proudest moment/greatest achievement? 

My proudest and greatest achievement would have to be winning the Grand Prix at Sydney Royal on my horse Nicolette in 2018 and being selected on this team!

How do you feel about being selected for the Australian Young Rider Team? 

It's really exciting and a privilege to be selected onto this team. We have such a cool team going to New Zealand and I hope I play my part well!

What are you most looking forward to about competing in New Zealand? 

I am really looking forward to competing on borrowed horses and competing in a team against some very talented New Zealand riders. I am also looking forward to hanging out with our team members and getting to know and socialise with riders from New Zealand. I have heard it's a really fun experience and I am very excited to be part of it...also looking forward to the house on the beach!

What are your future ambitions?

My future ambitions are to hopefully represent Australia in other showjumping events and spend some time riding overseas. I am also really looking forward to start producing the younger horses we have at home in the coming years.

Hobbies outside horses?

I spend most of my time riding but I really enjoy spending time at the river or beach with friends

Your favourite saying or motto?

"Everyone's dream can come true if you just stick to it and work hard" - Serena Williams